Where to stay: Coles Bay is a pretty little town and offers a great base to explore the lovely Freycinet National Park.
What trails are available: Wineglass bay offers a couple options - a two-hour walk along a well marked path leads to an absolutely stunning arc of sand tucked away between tree-top cliffs and gently rolling waves. Alternatively, there is an 11 kilometre circuit from the base of Mount Mayson to Hazards Beach and back to Wineglass bay.
Where to eat: Try Madge Malloys for some fresh fish dishes
Tasman National Park
Where to stay: Eaglehawk Neck Cafe and Guesthouse provided a comfortable stay. However, they have changed owners and now go by the name of Blue Seal Accommodation. From photos, it has changed quite a bit since we were there in 2010. Not to worry, there are loads of guesthouse options in the area.
What trails are available: Lots. Here are a couple that we tested.
Cape Huay - This 9 kilometre undulating trail started from the Fortescue Bay campground.
Cape Raoul - This 14 kilometre track dishes up views of rock platforms, towering cliffs and columns, islands and swirling seas.
Where to eat: Mussel Boys in Taranna, my favourite was their salt & szechuan oysters
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