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Great Oyster Bay

Great Oyster Bay is a large bay located in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. It is a part of the larger body of water known as the Tasman Sea. The bay is bounded by the Freycinet Peninsula in the north, Maria Island in the east and Schouten Island in the south. The bay is approximately 80 km long and 20 km wide and has a maximum depth of 60 m.

The bay is part of the traditional land of the Paredarerme Aboriginal people who have inhabited the area for thousands of years. Great Oyster Bay was first discovered by Europeans in 1773 when the explorer Tobias Furneaux sailed into the bay.

The bay is a popular tourist destination and is known for its beautiful beaches, coastal walks and national parks. The Freycinet National Park, located on the northern side of the bay, is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist attractions. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including wallabies, possums and wombats.

The bay is also home to a variety of marine life, including seals, dolphins and whales. The bay is a popular spot for recreational fishing and is known for its abundant oyster beds.

The bay has a rich maritime history, with many ships having been wrecked in the bay over the years. One of the most famous wrecks is the Sydney Cove, which ran aground in 1797. The wreck of the Sydney Cove is now a protected historic site and is the oldest known shipwreck in Australian waters.

Great Oyster Bay is a beautiful and diverse area of Tasmania with a rich history and abundant wildlife. Its stunning beaches, coastal walks and national parks make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Excursion tips for a day in Great Oyster Bay

As a tourist in Great Oyster Bay in Australia, there are plenty of activities to do in a day. Here are some of the top activities to enjoy:

1. Visit Freycinet National Park and explore the stunning natural landscape, including the pink granite peaks of the Hazards Mountains, the secluded white-sand beaches, and the crystal-clear waters of Great Oyster Bay.

2. Take a boat tour of the bay and spot some of the local wildlife, including dolphins, seals, and whales.

3. Stop by the Freycinet Marine Farm and learn about the local oyster industry.

4. Go for a swim at the stunning Coles Bay.

5. Take a hike through the nearby Mt Amos and enjoy the stunning views of the bay.

6. Visit the nearby Wineglass Bay and take in the stunning views of the beach.

7. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the picturesque Friendly Beaches.

8. Visit the nearby town of Swansea and explore the local shops, restaurants, and galleries.

9. Take a scenic drive along the Great Oyster Bay Coast Road and admire the stunning views of the bay.

10. Visit the nearby town of Bicheno and explore the local shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Experience Great Oyster Bay with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Great Oyster Bay. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Great Oyster Bay

Great Oyster Bay in Australia experiences a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. In summer, temperatures are generally mild and range from around 16-20°C with occasional hot days. Autumn brings mild temperatures and occasional rain. In winter, temperatures range from around 8-14°C with occasional cold and wet days. Spring is mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 11-16°C. Overall, the climate in Great Oyster Bay is mild and pleasant throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Great Oyster Bay

Our weather forecast for Great Oyster Bay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Apr. 21st 2024 Apr. 21st 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 14.3 °C
23.4 m/s
28.4 m/s
34.3 %
24.1 m
64.8 %
1,025 hPa
Apr. 22nd 2024 Apr. 22nd 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 13.5 °C
23.4 m/s
34.2 m/s
58.0 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,021 hPa
Apr. 23rd 2024 Apr. 23rd 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 14.9 °C
27.7 m/s
41.8 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,013 hPa
Apr. 24th 2024 Apr. 24th 2024 max: 16.6 °C
min: 11.4 °C
76.7 m/s
92.9 m/s
83.2 %
21.8 m
69.3 %
1,006 hPa
Apr. 25th 2024 Apr. 25th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 12.3 °C
45.4 m/s
58.3 m/s
72.1 %
24.1 m
60.6 %
1,016 hPa
Apr. 26th 2024 Apr. 26th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 13.6 °C
38.2 m/s
50.8 m/s
43.9 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,021 hPa
Apr. 27th 2024 Apr. 27th 2024 max: 15.6 °C
min: 13 °C
19.6 m/s
28.4 m/s
53.4 %
24.1 m
68.1 %
1,022 hPa
Apr. 28th 2024 Apr. 28th 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 13.5 °C
24.5 m/s
37.4 m/s
25.9 %
24.1 m
65.3 %
1,019 hPa
Apr. 29th 2024 Apr. 29th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 12.5 °C
39.6 m/s
61.6 m/s
78.0 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,012 hPa
Apr. 30th 2024 Apr. 30th 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 11.2 °C
60.1 m/s
64.1 m/s
98.3 %
18.1 m
77.9 %
1,017 hPa
May. 1st 2024 May. 1st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 12.1 °C
70.9 m/s
81.4 m/s
100.0 %
18.1 m
77.4 %
1,021 hPa
May. 2nd 2024 May. 2nd 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 12.6 °C
68.0 m/s
76.1 m/s
94.5 %
11.2 m
83.7 %
1,011 hPa
May. 3rd 2024 May. 3rd 2024 max: 15.7 °C
min: 15 °C
41.4 m/s
48.2 m/s
99.1 %
11.3 m
87.3 %
1,006 hPa
May. 4th 2024 May. 4th 2024 max: 15.4 °C
min: 13.9 °C
37.8 m/s
39.2 m/s
79.7 %
15.6 m
81.1 %
1,013 hPa
May. 5th 2024 May. 5th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 13.2 °C
31.9 m/s
35.6 m/s
62.9 %
24.0 m
75.4 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Great Oyster Bay

Would you like to travel to Great Oyster Bay on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Great Oyster Bay.

Scheduled ship calls in Great Oyster Bay, Australia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Royal Princess 02:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Diamond Princess 02:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 Diamond Princess 02:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Feb. 2025 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2025 Thursday, 11th of Dec. 2025 Grand Princess 03:00 pm 07:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2026 Thursday, 8th of Jan. 2026 Crown Princess 07:00 am 11:00 am
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 Grand Princess 03:00 pm 07:00 pm

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