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:

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


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 for details on the variety of accommodation and services in the area.

A few of our suggestions:

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.

Edge of the Bay – Boutique waterfront resort and dining at The Edge Restaurant.

Freycinet Holiday Houses – offers an array of unique self contained holiday houses in the Freycinet, East Coast & Coles Bay region.

Freycinet Lodge – Uniquely set within Freycinet National Park, it has environmentally-friendly cabins, Mountain Terrace rooms, a Lodge King room and Coastal Pavilions