For really local shopping, Coles Bay Convenience Store, as the name suggests, is located in Coles Bay, some 9km south of Freycinet Retreat. This is a branch of the Bicheno IGA, it has an ATM, and sells a range of food and homewares as well as ice and a range of Tasmanian wines. There is also another supermarket which sells fuel (at a price) on the other side of the Coles Bay township, and fuel can also be obtained at United in Bicheno or Swansea.

Slightly further afield are Bicheno (30km), and Swansea (50km), both of which offer a choice of small supermarkets, bottle shops, and restaurants, together with further activities and attractions. If you’re going for a day trip to the Bay of Fires, there is a broader range of shops in St Helens (110km).

If you’re thinking about stocking up on your way to Freycinet, we would recommend Coles and Woolworths in Sorell if you’re coming from the South, and in Launceston or Devonport if you’re coming from the North.