Cosy up around Coles Bay
Freycinet National Park is equidistance from both Hobart and Launceston – an easy two and a half hour drive from either city. On both sides of the peninsula lie Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay respectively – two of Tasmania's most iconic and picturesque bodies of water.
Stay by the edge of the bay at the premium Saffire Freycinet – a 5-star boutique property offering 20 exclusive suites – or embrace the wilderness that surrounds at the Freycinet Eco Retreat. Lapped by azure waters, Freycinet Lodge has a selection of private cabins nestled in the bushland, with dining on-site and direct beach access to cap off the 4-star experience.
Staying in Swansea
Base yourself on the western rim of Great Oyster Bay at the historic township of Swansea, surrounded by colonial houses and beachside shacks overlooking the scenic coastline. Adding a little heritage to Freycinet accommodation opyions is Schouten House – a charming 1844 dwelling complete with antique fixtures across its six suites.
Also boasting heritage prestige is Meredith House, rumoured to serve up the best breakfast in town as part of their B&B package. Other Swansea accommodation includes the self-contained rooms at Wagners Cottages Estate, Piermont's modern 4-star spa suites and the spacious Swansea Beach Chalets.
Bunking in Bicheno
A short drive north from the Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Conservation Area is the laidback town of Bicheno. Centred on the waterfront, Bicheno is a fantastic spot for penguin watching, snorkelling and visits to neighbouring wineries or berry farms.
Bicheno is a favourite summer escape for Tasmanians so get in early and book your stay at the Sandpiper Ocean Cottages, where you can step straight onto the beach from your hotel room, the Best Western Beachfront or an apartment or bed and breakfast located just off the Tasman Highway.