Tasmania’s East Coast offers a staggeringly beautiful coastline consisting of award-winning beaches and crystal-blue waters, all with a backdrop of spectacular terrain. The region presents a sophistication that is evident in their highly decorated restaurants, excellent wineries, and enticingly eclectic cultural scene. With a backdrop of quaint villages and vibrant markets, the East Coast has all the essential elements to generate the perfect getaway.
Here we’ve come up with our top 5 favourite experiences for your break to East Coast Tasmania:
1. The East Coast of Tasmania has more than its fair share of natural wonders, with golden beaches dominated by orange-tinged granite cliffs and imposing mountain ranges. Dive into the resplendent blue and scuba in protected deep areas, or scale the heights to a craggy look-out. Incredible geological formations sit quietly among environmentally important wetlands, reserves and forests, which offer pockets of sanctuary to the diverse wildlife. Witness the cascading spectacle of St Columba Falls, considered Tasmania’s most beautiful.
2. If you like the finer gourmet things in life, Tasmania’s East Coast will not disappoint. With delectable local wines and delicious fare, the emphasis is definitely on using only the finest and freshest ingredients the region has to offer. Palate is one of the most exclusive restaurants in Tasmania, with a highly-acclaimed, innovative menu, saluting food that is inimitably superb.
3. Although some of the larger resorts feature in-house luxury spa treatments, the majority of visitors to Tasmania’s East Coast choose to unwind the natural way. The deep-sigh relaxation induced by the region’s unruffled character coupled with awe-inspiring nature, leaves the charms of a masseuse superfluous. With its windswept, desolate beauty, the isolated environment of Maria Island National Park lends itself to a multitude of untouched, secluded hidey-holes in which to escape the world.
4. The local artisans that draw inspiration from the Tasmanian East Coast are among the most talented in Australia. The region is home to painters, sculptors and ceramicists taking up residence in tiny studios, through to impressive contemporary galleries offering fine-art exhibitions. The Gallery Parnella in St Helens is a creative hub displaying the finest art the East Coast has to offer.
5. There’s a bit of everything on offer when shopping on the East Coast, with an eclectic mix of designer jewellery, cottage crafts, bric-a-brac, china and the ubiquitous fresh, locally-cultivated produce. The region has a thriving network of markets where you’ll find hand-crafted items nestled alongside souvenirs and home-baked goods. Purchase jams, chutneys and ice-cream all made using the fruit grown at the delightful Eureka Farm.
The East Coast of Tasmania is an unspoilt haven with gourmet delights that will transport you to a realm of relaxation. Why not spoil yourself a touch more by choosing luxury accommodation to match? Take a look at our catalogue of luxury retreats East Coast Tasmania and put together the ultimate holiday experience.
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