Day 5 – Orford – Scamander

Heading out from Orford, it may be worth doing 200km or so today.

Head north through the woodchip town of Triabunna up to Swansea for a late breakfast.

Swansea is on the water so we’ll have some nice views.

From Swansea it’s a bit of a roundabout way to get onto Coles Bay Road and head into Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park.  A lovely national park with some great bushwalks if you’re up to it.  There is also Wineglass Bay in here –  can’t remember how accessible this is (I think there might be a bit of a walk involved).

Out of the National Park, we head north up to Bicheno, a small seaside fishing village for a late lunch.

Then it’s a bit of a hike up to a small seaside village called Scamander.  A lovely little place with just a couple of places to stay.

Scamander Beach Resort.

That’s 211kms for the day – and gets us far enough up the East Coast to head into Launceston for the next day.

Looking at the time frames, I reckon it might be worth heading from Port Arthur to Swansea or even Scottsdale on Day 4 and from Swansea to Scottsdale/beyond on Day 5.