Coles Bay, Freycinet

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Coles Bay, with a permanent population of only 470 people, is the main entrance point for tourists visiting the Freycinet National Park. Choose from a variety of activities available here, such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and sea kayaking. This area, which had long been mined for tin and coal, became Tasmania’s first national park in 1916. Today, you can visit several old mine shafts and farmers’ huts for an important lesson about Tasmania’s early European settlements. Another option is a short hike to the Great Oyster Bay, offering panoramic views of the red and pink granite peaks known as the Hazards. Remember that there are few stores here, so be sure to bring plenty of your own food and water supplies when you visit. Arrange to visit Coles Bay and other attractions in Coles Bay using our Coles Bay day trip planning app .
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  • Cole’s Bay is what Saffire Freycinet sits on with gorgeous sapphire blue waters and a white powdery sand beach. You could actually walk from this beach all the way(a bit rough in places) to the Freyci...  more »
  • Stayed in the downstairs self contained 2 bedroom unit. 1 room with queen and an ensuite the second room with a queen and a single. Our only complaint about this place was that it didn't have a clothe...  more »
  • We loved taking an early morning swim at Coles Bay, although fresh, it was beautiful and the water crystal clear.  more »

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