elcome to the enticing East Coast of Tasmania.
See pristine sandy beaches, breathtaking ocean views, azure waters, pink granite peaks and famous national parks. Savour superb food and delicious wines to tempt any gourmet and indulge in a host of activities - bushwalking, sea kayaking, nature cruises, swimming, surfing, golf and fishing. Enquire about Schouten House gourmet picnic hampers and enjoy a day touring, walking or relaxing on the beach.
Swansea, the state's oldest historic seaside town, was settled in the early 1820's and named Waterloo Point. Pick up a leaflet and enjoy the stroll around today's Waterloo Point from Schouten House into town. Breathtaking views and unique birdlife abound.
South of Swansea, visit Spiky Bridge, an unusual convict built bridge completed in 1843. The nearby beach and headland is a popular picnic area with excellent rock fishing.
Golfers, we are a putt away from the Swansea Golf Course (Ph: 6257 8262) and Schouten House is an ideal base as you play a round or two.
Great Oyster Bay, Freycinet Peninsula and Maria Island
Freycinet Sea Cruises host daily cruises from Coles Bay around the peninsula to Wineglass Bay and down to Schouten Island. Bookings recommended. Contact by phone: 03 6275 0355 or email.
See Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay from the air. Freycinet Air offers scenic flights seven days a week. For bookings phone 03 6375 1694 or email.
Experience the Bay and Peninsula on your own terms. Hire a canoe from Swansea Canoe and Kayak Hire on Jubilee Beach, next to the boat ramp. Phone: 0407 391 070.
Kayak, rock climb, mountain bike and bush walk Freycinet Peninsula from Coles Bay with Freycinet and Strahan Adventures. Bookings are essential. Phone: 03 6257 0500 or email.
Share the freedom with All4Adventure Tours from Coles Bay. Tours depart daily and bookings are essential, phone: 03 6527 0018 or email. See Tasmanian Devils feed in the wild, get off the beaten track on four wheel motorbikes, or in four wheel drives or cruise and walk Wineglass Bay.
Food, Wine and Restaurants
Sample farm grown berries, jams and homemade icecream and country produce at Kate's Berry Farm, just 3km south of Swansea.
Tour Freycinet Marine Farm on your way to Wineglass Bay or Friendly Beaches and sample fresh oysters and mussels. Tour numbers are limited, although door sales are always available. For tour bookings, phone: 03 6257 0140.
Enjoy great food including delicious wood oven pizzas at the Swansea Bark Mill and Tavern on the north edge of town. For bookings phone: 03 6256 5100.
10km south of Swansea, you can enjoy breath taking views and a stylish Japanese menu at Kabuki by the Sea. For bookings, phone: 03 6257 8588.