Blogs from Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 25th 2015

Hi everyone, then moved onto Coles Bay, again fantastic scenery.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 25th 2015

Hi everyone, walked to the look out which overlooked Wineglass Bay, you can only get to this beach by walking 2 1/2 hours or boat, we walked 40 minutes to get a look at it from above, so beautiful, breathtaking, finding words to describe how stunning it is.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 17th 2015

Geo: -42.1213, 148.286We left early for the 5hr drive to Freycinet on the central East coast. Looking forward to more lovely landscape views and a 2hr walk to Wineglass Bay.We were delighted to see a couple of un-squashed echidnas on the drive and are also pretty sure we glimpsed a Tassie Devil crossing the road!At Freycinet the rugged terrain and pretty bays were mostly obscured by low cloud and fog. Bummer. We spent some time in the visitor centre but decided the poor visibility precluded any sightseeing walks. Instead we parked beside the wharf and ate lunch while peering across the bay in the gloomy rain. Later, on the way south to Hobart we stopped at Devil's Corner vineyard and bought a couple of wines after a pleasant chat with the staff.... read more
Devil's Corner Vineyard
Unit 23, Wyndham Resort

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay July 29th 2014

Our run of outstandingly beautiful weather came to an end this morning! We packed our bags while looking out on a rather gloomy day from our room at the Fountainside Hotel. We packed the car in light drizzle and then headed off to the Frogmore Creek Winery at Cambridge. We have been enjoying a bottle (or two, or three!) of Storm Bay Merlot whilst eating out here in Tasmania. Frogmore Creek Winery sells its wines under the Frogmore Creek, Meadowbank, 42° South and Storm Bay labels. We tasted our way through most of their tasting list and left the winery with a Meadowbank sparkling, a Storm Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and a couple each of the Storm Bay Merlot and Cab/Merlot. OK, we've done the wine tasting now let's do the cheese tasting ... as you do ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay March 6th 2012

Today was a walking day so we made up a picnic lunch, then after a morning tea of Annamaria’s home baking and tea or coffee, we departed for the Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Track in the campervan which saved us paying for the car as well. We walked from the car park up to the Wineglass Bay Lookout on a well formed and well maintained track through hugh granite boulders and wonderful views out over the ocean. Unfortunately the weather was not warm and there was the odd shower and gusts of wind. From the Lookout we viewed over the magnificent Wineglass curved beach towards the rugged peaks of Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet with Lemon Rock on the far end point of the range. Behind us was the granite tor of Mt Amos. We walked ... read more
Our encounter with a wallaby

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay March 5th 2012

Annamaria and Michael were going to catch up with us later in the day at Coles Bay in their campervan so we headed off with a list of places to visit along the way. Heading east past the airport we stopped at Sorell to get groceries and wine for the next two days. From there we passed where we should have stopped at the Tasman Bush Gardens, but, never mind, we could do that on the way back in a couple of days. Next we stopped at St John The Baptist church (built 1820’s) at Buckland to look at the stained glass window dating back to the 14thCentury from Hastings Abbey in England. The building is made of the local cream sandstone and the glass work on the other windows is superb especially the flowers. The ... read more
The Spikey Bridge

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay November 12th 2011

Sensitively sited in coastal bushland within the boundary of the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is the ideal accommodation for holiday makers by day and a comfortable haven at night as the sun sets across the waters of Great Oyster Bay. Freycinet Lodge is approximately 28km from the junction, just inside the Freycinet National Park boundary putting you as close as possible to the natural beauty of Freycinet. You can arrange a National Parks Pass at the Visitor Centre to gain access to your accommodation at Freycinet Lodge. With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of The Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring the Freycinet peninsula. The eco-accredited Freycinet Lodge is living proof that communing with nature does not have to mean roughing it. Freycinet Lodge is ... read more
Freycinet P45 021

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 17th 2010

Day 297 - Coles Bay We would like to wish our lovely Uncle David a Happy Birthday today. You’re a gem Uncle David and we hope you have a great day. Love from both of us x x What a beautiful morning to wake up to, clear and bright and just what we’d ordered! A chap camped behind Tony & Jane came over last night for a chat and to give us some walking instructions which included the ‘fact’ that Freycinet national park didn’t open its gates until 8am. We thought it strange but didn’t argue and were happy to use it as an excuse for a lie in, we hadn’t had one for a while. However, as we passed into the national park this morning we realised we had been misled as there are no ... read more
Walk in Freycinet
Off to tackle Wineglass Bay
Scribbly Gum on the walk

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 16th 2010

Day 296 - Moulting Bay (St Helens) to Coles Bay (nr Freycinet National Park) Big birthday shout out this morning to Ed who is celebrating today! Happy Birthday, sorry we’re not there to help you see out another year but we’ll have a belated session when we get back! See you soon! Lots of love from both of us x x Hurrah, its moving day! We should be used to it by now, it’s happening every two days for the foreseeable future. We were all packed up for an 8am departure from Moulting Bay so we left just ahead of Tony & Jane to fill our fuel tanks up then waited for them down on the wharf in St Helens. Freycinet National Park is our destination today, or more precisely the Big 4 caravan site in ... read more
These guys look like they're here to stay for a while!
Our spot in the bush at Moulting Bay
Looks like somebody didn't like having to pay to visit the area

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Coles Bay February 14th 2010

This is a "re-post" on the blog, as there was a glitch in the program and it was erased off the site? No idea why- but some of you may already have read this. I'll post the next one on the weekend! nj AFter an "exhausting" flight of 60 minutes, we arrived in Tasmania. As we were hustling to catch the hotel shuttle bus, who should we run into but Gary & Susan- who had arrived from Sydney moments earlier. WE spent one night in a hotel, prior to picking up our next home on wheels. WE stalked up on groceries and wine- of particular note are the "drive thru" liquor stores! Come on Canada- this is the way to go! NOw we were ready to start! The boys thought we would never fit in all ... read more
Drive thru liquor store
Inside the camper
Tasman 249

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