The 'Resolution' anchor at Swansea.
Population: 529
Elevation: 10m
Latitude: -42.7.22
Longitude: 148.04.24
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).

  • Morris Store
  • 'Resolution' Shipwreck Monument
  • The Swansea Bark Mill

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    Swansea Visitor Information Centre
    96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea TAS 7190
    Ph: 03 6257 8382

  • By car along the Tasman Hwy. north from Triabunna or south from Bicheno. Also from Campbell Town on the Midland Hwy via the B34 through Lake Leake.
  • Light Plane
  • Coach
    Coach Operators
    Redline: Ph: 1300 360 000
    Greyhound Pioneer: 132 030

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