East Coast

Wineglass Bay - Photo and text courtesy of Tour of Tasmania <a href=

The east coast of Tasmania is known to have the finest weather in the state, and is often called "Tasmania's Suncoast". The two largest towns on the east coast are St. Helens and Bicheno, both wonderful fishing ports.

White sandy beaches line the east coast, and Tasmania's most-visited National Park, Freycinet National Park is in the area. Coles Bay is a popular camping area on the edge of the park for those who want to `get away from it all'; alternatively, venture inside the park to spectacular Wineglass Bay.

East coast fishing ports are Tasmania's best, and make a great base for fishing, diving, and visiting convict ruins on Maria Island. Bicheno hosts a sealife park plus a bird life & animal park. The east coast doesn't lack in wilderness value and pristine rivers & beaches.

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Coles Bay - Photo courtesy of Tour of Tasmania
Wilderness near Pyengana - Photo courtesy of Tour of Tasmania
Darlington settlement on Maria Island - Photo courtesy of Tour of Tasmania

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