Dolphin Sands is situated halfway up the East Coast of Tasmania, making it an ideal base to explore this magical part of the world either to the north or to the south. Here you’ll find some of the most dramatic beaches and coastline in the world, outstanding wineries and pristine natural reserves.

To the south, historic Port Arthur is an easy day trip and Triabunna is just 30 minutes away where a delightful short ferry trip takes you to historic and scenic Maria Island.

To the north, enjoy the wine trail. Lunch and wine tasting at the cellar doors will introduce you to Tasmania’s outstanding cold climate wines, especially the renowned Pinot Noirs of the East Coast. The Freycinet National Park is a must with its scenic walks, especially to the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Picturesque Bicheno with its seals and penguin colony is just 40 minutes north. Enjoy fresh seafood, explore the rocky coastline and climb the hill for one of the great panoramic views.

But don’t stop there – keep going north to the lively fishing town of St Helens. Take the short drive out of town and experience the legendary Bay of Fires wit its spectacular beaches and orange-hued granite rock formations.

But don’t forget Swansea! Take the time to stroll around this historic town. Explore its beach and marina, walk around the point for a fantastic view across Great Oyster Bay to the Freycinet Peninsula, check out the dolphins and do afternoon tea at Kate’s Berry Farm just out of town for another great view while you sample Kate’s range of succulent local berry jams and hand-crafted chocolates.

And…do the short drive to Bagot Point at the end of Dolphin Sands for a relaxing beach walk with sensational close-up views across to Coles Bay and the Hazards, picking up your oysters at Melshell on the way back.

Highlights of East Coast Tasmania

Moulting Lagoon