Hazards Hideaway


Freycinet National ParkA few days relaxing at Hazards Hideaway may be all you need to recharge your batteries. Our greatest assets are the views of great Oyster Bay and the Hazards, the abundant bird life and regular seasonal sightings (May – Oct) of dolphins and whales…..right from your very own sitting chair or bed.

If however, this is not enough there is much to see and do at Coles Bay. Home of the Internationally known Freycinet National Park its easy to start with a bush walk or climb up Mt. Amos. A swim at Wineglass Bay is a must, if the weather permits.

wineglassbay.com has a list of uptodate things to see and do


Nearing the end of Oyster Bay Court , in front of “Waves Edge”, you will find a coastal path leading to the mouth of the Swan River and Swanwick Beach.

Freycinet National ParkFreycinet National Park: (5 km from Hazards Hideaway) There are short walks (Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville, Wineglass Bay lookout, Saltwater Lagoon at Friendly Beaches), half day walks (Wineglass Bay, Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach, Mt Amos), or longer walks again.

Bicheno: The walk up to Whalers Lookouts at Bicheno leads to 2 platforms with spectacular coastal views both north and east. 45 minutes north is the Douglas Apsley National Park. Here walks range from 10 minutes to 2 days, through rugged gorges with waterfalls, tranquil pools and patches of rainforest.

Cruise to Wineglass Bay or Schouten Island with Freycinet Sea Cruises
ph (03) 6257 0355

Freycinet Adventures offer - Abseiling and rock climbing, sea kayaking, 4wd adventures
ph (03) 6257 0500. Aqua Taxi ph (03) 6257 0500

Scenic Flights Scenic flights can also be chartered for a bird's-eye view... Freycinet Air ph (03) 6375 1694.

The pristine environment and cool costal slopes of Tasmania provide ideal growing conditions for many grape varieties. A day spent visiting the local vineyards of the East Coast is a must for the wine buffs. Freycinet, Milton, Devils Corner, Spring Vale, Gala Estate and Craigie Knowe Vineyard offer exquisite wines for your tasting.

The Long Lunch Tour. Visit local cellar doors showcasing Tasmanian wine and produce ph 0409 225 841.

Take a guided tour of the nearby fairy penguin rookeries at Bicheno or visit East Coast Natureworld
(ph 6375 1311).

Freycinet Golf Club ph (03) 6257 0053. Four minute drive from Hazards Hideaway. Hire clubs from Freycinet Adventure.

Discover the local Oyster Marine Farm. Five minute drive from Hazards Hideaway ph (03) 6257 0140


PelicansBird watching:

Pied oystercatches, ganets, pelicans, shearwaters, fairy terns, cormerets, sandpipers, pacific sea gulls, yellow wattle birds, rosella parrots, swallows. We even have a pair of sea eagles that live nearby.

Moulting Lagoon ( Ramsar site) is a haven for all manner of water birds, including migratory waders. On a summer evening watch the Shearwaters fly home to their burrows at Swansea. Don’t miss a penguin tour at Bicheno where these amazing little birds walk by only feet away.


Other Attractions:Rock Climbing

Fishing, a game of golf, swimming, snorkelling or even SCUBA diving… Coles Bay has so much to offer it is truly one of Tasmania’s finest holiday destinations.


Dining:Picnic setting

Hazard Hideaway has a fully equipped kitchen with gas cook top, oven, microwave, grill, fridge and BBQ. If arriving late it is advisable to take food items for your evening meal.

If dining out is what you prefer there are a number of local restaurants and cafés that are a short drive in to the Coles Bay village. Please make reservations especially out of season as not all are open through the winter months. Full details in compendium at Hazards Hideaway.


The comments we receive from visitors to Hazards Hideaway all reflect similiar thoughts:

 "We would have stayed longer had we known how beautiful it was and how much there was to do and see”

So please take this into consideration when arranging your stay.