Welcome to Swansea
Swansea is one of Tasmania's oldest settlements, and it has some very well-preserved architecture that dates as far back as the 1830s! This quaint fishing port offers a peaceful, friendly atmosphere against the breathtaking backdrop of the Hazards Mountains. But it's also a fun seaside resort town with lots to see and do.
Things to do
Swansea boasts some fabulous beaches. At Kelvedon Beach, look for penguins. Mayfield Beach offers some great fishing. If you're simply looking for a great place to take a swim, you'll find it at Cressy Beach.
If you want to see all of the historic architecture, take a walking tour. Along the way, you'll see colonial buildings like the Schouten House, Meredith House and Morris's General Store.
If you want to enjoy even more of 19th century Australia, head to the Bark Mill Museum. It's got a great tavern and bakery, too!
Food & Drink
Swansea offers some unique dining options that you won't find anywhere else. Luckily, the cuisine here is diverse, so you'll find something yummy - no matter what your taste buds are craving!
If you've got a sweet tooth, stop by Kate's Berry Farm and indulge in sweet cakes, Devonshire teas, jams, and berry wines.
You can enjoy a combination of Japanese cuisine and Tasmanian flare at Kabuki by the Sea. The view alone is well worth it!
Or, you can try the area's fresh seafood at popular places like Ebb Restaurant or View Point Restaurant.
Hotels and Accommodation
Everything from cosy cottages and convenient motor inns can be found along Franklin Street. Tasman Highway and Waterloo Road are other very good options. As an added benefit, all of them are very close to the coast. Also, consider nearby Coles Bay, near Freycinet National Park. There is also a big choice of accommodations along Swanwick Drive, Main Road or Coles Bay Road.
Getting around by car
Hobart to Swansea: 1 h 45 min (134 km) via A3
Launceston to Swansea: 1 h 38 min (135 km) via National Highway 1 and B34
Devonport to Swansea: 2 h 26 min (215 km) via National Highway 1 and B34
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
Your Cheaperthanhotels Team
15 Noyes Street
3 Maria Street
27 Shaw Street
43 Franklin St
16 Franklin St
13569 Tasman Highway
2 Bridge Street
11922 Tasman Hwy
11901 Tasman Highway, Rocky Hills
1A Franklin Street Swansea Tasmania
98 Tasman Highway
12990 Tasman Highway
1c Franklin Street
1 Waterloo Road
12164 Tasman Hwy