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Stay in national park vs. near by town of bichemo or Swansea

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Stay in national park vs. near by town of bichemo or Swansea

Hi, I've read a lot of the existing forums I am trying yo decide what is better for staying around freycinet, we love our food but also only have 2 nights in this area after a 3 night stay in Hobart so this is the relax part of our trip. Want to see wineglass bay and try and have down time along with perhaps some quiet beach time. It seems to me that to stay in the national park costs $200 more a night, is it that much better? I'm looking at places with a view but modest in bichemo vs the freycinet lodge/ Eco lodge option

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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1. Re: Stay in national park vs. near by town of bichemo or Swansea

Accommodation is very scarce in Coles Bay at the entrance to Freycinet. And there are very few food options in the small village. I tend to think that Bicheno or Swansea are better options.

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Coles Bay
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Freycinet, Australia
Bicheno
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Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmania, Australia
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2. Re: Stay in national park vs. near by town of bichemo or Swansea

Hi,

We stayed in Swansea a few weeks ago & used it as a base to see Freycinet NP & surrounding areas. Swansea is an ideal location as there is plenty of good restaurants, cafes & a supermarket for stocking up. We rented a beach house from stayoz & found it to be excellent.

stayz.com.au/accommodation/…112026

For restaurants - my recent reviews.

Saltshaker

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Oyster Bay take-away

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Bark Mill Tavern - Pub

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highly recommend you stop for breakfast at Coles Bay

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g504300-d…

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Freycinet, Australia
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