Backpacking Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park)

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    LAZE AWAY YOUR DAY ON ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD - AT WINEGLASS BAY: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    WINEGLASS BAY HAS PERFECT WHITE SAND AND CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS: Photo - Southern Cross Television, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    CHECK OUT THE AMAZING VIEW OF WINEGLASS BAY FROM MT AMOS: Photo - Chris McLennan, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    EXPLORE THE STUNNING COASTLINE ON A SEA KAYAK WITH FREYCINET ADVENTURES: Photo - Sean Fennessy, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Coles Bay (Freycinet) Highlights

  • Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Wineglass Bay, with its perfect white sand and crystal clear waters.

  • Go bush walking (hiking) in Freycinet National Park to see stunning beaches, rocky cliffs, hidden coves, abundant wildlife and an iconic view from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

  • Try a sea kayaking tour and discover the secret coves and pristine beaches of Tasmania's east coast.

  • Get off road on a mountain bike, or a four-wheel drive tour to explore this spectacular part of Tasmania.

  • Great places for diving and snorkelling, swimming and fishing.

About Coles Bay (Freycinet)

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Climbing 300 metres high are the pink granite mountains called the 'Hazards', which make a majestic backdrop to the small village of Coles Bay that sits at their base.

Beyond Coles Bay lies the spectacular Freycinet National Park. There are many things to see in this park, including rocky cliffs, hidden coves, abundant wildlife and the beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal clear water (including one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at Wineglass Bay). The park is a great place to explore by bushwalking and there are many excellent tracks available including the walk that leads to the iconic view from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For a bit more adventure you could try a sea kayaking tour and discover the secret coves and pristine beaches of Tasmania's east coast, do a four wheel drive tour, or hop on a mountain bike and really get off road.

The area also has some great places for diving, snorkelling, swimming and fishing.

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