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Freycinet

Travel Guide
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Home to Wineglass Bay and pink-granite mountains, this exceptional region has aquamarine waters, fantastic bushwalking trails, fresh seafood and local wines.

The Freycinet Peninsula is a region of rugged mountains, powdery white sands and seaside towns tucked into pretty coastal bushland. Unwind and relax when you discover this gem on Tasmania’s East Coast and the pristine landscapes of Freycinet National Park. Embark on day walks, sea-kayaking trips, snorkeling adventures and sightseeing cruises. After a day of exploring, relax and enjoy freshly shucked oysters paired with one of Freycinet’s excellent wines.

Among Freycinet’s highlights is the gently curving crescent Wineglass Bay, which can be reached via a rambling walking trail. Continue trekking to explore the rugged mountaintops of the Hazards Range and see views of beautiful Great Oyster Bay. During your walk, you might spot the seashells of Aboriginal middens, left over from centuries-old feasts of the Oyster Bay people.

Check out secluded beaches and grab your snorkel to see some of the diverse marine life. Rent a sea kayak and follow the curve of the coastline at Honeymoon Bay. Race the local dolphins and look back on the pink-granite boulders that emanate a warm glow at sunrise and sunset. Join a cruise to see some of Freycinet’s hotspots from the comfort of a sightseeing boat.

At the southern end of the peninsula, explore the uninhabited wilderness of Schouten Island. Check out Moulting Lagoon, one of the East Coast’s best sites for spotting black swans and migratory shorebirds. Journey through the coastal bushland on a four-wheel drive adventure to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse or book an abseiling session on the rugged Hazard cliffs.

Get to know the cozy townships that populate the peninsula; Coles Bay is at the top of the national park while Friendly Beaches is on the edge of the lagoon. You can stay overnight in picturesque campsites or treat yourself to a pampered experience at an eco-lodge. Freycinet is best explored in summer, and be sure to pre-book your activities in this popular vacation destination. Freycinet is located in the center of Tasmania’s East Coast, approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city. With beautiful beaches, wildlife experiences and a mesmerizing mountain landscape, Freycinet has plenty to reveal.

Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
2 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 7 Aug. to 7 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (282 reviews)
"A pleasant surprise! We booked into the Iluka Park for a few quite days enjoying Wine Glass Bay. Was not disappointed"

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Iluka Holiday Centre
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Freycinet National Park Coles Bay TAS, 7215, Freycinet, TAS
Situated in Freycinet, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hazards Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Coles Bay Conservation ...
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$278 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps away from Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay and Freycinet Marine Farm. Coles Bay is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Beautiful location, very quiet. Lounge area was amazing with log fire, comfortable seating & views to die for. Cabin was tired. Needs a refurbish. Otherwise ammenities were excellent."

Reviewed on 5 Jun. 2021

Freycinet Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Swansea Beach Chalets
Swansea Beach Chalets
3.5 out of 5
Shaw Street, Swansea, TAS
The price is AU$151 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Swansea apartment building is steps away from Kates Berry Farm, Jubilee Beach and Waterloo Point. Spiky Bridge and East Coast Heritage ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (637 reviews)
"I loved that it was situated right on the beach , short walk to town Easy access to the beach for a early morning /sunset walk . Units were nice & clean."

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Swansea Beach Chalets
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Freycinet National Park Coles Bay TAS, 7215, Freycinet, TAS
Situated in Freycinet, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hazards Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Coles Bay Conservation ...
Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge
Iluka Holiday Centre
Iluka Holiday Centre
2 out of 5
Reserve Road, Coles Bay, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 7 Aug. to 7 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Coles Bay. Freycinet National Park is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (282 reviews)
"A pleasant surprise! We booked into the Iluka Park for a few quite days enjoying Wine Glass Bay. Was not disappointed"

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Iluka Holiday Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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