Holidays in Freycinet National Park

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Freycinet National Park

Taste fresh oysters, climb pink granite mountain cliffs, laze on stunning beaches and swim with dolphins at this national park on Tasmania’s east coast.

Enjoy the scenic coastline and pristine habitats of Freycinet National Park. Relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine and oysters fresh from the farm as you watch the sun set over the Hazards mountain range. Keep an eye on the horizon to spot whales. The park is also home to some of Australia’s other iconic species, such as potoroos, echidnas, quolls and wombats.

Vehicles are not allowed past Coles Bay, the main entry point to the park, so you’ll be doing much of your exploring on foot or by boat. Hikes range from short walks to the 2- or 3-day Freycinet Peninsular Circuit over the Hazards. Don’t miss the forest walk to picturesque Wineglass Bay. Take photos of potoroos (tiny kangaroo-like marsupials), which sometimes hop onto the white-sand beach.

Spectacular lichen-covered granite, basalt and dolerite form soaring cliffs and sea stacks around the peninsula. Go rock climbing if you have experience, to see it all up close. Rent a kayak for the day to explore Coles Bay, Friendly Beaches and Hazard Beach. Try to spot seals and penguins around Schouten Island. The best time for all this is between November to April, when the weather is warmer. For all activities bring enough supplies and protective clothing, as Tasmania’s weather is unpredictable.

In winter, take a boat tour to watch migrating whales in deeper seas. Join a fishing charter to catch bluefin tuna for dinner. If you don’t catch anything, the Coles Bay marine farm can help out. Buy succulent mussels, lobsters or oysters and enjoy the seafood with a bottle wine from the vineyards along the road to Freycinet.

The national park is conveniently located between Launceston, which is a 2-hour drive northwest and Hobart, 2.5 hours southwest. Buses from both cities run daily. If you come from Melbourne on the vehicle ferry to Devonport, catch a bus or drive over. Stay the night and go camping with bay views or book a rustic cabin or hotel room.

333 Cheap Hotels Near Freycinet National Park

Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
2 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Coles Bay Conservation Area and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) ...
4.1/5Very Good! (287 reviews)
Great stay at Iluka
"We stayed in a standard 2 bedroom cabin which was warm and comfy. There were bunk beds in the bedroom and our bedroom had a curtain rather than a door but that wasn’t an issue for us. There was a small but nice outside balcony area with table and chairs which was nice for an evening glass of wine. ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Iluka Holiday Centre
Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$329 per night from 19 Sep. to 19 Sep.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps away from Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay. Freycinet Marine Farm is 7 mi (11.2 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"As a hotel guest having to walk through the rain to the bistro perhaps a connecting door through the foyer"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Freycinet Lodge
Hazards Rim
Hazards Rim
4 out of 5
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Looking Tired
"Bedrooms very small and wardrobe space minimal. No room for suitcases in the bedrooms. Mosquitoes were a problem and no insect repellent on site. Carpets and floors looking very shabby. Photos of this place need updating as it’s condition has deteriorated dramatically since these photos were taken. ..."

Reviewed on 28 Oct. 2019

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Top Freycinet National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
2 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
Iluka Holiday Centre
Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$329 per night from 19 Sep. to 19 Sep.
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Hazards Rim
Hazards Rim
4 out of 5
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Hazards Rim
Located at the Base of the Wineglass Bay Walking Track. Wifi. Close to Beach
Located at the Base of the Wineglass Bay Walking Track. Wifi. Close to Beach
413 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Located at the Base of the Wineglass Bay Walking Track. Wifi. Close to Beach
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Freycinet Eco Luxe
4 out of 5
4 Parsons Lane, Coles Bay, TAS
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Cove Cottage
Cove Cottage
3.5 out of 5
429 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
Cove Cottage
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
429 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay, TAS
In the Nation Park. 500 meters from the Wineglass Bay walk. Fireplace. Sundeck.
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
4 Parsons Lane, Coles Bay, TAS
Forest, Ocean, Mountain. In the National Park. Fireplace. Bath tub. Sundeck.
Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 Minute Walk to Waterfront. Wifi. Centre of Town
Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 Minute Walk to Waterfront. Wifi. Centre of Town
37 Jetty Rd, Unit 2, Coles Bay, TAS
Ocean and Mountain Views, 5 Minute Walk to Waterfront. Wifi. Centre of Town
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