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Freycinet National Park is on the East Coast of Tasmania. Freycinet National Park consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park.
Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of activities. Take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay or try less strenuous activities like beach strolls, swimming or wildlife spotting.
Freycinet National Park is administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/freycinet/
Freycinet National Park was named after its founder, Louis de Freycinet.
Flora and fauna
Freycinet National Park is about 2.5 hours to 3 hours drive from either Hobart or Launceston. All roads to Freycinet are sealed, so a 4WD is not needed.
When driving from dusk to dawn, do take care as you are sharing the road with wildlife. Drive cautiously and keep a lookout for wallabies and wombats.
You need a permit for all of Tasmania's National Parks. They can be bought at the national park visitor centre at the park entrance, and there are several different options from a day pass for just this one national park to a pass that is valid for an entire year and includes all National Parks of Tasmania.
The fees are shown below (currency is in Australian dollar):
Daily Pass: Per vehicle (up to 8 people): $20 Per person: $10
Please note that you have to pay for per person and for a vehicle. For example, if a family of four wants to enter with one car, they will have to pay $20 for the vehicle, and $40 for four people, in total $60.
The only way to get around Freycinet is by car. However, if you do wish to follow tours or use public transport, find more information at the Parks and Wildlife Services of Tasmania's Freycinet National Park Section