Swansea is a classic Tasmanian beach holiday destination, and the hub of the east coast. Established in the 1820s as Waterloo Point, this is one of Tasmania’s oldest towns, with a rich history. Pick up a copy of the Heritage Walk booklet and take a self-guided walk through the town (taking time to browse the town’s shops and galleries along the way), or visit the East Coast Heritage Museum at the Visitor Information Centre. Or, drop in to The Bark Mill Tavern, Bakery and Museum for lunch and a deeper insight into local history.replacenewlinereplacenewlineSwansea sits on a beautiful stretch of coastline. Take a swim or walk at one of the great local beaches—Jubilee, Nine Mile, Kelvedon or Spiky—or drop your line in Great Oyster Bay to catch your supper. You can also whet your appetite at one of Swansea’s great cafés or restaurants, treat your palate to locally grown berries and hand made chocolates at Kate’s Berry Farm or visit a local winery to sample fine, cool-climate east coast wines.replacenewlinereplacenewlineStay a few days, unpack once and enjoy all the wonders of the east coast.

Images around Swansea TAS 7190

Around Swansea TAS 7190

Our Picks on what to Do in Swansea TAS

Spiky Bridge

Spiky Beach

Swansea Cycle Tours and Bike Hire

Cressy Beach

Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society Inc.

East Coast Heritage Museum

Our Picks on where to Stay in Swansea TAS

Schouten House

Swansea Cottages

Swansea Motor Inn

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Swansea TAS

Swansea RSL Club Bistro

The Oyster Bay Restaurant

Saltshaker Restaurant.

Shopping in Swansea TAS

Community Services  

Swansea Visitor Centre TAS
Corner Noyes And Franklin Streets,

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council TAS
9 Melbourne Street,

Swansea Police Station TAS
6 Noyes Street,

Swansea Library TAS
Swansea Primary School, 31 Franklin Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 11
  • Population: 866
  • State electorate(s): Lyons
  • Federal Division(s): Lyons
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Coles Bay TAS 7215 (52.4 km, 41 mins)
Triabunna TAS 7190 (51.2 km, 39 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Swansea TAS is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.