Great Eastern Drive
The Great Eastern Drive is the journey along the east coast of Tasmania. Officially, it starts in Orford and winds its way up along the east coast until it reaches St. Helens. This coast road covers 177km, but there are several detours and side roads that are worth exploring too. You can take as little as one day but you would miss many of the award winning and beautiful attractions. You will be pleased if you give yourself a few days to explore this breathtakingly beautiful region. Along the way you will find world renowned beaches, National Parks, amazing hiking trails, award winning wineries, cafes, eateries serving Tasmanian seafood including oysters and abalone, and many tourist attractions like wildlife parks and tourist operators offering half-day to multi day trips.
The main centres for accommodation on the Great Eastern Drive are Orford, Triabunna, Maria Island, Swansea, Coles Bay, Bicheno, St. Marys, Scamander, St. Helens, Binalong Bay and Stieglitz, with the quality of accommodation ranging from caravan parks to 5-star hotels.
Below are the main attractions along the way and links through to accommodation pages for each area of the Great Eastern Drive: