Things to Do

adventure

What’s your idea of the perfect outdoor experience? Sea kayaking around a ruggedly beautiful coast, or a gentle cruise (complete with champagne and oysters) on a calm, clear ocean? A multi-day bushwalk with a couple of peaks to conquer, or maybe a gentle stroll to a cascading waterfall is more your style? You might fancy testing your skill against big game fish out on the open sea, or perhaps soaking up the view or lazing the day away on a long white beach is your idea of outdoor heaven.

Whatever your sense of adventure is, you’ll find a way to follow it on the Great Eastern Drive.

Here, unforgettable outdoor experiences are as simple to find as getting in your car, taking one of the world’s best road trips and just wandering, until adventure finds you.

itineraries

Walking

Why you’ll love it Sometimes, walking is the best way to discover something wonderful. Slowing down to a walking pace lets us see and experience things we would otherwise miss—it’s the essence of wandering. Tasmania’s east coast has places that…

Read more

Kayaking

Why you’ll love it Sea kayaking is the ultimate way to just stop and wander. The east coast’s mild climate and calm weather creates prime conditions for kayaking. Paddling the region’s calm seas is an excellent way to experience the…

Read more

Waterfalls

Why you’ll love it Who doesn’t love a waterfall? There’s something mesmerising about watching a stream tumble over a crag of rock and cascade at your feet. Happily, Tasmania’s east coast has several impressive falls, all within reach of the…

Read more

Surfing

Why you’ll love it Tasmania’s east coast has no shortage of prime surf spots. Step off almost anywhere along the Great Eastern Drive, from Orford to Anson’s Bay, and you can take your pick of uncrowded breaks to suit surfers…

Read more

Fishing

Why you’ll love it With all this coastline, who wouldn’t want to go fishing on Tasmania’s east coast? Pack your gear (or hire some), seek out a beach, jetty, river or estuary and try your luck. You’ll find boat ramps…

Read more

Camping

Why you’ll love it For a true taste of the outdoors, camping on Tasmania’s east coast is a must-do experience. Whether your taste is back to nature or outdoor luxury, you’ll find your ideal camping holiday on the Great Eastern…

Read more

Cruising

Why you’ll love it Taking a day to relax aboard a luxury cruise boat or yacht with a glass of fine Tasmanian sparkling and a picnic basket full of gourmet local produce is an essential Great Eastern Drive side trip.…

Read more

Wildlife Watching

Why you’ll love it There are not many places in the world where wildlife is as abundant and accessible as Tasmania’s east coast. Visit a wildlife park, take a guided wildlife tour or enjoy the thrill of a natural encounter…

Read more

Cycling

Why you’ll love it Tasmania’s east coast is a classic cycle-friendly destination. The region’s mild climate, gently curving roads and incredible views create a superb environment for bike touring. Travelling by bike also means you can take full advantage of…

Read more

Golf

Why you’ll love it Mark Twain may have (allegedly) said that golf was ‘a good walk spoiled’, but what did he know? The love of golf is something all devotees of the sport understand—which is why they also love coming…

Read more

Only have a few days?

If you just haven’t the time to try all the adventure experiences that the Great Eastern Drive has to offer, you can still give yourself a little taster of the region’s best. Here is our top three unmissable Great Eastern Drive…

Read more

more adventure

Sign up to our newsletter

Join us and be the first to hear about exclusive deals, insider travel tips, competitions and events.