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Freycinet

Known for Nature, Dining and Natural Parks

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

How do you get to Freycinet?

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.

Activities in Freycinet

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.

Tickets & Tours

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.

Tickets & Tours

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.

Tickets & Tours

We depart Launceston ready for an action-packed day out exploring Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and the delights & highlights along the way. Our drive takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town.

Tickets & Tours

Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout to see one of the “World’s Top 10 beaches!” Join us for a fun & action- packed day out as we discover the “Jewel in the Crown” of Tasmania’s east coast.

Tickets & Tours

Travel from Hobart to Wineglass Bay in a day and discover why so many people from all over the world are drawn to its pristine, spectacular beauty. Freycinet National Park offers amazing coastal views, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, majestic granite rock formations, relaxing short walks with the opportunity to meet local wildlife.