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Coles Bay YHA Hostel

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Coles Bay YHA Hostel

Ranked as one of the worlds best beaches, the perfectly sculpted Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park is only 1.5km from us here at Coles Bay YHA/Hostel. Coles Bay & the Freycinet Peninsula enjoy more days of sunshine than anywhere else in Tasmania, and is the stepping stone to Tasmania's olde...
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7. Drive up the East Coast

Wake up bright and early for a long drive up the east coast, stopping to admire the beauty of the stunning bays whilst breathing in the fresh sea air. Be sure to stop off at Wineglass Bay – one of the top 10 beaches in the world! Drive up to the Wineglass Bay lookout point for amazing views – don’t forget your camera! Stop for lunch in the seaside town of Swansea and enjoy stunning views of Oyster Bay whilst you sip local wine and munch on tasty pizza at Salt and Shaker Cafe and Restaurant. Your East Coast adventure wouldn’t be complete without stopping at Coles Bay to take a short walk and a few photos!

Kerry Williams

Freycinet National Park

The next stop on our journey is my absolute favorite! The peninsula on the east coast of Tassie at Coles Bay has the most lovely beaches in the world, especially if you take a bit more time. We hiked for three days around the beaches of Freycinet NP ( and would’ve gladly stayed longer), equipped just with our tent and backpacks. If you don’t have that much time, there are wineglass bay and sleepy bay that can easily be visited in one day.


Port Arthur > Coles Bay

Port Arthur > Coles Bay From Port Arthur head up to Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park. You will have to allow 3-3 1/2 hours and if you are travelling in peak season be aware that many campsites book up early around this area so it is important to book ahead. Once at the Freycinet National Park there are a variety of walks available for a small park fee of $24 per car for 24 hours. Four of Tasmania’s ’60 great short walks’ are located in the Freycinet Park, if you are strapped for time be sure to do the ‘Wineglass Bay lookout’, the ‘Sleepy Bay (southern end) walk’ and in particular the ‘Cape Tourville walk’ – when on the Cape Tourville walk take binoculars with you and keep an eye on the sea, depending on the time of year whales, dolphins and seals are often seen. If you plan to stay the night in the park be sure to take lots of fresh water as the park supply cannot be relied upon.

Kate Frost

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