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Swansea (Tasmania)

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Swansea is a coastal town in Tasmania.


The historic township of Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming and diving, or relaxing on the beach overlooking Great Oyster Bay and the beautiful Freycinet National Park.

Swansea has a population of 530, housed in colonial buildings, contemporary homes and classic beachside shacks.

Swansea was first explored by Captain Cox in 1798 and was settled as a military post in 1827. Local Aboriginal people moved further inland as European whalers explored the coast.

Swansea enjoys temperate weather all year round, with an average maximum of 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit) in June.

Swansea is 134 kilometres (83.2 miles) from Hobart, along the A3.

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  • Swansea Motor Inn in Swansea Tasmania, 1 Franklin St, +61 3 6257 8102 (toll free: 1800 222 823, fax: "+61), [1]. Beachfront accommodation at the centre of Swansea Tasmania with views over Great Oyster Bay to the renowned Hazards and Freycinet National Park. Comfortable motel accommodation.  edit

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