Further afield – Scamander area
Photo 1 Sandbank near Scamander
Photo 2 Beach and picnic area at Scamander
Photo 3 ‘Chancellor Inn, Scamander Beach’ looking out of place
Photo 4 Beach beyond Scamander toward Bicheno.
If you head south from St Helens, you will find yourself following yet more lovely and essentially unused beaches until, after about 20 km, you reach the little village of Scamander. I was taken by the scenery, until my eyes lit on the large and hideous Chancellor Inn, Scamander Beach. For all I know it may be a marvellous place to stay, but it looks totally out of place – maybe the owners or builders thought Scamander was on the Gold Coast where this kind of construction is commonplace! Still, the rest of the area is delightful and if you sit on the beachfront with your back to the Inn you can enjoy the view.
As you head south from Scamander toward Bicheno, after about 10km there is a choice of roads. Maybe the inland road is faster, but the coastal road past Ironhouse Point is scenic. It was toward Bicheno that we saw the great beach in the last photo of this tip.
- Road Trip
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park has a lot to offer the visitor and is a very popular park, especially with campers, walkers and hikers (though it's great for sightseeing too) It's also very popular for boating.
These granite rock mountains are quite famous and called "The Hazards". They are different in changing light, from purple, to grey, to pink. They're the first sight to greet you as you enter the National Park.
- National/State Park
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel