Freycinet Peninsula is an idyllic combination of pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and eucalypt forests.
The 38 kilometre promontory includes the curvaceous Wineglass Bay, a perfectly sculpted arc of white sand and turquoise water that frequently ranks in lists of the world's best beaches. But then again beautiful beaches are the peninsula's signature attraction.
Freycinet Peninsula and Coles Bay offer an abundance of activities no matter what your interests are you will find a memorable experience to enjoy and take the memory home.
Muirs Beach Sunsets
- Muirs Beach- Fabulous walking beach, two minutes over the road from Big 4 Iluka on Freycinet, perfect for swimming and awesome sunsets right on your doorstep when staying with us.
- Coles Bay- is a great place to sail, boogie board or water ski as it is a safe sheltered water boating mecca.
- Freycinet Adventures- want to get closer? Explore the coastline and Great Oyster Bay by kayak, guided or solo.
- All 4 Adventure- Take an adventurous ride exploring stunning white beaches and striking granite peaks on a quad bike tour.
- Wineglass Bay Cruises- Engage with nature, getting up close and personal to whales, dolphins, seals and sea eagles on this luxury cruise.
- Sail Freycinet- Sail the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay for a few hours in a luxury yacht.
- Freycinet Air- A 30 minute flight over Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay takes in some of the most spectacular coastal scenery Australia has to offer.
- Fishing- Great Oyster Bay offers one of the best in-shore fisheries in Australia. There is a variety of top class table fish to be caught including, flathead, Australian salmon, trevally, trumpeter and squid. Coles Bay is also an excellent base for big game fishing, especially during Autumn when giant blue fin tuna run.
- Surfing and Windsurfing- When the winds and swell are right Friendly Beaches offers great surfing. Summer sea breezes can also create great windsurfing conditions in Great Oyster Bay and Coles Bay.
- Mountain Biking- There are a number of various mountain biking tracks within the park. Some of the tracks are on 4WD tracks and others are single track. The mountain biking tracks are concentrated north of the Hazards and around Friendly Beaches in the National Park and Coles Bay Conservation Area. The National Park Visitor Information Centre will supply detailed information.
- Rock Climbing- Freycinet National Park has a number of great granite climbing areas. The highest concentration of climbs is centred around white water wall sea cliff climbs. There is a climbers camp near white water wall inside the national park. Access is by a 4WD track or vehicle with good clearance.
- Golf- Freycinet Golf Club is located on the Freycinet Peninsula 6.5km west of Coles Bay, Tasmania. Sitting at the foot of the pink granite mountains known as the Hazards on the edge of the world renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay is an excellent sometimes challenging 9 hole golf course.
- Bird Watching- An estuary at the mouths of the Apsley and Swan rivers, Moulting Lagoon is the second largest Ramsar listed wetland in Tasmania. Ninety five bird species have been recorded here, though the star is undoubtedly the black swan. It is an important breeding ground for various waterfowl and wetland birds and also a destination for migratory birds. An excellent place for bird watching, it also contains rare and significant flora and fauna, as well as being an area of extraordinary beauty.
- Diving/Snorkelling- ideal shallow snorkelling can be found in the crystal clear waters of Honeymoon Bay or Muirs Beach.
- Photography- The Freycinet Peninsula lies on the 42nd parallel on the east coast of Tasmania running from Bicheno in the North to Schouten Island in the South. The dramatic and stunning coastal scenery is a paradise for the nature photographer.
- Hunting History- Whaling parties, French scientific expeditions, tin and coal miners, and pastoralists are some of the many people who have explored, lived and worked on the Freycinet Peninsula. Old mine shafts and farmers huts still remain today.