5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerOct 8, 2019
Stunning, rugged coastline. Peaceful and relaxing location.
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.
Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020
Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verified travelerMar 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