The east coast of Tasmania is known to have the finest weather in the state, and is often called "Tasmania's Suncoast". The two largest towns on the east coast are St. Helens and Bicheno, both wonderful fishing ports.
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White sandy beaches line the east coast, and Tasmania's most-visited National Park, Freycinet National Park is in the area. Coles Bay is a popular camping area on the edge of the park for those who want to `get away from it all'; alternatively, venture inside the park to spectacular Wineglass Bay.
East coast fishing ports are Tasmania's best, and make a great base for fishing, diving, and visiting convict ruins on Maria Island. Bicheno hosts a sealife park plus a bird life & animal park. The east coast doesn't lack in wilderness value and pristine rivers & beaches.
The east coast economy is anchored on the tourism and fishing industries. Abalone, oysters, scallops, crayfish and deep-sea species form the bulk of the catch. There is a substantial number of vineyards in the region, and timber milling employs a significant number of local residents.
East coast towns are easily accessible by road from both the north and south of Tasmania. Coaches and charter buses offer regular service to the entire coast, but public transportation is limited.