The quiet, historic township of Swansea overlooks the sheltered waters of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views across to beautiful Freycinet National Park.
The town has lots of old-world charm with a rich colonial history and many interesting historic buildings. Schouten House was built in 1845; Resthaven – now known as Oyster Bay Guest House – in Franklin Street, was built in 1841; and All Saints Church on the corner of Noyes and Wellington Streets was completed in 1871.
Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming, visiting vineyards or exploring the wonderful attractions nearby.
Just south of town is the unusual Spikey Bridge, constructed by convicts using fieldstones laid without mortar or cement.
Swansea is a 90-min drive (134 km) from Hobart and the same from Launceston.
Swansea is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Glamorgan/Spring Bay in Tasmania, it is located approximately 104kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 243.803 square kilometres. Swansea has a recorded population of 866 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Swansea we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Swansea and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.