THE EAST COAST NORTH
BICHENO TO ST HELENS
There is so much to see along the East Coast Touring Route we have split it into two maps. This one deals with
the northern section and the resort towns of Bicheno, Scamander and St Helens, and the other covers the area south
of Bicheno including Swansea, Maria Island and the Freycinet Peninsula.
The East Coast of Tasmania is its holiday playground. Golden beaches, national parks, quaint fishing villages,
coastal scenery, convict history and a wide variety of accommodation and attractions make it a popular
destination all year round.
The road which passes through this area follows the coast most of the way from Sorell to St Helens with a
minor detour to explore the wonderful Freycinet Peninsula and the pretty town of St Marys in the north.
There are several roadside wineries along the way and plenty of places to stop for a swim or a picnic. You will
find most of what you want in the listings of individual towns oposite. You should set aside a couple of days for
the trip from Hobart to Launceston via the coast. There is plenty to see and do.
In this section we have included the towns of Fingal and Avoca which are on the Esk Main Road, one of
the alternative ways to reach the east coast coming from Campbell Town on the Midland Highway.