So, you’re visiting the East Coast of Tasmania and want to cram as many memorable moments in as possible?
East Coaster resort is accessible from both Hobart airport (around 1hr drive) and Launceston airport (around 2hr drive) and we are conveniently positioned in Orford, right at the start of the Great Eastern Drive. Along this iconic Tassie road you’ll find all of the hot spots, including Wineglass Bay, Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno and much, much more.
First step, we recommend organising a hire car - Tassie is much larger than people think and our public transport isn’t great (particularly on the pristine East Coast).
From here we recommend spending 2-3 nights using our spacious rooms as your base to ensure that you have time to get around.
5. Visit Bicheno (1hr 5 minute drive)
Bicheno boasts one of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in Tasmania along with penguins (yep, really) and some of the most instagrammable look-outs on the whole island.
4. Try the famous East Coaster Seafood Tower (In our on site restaurant)
Our very own on-site restaurant has a seafood tower for two that will give you your fresh seafood fix for your entire stay in Tasmania. It’s big, it’s beautiful and it goes perfectly with Tasmanian wine or a local beer.
3. Visit Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay (1hr 20 minute drive we recommend combining this with Bicheno in a single day trip)
Mount Amos look-out is a 45-minute walk from where you’ll park your car and boasts the undisputed ‘hero image’ of Wine Glass bay which you’ve seen on websites and in magazines. Alternatively, for the more adventurous explorers you can hike all the way down to the beach in around 2.5 hours and enjoy the crystal clear waters and untouched beach.
2. Take a day trip to Hobart (1hr drive)
Tasmania’s state capital is famed for its convict built sandstone buildings which line Salamanca wharf as well as the world-famed Salamanca Market which runs each and every Saturday morning. As well as this you can take a trip up Mount Wellington to gain a birds eye view of the entire city and then experience fresh, world class Tasmanian dining when back at sea-level.
1. Maria Island (5 minute drive + 10 minute ferry)
Maria Island is the ultimate getaway for adventurers and tourists travelling the East Coast of Tasmania.
With stunning beaches, peaceful walking and cycling trails, an abundance of local wildlife, convict ruins, a eucalypt forest, a once buzzing limestone quarry, world class bird watching, and cliffs filled with ancient fossils, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.