East Coast Tasmania

From the sweeping coastal perfection of the Freycinet Peninsula to the powder-sand beaches of the Bay of Fires and car-free wilderness of Maria Island, Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast is ripe for outdoor adventures.

Experience the remarkable beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula, watching sunrise over the Tasman and enjoying dramatic views of pink granite cliffs, coastal heathlands and the iconic beaches of Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay and more.

Head to the Bay of Fires, a spectacular chain of remote beaches studded with colourful lichen-covered boulders, for pristine coastal landscapes matched with luxurious eco accommodation and world-class hospitality.

Visit historic Port Arthur and catch the ferry to Maria Island to discover the rugged scenery, abundant wildlife and rich history of this former penal colony, or combine the best of the East Coast into one thrilling adventure as you cycle your way from Launceston to Hobart through sleepy fishing villages, past dramatic landforms and along stunning coastal stretches on our Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania itinerary—rightly named one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ’50 Tours of a Lifetime’.

Take a look through our exciting program of itineraries and start planning your journey down Tasmania’s unmissable East Coast.


 

Expertly Planned

With over 40 years in the business, we have finessed our range of adventure tours. You’ll get a planned itinerary that explores some of the most remote destinations in Tasmania, and while our guides organise the nitty gritty logistics, you get to spend more time enjoying the scenery and surrounds.

Travel With Confidence

When you choose to travel with us, you can be sure you're in safe hands. All of our trips have 24 hour back up and support in case anything goes wrong.

Experienced Guides

Gain insight into the history, geography, wildlife and culture along the way to ensure you get the most out of your trip, as well as the comfort of knowing you are travelling with well equipped, experienced guides who can support you throughout the trip.


 

Ecotourism certification

Many of the itineraries offered by Tasmanian Expeditions have achieved Ecotourism Certification at the ECO IV level. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Our business commitment

The entire staff of Tasmanian Expeditions share a deep commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Tasmanian wilderness. We are dedicated to ensuring we adopt a responsible attitude to the areas we travel through. Our key aim is to maximise the positive benefits tourism can deliver whilst minimising the impact of any potentially damaging social, cultural or environmental consequences.

In the field commitment

Minimal impact bushwalking techniques are used to reduce the effects that people have on the environment. This allows walkers to enjoy their natural surroundings without causing too much environmental degradation.

Promote public environmental awareness

Our guides encourage and promote an understanding of conservation through interpretation natural and historic values, and ensure our presence has no effect on historic, Aboriginal and archaeological locations.



The East Coast of Tasmania comprises of the well-known highlights of the Bay of Fires, Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay and Maria Island. The coast produces a cool climate with average temperatures in summer ranging between 10 – 21 degrees.

As the seasons change and it gets colder, the winter months see cold temperatures of 2 – 12 degrees. Tasmania is known for its four seasons within any given day. Be prepared and carry a waterproof jacket at all times. The wettest month on the East Coast is November.



Great Walks of Tasmania