A road trip to relaxation
Cruising along Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive is more than just a road trip.
Don’t let the name fool you. The Great Eastern Drive is more than just a drive. It is a beautiful coast road revealing snippets of beautiful beaches, rugged coastlines and secret spots to pull over and explore.
And it is best taken at your own pace. The Great Eastern Drive may take you anywhere from a couple of hours to a week, and features some of Tasmania’s world-class wineries, pristine beaches, rolling farmland, private fishing spots, fresh seasonal produce and friendly locals.
It includes the stunning and famous Wineglass Bay and the beautiful simplicity of the Bay of Fires, you will be amazed at all the lesser known and beautiful hidden beaches, side trips and experiences along the way.
Starting from Orford in the south – just one hour from Hobart – the Great Eastern Drive is much more than a touring route for visitors. It is also a regular getaway for locals looking to unwind on their weekends and to make the most of what Tasmania has to offer.
For romantics, there are picnic spots abundant, dotted by wineries, farm gate providores and secluded beaches. For children, there is fruit picking, penguin tours and beaches perfect for fossicking. A ferry ride to Maria Island will inspire both the history buffs and nature lovers alike, with its scattering of colonial ruins and abundance of Tassie devils and wombats.