The Blue House – Where to stay at Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The Blue House. As soon as I saw it I knew we were going to love it, if not for the name alone.

The Blue House, Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
The Blue House, Coles Bay Tasmania

“Mummy, can we go back to The Blue House, now please?” Kalyra would ask.

She wasn’t interested in the Hazard peaks rising out from the pink granite rocks in Freycinet National Park (one of the best national parks in Australia)

She just wanted to return to the Blue House where she could leap about in pirouettes on the deck, or play games with her sister in their gigantic room on the lower level of the house – their own private level.

We were on the second floor with Nanny and Poppy and beautiful views over the Swan River.

Swan River, Coles bay, Tasmania
Swan River, Coles Bay views

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Blue House: Great location near Freycinet

The Blue House is located where the Swan River meets Great Oyster Bay, only a 5 minute drive from Coles Bay and world famous Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay.

It’s serene and quiet and stunning and the perfect place for a family to stay at what is my favourite area of Australia – Freycinet.

Freycinet National Park is stunning. It’s like a friend said to me, “You feel like you have wandered into a story book or magical land. It just feels so surreal.”

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Wineglass Bay

The minute we unpacked our bags, we were rueful that we would be packing them again in 2 days time.

We could have stayed in The Blue House for at least a week.

The Blue House Accommodation experience, Coles Bay

Spending the mornings enjoying the walking trails around the national park, having champagne picnics at the lighthouse for sunrise, rock scrambling at Honeymoon Bay, and hiking down into one of the world’s most iconic and beautiful beaches – Wineglass Bay.

Then the afternoons would be spent on the deck having a barbie and admiring the views with a glass of wine in hand and a good book.

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Deck of the Blue House

Or, a play on the beach in front of the house, or kayak out on the water.

Kayaking in the Swan River, Coles Bay, Tasmania
Kayak the Swan River, Coles Bay

Or a stunning sunset over Great Oyster Bay.

Great Oyster Bay sunset Tasmania
Coles Bay sunset
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Enjoying the sunset – just steps from our rental house in Coles Bay

It was also the perfect place for inspired thought for our blog.

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What a great work office!

This area blows your mind at every turn and The Blue House is the perfect accompaniment to it.

The owners provide kayaks for hire at extra cost, there are fishing rods for use, plenty of games and balls and badminton sets to play with.

There are shelves of DVD’s and piles of magazines to read – I relished in the opportunity to put my feet up on the comfy couch and digest a few (yes something I rarely do so is a huge treat!).

The Blue House Coles Bay family accommodation
Inside our Coles Bay family accommodation

The kitchen is very modern and I got extremely excited that for the first time on our trip, we finally stayed somewhere that had huge bowls we could use for our Nepalese curry dinner.

Which, strangely tasted the best I had ever made. A bit of Blue House love sprinkled in there perhaps?

The Blue House Tasmania
Spacious kitchen for cooking
cooking pan with food in it
Delicious curry!

The beds were comfy and I loved waking early to see the fog dancing on top of the river through my bedroom window.

The Blue House in Coles Bay rocks. I think we’ll be back.

If you are looking for great family accommodation in Coles Bay near Freycinet National Park, this is for you!

Blue House Family Accommodation Facts

Location – The Blue House is situated on the east coast of Tasmania at 58 Swanwick Drive, Coles Bay, a short drive from Freycinet National Park.

Beds – 1 x King, 1 x Queen, 2 x singles. Sleeps 6.

Cost – Prices start from $175 per night for the first couple, and $25 per extra adult, and $20 per extra child.


Disclaimer: We stayed as guests of The Blue House

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