Freycinet National Park Travel Guide
ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE TOP..
WINEGLASS BAY AS SEEN FROM THE TOP OF...
NEVER BE WITHOUT A STRONG INSECT...
Pristine, remote, isolated, a world apart! Stunningly Beautiful!!!!
The exquisite pink granite
As you ascend to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a moment to study the boulders and outcrops all along the path. These boulders are high in pink feldspar which gives them their color. One wonders at times how some of these boulders ended up where they did. The only plausible...
Heaven, I'm in Heaven, and my heart beats so....
When Liz and I saw Wineglass Bay Beach from the Lookout up in the Hazards Mountains, we knew something very promising awaited us. Visiting this beach was part of our plan for the day so we pushed forth and made the 40 minute hike down from the lookout. When we finally hit...
CONVICT QUARTERS and more.....MARIA ISLAND
The area of Darlington on Maria Island actually pre-dates Port Arthur as a convict settlement and is listed on the National Heritage Register.It was once the home to the Tyreddeme Aboriginal people of the Oyster Bay area. In 1642 the island was named by Dutch explorer Abel...
FOSSIL CLIFFS @ MARIA ISLAND
To reach Maria Island we caught the ferry from its departure point at Triabunna. We did the walk to the Fossil Cliffs which had good ocean and cliff views, as well as wildlife..... passing Kangaroo's and Cape Barren Geese on the way. Once reaching them,we were amazed to...
PAINTED CLIFFS on MARIA ISLAND
A MUST DO ON THE ISLAND.Start from the Ranger station (school house) and head the opposite way to the jetty. The walk will take about 2-21/2 hours return. Although this sort of rock formation is not uncommon, it is rare in a natural situation for it to be so extensively and...
TRIABUNNA VISITOR CENTRE
A visit to the Triabunna Visitor Information Centre, located on Spring Bay and overlooking the Tasmanian Seafarers’ Memorial Wall, marina and local fishing fleet, was quite a surprise!Not only did we found out information and were given assistance about the local caravan...
Mt. Freycinet at Freycinet National Park
There really is not much to say about Mt. Freycinet other than this peak, appearing to rise from the ocean, forms a dramatic backdrop to the beaches, ocean pools, and quiet bush paths where animals and wildlife is found in abundance. I know some trails take you along side...
EAST COAST ....FREYCINET...MT. AMOS
Mt Amos is part of the range of granite mountains, known as the Hazards, which dominate Coles Bay. The track to the summit is steep and strenuous Spectacular views over Wineglass Bay, with its sandy white beach, makes the climb worth while. We didn't get the best of days, so...
EAST COAST....FREYCINET... CAPE TOURVILLE
The 6.4 kilometre road to Cape Tourville leaves from the main road just after the Freycinet Lodge. There are wonderful views along the coast from the lookout at the end of the road.A short, easy, 500metre circuit walk at Cape Tourville, with a board walk around the cliff...
Freycinet Marine Farm: Great Fresh Seafoods
A hidden gem here in Freycinet is the Marine Farm. After a good hike around the mountains, beaches and bays, a well deserved meal is that of fresh fish and seafood. The farm will make everything to order on premiss, but also serves as a fish market for take-away also.
There's outdoor seating only with a couple umbrellas on the patio. Open 9am~5pm daily. But the kitchen closes at 4:30pm.
Favorite Dish: The fresh fish, shirmp and mussels were all good.
Written Mar 3, 2013
Address: 1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS
Phone: +61 3 6257 0140
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- Food and Dining
Iluka: Get your water and hiking supplies here.
Look, nothing special folks, this is the closest shop to the park and offers everything including pre-made sandwiches, water, film, maps, postcards, food, fresh produce, etc. I would hit this shop before your trip to make sure you have all the essentials for your day hike.
Also this place is some sort of camping ground or trailer parking place. So you can do this here too. Heck, they even boast a conference center :).
What to buy: Definitely pick up water and if you don't have some, film.... Freycinet National Park is very picturesque.
What to pay: About 20 Australian dollars I would guess
Written Aug 7, 2004
Address: Coles Bay Esplanade, Coles Bay TAS 7215 Australia
Phone: +61 03 6257 0115
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- Budget Travel
- National/State Park
ALWAYS CARRY A STRONG INSECT REPELLANT
NATIONAL PARKS Whenever I am out in the National Parks I always carry and use a strong insect repellant..I really enjoy Australias National Parks and the beauty and the wonders that they have to offer..I also do a lot of birdwatching in these parks which I enjoy...
The Clam shells on Hazards Beach
As you stroll along the long strecth that is Hazards Beach, you'll find plenty of shell middens--seashell refuge heaps. These were left behind by the Aboriginees who once inhabited this area. They would come to the beach and feast on the countless clam and leave the shells...
CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN!! SIGN THE BOOK.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK I arrived at Freycinet mid afternoon and really did'nt think of the time that it would take to climb to the top of the mountain and spend time there and then return.!! Silly me. Before heading out to begin climbing the mountain there is a small stall...
Do your part to protect the park
As is the case with most forests, fire can lay waste to some of the world's most beautiful and cherished lands. In Australia, the climate is arid in many places and as such, one should take extra precautions to avoid lighting any matches or incendiary devices. It would also...
Hidden beaches are plenty
Along the many trails of Freycinet National Park, one encounters the very beautiful Wineglass Bay Beach and the powerful Hazards Beach. You will also have the good fortune of stumbling upon tiny hidden beaches not more that a car-length's wide and just as beautiful as its larger counterparts. There is plenty to see in this park and these little beaches are just an extra treat!
Written Aug 8, 2004
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- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
Swimming at Wineglass Bay Beach a must.
Face it guys, you can't go this far and not take the plunge, or atleast a step into the beautiful torquoise water. This group had already taken their swim while others made their way in. I wasn't too far behind. Also see the hiker, he's got a ton of camp gear. He's coming...
More on hiking.
Again, many trails are available and some are a bit more difficult to traverse than others. Don't be discouraged, keep going because something wonderful is no doubt in store for you. One quick note, when hiking along Hazards Beach, keep an eye out for the clam shells....
Let's leave it as nature intended it to be.
One of the great attributes of Freycinet National Park is the abundance of wildlife that one encounters. In order for future generations to enjoy the same great abundance that we can enjoy today, it is imperative that we leave nature where it is and as it is. That is to say,...
Couldn't be more perfect.
While all of Freycinet National Park is without a doubt, astoundingly beautiful, Wineglass Bay Beach is certainly the highlight of any trip to this park. The bright white sands, coupled with torquoise water and calm waves makes this a veritable eden. All these things,...
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