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Coles Bay (including Freycinet National Park) is the entry point for those eager to explore the beautiful Freycinet National Park. Coles Bay is situated at the northern edge of the Freycinet National Park. As such it is the site favoured by visitors wishing to explore the Freycinet Peninsula.
east coast tasmania
East Coast Tasmania, central location, close to national park, panoramic views everywhere...
Located 202 km north east of Hobart and 218 km south east of Launceston it is one of the justifiably famous wilderness beauty spots on Tasmania's east coast.
The Coles Bay-Freycinet National Park area is noted for its spectacular coastal scenery and its emphasis on fishing, boating, bushwalking and swimming.
As the excellent brochure Let's Talk about Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park declares: 'Where else would you find granite mountains rising straight from the sea to form a magnificent sheltered waterway?"
beautiful & secluded
'Where else would you find a beach so beautiful and secluded that on the last Royal visit to Australia, the Royal Yacht Britannia anchored to allow the Queen ashore for an Australian-style beach barbecue?'
This latter event is still talked about by the locals and, when you have seen Wineglass Bay where the picnic took place, you can understand the romantic notion of such an activity.
The appealing quality of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park is that they haven't really changed in fifty years. The awe discovered by early explorers is still experienced by first time visitors today.
a great escape
Today people still come to the area to get away from it all.
They fish in the waters of Great Oyster Bay, which are still rich in trevally, flathead, crayfish and trumpeter.
They walk into the park and climb the Hazards or the mountains to the south, both of which offer marvellous views across the bay and out across the Tasman Sea.
And they drive on the rough roads through the National Park stopping for a spectacular view or pulling off the road to go swimming in the clear, safe waters of the bay.