Freycinet is most famous for the Freycinet National Park, a sprawling wonder stretching across miles of rugged mountains, pristine coasts and dense forest. While you’re here, there’s no going past Wineglass Bay, a secluded beach with brilliant white sand and deep blue water that curves along the Freycinet Peninsula. Whether you’re there on the shores or taking the view in from above, it’s an awesome sight to see. Be tickled pink at the sight of the Hazards, a striking pink mountain range that dominate the peninsula’s landscape. Bring your walking shoes and trudge the trail up Mt Amos, one of the many mountains on the range; it’s a tough climb, but the panoramic views at the top are well worth it!
Wherever you go, you’re sure to see and do a lot. Sail, cruise, swim, drive, walk and fish your way through the region while keeping an eye out for local Aussie wildlife such as possums, wombats and echidnas. If you’re at Wineglass Bay during August to October, you may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins and humpback whales! Bring a picnic and enjoy it under the shade of trees or along the shore after a dip in the ocean. Visiting during summer? Check out a movie or slide show at the outdoor theatre just behind the Visitor Centre at the entrance to the park.
Foodies will fall in love with Freycinet too, with fresh seafood, fish and chips, pizza and other gourmet goodies available from the many restaurants and eateries around town. Fancy a bit of tipple to go with it? Freycinet is also famous for its wine, so make sure you swing by Freycinet Vineyard to try a few sips and walk away with a few bottles.
At only two and a half hours from Hobart and Launceston, this is one place you can’t say no to! Experience one of Australia’s best attractions and book your Freycinet and East Coast Tasmania accommodation today.
Hotels in Freycinet start at AU$299 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.