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Coles Bay, Freycinet
(3.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Coles Bay and many more Coles Bay attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Coles Bay vacation generator.
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  • Great time of year was really quiet but everyone was so friendly.. best time to just go and chill out 
  • Coles Bay has several points that are worth visiting. I think that you there are for all tastes and physical conditions. The landscape is beautiful, see relatively easy animals and there are several amenities relatively nearby. Perhaps the biggest attraction is wineglass bay. The pictures do not lie, yet and even when it is cloudy, the place is paradise, with waters so clear that the bottom is seen from the viewpoint. It the deeper parts the water looks very blue like sooo few places I have seen. I recommend to try Mt. masters, once up there is a view 360 pays for all the suffering to arrive. At the beginning the trail is easy, but although the top distance is short, is super complicated. Definitely you should not try if it is raining because it is too dangerous. It is like walking on a stone plate very smooth and slippery. If climbing it is complicated, down is even more complicated. I recommend you to remove your shoes in some sections. Important to wear proper shoes and breaks wind. In addition to this mountain, go to the Lighthouse is super nice, preferred. There are also other flat and short walks. The best is to arrive early or stay a few days and enjoy the beach.
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  • Stayed in the caravan park at the National Park Plenty for the kids to do Long walks on the beach Great food Recommend the walk to Wine Glass Bay