Gear: Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 17-40
Settings: ISO 200| f/6.3 | 30.0 | 17mm
I just spent 8 nights in Tasmania travelling with my family. It was fantastic and hectic - and busy and full on. Lot's of driving, plenty of amusing situations and flying lemons (true story).
Basically we travelled to Bruny Island, Mt Wellington, Hobart, Friendly Beaches and Freycinet, St Helens via Bicheno and Binnalong Bay (part of the Bay of Fires), Far west to Stanley via the Table Cape and Launceston, South to Cradle Mountain and then further South to Hobart again via Liffey Falls and a day at Port Arthur before heading back to Brisbane.
This shot was taken one drab but very calm morning at Coles Bay. Only say, 3 minutes drive from the accommodation? Win!
Coles Bay is one very special place, just like all of Freycinet (of what I saw) and is very very worth visiting.
In the distance, the Freycinet Lodge can be seen.
Coles Bay, the hub of Tourism on Tasmania's east coast, is an Australian town on the east Coast of Tasmania located 192 km (2hrs 20min drive) north east of Hobart and 209 km (2hrs 30min drive) south east of Launceston, being the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. It has a population of about 470 people including the surrounding area, but a large number of tourists visit the area for its scenery and outdoor activities, which include hiking, biking, fishing, boating and Sea kayaking.
The town is on the northern end of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards, on the Freycinet Peninsula. It is in the area of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. Each Easter the town is one of the three locations for the Australian Three Peaks Race, a continuous sailing and running event starting at Beauty Point just north of Launceston and ending at Hobart with runners scaling three mountains including Mount Freycinet (33 km run; 620 m ascent), Cooloola Coast Flower Show and the Foreshore Family Carnival from Boxing Day to New Year's Eve.
The Hazards are a rugged mountain chain in the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast. They are positioned between Coles Bay, Tasmania and Wineglass Bay and are said to be named after local whaler, African-American Captain Richard Hazard.
The Hazards are made of granite. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains their pink tint. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains and coastline their characteristic pink tint. Amos and Dove are two of the more well known mountains, with the track to the Wineglass Bay beach and lookout, lying besides Mount Amos.