The village of Coles Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast sits beneath pink granite mountains at the entrance to Freycinet National Park and is an ideal location for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing. The Coles Bay area is one of Tasmania’s most popular holiday spots for visitors and locals.
The spectacular coastal scenery of the park includes Wineglass Bay, one of the world’s most photographed beaches. Follow the steep but well-designed ascent to the lookout for views of the Bay. If you prefer, you can take a cruise and experience the Bay from a very different perspective.
The Park offers great walking and is home to Tasmanian pademelons, white-breasted sea eagles and red-necked wallabies – and in season, there’s a spectacular display of native orchids.
Coles Bay is a 2 hr 30-min drive (192 km) from Hobart and a 2 hr 20-min drive (173 km) from Launceston.
Coles Bay is a small Tasmanian Rural Location within the local government area of Glamorgan/Spring Bay, it is located approximately 116kms from the capital Hobart covering an area of 93.293 square kilometres. Coles Bay has a recorded population of 353 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Coles Bay we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Coles Bay and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.