Swansea is a pretty seaside village that looks out over Great Oyster Bay to the spectacular granite peaks of Freycinet National Park, with a rich colonial history, unique attractions and old world charm.
The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches and with Freycinet Peninsula in the distance, there are few towns in Tasmania that enjoy such beautiful scenery.
Swansea is quiet, friendly and laid back, even when the town fills with holiday makers over the summer months.
The town centre is home to many interesting historic buildings, with a terrific local history museum that shares the town's stories and artifacts. Just out of town, look out for the quirky Spiky Bridge, constructed by convicts using field stones laid without mortar or cement.
Local cafes and restaurants serve Swansea's fresh harvests from land and sea - including the town's famous oysters - and nearby vineyards and farm gates offer tasty drops, fresh fruit, walnuts, olives and more.
Boating is a popular pastime and keen anglers can take a cruise and catch fresh seafood for dinner.
Swansea is simply a relaxing place, where time moves slowly and nature sets the scene.
Swansea is a 90-min drive (134 km) from Hobart and the same from Launceston.
Piermont Resort http://www.piermont.com.au
Swansea Beach Chalets www.swanseachalets.com.au
Meredith House www.meredith.house.com.au
Swansea Holiday Park www.swansea-holiday.com.au
Swansea Cottages www.swanseacottages.com.au
Swansea Motor Inn www.swanseamotorinn.com
Freycinet Waters www.freycinetwaters.com.au
Wagners Cottages www.wagnerscottages.com.au
Belmont Homestead www.belmonthomestead.com.au
Gala Estate www.galaestate.com.au
Milton Vineyard www.miltonvineyard.com.au
Spring Vale Wines www.springvalewines.com.au
Craigie Knowe www.craigieknowe.com.au
Devils Corner www.devilscorner.com.au
Freycinet Paddle www.freycinetadventures.com.au
Freycinet Coast Tours www.freycinettours.com.au
East Coast Cruises facebook.com/eastcoastcruises
Oyster Bay Tours www.oysterbaytours.com.au
Swansea Cycle Tours www.swanseacycletours.com.au
Freycinet Air www.freycinetair.com.au
Wineglass Bay Cruises www.wineglassbaycruises.com.au
Freycinet Paintball www.freycinetpaintball.com.au