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Tasmania's East Coast enjoys a mild climate thanks to the warm currents of the Tasman Sea. It's long white sandy beaches, pure blue waters and charming villages make it a popular holiday destination for locals and visitors alike. You'll also find abundant seafood and locally grown wines.
What to SeeAround St Helens you’ll find some of the finest seafood and fruits (like berries) in Australia while Swansea has cafes and restaurants so close to the water you can almost dip your toes into it while eating.
Iconic national parks also feature. The Freycinet Peninsula, home of Wineglass Bay, is bushwalker and sea kayaker heaven. Wombats, Cape Barren geese and kangaroos have the run of Maria Island – the entire island is a national park – yet there is plenty of intriguing history to keep them and visitors company.
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Just a little inland from the coast, around the Fingal Valley and the Blue Tier are worlds where there are more forests than sand. The trees, the valleys and their offerings are no less appealing than a having a white sand beach all to yourself.
Flinders Island, part of the extended east coast, is off the north-eastern tip of ‘mainland’ Tassie. Deserted beaches, friendly locals and great fishing are clues to its recipe. You can get all its ingredients after a short flight from Launceston.
Sealers and whalers were the first Europeans to settle Tasmania's east coast in the early 1800s and they were quickly followed by farmers and miners.
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