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Things to do in Coles Bay

National Park
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Blessed with secluded bays, clean white-sand beaches, and bird-filled wetlands, Freycinet National Park offers a range of outdoor activities
Boat Tour
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Wineglass Bay Lookout , Coles Bay
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A gentle walk of about one hour, leading through lush vegetation abundant with native wildlife, takes visitors to Wineglass Bay Lookout, situ
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Full day, small group tour experience from Hobart to Wineglass Bay via the Historic Townships of Richmond & Buckland to Freycinet National Park. Walk to Wineglass Bay lookout for spectacular views and meet the local wildlife. This tour is not just about the scenery. Indulge in an array of local seafood, wood fired pizza and wine at one of Tasmania’s East Coast's finest wineries and spoil yourself with homemade berry ice cream, sweets and chocolates at Kate's Berry Farm. Hear intriguing stories of Tasmania’s convict beginnings and antics of the early settlers. Travel through the seaside towns of Orford, Swansea and Coles Bay taking in amazing coastal views. Explore Tasmania’s oldest National Park & discover stunning beaches, sheltered coves & amazing rock formations. Your friendly guide will assist you throughout the tour to ensure your day is a memorable one!
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
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Freycinet Marine Farm , Coles Bay
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Set in the wetlands, Freycinet Marine Farm is a working oyster farm that raises oysters and mussels. Slip into fishing waders as part of your

Coles Bay

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Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents. The town's population swells during the warmer season from November to March, when crowds of visitors come to try their hand at adventurous outdoor activities and admire the area's iconic natural attractions. Popular things to do in Coles Bay include sea kayaking, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. When using our Australia tour builder site, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.

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Where to stay in Coles Bay

Accommodations in Coles Bay remain fairly limited, with many visitors choosing to stop there only as part of a longer road trip. If you do choose to stay in the town itself, look for options near the national park entrance. You can choose from a selection of campgrounds, bed and breakfasts, and resorts, most of which sit close to one of the beaches in the area.
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