Coles Bay is the small seaside village that is the gateway town to Freycinet National Park. If you are planning on exploring the area this is the perfect spot to base yourself. There are plenty of accommodation options from camping through to the world’s best boutique hotel! There are also some great local restaurants and an excellent little café serving excellent coffee (Café Tombolo). Coles Bay is where all of our tours start and finish from.

There are two small supermarkets with ATM’s and fuel, a post office, bakery, tavern and bottle shop. We recommend travelling in this area with a vehicle so you can make the most of your stay. It’s also good to know that there is limited phone reception on the East Coast of Tasmania. The provider with the most coverage is Telstra.

For details on the local area, accommodation and services, visit: www.wineglassbay.com

How to get here

Driving yourself Use Google Maps to get directions on how to get to Coles Bay. Approximate driving times and distances:

From Distance Driving time
Hobart 195km 2.5hrs
Launceston 175km 2hrs
Devonport 175km 2hrs
Bicheno 42km 30mins
Swansea 60km 45mins

 Accommodation:

Places to stay in Coles Bay and Freycinet.

There is a range of accommodation available from tent sites and backpackers, through to six star luxury accommodation. Visit www.wineglassbay.com for details on the variety of accommodation and services in the area.

A few of our suggestions:

Freyscape– luxury 4.5 star self contained 3br unit in Coles Bay with great views of the Hazards Range.

Hazards Escape– studio apartment for a couple or single traveller. Perfect base for visiting Freycinet.

Freycinet Eco Retreat – self catering lodges in bush setting with panoramic views.

Eagle Peaks – new self contained ocean view units.

Andreas & Shuckers Cottages– self contained holiday homes is a bush setting. Approximately 8kms from Coles Bay these cottages are close to the lagoon and has a wonderful range of resident wildlife.

Pelican Bay B&B – waterside B&B surrounded by wildlife.

Freycinet Haven – self contained accommodation sleeping up to 8 guests.

Nautica But Nice – self contained accommodation right near Muir’s Beach where our tour meets.

Freycinet Rentals – self-contained holiday rentals throughout Coles Bay.