Only 2.5 hours from Hobart and Launceston, Coles Bay is one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday destinations. Situated on the Tasmania North East coast, Coles Bay lies beneath spectacular granite mountains that form the entrance to Freycinet National Park. Whether this is only one part of your journey up the East Coast, or you choose to spend your entire holiday here, Coles Bay can accommodate you and your every need. Beautiful scenery, bushwalking and water sports mean there is no shortage of opportunity for fun and entertainment in this idyllic East Coast village.
The Freycinet National Park is a world renowned national park…and to ensure you enjoy your stay, both Coles Bay and Freycinet offer a fantastic range of accommodation. Luxury resorts and hotels can easily be found, along with gourmet restaurants, enabling you to enjoy this natural haven in a most extravagant way. The bushwalking in the park is second to none, with multiple walking tracks, each taking you to a unique stunning view. Along the walk, try spot the wildlife or birdlife, or simply enjoy the calm tranquillity that comes with being so close to nature. If you want to stay right within the beauty of the park, then Freycinet National Park can cater for camping trips. There is a fantastic range of budget hotel or motel options in Coles Bay and Freycinet, or even some backpacker hostel accommodation for you to stay before you take off into the wilderness.Away from the national park, make sure you get your feet wet in the beautiful waters of Wineglass Bay. Sea cruises allow you to explore the bay while resting your weary feet. You may also love the chance to take a boat out and try your hand at fishing because there is some fantastic local fish to catch in the area. Or if you really loved the Freycinet National Park, head up the coast for a day trip to Bicheno and explore the Douglass-Aspley National Park. The walks, the views and the wildlife will leave you breathless. A slightly longer drive will bring you to St Helens, where you can dive into the beautiful Bay of Fires. With so much amazing scenery nearby, you will be crazy not to stay in Coles Bay or Freycinet while in Tasmania. For fantastic accommodation, families can not go past the self contained apartments and wonderful hotels available in the area. Parents will love the comfortable stay, and kids will love the convenience of staying so close to so many amazing outdoor activities. If you are after a fun outdoor holiday, then Coles Bay is the spot for you!