Swansea

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DISTANCES: Hobart 134Km, St Marys 87Km, Triabunna 50Km, Launceston (via Lake Leake) 133Km, St Helens 122Km, Campbell Town 67Km

CLASSIFIED HISTORIC TOWN

A charming sea-side town, steeped in history, nestled on the magnificent blue waters of Great Oyster Bay overlooking the Freycinet National Park. It represents the ideal location from which to explore the east coast.

It has sheltered beaches safe for swimming in both the Swan River and Bay, fishing in the bay, ocean and river, along with a variety of sporting activities.

Swansea is the centre of the oldest rural municipality (Glamorgan) in Australia. It was first settled in the 1820s and today there are many reminders in and around Swansea of the early settlers. Its historic buildings are of much visitor interest. Many of the historic buildings are still in use - Morris’ Store (1834), the Swan Inn (1841), the Glamorgan Council Chambers (1860), All Saints Church (1871) to name just a few.
Don’t miss the Glamorgan Community Centre, built originally in 1866 as a school which now houses the only remaining oversized billiard and snooker table in Australia.

A variety of restaurants and accommodation styles cater well for the visitor with a diverse range to suit all requirements and budgets.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Historic walk of Swansea - brochure available.

History Room and museum, art and craft gallery, craft shop and tourist information, Swansea Bark Mill and Yesteryear Museum, historic general stores, opportunity shop, safe bathing - beach and river, surfing at Waterloo Point, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, shooting, trout fishing at Lake Leake, bream fishing in the Swan river, bay fishing, outstanding beach and rock fishing, beach combing.

Several vineyards are situated to the north of Swansea where wine tasting and purchases can be made.

There are a variety of short trips including Dolphin Sands, Cranbrook, Little Swanport, Spiky Bridge and Three Arch Bridge and beaches.

Further afield, but all within 45 minutes travel time of Swansea are a variety of half and full day trips which are a must for the visitor based in Swansea. These include: The Thumb’s Lookout and a Rainforest Walk.

Majestic Maria Island (ferry trip), fascinating Freycinet, beautiful Bicheno, and hinterland family fun with waterfalls and ‘Trick-a-Treat’ trout fishing are available.

RECREATION

9-hole golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowls, badminton, cycling, fishing - (river, bay, deep seas, beach and rock), beach combing, charter boat hire.

Launching ramps by jetty at Swansea, Swan River picnic ground, Dolphin Sands and Little Swanport.