Tasmania’s east coast
The Bend’ property is located near Swansea on Tasmania’s East Coast, bordered by the Swan River (the bend in the river) and King Bay, part of Moulting Lagoon, a large internationally recognised wetland and Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance) at the northern end of Great Oyster Bay
Moulting Lagoon is listed as a Ramsar site for its importance as a breeding ground for various waterfowl and wetland birds and a destination for migratory birds. It also contains rare and significant wetland flora and fauna, as well as being an area of extraordinary beauty. Moulting Lagoon holds the largest concentration of black swans in Tasmania, with an average of between 8000 & 10,000 swans living in the lagoon. The name Moulting Lagoon comes from the black swans shedding their flight feathers which can often be seen piled up along the shoreline. The largest Tasmanian flock of greenshank also occurs at the lagoon.
The east coast of Tasmania is one of the driest regions in the state with an average rainfall of 550ml a year, it is also one of the warmest with average summer temperatures around 22- 23C, an ideal climate for growing cool Tasmanian wine.