FreycinetAustralia

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Visit Freycinet

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.

Top hotels in Freycinet

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Lodge
4 out of 5
Coles Bay Road, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, TAS
AU$439
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. Freycinet Marine Farm is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,071 reviews)

"The Lodge is located at the seafront which has scenic seaview (for some of the houses) and convenient access to the beach / seafront. The Lodge is also located within the national park which only takes a few minutes drive to nearby attraction points. In consideration of the room rate, the facilities ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet Eco Luxe
Freycinet Eco Luxe
4 out of 5
4 Parsons Lane, Freycinet, TAS

Situated in Freycinet, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National ...

4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"Beautiful architecture and quiet location very close to the start of the wineglass bay hike."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2019

Freycinet Eco Luxe
Hazards Rim
Hazards Rim
4 out of 5
413 Freycinet Drive, Freycinet, TAS

Situated in Freycinet, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Richardsons Beach and Freycinet National ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)

"Beautiful, secluded setting. Walking distance to the Wineglass Bay walking track. Excellent amenities: modern kitchen and living areas."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct. 2019

Hazards Rim

Popular things to do in Freycinet

Freycinet National Park
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Freycinet National Park

4.5/5(280 reviews)

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.

Wineglass Bay
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Wineglass Bay

5/5(234 reviews)

Hike through native bushland and be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of this sweep of white sand protected by pink granite mountains in Freycinet National Park.

Bicheno Blowhole
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Bicheno Blowhole

4.5/5(191 reviews)

Get sprayed by salty water from up close or witness the power of nature from a safe distance at this powerful natural water feature in a dramatic coastal setting.

Top activities in Freycinet

Full-Day Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Tour
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Full-Day Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Tour

AU$115

Explore the pristine Wineglass Bay, situated in the gorgeous Freycinet National Park, on this full-day tour. Admire the postcard-perfect Tasmanian views and before your day ends, take a walk along the white sandy beach or explore Cape Tourville and Honeymoon Bay.

Wineglass Bay Cruise
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Wineglass Bay Cruise

AU$150

Experience the exquisite beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula with award winning operator Wineglass Bay Cruises. Step aboard the Schouten Passage II, a 150-seat eco-catamaran, for an unforgettable 4.5-hour cruise experience.

4-Day Freycinet Experience Walk
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4-Day Freycinet Experience Walk

AU$2,800

This is the original and award-winning Freycinet Experience Walk – a four-day guided adventure covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s sublimely beautiful east coast, including the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Freycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay Airplane Flight & Tasman Sea Cruise
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Freycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay Airplane Flight & Tasman Sea Cruise

AU$599

Experience the natural wonders of the East Coast of Tasmania from the both the air and sea. This tour lets you fly above the Freycinet Peninsula as you view the breathtaking white-sand beach at Wineglass Bay, and then spot sheer granite cliffs and sea caves from a cruise on the Tasman Sea.

Wineglass Bay Beach Hike
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Wineglass Bay Beach Hike

AU$115

Freycinet National Park is a hiker's delight! Join us for a hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and then onwards to Wineglass Bay Beach. This has been voted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world! We depart Hobart and travel east to the beautiful eastern coastline of Tasmania.

Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Active Day Trip from Hobart
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Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Active Day Trip from Hobart

AU$119

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia Depart Hobart to the east, then follow the northern coastline, cross the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea, make a short stop at the Spiky Bridge, enjoy the picturesque beaches, and then head to Freycinet National Park.

Reviews of Freycinet

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Oct 8, 2019

Stunning, rugged coastline. Peaceful and relaxing location.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

Beautiful scenery and facilities. Really caters for holidayers of all ages

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 17, 2019

Visit for the beautiful scenery and the walks.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 5, 2019

Wineglass bay is an absolute must! We even managed to do the hike with our 2.5 and 3.5 year old boys!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2019

Freycinet was beautiful. We would of liked a bit more info on the walks and where to eat etc......I think our concierge was new