An enormously popular holiday spot, Coles Bay is the main settlement on the Freycinet Peninsula, situated at the base of the Hazards.

This is where you’ll find the National Park Visitor Centre, along with a sheltered family friendly beach, a range of tours and walking trails, and several small shops and restaurants. If you’re travelling with kids, pay a visit to The Ice Creamery, where you’ll find 24 flavours of Tasmanian-made ice cream. Will you play it safe with vanilla, or dare to try lavender, bubble-gum or mango?

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Waubs Harbour Whisky Tour

Waubs Harbour Distillery is set in an old oyster hatchery on the rocks in Bicheno, with spectacular views out across the water.


Spiky Bridge and Spiky Beach

A few minutes’ drive south of Swansea, you’ll discover Spiky Bridge, built by convicts in 1843 without any mortar or cement – hence the upright stones and the spiky looking appearance.


Nine Mile Beach

At just 100 metres in length, Spiky Beach isn’t ideal for long walks.


Out on the water

Depending how energetic you’re feeling, there are a few different options for exploring the Freycinet Coast from the water.