Considering a Road Trip to the East Coast Tasmania?
Here is a 3 Day Itinerary for Road Tripping East Coast Tasmania. Hope you can find it helpful.
East Coast Tasmania – Day 1: Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires is a stretch of 50km pristine coastline from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. It is one of Tasmania’s best-known attractions.
In addition to the soft white sand and clear turquoise water, the Bay of Fires is also famous for its bright orange lichen-covered granite boulders.
For more detailed information on the Bay of Fires, feel free to check out this article on ‘Bay of Fires’.
1. Binalong Bay
Located at the southern end of the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay is much more accessible than the rest of the Bay of Fires.
As a result, you will find Binalong Bay more populated with tourists, than the rest of the Bay of Fires. However, it is still a relatively peaceful and enjoyable seaside village.
2. The Gardens
From Binalong Bay, you can access The Gardens by following the stunning drive along Gardens Road.
This drive runs along the breathtaking coastline of the Bay of Fires. You can also find many amazing spots along this drive for swimming and snorkelling.
3. Eddystone Point
Eddystone Point marks the northern end of the Bay of Fires.
It is a holiday paradise & a great spot for fishing and a range of water activities. Make sure you also check out the iconic Eddystone Point Lighthouse when visiting.
In terms of accessing Eddystone Point, there is no direct road between Binalong Bay and Eddystone Point. The drive from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point will take at least 60 minutes & it is also an inland drive.
4. St Helens
St Helens is a beachside town, about 10 minutes drive south of Binalong Bay.
Apart from its stunning beachfront view, accommodations in St Helens are also more affordable than within the Bay of Fires, which makes St Helens the perfect spot to base yourself when exploring the Bay of Fires.
East Coast Tasmania – Day 2: Bicheno
Bicheno is a beautiful seaside village, about 1 hour’s drive south of St Helens.
1. East Coast Natureworld
East Coast Natureworld is sanctuary for a range of Tasmania wildlife. It is based in Bicheno & a great place for both kids and adults to visit.
Within East Coast Natureworld, you can interact with a range of friendly free-roaming wildlife and join the interesting keeper talks as well.
2. Diamond Island
Diamond Island is a nature reserve and a penguin colony, linked to the mainland of Tasmania by a thin strip of sandbar on low tide.
It is a secluded island with a range of giant orange lichen-covered granite boulders to discover. There are also many picturesque rock pools scattered around Diamond Island, which can be great fun for kids to play in.
3. Bicheno Blowhole
Bicheno Blowhole is a granite blowhole, with a giant granite rock standing upright beside it.
There is no fencing around this blowhole, so you can get up close to as much as you desire.
However, the powerful water jets from this blowhole do change from time to time, with no warnings. I do suggest keeping a safe distance when visiting.
4. Bicheno Penguin Tour
Bicheno has a few penguin colonies around. Guided Penguin Tour is available in Bicheno to view the Fairy Penguins out and about after sunset.
East Coast Tasmania – Day 3: Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park is home to the picturesque Wineglass Bay and the impressive Mt Amos Summit. There is also a range of charming beaches and walking trails within this amazing national park.
1. Freycinet Marine Farm
When driving into Freycinet National Park, you will certainly drive past Freycinet Marine Farm.
For seafood lovers, make sure you stop by for a feast of fresh locally-caught seafood.
2. Coles Bay
Coles Bay is at the doorstep of Freycinet National Park, overlooking the peaceful turquoise water from the Great Oyster Bay.
It is the perfect place to enjoy a swim or a leisure stroll along its beautiful beaches.
3. Wineglass Bay
Shaped like a wineglass, Wineglass Bay has become a drawing card for the beautiful Freycinet National Park.
For the best views of Wineglass Bay, be sure to check out either the Wineglass Bay Lookout or Mt Amos Summit.
Make sure you also plan enough time to discovery and enjoy the stunning Wineglass Bay Beach.
4. Hazards Beach
Hazards Beach is another famous beach from the Freycinet National Park.
Different to the Wineglass Bay Beach, Hazards Beach is much more peaceful and calm. There are also much fewer visitors to Hazards Beach in comparison to Wineglass Bay Beach. As a result, Hazards Beach is much better suited for people who enjoy a leisure stroll or swim.
5. Mt Amos
It is a 3-hour hard hike to visit Mt Amos Summit, but you will be rewarded with the best view in the Freycinet National Park, with the stunning Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach, and Coles Bay all in one glance.
3 Days Road Trip in East Coast Tasmania – Itinerary
Day 1: Bay of Fires
- Binalong Bay
- The Gardens
- Eddystone Point
Day 2: Bicheno
- East Coast Natureworld
- Diamond Island
- Bicheno Blowhole
- Fairy Penguin Tour
Day 3: Freycinet National Park
- Freycinet Marine Farm
- Coles Bay
- Wineglass Bay Lookout
- Wineglass Bay Beach
- Hazards Beach
- +/- Mt Amos Summit – depending on time & fitness level