Destination guide

Retreat to Coles Bay holiday homes to rent

Found beneath the stunning expanse of the sheer pink granite mountains of Tasmania, Coles Bay is a serene seaside retreat village with secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters and plenty of fun for the whole family. Whether you want to explore the water or land on an adventure tour, or you want to relax by the beach, you’ll find boundless opportunities for an unforgettable holiday in Coles Bay. Holiday homes to rent can be found throughout Coles Bay and near many interesting locations.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Coles Bay

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Coles Bay a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Freycinet Marine Farm (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Kates Berry Farm (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Devil’s Corner Cellar Door (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Freycinet Vineyards (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Spring Vale Wines (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Milton Vineyard (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor sports near Coles Bay holiday rentals

Crystal-clear bays and white-sand beaches turn Coles Bay into a natural landscape for outdoor fun and adventure. Sea kayaking, cruises, eco-tours, hiking, off-roading, swimming, climbing and horseback riding are all popular activities in water and on land. For animal lovers, nature tours that combine hiking and biking to see the spectacular native wildlife, such as white-breasted sea eagles, red-necked wallabies, and Tasmanian pademelons, are also popular. Throughout the area, you’ll also find chances to try rafting, abseiling, fishing, sailing, surfing, golf and hang-gliding near your holiday accommodation.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Coles Bay

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Coles Bay. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muirs Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Coles Bay (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Richardsons Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Freycinet National Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Sandpiper Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Wineglass Bay (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Beaches

Beach retreats near Coles Bay holiday homes

Coles Bay has beautiful beach locations with turquoise waters and unique wildlife. Hazards Beach, a scenic beach with soft sand and nature trails, and Friendly Beaches, a collection of white-sand beaches with clear, calm waters for recreation or swimming, are two of the top spots. Richardsons Beach, a sandy beach with trees and dunes, is perfect for exploring or off-roading. Animal lovers will enjoy Moulting Lagoon Important Bird Area, a coastal lagoon that’s noted for its population of moulting black swans. For families, Nine Mile Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a swim and play with the kids.

How to get around

Transport to Coles Bay holiday rentals

Tasmania is the sole island state in Australia and is only accessible by air or sea. From Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, you can fly into Hobart and Launceston, though direct flights are available from Melbourne to Devonport, King and Flinders Island. Many travellers choose to ferry over to Tasmania from Melbourne and take a car with them for transportation on the island. Once there, Coles Bay is accessible by car and many of the local attractions are close enough to holiday rentals to walk or bike.

Food & drink 

Regional delicacies in Coles Bay

The rich soil and clean water of Tasmania give it excellent locally grown produce and locally raised meats that make their way into restaurants throughout the island, including Coles Bay. Cheerful pubs, high-end bars, fine-dining restaurants and casual eateries all offer authentic recipes with regional delicacies and unique twists on classic favourites, complemented by local wine and brews. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find the perfect plate at a Coles Bay restaurant near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Coles Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 146 holiday rentals near Coles Bay. From 114 Houses to 8 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Coles Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Coles Bay?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Coles Bay. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Freycinet National Park: 189 holiday rentals
  • Freycinet Marine Farm: 190 holiday rentals
  • Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration: 164 holiday rentals
  • East Coast Heritage Museum: 137 holiday rentals
  • East Coast Natureworld: 117 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coles Bay listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coles Bay?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 114 Houses in Coles Bay. Our other popular types of Coles Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 8 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 8 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coles Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Coles Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.