Honeymoon Guide to Tasmania's East Coast

Wild and dramatic landscapes, empty white beaches, heavenly food and wine – Tasmania is made for the perfect honeymoon.

Escape across the Bass Strait to the beautiful isle of Tasmania where there’s an otherworldly quality, a place where you can experience a stunning, lush green landscape and take pleasure in the heavily-wooded wilderness. It’s also a place where there is a plethora of romantic adventures to be had.

Sparkling aquamarine waters and stunning white sands fringe Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast. The combination of a mild climate, pristine secluded bays, relaxed coastal villages and an abundance of nature activities makes this a favourite holiday spot.

Just a two hour drive from Launceston airport sits the idyllic town of Coles Bay home to the Freycinet National Park with the amazing backdrop of The Hazards (a mountain range) presenting many hiking trails, native animals, wildflowers and eucalyptus trees, and white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.

Whilst here make sure you trek to the famous Wineglass Bay, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world and make sure to stop at the lookout as it’s the perfect spot to capture stunning pics of this stunning coastal scenery.

Could there possibly be a more perfect place to visit on your honeymoon than Honeymoon Bay? Located on the fringe of the Freycinet National Park this bay within a bay  is surrounded by native bush, granite rocks and clear waters. Nestled between two rocky headlands and watched over by magnificent peaks of The Hazards, this unassuming bay and its neighbouring coves is the ideal place for a swim and a snorkel and to soak up some romance and relax time.

For a change of scene, indulge yourselves in one of the luxury resorts such as Saffire Freycinet, Eagle Peaks at Freycinet or Freycinet Lodge. Alternatively you can choose to stay in a quaint, cosy cottage or the environmentally friendly Freycinet Eco Retreat. Dine in gourmet restaurants and tantalize your tastebuds with local produce and wines. A must-do is to take a vineyard tour and explore the beautiful wineries this region has to offer. The Long Lunch Wine Tour Co offer a full day journey visiting the oyster farm and three vineyards where you learn all about the local wines, enjoy lots of tastings and feast on local delicacies of seafood, cheese and smoked meats. 

Make the drive north towards the Bay of Fires and along the way stop off in the picturesque seaside town Bicheno for some of the freshest local seafood. Stop and sample some of the mouth-watering salmon, abalone, and crayfish from this quaint fishing town. Whilst in Bicheno, make sure you check out nature’s wonder, the Bicheno Blowhole, where the water can shoot up to 20 metres high in the air and hope for big swells because that’s when the action makes for great photo opportunities!

After your seafood feast hop back in your car and head to St Helens, the entrance point to the Bay of Fires, a little slice of coastal heaven famous for its secluded beaches of white sand and turquoise waters and the surrounding dramatic landscape of the lichen-covered boulders (the orange rocks for those who’ve seen pictures). The main beach, Binalong Bay, located at the south end just (north of St Helens has been named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world is  the perfect spot to take in some snorkelling, surfing or simply relaxing seaside. Exploring the stretch of the Bay of Fires should not be rushed, with plenty of beaches, walks, lagoons, and stunning scenery to take in along the way and feel like you’re the only person to have ever set foot here. Or, if you’re up for an adventure, kayak down the Anson River or explore the Mt William National Park at the north end by foot.

Tasmania’s untapped East Coast offers secluded romance, stunning scenery and wild adventures it’s a honeymoon not to be missed!

Keep an eye out for more helpful honeymoon tips dedicated to exploring the glorious Apple Isle.  

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