Coles Bay is regarded by many as Tasmania’s ‘Playground for the rich’, but you do not need to be rich to enjoy all that Coles Bay has to offer.
If you have a day, a week, or a month to spend at Freycinet, you could easily pack each and every day full of fun and exciting activities. Suitable to young and old, there is something here to suit everybody.
The Blue House is centrally located to take in all the activities around the Freycinet Peninsula.
Head north from The Blue House and you come across the Marine Farm where you can buy delicious fresh local seafood. Then a little further on you find the Friendly Beaches – kilometres of bright white sand and crystal clear water, a great place for a swim, surf or simply a walk or lay on the beach to take in the spectacular scenery. You can also take a scenic flight of Freycinet from the airstrip near the beach.
Heading south from the house you pass the golf course, 9 holes of scenic manicured fairways, then you pass Saffire, Tasmania’s newest and most expensive resort – where packages start around $1500 per night, so you know you are in a special part of the world!
Next you drive through the Coles Bay township, a small village on the edge of the water overlooking The Hazards mountain range, with all the conveniences you require – shops, cafes, tennis courts, children’s playground etc, then you drive straight into the Freycinet National Park.
The National Park was the first national park established in Tasmania and is home to the world famous Wineglass Bay, which was rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can access this only by walking, but as luck would have it, the walking track has also been named one of the best short walks in Australia.
There is great fishing and diving around Freycinet and many sighting of whales and dolphins. There are well known scenic rock climbing and abseiling areas. It is a great place to explore the many mountain bike trails and take to the water on kayaks to see what lies around the corner.
Local operators run numerous tours in and around the National Park. You can take a 4×4 motorbike tour through part of the National Park or take a cruise around to Wineglass Bay. There are scenic flights of the area and guided kayak tours of the waters around Coles Bay.