I appreciate Freycinet National Park. If you asked me what are my prime areas to pay a visit to in Tasmania, Freycinet would be at the prime of the list and I would rank it in the prime five of my favourite National Parks in Australia.
While Tasmania has loads to provide as Australia’s smallest state with some beautiful towns to pay a visit to, globe heritage listed wilderness locations, history, wildlife, and a terrific meals and wine business, it is Freycinet that truly captured my heart.
Freycinet is a spectacular peninsular of pink granite mountains surrounded by azure bays, pure white beaches, coastal dues and dry eucalypt forest.
Positioned on the east coast of Tasmania, it occupies a big component of the Freycinet Peninsula, named soon after French navigator Louis de Freycinet.
Freycinet National Park highlights
Inside Freycinet Peninsular is popular Wineglass Bay – a beach regularly rated as 1 of the world’s greatest. 3 pink granite peaks – the Hazard mountains – rise considerably defending the bay from the infiltration of humanity.
You have almost certainly observed numerous images, the shimmering crescent of white sand meeting the turquoise water is conveniently recognizable.
We began our Wineglass Bay stroll early, at five.30am, as we wanted to attain The Lookout for sunrise, and to beat the anticipated crowds.
From the vehicle park to The Lookout is about a 45 minute stroll. A steady uphill climb, but a nicely-produced path and while we didn’t have the youngsters with us this time we did witness lots of other people hiking with youngsters so it is not beyond a loved ones outing.
When you attain The Lookout your reward is a spectacular view more than Wineglass Bay, and by arriving early we have been fortunate to have the moment all to ourselves.
We had time to sit and take it all in, appreciate a light pre-packed breakfast, with practically nothing but the sounds of the surrounding bush and uninterrupted views
From The Lookout, the stroll down onto the beach itself is steep but a quick 1 of 20 minutes, and I couldn’t think we have been all alone on popular Wineglass Bay.
Wineglass Bay walks
1.five hours return to 1 of Tasmania’s most celebrated views. The track is a quick, pretty steep climb to the saddle among Mt Amos and Mt Mayson.
two.five hours return from the vehicle park to The Lookout then downhill on to the beach. Take a 20 minute stroll along the beach to the south will give you magnificent views back more than the Hazards.
Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach circuit
four to five hours – from Wineglass Bay a 30 minute flat stroll to Hazards Beach. Turn correct and comply with the beach to its northern finish and join an additional track that follows the coastline for about five kilometres back to the carpark.
Wineglass Bay Recommendations
- Begin early, arrive for sunrise and beat the crowds.
- Take a light breakfast and watch the day start with magnificent views.
- Take a tripod for greatest images + selfie shots.
Just a 30 minute flat stroll across the tiny strip of land from Wineglass Bay brings you to Hazards Beach, a beach that is pure, remote, desolate, peaceful, and breathtaking.
Along the track, we got fortunate and came across a Wallaby going about his morning, and he was type sufficient to pose so we could get a rapid pic.
When you attain Hazards Beach, you will almost certainly knowledge what we did and have this piece of paradise all to oneself. Sit for a although, then wander the rocks about the headland at the northern finish of the beach and you will uncover fairly shells and starfish.
Each Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach function in our 38 greatest beaches in Australia list.
The village of Coles Bay is identified as the gateway to Freycinet National Park. Set in a spectacular place with uninterrupted views of the red and pink granite peaks identified as The Hazards, it is a tiny town with a couple of shops and cafes – do not miss Tombolo Restaurant and coffee bar for excellent coffee + wood fired pizzas with spectacular views.
Coles Bay is a excellent base to discover Freycinet National Park.
Lovely Honeymoon Bay is a bay inside a bay, getting component of the bigger Coles Bay. It’s a preferred location for picnics and snorkeling and delivers spectacular views more than the hazards.
The Friendly Beaches
The Friendly Beaches kind component of Freycinet National Park. Spectacular views and miles of unspoiled white sand beaches are the principal functions of The Friendly Beaches, which have been added to the national park in 1992. The beaches can be reached by means of a signposted turnoff on the Coles Bay Road.
Acquiring to Freycinet National Park
If you choose up a rental vehicle from Hobart then Freycinet is about a two.five hour drive (195 kilometres). If you choose up a rental vehicle from Launceston, the drive is two hours (175 kilometres).
Freyinet National Park Accommodation
Freycinet Lodge is the only accommodation situated inside Freycinet National Park, and it overlooks the blue waters of Wonderful Oyster Bay with the rugged Hazards mountain variety as a backdrop. Luxurious chalets variety from 1 and two rooms to exclusive couples’ retreats and luxurious, four.five star premier suites. There’s absolutely free parking, absolutely free wifi, and two restaurants.
If you are hunting for luxury accommodation close to Freycinet National Park, Saffire Freycinet has lately won a ton of awards, such as quantity 1 luxury hotel in Australia. We haven’t stayed there, but it appears and sounds spectacular.
The Blue Residence
This is exactly where we stayed, and as quickly as I saw it I knew we have been going to appreciate it, if not for the name alone.
“Mummy, can we go back to The Blue Residence, now please?” Kalyra would ask.
The Blue Residence is situated exactly where the Swan River meets Wonderful Oyster Bay, only a five minute drive from Coles Bay and globe popular Freycinet National Park. It is serene and quiet and spectacular and the best spot for a loved ones to keep.
The owners supply kayaks absolutely free of charge, there are fishing rods for use, lots of games to play, shelves of DVD’s and piles of magazines to study.
We could have stayed at Freycinet National Park for at least a week.
Spending our mornings enjoying the walking trails about the national park, getting champagne picnics at the lighthouse for sunrise, rock scrambling at Honeymoon Bay, and hiking down into 1 of the world’s most iconic and stunning beaches – Wineglass Bay.
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