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“A great surprise!”
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Wineglass Bay Day Trip from Hobart
Ranked #12 of 20 things to do in Freycinet
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A great surprise!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We went to Coles Bay for one day just to "complete" our visit to the magnificent Freycinet Peninsular (after the mandatory walk up to the Wineglass Bay look-out and down to the Beach itself) and were very pleasantly surprised. The views across the Bay to The Hazards are simply the best views of these fantastic mountains! Make sure you include a coffee at Richardsons Cafe at the Freycinet Lodge looking directly down on Richardson's Beach - marvellous!

Visited June 2014
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Main Beach, Australia
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“Beautiful Coles Bay”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Coles Bay Tas is a must to visit if touring the State of Tasmania. The scenery is magnificent and the Wineglass Bay walk should be on your to do list. Remember to take a drink and a snack as the walk is probably 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back but well worth it. We always stay for a couple of nights at 25 Bradley Drive Coles Bay by booking through Freycinet Rentals. Not a lot of choices when it comes to restaurants but such a pretty spot.

Visited September 2013
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Eudlo, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Coles Bay”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Close to Freycinet, but that's about all it offered. Very little variety with food and coffee. Also stayed one night in Bicheno which has a decent small supermarket a choice of pub and cafe's for meals and 20 minutes up the road. Good value accommodation also.

Visited April 2014
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Tasmania, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My partner brought me here for my birthday and it was just beautiful. Although the day was a little overcast, the beach was still very pretty and calm. Unfortunately, we weren't able to do the Wineglass Bay walk as we needed a park pass which we didn't know about till after we had lunch so keep in mind, just to visit and have a little look around, to get a park pass from a ranger.
Had lunch at The Bay Restaurant at the National Park, had the open hamburger and it was very delicious. Service I found to be a little slow but otherwise friendly. Overall great time and experience. Would love to go back to do the walk, now that we know.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“OMG!!! Bad food, worse service”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

There's not much choice for a lunch or snack in and around Coles Bay / Freycinet so we were advised to try the Bakery - bad move.

There are very few tables/chairs, the service is abysmally slow and when the barista (manager) supplied the incorrect tea, she snatched it away and then almost flung the correct one back on the table without a word, as if it was our fault.

They do offer gluten free bread and "toasties" but the toast was half-cooked and the bread was terrible. Other selections were no better. Give this place a wide berth.

Visited April 2014
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