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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  • Coles Bay is a beautiful and sheltered part of the Tasmanian East Coast. The water is clean, and plenty of bird life frequent the shores. The beaches are small and complement the peaceful nature of th...  more »
  • NIce little bay, not too big. If you like less crowd, this would be a good place to have nice walks and recharge your energy. Not many shops in the Coles Bay region. If you plan on staying here, advis...  more »
  • Overall a little disappointing. Where you drive in the places are a bit scattered and when you get to the bay p.roper it lacked the retail opportunity. Unless the coffee shops and cafes are tucked awa...  more »
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