Freycinet National Park is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania's beautiful east coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.
Freycinet National Park, situated 2.5 hours out of Hobart, has magnificent pink granite peaks of the Hazards Range that dominate the Peninsula and the iconic Wineglass Bay. The short trek to Wineglass Bay lookout is a bit of a scramble, but it's well worth it for one of Tasmania's most photographed views.
There are many more short walks across the park that are suitable for all abilities and that lead to secluded bays, clean beaches and bird-filled lagoons. If you're looking for more of a challenge scramble up the rock faces of Mt Amos (one of the Hazard peaks) for the spectacular views across Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach.
For an excellent half day trek, continue from the Wineglass Bay lookout down to the beautiful, perfectly curved beach and back to the park entrance via the Hazards Range for amazing views of Great Oyster Bay and the coastline surrounding the sleepy seaside village of Swansea. The Hazards look their best at sunrise and sunset when the pink granite glows bright and brilliant.
Indulge in some ice cream or fish in chips at Coles Bay ice creamery and restaurant before taking a swim at Friendly Beaches. Stay at BIG4 Iluka at Freycinet to fully experience what this magnificent area of Tasmania has to offer.