Historic tin mining town
Pioneer is a tiny township located 119 km north east of Launceston and 8 km from the Tasman Highway. The town came into existence in 1877 when William Bradshaw (until 1955 the town was known as Bradshaw's Creek) discovered tin at the junction of Bradshaw's Creek and Ringarooma River.
Tiny timber township between Launceston and the east coast.
Goulds Country, situated 155 km from Launceston, is an entirely wooden township. It is located off the Tasman Highway and is now no more than half a dozen buildings on the side of beautiful and gently undulating hills.
Quiet township on the Prosser River opposite Maria Island
Orford is a pleasant holiday town located on the Prosser River 81 km north east from Hobart and directly across the water from Maria Island. Like Triabunna, which is only 9 km north, it is an ideal destination for people wishing to stay in the area before making the trip over to Maria Island. The ferry terminal is about 6 km north of the town.
Lonely and historically significant island off the east coast.
Maria Island is steeped in history. This wild and rugged island which is over 20 km long and 13 km wide is characterised by sheer cliffs tumbling into the sea, jagged rocky outcrops (Mount Maria rises to 710 m and 'the Bishop and Clerk' reaches 915 m), extensive fossil deposits and interesting ruins of the nineteenth century penal settlement.
Quiet and attractive rural town
The beauty of the Fingal district has been an inspiration to a number of writers and poets. James McAuley, who spent a lot of time on Tasmania's east coast, wrote of Fingal in his poem 'Fingal Valley'.
Tiny village on the east coast.
Falmouth is an attractive and tiny, rather up market, village on the Tasmanian east coast 202 km south east of Launceston and 242 km north east of Hobart. In one sense it almost doesn't feel like a town at all. It is more like a collection of attractive houses on a cliff top with excellent views along the coastline.
Attractive and charming seaside resort town
Located 176 km south east of Launceston and 182 km north east of Hobart (via the Tasman Highway), Bicheno is a charming seaside resort town noted for its good motels, its excellent fishing facilities, its safe and attractive beaches and its interesting coastal walks which include some superb rocky outcrops and spectacular blowholes.
Weldborough (including Moorina)
Tiny village near one of Australia's most spectacular displays of tree ferns
This tiny settlement which is located 124 km north-east of Launceston is notable, more than anything else, for its exceptional pub - the Weldborough Hotel - and the Weldborough Pass where huge tree ferns grow on either side of the road.
Home to some of Tasmania's most spectacular natural wonders, including the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, the East Coast is a beautiful part of our largest island.