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* Wineglass Bay. It has been voted by several travel magazines as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Located on the South East side of the island you can only get to the bay by boat or by a three hour hike over hills from the car park.
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* '''Wineglass Bay:''' It has been voted by several travel magazines as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Located on the South East side of the island you can only get to the bay by boat or by a three hour hike over hills from the car park.
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If you do not wish to get to the beach, go to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. It is the same walk as the one which takes you to Wineglass Bay itself, but it is half the journey. Enjoy spectacular views and take postcard shots from there.
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* '''The Hazards:''' These spectacular mountains of pink granite welcome you as you enter the park.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:59, 2 January 2007

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.

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Understand

Freycinet National Park is administered by the Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/freycinet/

History

Freycinet National Park was named after its founder, Louis de Freycinet.

Landscape

Freycinet has stunning scenery - from the peaks of The Hazards of Coles Bay to the wonderful crescent of Wineglass Bay, Freycinet is a fascinating and breathtaking experience - one not to be missed on a visit to Tasmania.

Flora and fauna

You will be sharing the park with wonderful plants and animals like wallabies.

WARNING: FEEDING OF ANIMALS IN FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. HEAVY FINES WILL BE IMPOSED IF YOU ARE CAUGHT FEEDING ANIMALS. RANGERS ARE ON PATROL AROUND THE PARK. IF YOU SEE ANYONE FEEDING THE ANIMALS, PLEASE REPORT THEM TO THE FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRE.

Climate

The climate in Freycinet is like most of Tasmania - relatively cool all year round, and the weather is pretty mild. As it is windy, being an umbrella is not practical. Be prepared for all kinds of weather though.

Get in

By Car

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.

Fees/Permits

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.

Get around

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

See

  • Wineglass Bay: It has been voted by several travel magazines as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Located on the South East side of the island you can only get to the bay by boat or by a three hour hike over hills from the car park.

If you do not wish to get to the beach, go to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. It is the same walk as the one which takes you to Wineglass Bay itself, but it is half the journey. Enjoy spectacular views and take postcard shots from there.

  • The Hazards: These spectacular mountains of pink granite welcome you as you enter the park.

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