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Great Eastern Drive

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Celebrate simple luxuries

Long beaches, dramatic coastline, and the time and space to unwind. This is a journey of peace and pleasure in equal measure.

Just when you’ve seen the longest, loveliest beach, the road sweeps around and another sparkling coastline stretches ahead. A journey along Tasmania’s east coast takes in laidback hinterland towns and classic seaside villages, the perfect arc of Wineglass Bay, and national parks threaded with walking tracks and inhabited by fascinating wildlife. Embrace simple luxuries – take time to pull over and follow a beach track, order seafood at a fish shack, fall asleep with an ocean soundtrack.

3 days around Orford and Maria Island

Tasmania's only island national park is abundant in wildlife, natural wonders and history, with more waiting at nearby Orford.

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3 days around Swansea and Bicheno

With scenery as delicious as its wines and produce, enjoy a few leisurely days with long lunches in Swansea and Bicheno.

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4 days on Freycinet Peninsula

The state's favourite peninsula – white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, pink mountains - with plenty of distinctive produce to flavour the journey.

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4 days in the North East

Explore the north east of Tasmania and discover why the mountain biking world has fallen under its spell.

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Plan your own journey

Every road, lane and track in Tasmania leads to discovery and surprise. Start plotting your own journey and see where the detours take you.

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Things to do

Great road trips are made by the places and people you find along the way.
Take a break at these essential pit stops.

  • 7 reasons to love the Great Eastern Drive 7 reasons to love the Great Eastern Drive 7 reasons to love the Great Eastern Drive

    Beaches and boutique wine: why this journey promises peace and pleasure.

  • Maria Island Maria Island Maria Island

    This island national park is a haven of teeming wildlife and natural wonders.

  • Freycinet National Park Freycinet National Park Freycinet National Park

    The jewel in the crown is Wineglass Bay, but this park is full of other gems.