4 days in Swansea & Orford Itinerary

4 days in Swansea & Orford Itinerary

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4 days in Swansea & Orford Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  2​h
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Launceston


Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes East Coast Heritage Museum as well as Bark Mill Museum. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the views from Spiky Bridge, take an in-depth tour of East Coast Heritage Museum, then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bark Mill Museum.

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Launceston to Swansea is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Spiky Bridge ©
Spiky Bridge
East Coast Heritage Museum ©
East Coast Heritage Museum


Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Three Thumbs Lookout as well as Darlington Vineyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Raspins Beach and Waterfall Bay. Visiting Maria Island National Park and Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orford: Australian Convict Sites (in Port Arthur), Dog Line (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Tasmanian Bushland Garden (in Buckland). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Model Prison.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orford trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Swansea to Orford in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck, Australian Convict Sites, Tasmanian Bushland Garden
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Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
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