the east coast of tasmania & activities


The town of Scamander

Scamander is a popular beachside township on the East Coast of Tasmania at the gateway to The Bay of Fires. Set at the mouth of the Scamander River and on the Great Eastern Drive route, the town boasts wide sandy beaches and a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Scamander is one of Tasmania’s premier Bream fishing locations and occasionally dolphins and whales can be sighted offshore. 

The East Coast of Tasmania

There are too many gems on the East Coast of Tasmania to go through them all but we have create a map to show you some of the highlights surrounding the park. You can also check out our the East Coast Tasmania tourism authority website for more information on scenic drives and places to check out! 

East Coast Tasmania map

East Coast Tasmania Activities

Free activities on the east coast of tasmania

  • Beach activities; walking, swimming, cricket
  • Bushwalking (The Sanctuary, Winifred Curtis Reserve) 
  • Free bike hire
  • Picnic or BBQ
  • Fishing from beach or two rivers
  • Kayak hire
  • Golf
  • Lawn bowls
  • Surfing - ask us about the nearby breaks
  • Occasional dolphin and whale sightings offshore
  • Paddle boarding (BYO board)
  • Wind surfing (BYO board)

Paid activities

  • Charter fishing
  • Boat hire
  • Kayak hire
  • Golf
  • Lawn bowls 
  • Sports complex
  • Tennis courts



east coast tasmania Day trips

  • Bay of Fires (30 min drive) 
  • Bicheno (40 min drive) 
  • Binalong Bay 
  • Fingal Valley
  • The Douglas-Aspley National Park 
  • St Columbia Falls
  • Pub in the Paddock at Pyegana
  • Pyengana Dairy & Cheese Factory
Bay of Fires is only a 55 minute drive from Scamander Sanctuary

Bay of Fires is only a 55 minute drive from Scamander Sanctuary