Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, Freycinet National Park is located within the Freycinet Peninsula, known for its dramatic formations, pink granite mountain ranges, pure white beaches and abundant birdlife. With unforgettable coastal views, secluded, picturesque bays, and an abundance of fresh seafood and local wines, it is no wonder this National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Tasmania.
What to see and do:
Try the seafood at the infamous oyster farms
Experience the most authentic oyster experience at the nearby oyster farms. Wade out into the water with an expert farmer and learn how to shuck and prepare the juiciest Pacific oysters straight from the ocean. Enjoy with matching condiments and a bottle of Freycinet Vineyard Premium wine. For those preferring a drier experience, sit down and enjoy the freshest Tasmanian seafood harvested daily, including scallops, salmon, abalone, and lobsters.
Treks and walks
The National Park offers several hikes and nature trails leading past secluded bays and bird-filled lagoons to suit people of all ages and abilities. For a shorter trek, the route to Wineglass Bay lookout provides panoramic views of the infamous, perfectly-curved beach. For more of an adventure, continue from Wineglass Bay lookout back to the park entrance for amazing views of Great Oyster Bay and the surrounding sleepy seaside village of Swansea. Come at sunset or sunrise to catch The Hazards’ pink granite glowing bright and brilliant.
With crystal aquamarine waters surrounding the park, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque beaches and sublime white sand. Enjoy the multitude of water activities on offer including; swimming, kayaking, diving and snorkelling. If you don’t want to get wet, why not take a cruise or a guided tour to and experience the park’s stunning scenery and thriving wildlife up close?
How to get there:
Fly to Hobart or Launceston before renting a car and taking a picturesque drive along the Tasman Highway. The trip is approximately 2.5 hours, the route dotted with several local attractions and lookout points.
Best time to go:
Peak season is from mid-December to mid-February, so visit in spring or early autumn to avoid the crowds and increase your chances of seeing whales. Freycinet’s temperatures are alo fairly mild all-year with relatively infrequent rain.