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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  • breath taking scenery, Do every walk you can! Linger for awhile and take it all in. Early morn to avoid all the tourist buses and rush.  more »
  • The highlight of our stay at Freycinet Lodge was a walk down to Coles Bay where seals were lolling about at sunset. It was quite spectacular!  more »
  • It's so beautiful here. This is nature at its finest. There are things to do and see for family members of all ages. Pack some picnic things and head to Tasmania's stunning eastern shore.  more »

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