How long will you need for your east coast Tasmania holiday?

The Great Eastern Drive stretches along 220 kilometres of Tasmania’s eastern coastline and the valleys, forests and mountains of the east coast hinterland, from Orford in the south to St Helens in the north. You can easily access the Great Eastern Drive from Hobart or Launceston and spend anything from a couple of days to a week or more experiencing everything the region has to offer.

There’s far too much to see and do here to squeeze into a day trip, so make sure you give yourself time to explore, to adventure, to relax—to just stop and wander. Treat yourself to a weekend, a few days or longer to explore your favourite east coast moments—from visiting wineries and cellar doors, to tasting delicious local produce, visiting national parks, walking long white beaches, relaxing in the region’s fantastic accommodation and enjoying the Great Eastern Drive’s incredible range of visitor experiences. Or, take your time and embark on an unforgettable, extended Great Eastern Drive road trip, starting from the north or south.

To help plan your Great Eastern Drive experience, read our suggested itineraries, and check the following distances and driving times before you travel. Please note: the following driving times are approximate. Travel times can vary according to weather and road conditions and route selection.


Orford 77.3 km/48 mi 1 hour 3 minutes
Triabunna 84.1 km/52 mi 1 hour 8 minutes
Swansea 134 km/83 mi 1 hour 46 minutes
Coles Bay/Freycinet NP 192 km/119 mi 2 hours 32 minutes
Bicheno 177 km/109 mi 2 hours 21 minutes
St Marys 221 km/137 mi 3 hours 2 minutes
Scamander 234.6 km/146 mi 3 hours 7 minutes
St Helens 253 km/157 mi 3 hours 24 minutes
Binalong Bay 264.1 km/164 mi 3 hours 37 minutes
Pyengana 280.2 km/174 mi 4 hours



Pyengana 140 km/87 mi 2 hours 8 minutes
Binalong Bay 178 km/111 mi 2 hours 21 minutes
St Helens 167 km/ 104 mi 2 hours 10 minutes
Scamander 148 km/92 mi 1 hour 51 minutes
St Marys 131 km/82 mi 1 hour 34 minutes
Bicheno 161 km/100 mi 2 hours 5 minutes
Coles Bay/Freycinet NP 176 km/ 109 mi 2 hours 16 minutes
Swansea 138 km/86 mi 1 hour 46 minutes
Triabunna 188 km/117 mi 2 hours 26 minutes
Orford 195 km/121 mi 2 hours 30 minutes



From Orford to Triabunna 7.5 km/5 mi 10 minutes
From Triabunna to Swansea 50 km/31 mi 40 minutes
From Swansea to Coles Bay 58 km/36 mi 45 minutes
From Coles Bay to Bicheno 38 km/24 mi 30 minutes
From Bicheno to St Marys 44 km/27 mi 42 minutes
From Bicheno to Scamander 58 km/36 mi 45 minutes
From Scamander to St Helens 19 km/12 mi 20 minutes
From St Helens to Binalong Bay 11 km/7 mi 15 minutes
From St Helens to Pyengana 27 km/17 mi 25 minutes

Distances and driving times sourced from: Discover Tasmania and Metric Conversions

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