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TASMANIAN TRAVEL GUIDE
'A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car'

East Coast Escape, Tasmania






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Binalong Bay

St Helens
Scamander
Includes a gorgeous coastline that stretches over 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. The northern section of the bay is part of Mount William National Park; the southern end is a conservation area that is divided into three sections. St Helens offers all the services of a busy town with a positively laid back vibe, and that's just the way the locals and visitors like it. There's no shortage of eateries and shops to hang out in and people watching is a favourite local pastime. Services in Scamander include: Resort Hotel, Bottle Shop, Two Caravan Parks, Numerous Bed and Breakfasts, Several small motels, Supermarket/minimarket, Petrol Station including mechanic, Fast food store, Surf Shop, Post office, Coffee, Book & Video store and JCG Marine charter
St Marys
Bicheno
Swansea
St Marys is a small township located north-east of Hobart at the junction of the Tasman and Esk Highways.
Its amenities include a craft gallery, bakery, accommodation, shops and supermarkets, and the St Marys Hotel, built in 1916.
Bicheno is a quiet seaside resort town on Tasmania's east coast which is known for its safe beaches, interesting coastal and hinterland walks, its distinctive red lichen on granite outcrops and its impressive blowholes. Swansea is home to colonies of short-tailed shearwaters (muttonbirds) and little penguins. The nearby Freycinet National Park has quolls, wallabies, native microbats, possums and Tasmanian devils. Offshore, there are dolphins, whales and seals.

In Smaller Locations

Coles Bay
Triabunna
Smaller Locations
With a population of about 350 people including the surrounding area, Coles Bay is on the east Coast of Tasmania 192 km north-east of Hobart and 173 km south-east of Launceston and is the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. Triabunna is a scenic township surrounded by beaches, hills and eucalyptus forest, with excellent views of Maria Island. The town offers accommodation, shops, galleries and tearooms and the local marina for the succulent local scallops, mussels and abalone. This section covers those parks and camp sites scattered throughout the East Coast that are not connected to a main population centre.

Camping in Smaller Locations

White Sands Estate & Iron House Brewery
Campground
Tasman Hwy, Four Mile Creek
0409 308 824
m.briggs@white-sands.com.au
-41.574672 148.308403
Website

Free camping is permitted for self-contained RV's. Sites are unpowered. The site offers fantastic views, beach access and children's play areas. You may stay up to 48 hours.

Laundry facilities and use of the pool are available for a small fee wine/beer tasting is available at the Iron House Brewery.

A Little Rock n Roll Brewery, Vineyard & Distillery by the sea. Located on Tasmanias gorgeous East Coast and brewing craft beer for over 10yrs, we now create Gin, Wine, Vodka, Brandy and Single malt Whisky.

The Brewhaus Cafe and Bar is open for lunch and dinner.

Support your stay by making a purchase in the Brewery or Cafe.

Pets are not permitted.

Lagoons Beach Campground
Tasman Hwy, Chain Of Lagoons
-41.646982, 148.297833

This free campground is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs and tents, offers toilets, Childrens Playground, Mobile phone coverage - available depending on your carrier and swimming. It is dog friendl.

The Mayfield Bay Campsite & Conservation Area
11830 Tasman Hwy, Rocky Hills

Mayfield Bay's sandy beach and coastal area offers good camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving, as well as wonderful views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula. The reserve has shady trees and toilet facilities but you'll need to bring your own drinking water and camping gear. Please leave a donation - donation box on-site.

A little further north from Mayfield Bay is the convict-built Spiky Bridge. This unusual looking bridge was built in the 1840s by a convict road gang.

Pets are permitted.

Gumleaves Bush Holidays Caravan Park
Swanston Rd, Little Swanport
-42.350406 147.906957
0488 718 749
info@gumleaves.com.au
Website

Gumleaves is the perfect place to bring the family and make some fantastic memories! There is a range of accommodation options that are sure to suit everyone.

No matter what style of accommodation you choose at Gumleaves Bush Holidays, you can be assured of a memorable holiday filled with days of BUSHWALKING, running wild in the ADVENTURE playgrounds, playing MINI GOLF, TENNIS, BOATING on the lake or simply RELAXING on the front verandah with a good book.

Families are catered for in the self-contained cabins, camping and caravan sites, plus large school, sporting and special interest groups, backpackers and more.


Ye Olde Buckland Inn Campground
Kent St, Buckland
-42.606667 147.720724
(03) 6257-5114

This campground is accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs. Camping in tents is allowed and there is toilets and drinking water. It is dog friendly.

In the park by the camp is – 24/7 Toilets, BBQ, Bins, seating, playground and right over the road is a Roadhouse/cafe which is also the Servo and post office.

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