When you visit Tasmania’s stunning east coast, you’ll need to come with an appetite. One of Australia’s greatest road trips, the Great Eastern Drive, will lead you on a journey to many of Tasmania’s most delicious experiences in some of its most beautiful locations.
The east coast’s mild climate creates perfect growing conditions for the state’s premium fresh produce, from sweet berries and nuts to fine cool climate wines, award-winning cheeses and the freshest seafood imaginable. The region has long attracted passionate growers, wine producers, cheesemakers and chefs, whose creations are just waiting for you to try.
Take a weekend, a few days or longer to explore, feast and wander. Break your journey in one of the busy coastal towns of Orford, Swansea, Bicheno or St Helens. Stay at a B&B with an ocean view, a luxury lodge or coastal retreat and, when you need time to digest all those delicious flavours you’ve been spoiling yourself with, grab a taste of some of the region’s most memorable experiences—kayak along the coast, take a cruise to the east coast’s famed beaches, or work up a fresh appetite on some of Australia’s best walks.
The Great Eastern Drive takes you along the path of the East Coast Wine Trail, and straight to the coast’s outstanding cellar doors. Cellar doors along the coast offer tastings and wine sales, and east coast restaurants showcase the finest vintages.
The Great Eastern Drive is a true journey of discovery that will lead you to the best-loved places and experiences of Tasmania’s east coast region. Here, every turn unveils a new view to take your breath away, and a new invitation to stop and explore.