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Swansea - Cities, Towns and Localities
Steeped in history and nestled on the shores of Great Oyster Bay, overlooking the Freycinet National Park is the township of Swansea, the ideal place from which to explore the east coast region. There are sheltered beaches safe for swimming in including the Swan River and Bay. There is also fishing opportunities in the river, bay and ocean, as well as a variety of water activities.

As the oldest rural municipality (Glamorgan) in Australia, there is plenty of reminders both in Swansea and the surrounding area of the early settlers, with many of the historic buildings still in use.

There are several vineyards located to the north of Swansea, where you can sample and purchase the wines.

Check out our range of Swansea accommodation and East Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Swansea Bark Mill & Tourism Information Centre
Tasman Highway
SWANSEA TAS 7190
Ph: 03 6257 8382

Swansea Attractions

Community Centre & Museum
• Ph: 03 6257 8215
• There is a unique over-sized billiard table and historic memorabilia.
Historic Walk
• Pick up a historic walk brochure from the information centre. Buildings of interest include: All Saints Church c1871, Braeside Cottage 1845, Carlyle House, Council Chambers 1860, Dilgers Cottage c1855, Gemmell’s Cottage c1860, Glamorgan Community Centre 1860, Keefers Cottage & Wagners Cottage c1860, Laughton House c1850, Meredith House c1853, Moreys Store c1850, Morris’ Store c1838, Oyster Bay Guest House 1836, Plas Newydd 1834, Rapps Cottage 1880, Redcliffe House c1835, Rockingham Villa c1860, Roman Catholic Cemetery, Schouten House 1845, St Andrews Uniting Church 1887, Swan Inn 1841, Swansea Bark Mill c1885, Tubby & Padmans c1860, Uniting Church Cemetery, Waterloo Point.
Kate’s Berry Farm
• Ph: 03 6257 8428
• Fantastic fresh berries and berry produce, as well as breathtaking panoramic views of Great Oyster Bay.
Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er Walk
• A gravelled marked track that takes you around Waterloo Point. Here you have magnificent views and it is a great spot for viewing Short Tailed Shearwater.
Nine Mile Beach
• A beautiful beach for swimming and walking. The road to the beach will also take you to the mouth of the Swan River.
Spiky Bridge
• 6 km south is this interesting convict built bridge with a unique stone edged parapet.
Swansea Bark Mill & Tourism Information Centre
• Tasman Hwy, SWANSEA TAS 7190 • Ph: 03 6257 8382
• Working museum providing a unique insight into the early days of the region.
Swansea Wine & Wool Centre
• Tasman Hwy, SWANSEA TAS 7190 • Ph: 03 6257 8382
• Within the Bark Mill Complex you can browse through some great Tasmanian woollen products and taste a yummy selection of cool climate Tasmanian wines and fine local gourmet products.
Waterloo Point Short Tailed Shearwater Rookery
• This is a self-guided evening tour (October to April), with access to the rookery by the Loon.tite.ter.mair.re.le.hoin.er Walking track. the birds come in after dark. You will need warm clothing and a torch. Stay on the track and please do not walk among the burrows, as they may collapse.
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