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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  • Took a detour between Hobart and Launceston to see this place and the extra miles and time was definitely worth it. Beautiful and stunning setting that photos can't do justice of. Get yourself there, ...  more »
  • Coles Bay is one of Tasmania's hidden treasures. A beautiful bay with clear deep blue water overlooking the national park in the background. Shops and eateries are available and this is the gateway to...  more »
  • My third visit (in 25 years), I know I'll be back. Unique natural vistas. Sparkling Ocean. Abundant Seafood. Oh yes, there's Devil's Corner to savour the fruits of their labour. Bicheno remains THE sp...  more »

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