Moulting Lagoon

The East Coast

The road into Coles Bay skirts around the estuary of the Swan River and Moulting Lagoon, an important breeding ground for waterbirds. Residents include black swans, Australian shelducks, greenshanks…and the oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm.

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1. Devil’s Corner

4.43 MILES

Wine comes with a wide-screen view at this cutting-edge cellar door (eyesore or delight? You decide) overlooking Moulting Lagoon and the Hazards mountains…

2. Freycinet Vineyard


The Bull family has been growing grapes beneath the east-coast sun since 1979 – this was the first vineyard on the coast. The vibe at the cellar door is…

3. Friendly Beaches

5.73 MILES

Take a break from all those curvy little bays further down the peninsula and wander the sands of this windswept ocean beach, signposted from the main road…

4. Craigie Knowe Vineyard

5.86 MILES

Dating back to 1979, this little vineyard at Cranbrook produces petulant pinot noir and riesling.

5. Spring Vale Wines

5.97 MILES

Down a looong driveway in Cranbrook, 15km north of Swansea, this winery is on land owned by the same family since 1875. The cellar door is housed in an…

6. Gala Estate Vineyard

6.34 MILES

Enjoy a red in retroville in this funky little cellar door – once a post office – right on the main road through Cranbrook. The tumbledown, pistachio…

7. Milton Vineyard

6.94 MILES

Milton is 13km north of Swansea, with tastings in an elegant, white weatherboard pavilion presiding over the vines. Sip some sparkling rosé and enjoy a…

8. Muirs Beach

7.98 MILES

Easily accessible beach at Coles Bay township. West-facing equals great sunsets!