Accommodation in Freycinet National Park
Located on the east coast of Tasmania, Freycinet National Park contains rugged coastline and includes the secluded Wineglass Bay, voted by several travel authorities as one of the world’s ten best beaches.
Freycinet National Park is in the central part of the east coast of Tasmania, it has an area of 168 km². The national park is one of the oldest in Australia, it was founded in 1916. The French sailor Nicolas Baudin gave the peninsula its name.
Freycinet National Park with its many hiking trails through forests and long beautiful beaches and bays is a paradise for hikers.
Freycinet National Park is an elongated peninsula, which is dominated by the granite mountains of the Hazard Mountain Range.
The park has numerous hiking trails, including the hike to Wineglass Bay. The most popular hike takes you to the beautiful bay which has the shape of a wine glass, hence the name. With its red granite peaks, pristine white sand beaches, eucalyptus forests, and wild flowers, this was one of the first national parks in Tasmania.
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Freycinet Lodge ****
“Excellent location overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Great Oyster Bay. This is the only accommodation located in the National Park itself. Fantastic cuisine and plenty of activities to do from here. ”
More information about Tasmania
Every Saturday in Hobart a popular spot is the Salamanca Market where you can buy anything from handmade crafts to clothing and fresh fruit and organic vegetables – there is always great music and buskers as well. Find Out More >
2. Port Arthur Historic Site
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement in Tasmania. It is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas consisting of eleven penal sites. After the American War of Independence Britain could no longer send her convicts to America, so after 1788 they were transported to the Australian colonies. Find Out More >
3. The Overland Track
The iconic 65km six day bush trek from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair is one of Australia’s most favorite walks. Find Out More >
4. Wine Glass Bay
Wine Glass bay is voted one of the top 10 beaches of the world. Located on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula this pristine white sandy beach with sapphire colored sea is a stunning spot not to be missed. Find Out More >
5. Blow Hole and Tasman Arch
These two unusual geological formations can be found in the Tasman National Park. They can be reached by car but for the best views we recommend you do one of the great bushwalks. Find Out More >
6. Scuba Diving
Tasmania has some of the best temperate diving in the world. From giant kelp forests to shipwrecks there are plenty to explore along the coast. Find Out More >
Because Tasmania is separated from mainland Australia it is home to many animals and plants that are rare or even extinct in other areas of the world including Tasmanian devil, platypus, echidna, and forester kangaroo. Besides these rare animals you will commonly spot kangaroos, wallabies and pademelons. Wombats can be found in many national parks. Find Out More >
8. Bays of Fires
Bay of fires is a beautiful region with pristine white beaches, stunning blue water and orange hued granite. It is a popular spot for camping, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming and surfing. Find Out More >
9. Cataract Gorge
Unique natural formation within two minute drive from central Launceston. Here you will find walking and hiking trails and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Find Out More >
10. Hastings Caves
Hastings Caves Reserve is the setting of a complex of magical caves of flowstones and natural hot springs a 90 minute drive from Hobart. Find Out More >
It is also possible to get around by bus but careful planning is advised as the services are not frequent.
Seeing Tasmania by bike is also a popular option in the summer months.