Things to Do

relaxing

Tasmania’s east coast is so full of opportunities to stop, take a breath and genuinely relax, you might even forget what busy feels like.

This is a place that makes it impossible not to unwind. Stand at a lookout and get lost in the view. Savour a long lunch that lasts until dinner. Recline on the deck of a yacht while your skipper shows you one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Or spend the whole day on a long white beach, with nothing to do but stroll, swim, and watch the open sky and the clear blue sea.

You’ll find countless places on the Great Eastern Drive where you can truly relax—from luxury resorts and eco-lodges to intimate cabins and welcoming B&Bs—fine food and wine to treat your taste buds, and experiences that will fill you with wonder instead of worry.

When you make a choice to simply wander, time is on your side. Stop when you like, and take as long as you like, and unwind on the Great Eastern Drive.

itineraries

Beachcombing

Why you’ll love it You know you’re really on holidays when your feet first touch the sand on a long, empty beach. Take off your shoes, get the sand between your toes and walk, swim, fossick for shells or just…

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Walking

Why you’ll love it Is there really a better way to unwind, clear your full head and take a break from the busyness of everyday life, than walking? Tasmania’s east coast has places that were made to discover on foot—from…

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Cruising

Why you’ll love it Taking a day to relax aboard a luxury cruise boat or yacht with a glass of fine Tasmanian sparkling and a picnic basket full of gourmet local produce is an essential Great Eastern Drive side trip.…

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Savouring

Why you’ll love it The east coast has some of Tasmania’s finest food and wine producers and growers, chefs and restaurateurs. The region’s premium produce—from ocean-fresh seafood, crisp vegetables and sweet fruits to award-winning cheeses and cool climate wines—can be…

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Meandering

The simplest and purest way to really relax is to let time flow, wander at will and let experiences unfold before you. The beauty of taking a road trip on the Great Eastern Drive is that you can explore and…

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