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Coles Bay
Travel Guide

Set between the pristine wilderness of the Freycinet National Park and a beautiful conservation area, this town on Tasmania’s East Coast is a spectacular getaway.

Explore the crystal clear waters of Coles Bay by kayak and meet the local wombats, quolls and echidnas on a bush walk. Watch the sun setting over the dramatic landscape of pink granite peaks while enjoying a dinner of locally farmed oysters and wine.

Appreciate the tranquility of sleepy Coles Bay from a waterfront camping site, a beach shack or a luxury eco-cabin. Around the township are a number of restaurants where you can savour fresh seafood, tasty drinks and a pleasant ambience.

Start your exploration of the coast’s beautiful wilderness at the Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre at the edge of town. Purchase your pass to the park here and learn through interactive displays about the biodiversity of the area and its cultural value.

Tackle the challenging walk up Mount Amos, one of the mountains known as the Hazards, or do the 31-kilometre (19-mile) hike through the Hazards to Wineglass Bay; plan for 2 to 3 days. Relax for a day at the Friendly Beaches, with white sand between your toes. The beaches lead on to Cape Tourville to the south and Cape Lodi in the north. The park has limited facilities, so always carry enough water and food when you are setting out on a walk.

Follow the coastline on a boat cruise to explore sea caves and visit the remote and stunning beach of Wineglass Bay. Go for a sail or rent a kayak to paddle along the coast and look for dolphins.

Just out of town on Coles Bay Road, you’ll find Moulting Lagoon, where you can see the incredible variety of birds that breed in this wetland reserve. Thousands of black swans come here to moult their flight feathers. Look for songbirds, ducks, eagles and long-legged water birds too.

Drive about 2.5 hours from Hobart or Launceston to reach Coles Bay, a perfect place from which to explore the Freycinet National Park.

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, TAS
The price is $281 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Marine Farm are also within 9 mi ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Superb position, superb views, excellent activities."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Freycinet Lodge
Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
3.5 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is $93 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

Situated near the beach, this campground is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (269 reviews)

"Close to town centre and activities...wineglass bay tours down the road"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Iluka Holiday Centre
Freycinet Resort
Freycinet Resort
4.5 out of 5
1799 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is $258 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Situated in the mountains, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Coles Bay Conservation Area and Freycinet Marine Farm. Sandpiper Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"Beautiful location with stunning views. Continental breakfast was the perfect start to the day. Lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Freycinet Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
3.5 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is $93 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

Situated near the beach, this campground is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (269 reviews)

"Close to town centre and activities...wineglass bay tours down the road"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Iluka Holiday Centre
Freycinet Resort
Freycinet Resort
4.5 out of 5
1799 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is $258 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Situated in the mountains, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Coles Bay Conservation Area and Freycinet Marine Farm. Sandpiper Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"Beautiful location with stunning views. Continental breakfast was the perfect start to the day. Lovely staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Freycinet Resort
The Bolt Hole
The Bolt Hole
3.5 out of 5
23 Bradley Drive, Coles Bay, TAS

Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) ...

The Bolt Hole
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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