Set beneath the pink-hued granite peaks of Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday villages. Overlooking the tranquil waters of Oyster Bay, it boasts a range of gourmet restaurants and outdoor adventure activities.
Things to do
Spend a day exploring Freycinet National Park, home to the spectacular white sands of Wineglass Bay. Tackle the 45-minute walk up the saddle of The Hazards mountains for outstanding panoramas across the bay, then venture down onto the beach for a swim.
Walk along the sands of Hazards Beach or attempt the challenging climb up to Mount Amos. From the summit, you’ll be treated to uninterrupted views across Freycinet National Park.
Escape the crowds of Wineglass Bay at Friendly Beaches where the pristine white sands are interspersed with red lichen-covered rocks. Go surfing or fishing along this magnificent stretch of coast and get up close to local wildlife, such as pademelons and wombats.
Want to get a different perspective of Coles Bay? Take to the air on a scenic flight above the Freycinet Peninsula or sail into the protected waters of Wineglass Bay. You can also join a wine tour to sample Tasmania’s famed pinot noir and sauvignon blanc at one of the many wineries dotting the East Coast.
Coles Bay is situated around 2.5 hours’ drive from Hobart International Airport or two hours from Launceston. Hiring a vehicle is the best way to access Coles Bay and the natural attractions of Freycinet Peninsula.