|SWANSEA - TASMANIA - 7190|
The 'Resolution' anchor at Swansea.
Location: 140km north east of Hobart
Highway: Tasman Hwy (A3).
Nearest Major Town:Hobart
Nearest Airport: Hobart
Touring Area: East Coast
The historic Morris General Store at Swansea
First settled in the 1820s Swansea is part of the oldest rural area, Glamorgan, in Australia|
A Classified Historic Town, it proudly boasts many historic buildings which include the All Saints Church (1871) and the Morris General Store
Swansea is the centre of Australia's oldest rural municipality, Glamorgan, and the original council chambers are still in use. The area was settled permanently in the 1820s, with development over the years outlined in a museum adjoining the operative Swansea Bank Mill. It's impossible to miss the three storey Morris General Store, which has supplied community and visitor needs since 1838, or the 1860 Community Centre, where billiards can be played on a superb full-size table that is a true collector's piece.
What to See and Do:
All water-based leisure pursuits, visit lookouts, the Bark Mill and Glamorgan War Memorial Centre and Museum, travel north to Cranbrook and see the quaint Auld Kirk (10km) or south to the Spikey Bridge built by convicts in the 1840s with thousands of fieldstones (8km).
Swansea Visitor Information Centre
96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea TAS 7190
Ph: 03 6257 8382
HOW TO GET THERE:
Redline: Ph: 1300 360 000
Greyhound Pioneer: 132 030
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