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'A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car'

For pre-planning or use on the run, this free site is a useful, on-demand travel guide
for camping in Tasmania by car, caravan, RV or tent.



Swansea, Tasmania
East Coast Escape

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Swansea is 134km from Hobart, 133km from Launceston and 67km from Campbell Town, in the heart of Tasmania's east coast, on the north-west shore of Great Oyster Bay, overlooking Freycinet National Park.

Established in the 1820s as Waterloo Point, with some of the coast’s longest and prettiest beaches, Swansea is a true beachside holiday town.

Take a walk around town to admire the colonial architecture along the self-guided walk through the town, or visit the East Coast Heritage Museum at the Visitor Information Centre.

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.

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Swansea Self-Contained RV Park (No Tents)
13110 Tasman Highway Swansea

Swansea RV park is for self sufficient RVs and does not provide facilities or power - Tents are not permitted.

The park offers a natural semi bush setting over 5 acres for fully self contained RV's and caravans.

Set amongst the gum trees, oyster bay pines and wattles, it currently provides around 20 sites with a view to having 36 with some sites set up with durable 'pro floor' outdoor flooring mat to park alongside. Scattered also are a number of 2 seater park benches complete with side tables.

If your caravanning it's the perfect site to leave your van and head off on your day trips.

Swansea RV park is adjacent to the southern speed limit sign of Swansea...just look out for the white ranch style post and rail fence at the entrance.

Charges are $10 per night and self check in system is by the entrance. Details are in the check in booth.

Swansea Holiday Park
2 Bridge St, Swansea
(03) 6257-8148

The Swansea Holiday Park is situated near the beach and looks across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula and the famous Hazards.

The location is perfect for children with lots of things to see and do but close to a range of activities to suit everyone.

It is adjacent to the Swansea Golf Course and only a few minutes stroll into the town centre.

A variety of accommodation is offered from comfortable, affordable self contained cabins in a sheltered area close to facilities to grassy powered sites.

Whether it's entertaining the kids at the beach or an adult happy hour followed by a barbeque dinner, our guest facilities are designed to make your stay enjoyable and fuss-free.

The East Coast Heritage Museum
22 Franklin Street, Swansea
Phone: (03) 6256 5066

The East Coast Heritage Museum is situated in the main street of Swansea on the corner of Noyes Street.

Incorporated within the building are the Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society Inc. and War Memorial.

A part of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council


Toilet Facilities
22/20 Franklin St, Swansea

5 Esplanade, Swansea

RV Dump Point
Swansea Dump Point & Drinking Water
5 Esplanade, Swansea

Police, ambulance and fire dial 000

Police Station
- non-emergency ph. 131 444
Swansea Police Station
6 Noyes St, Swansea
(03) 6134 7000

Doctor/Medical Centre
May Shaw Nursing Centre
37 Wellington Street, SWANSEA
03 6257 8205

Swansea Library
Swansea Primary School
31 Franklin St, Swansea
Closes 12:30PM ⋅ Reopens 1:15PM
(03) 6257 8607

Real Estate For Sale
This (external) link will give you updated details of property for sale in and around Swansea.


Please click on the 'Tassie Traveller' icon (left) for an exquisite, graphic description of Swansea and surrounds.

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