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Schouten Beach
Off to the beach!

Schouten Beach


With a long history as a seaside village in one of the oldest municipalities in Australia, Swansea has many examples of buildings and relics from the mid-1800’s. Together with a beautiful coastal location and its growing reputation for its hospitality and character, it is a perfect base to experience the unique Tasmanian lifestyle.


Cafes and Dining: Throughout Swansea there is an increasing number of cafes and eateries with a range of offerings to suit your mood. All are within easy walking distance. Ask us for suggestions!

Historical walk of Swansea: This will show you the many fine buildings built in the early days. A lovely, picturesque walk with a brief description of each historical site. For a fuller description it is suggested that you obtain a copy of the booklet Heritage Walk, Swansea.

Swan River: (4 km north of Swansea) Turn right off the highway; after 2 kilometres take the gravel road straight ahead rather than the sealed road that turns right. Great bream fishing spot.

Dolphin Sands, Swan River & Nine Mile Beach: (4 km north of Swansea). Turn right off the highway; after 2 kilometres the sealed road takes a hard right, it leads you to the mouth of the Swan River. The road forks to lead you to the Swan River picnic area. Access is also available at Yellow Sands and there are several access points to Nine Mile Beach. A superb beach for long walks, beach combing and pushbike riding at low tide.

Swansea Bark Mill: Be taken away to a more simple time and place! This award winning Working Museum provides a unique insight into the early days of the region. With an excellent Craft and Souvenir shop, this attraction is a must see.

Gallery One Nine: View and purchase Fine Art, Textiles, Jewellery, Tribal rugs, Stylish Homewares, freshly cut flowers and much more, from a beautiful eclectic collection sourced from exotic places near and far.

Kate's Berry Farm: One of Tasmania's little treasures, this berry farm, with panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay, produces outstanding fresh berries, jams, sauces and delicious ice-cream.

Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er walk: This is a graveled and well-marked track around Waterloo Point. Magnificent views and an excellent site for viewing the Short Tailed Shearwater.

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Vineyards (15 - 25kms north)

Coombend - Superior quality wines, produced by this Medal winning Vineyard are available from the Sales Centre 7 days a week.
Craigie Knowe - Distinctive wines are produced from this small vineyard, quaint buildings and loads of atmosphere.
Freycinet - Producing exciting, cool climate Award winning table wines, Freycinet offers Cellar Door Sales and Tasting 7 days a week.
Springvale - Set on an Estate of charming old farm buildings and an established farm, Springvale produces wines of the highest quality. Tastings and Cellar Door Sales.

Freycinet National Park: (55 minutes drive from Swansea)
Twenty five minutes north of Swansea turn off to Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park with its panoramic Hazards, a group of granite mountains watching over this scenic area. The walk into magnificent Wineglass Bay from the car park takes ½ hour to the lookout or 1 hour to the bay. Alternatively a 4-½ hour round trip via Hazards Beach can be taken. Scenic flights, boat trips and kayaking are also available.

Moulting Lagoon: on the road into Coles Bay is a wildlife sanctuary where great numbers of black swan and wild duck can be seen.

Friendly Beaches: Still on the Coles Bay Rd look for the turnoff to Friendly Beaches, wide expanses of white sand dunes and ocean beach.

Bicheno: (35 minutes north from Swansea) See the Gulch, Blowhole, and enjoy the beaches also the Sea Life Centre and the East Coast Bird Life & Animal Park. Explore the Douglas Apsley National Park and take time to experience the Apsley Gorge.

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last updated 24 September, 2012 | © 2012 Swansea Holiday Park