Local Attractions

Wine region
Bay of Fires


One of the joys of Tasmania is that there’s always a great deal to experience within easy driving distance. The following ideas are just a few from our catalogue:-

Wineries (north of Hamptons on the Bay)

  • Milton Vineyard 25kms
  • Spring Vale Vineyards 25kms
  • Gala Estate 28kms
  • Devil’s Corner 37kms
  • Freycinet Vineyard 38kms

Local Food (north of Hamptons on the Bay)

  • Piermont Restaurant – 9kms
  • Morris General (IGA) Store (Swansea) – 12kms
  • Artifakt Gallery & Café (Swansea) – 12kms
  • Saltshaker Restaurant (Swansea) – 12kms
  • Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery (Swansea) – 13kms
  • Melshell Oysters - 26kms (premium oysters)

Natural Wonders & National Parks

  • Freycinet National Park (45kms)
  • Douglas-Apsley National Park via Bicheno (55kms)
  • Coles Bay (70kms)
  • Schouten Island via Coles Bay (70kms)
  • Wineglass Bay (75kms)
  • Maria Island via Triabunna (36.7kms) and ferry



  • Bicheno (60kms) – Wonderful coastal walk over rocky outcrops; and magnificent scallop pies from Blue Edge Bakery (YUM!!)
  • Freycinet Marine Farm 62km – fresh seafood
  • St Helens (133kms) – Seafood and wonderful walks
  • Lease 65 Binalong Bay (136kms) – Purchase wonderful, creamy, oysters from the farm (YUM, YUM!!)
  • Bay of Fires (157kms) – Wonderful views and divine beaches


  • Triabunna (39kms) – Seafood restaurants, wonderful dive sites and ferry to Maria Island
  • Richmond (100kms) – Picture perfect town with historic buildings, cafes and Australia’s oldest bridge
  • Hobart (122kms) – Tasmania’s capital with its variety of shops, restaurants & museums
  • MONA (128kms) – Showcasing David Walsh’s $110 million collection of art & antiquities
  • Port Arthur (135kms) – Infamous penal settlement


  • Launceston (148kms) – A charming city, straddling the Tamar River, and with wonderful wineries & sights

Photos courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. Oysters - by Adam Gibson. Swansea beach by Kathryn Leahy. Bicheno by Pete Harmsen.Below: Spiky Bridge, Swansea by Rob Burnett. Crayfish/Freycinet Marine Farm by Rob Burnett. Tasman Hwy drive/Four Mile Creek by Pete Harmsen. Bruny Island House of Whisky by Nick Osborne. Coles Bay by Matt Donovan.