Destination guide

Soak up the dramatic beauty of Tassie's East Coast

Separated from the mainland by the Bass Strait, Australia's southernmost state of Tasmania is a natural wonderland of stunning landscapes and dramatic vistas. Permanently settled by the British in 1803 as a prison colony, today it's anything but. Along the island's East Coast, you'll find everything from chic wineries and top-notch seafood, to intriguing seaside towns. An East Coast vacation rental also puts you on the doorstep of pristine white sands, crystal blue waters, and pink granite mountains, so don't forget your camera. You might even see a real Tasmanian devil (just don't believe everything you see in the cartoons).

Things to do

Explore epic scenery on one of Australia's greatest drives

Buckle yourself in for one of Australia's best road trips. The Great Eastern Drive is the best way to see everything the coast has to offer. Among the top sights are the pink granite mountains and classic bushwalks of Freycinet National Park, and the much-photographed Wineglass Bay. You'll also be on the famous East Coast Wine Route, so make time to stop for a taste. If you make it all the way to the bottom, you'll hit the Port Arthur Historic Site, where you'll find the preserved remnants of one of the original penal colonies (ghost tour, anyone?).


A forest of kelp and a Bay of Fires

Whatever location you choose, an East Coast vacation will feel like you've stepped into paradise. You'll have your pick of dive settings to get your adrenaline rush from, from sheer cliffs and sea caves, to mesmerizing kelp forests. If relaxation is more your speed, the stark white beaches and aqua blue waters will take your breath away, especially at the jaw-dropping Bay of Fires. The coast is also a popular spot for wilderness trekking, sea kayaking, and pleasure cruising. Refuel with a feast of fresh oysters and sparkling wine in one of the charming seafront towns.


Take your pick of the four seasons

With 4 distinct seasons, Tasmania has something for everyone. Summer is the peak time for East Coast vacation rentals, thanks to temperatures in the 70s and 80s from December to February, so book early. The winter months of July to August are the coolest and wettest, though more moderate than you'll find inland. Sea breezes kick up from March to May, when the weather can be unpredictable as it transitions from summer to winter. While all of Tasmania gets a fair amount of rain, the East Coast sees less of it, earning its "sun coast" nickname among locals.

Natural features

A rainbow of colors from the mountains to the sea

Nature's palate is in full effect on Tasmania's East Coast. The intense blues of the waters contrast with the sheer white beaches in ways you have to see to believe. Prefer pink? Just look to the mountains of the Freycinet peninsula. Of course, there's an endless supply of green in the lush rainforest and vibrant farmland. There's plenty for animal lovers, too. Penguins routinely emerge from the surf in Bicheno. If you're hoping to see a real live Tasmanian devil, head to the reserves on Maria Island (spoiler alert -- they look a lot different than the Looney Tunes version).

How many vacation rentals are available around East Coast Tasmania, AU?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 353 vacation rentals around East Coast Tasmania. From 273 house rentals to 30 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in East Coast Tasmania?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Coast Tasmania. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Coles Bay: 126 vacation rentals
  • Hobart: 255 vacation rentals
  • Bicheno: 61 vacation rentals
  • Battery Point: 256 vacation rentals
  • Binalong Bay: 92 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in East Coast Tasmania! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in East Coast Tasmania?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Coast Tasmania:

  • Coles Bay: 126 rentals
  • Hobart: 255 rentals
  • Bicheno: 61 rentals
  • Battery Point: 256 rentals
  • Binalong Bay: 92 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in East Coast Tasmania?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in East Coast Tasmania. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St Helens Waterfront: 111 rentals
  • Salamanca Place: 341 rentals
  • Maria Island Ferry: 48 rentals
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church: 342 rentals
  • 146 ArtSpace: 341 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East Coast Tasmania listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.