Welcome to The East Coast

This coast sits in a rain shadow – by the time the clouds make it out here from the west, they're virtually empty! It's no surprise, then, that this is prime holiday terrain for Tasmanians, with plenty of opportunities to hike, cycle, kayak, surf, dive and fish – set up your beachside camp and get into it. At day's end, fish and chips on the beach is a sure-fire winner. And if luxury is more your thing, you’ll find hip lodges and top-flight eateries aplenty.

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The East Coast activities

$159.15 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wineglass Bay Cruise from Coles Bay

Vista LoungeExperience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula aboard the Schouten Passage II, a 150 seat eco-catamaran. The journey is spectacular; the vessel will stop and allow you to gaze at the sheer granite cliffs, get up close to the wildlife and provide informative commentary on landmarks, wildlife and history. Wineglass Bay is beautiful and remote, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes at the edge of a perfect turquoise sea where you will enjoy a Tasmanian Ploughman's lunch at anchor in relaxed style. Your delicious lunch is a bento box full of fresh local produce such as salmon, cheeses and chocolate, prepared by the Freycinet Lodge. Taste local beverages and cool-climate wines available for purchase in nature's best wine bar in the wilderness. Our luxury 2 level catamaran offers floor to ceiling windows, airplane style seating and both air conditioning and heating, so regardless of the conditions outside you will travel in comfort.  The vessel is wheelchair and children friendly and there are 3 toilets on board including facilities for the disabled and a baby change table. You haven't seen Freycinet until you've seen it with Wineglass Bay Cruises!

$104.89 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Freycinet Peninsula Or Wineglass Bay Scenic Flight

Aeroplane Scenic FlightsFreycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay (30min)Enjoy the beautiful views of Wineglass Bay and Hazard Mountains after tracking along Friendly Beaches and past Cape Tourville lighthouse. We will then proceed around the southern tip of the peninsula to take in views of the pristine beaches along the western side. A quick fix to take in the area but the views will be unforgettable, the best way to see Wineglass Bay.          Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay & Schouten Island (45min)Although Wineglass Bay is the main attraction of the area, your breath will be taken away by what the Freycinet Peninsula has to offer. After enjoying the views of Wineglass Bay, we will continue further south past Mt Freycinet to explore the geological phenomenon that is Schouten Island. We will then return via Cooks and Bryan's Beach, as well as once again passing Wineglass Bay and the Hazard Mountains. This flight should be a must do on your list to get that perfect photo.           Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay & Maria Island (60min)As well as taking in Wineglass bay in the Freycinet Peninsula in all it's beauty, this tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of Maria Island, as well as have your breath taken away by the perfectly symmetrical bays on the island. If you wish to land and explore the island on foot, please contact our staff to organise a Maria experience you will never forget!Tours to Port Arthur and Bay of Fires are also available*All flights have a minimum passenger numbers and are subject to weather conditions

$75.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Freycinet Paddle

This tour meets at Muirs Beach, The Esplanade- Coles Bay. We provide stable double sea kayaks and all paddling gear including warm jackets and safety gear, dry bags for cameras etc. Our expert guides demonstrate how to use our equipment at the beginning of your tour and ensure all our guests are comfortable in our kayaks. Our expert guides provide guests with information on local history and wildlife. We offer refreshments on our stop half way through the tour. We paddle into Freycinet National Park. Our start and finish location at Muirs Beach includes free parking and public toilets. Family rates apply.

$187.35 Day Trips & Excursions

Half-Day Guided ATV Exploration Tour from Coles Bay

Tours depart daily from Coles Bay at 8am.See Freycinet in a way like no other! Riding your own all-terrain vehicle to isolated parts of the famous Freycinet National Park. You will see magical beaches and spectacular granite sea cliffs. This fully guided ATV tour gives you a truly special insight into this rarely seen coastal environment.A quad bike tour is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and discover some of Freycinet's lesser known beautiful spots! The team of professional guides have extensive ATV experience. Best of all, no previous experience is necessary and all training is provided!Your 4-hour adventure starts at the stunning Coles Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania, the gateway to the Freycinet Peninsula. At the start of the tour you will learn the basics of quad riding, including safe ATV handling and riding technique. From here your guide takes you for an unforgettable journey through the coastal forest along 4WD tracks to two stunning destinations.First you will ride to South Friendly Beaches, a secluded, pristine, white sandy beach where you will enjoy a tea break and a walk on the beach. From here you travel through boulder strewn valleys to admire the Coastal Cliffs surrounding Cape Tourville Lighthouse or onto the inviting cove of Bluestone Bay, where you will break for lunch.During the tour, a strong emphasis is placed on interpretive tours of the national park and provide you with a full appreciation of the area with its rich cultural, historical and environmental heritage. Using ATVs allows people to feel a sense of freedom and connect with the area. You ride the bumps, feel the breeze and take in the sights and smells of nature. The tour wraps up around noon. The vehicles have automatic transmission, are simple to operate and suitable for beginners and up. All tours include an additional 30 minute training session.The tour operator is proudly carbon neutral and is a member of Greening Australia's Breathe Easy program, ensuring they are taking care of the environment in the best way possible!

$115.01 Outdoor Activities

Quad Bike 2-Hour Adventure: Freycinet National Park

Meet your small-group of adventure seekers at your chosen time at the corner of Reserve rd and Freycinet Drive. A quad bike tour is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and discover some of Freycinet's lesser known beauty spots. No previous experience is necessary and all training is provided.Ride south to Friendly Beaches - a pristine, white sandy beach that can only otherwise be accessed on foot, OR travel through boulder strewn valleys to Bluestone Bay and then on to admire the Coastal Cliffs surrounding Cape Tourville Lighthouse.During the tour, you will gain a full appreciation of the area with it's rich cultural, historical and environmental heritage. Using ATVs allows people to feel a sense of freedom and connect with the area. You ride the bumps, feel the breeze and take in the sights and smells of nature.Tour ends back at the starting location about 2-hours after you start. Please note: A minimum of 2 x RIDERS is required to book a tour. 

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