Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, the Freycinet Peninsula is a large, dramatic land formation known for its pink granite mountain ranges, sheltered, white beaches and abundant birdlife. Known as the home of Freycinet National Park, this is the perfect destination to take in unforgettable coastal views, swim at secluded, picturesque bays, and dine on an abundance of fresh seafood and local wines.
Taste some of the freshest seafood Tasmania has to offer with oysters and mussels harvested fresh from oyster farms and local fishermen. Pop on some waders, wade out into the crisp waters, taste delicious Pacific oysters straight from the ocean with a bottle of Freycinet Vineyard Premium wine, and enjoy the authentic oyster tasting experience.
Treks and Walks
The National Park offers a variety of walks suitable for all abilities that lead to secluded bays, beaches and bird-filled lagoons. For shorter treks, the route to Wineglass Bay lookout easily provides one of Tasmania’s most photographed views. For more of an adventure, continue from Wineglass Bay lookout back to the park entrance via The Hazards for amazing views of Great Oyster Bay and coastline surrounding the sleepy seaside village of Swansea. Catch The Hazards during sunset or sunrise, where the pink granite glows bright and brilliant.
Pristine waters surround the park where you can relax on the sublime white sands or enjoy the abundance of water activities on offer including; swimming, kayaking, diving and snorkeling for underwater views of the thriving marine life. If you want to travel in style, take a cruise and experience the park’s stunning scenery and abundant wildlife up close.
How to get there:
Fly to Hobart or Launceston and take a leisurely drive along the Tasman Highway. The trip is approximately 2.5 hours and the road there is dotted with local attractions and lookout points.
Best time to go:
Peak season is from mid-December to mid-February, although Freycinet’s temperatures are fairly mild all-year with relatively infrequent rain. To dodge the crowds and increase your chances of seeing whales, visit in spring or early autumn.