The landscape of the Freycinet Peninsula region is dramatic and rugged with crisp white beaches, and pink granite mountains contrasting against azure blue bays and lush protected coastal scrublands.
Travelling towards Freycinet, visitors will have their first encounter with clear tranquil waters at Friendly Beaches and no doubt be greeted by local wildlife. White-bellied sea eagles can often be seen gliding overhead, while black swans and migratory birds are the star attractions at nearby Moulting Lagoon.
Continuing along the peninsula, the arrival into the Coles Bay Conservation Area and Freycinet National Park is known to take people’s breath away with the Hazards Mountains immediately grabbing your attention. This dramatic series of peaks that dominate the view are the backdrop for a rapidly changing colour palette as the light changes. Amateur and professional photographers alike will be thoroughly impressed.
The Freycinet National Park is a nature lover’s dream with lots of walking trails for all fitness levels and secluded bays for a relaxing swim or kayak. The cold clean waters host a healthy marine community, so divers and snorkellers will not be without entertainment either.
Not to be missed is the short trek to the Wineglass Bay lookout. It can be a little strenuous for beginners in a few spots, but it’s well worth the effort for spectacular views across the Tasman Sea and the Tasmanian coast.
For the more enthusiastic walker, the beach below is considered one of the best in the world, so extend your walk by a few hours and get some sand between your toes, or plan ahead and spend a few days trekking the peninsula from end to end.
Freycinet is an experience, not just a destination, so round it off at one of the many local restaurants and enjoy some of Tasmania’s finest produce.