Freycinet National Park

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Freycinet National Park is located on Tasmania’s east coast, 40km south of Bicheno on the Freycinet Peninsula. The peninsula consists of rugged granite mountains, being the Hazards, Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet. This beautiful park is famous for its magnificent Wine Glass Bay which is renowned as one of the best beaches in the world.

The walking trail to Wine Glass Bay Lookout is 3km return and is fairly demanding up a steep gradient. When you reach the top the spectacular views of the bay are entirely worth it. Pristine white sands curve around the bay forming a unique and striking postcard perfect picture. Clear blue skies and ideal weather conditions would produce the absolute perfect view.

The energetic explorers keen to check out the beach and walk the silica sands have another few kilometres ahead of them. A 6km return walk includes walking down to and along the beach which is just beautiful. The walk back up to the lookout is again very demanding, more so than the carpark to lookout walk. Walkers must register at the hut prior to beginning the climb for safety purposes.

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The length of the peninsula can be walked in 3 days. Hikers keen to explore the national park on foot will find some magnificent scenery along this trek. Be sure to inform the park ranger of your intentions prior to departure if you plan to attempt this walk.

Coles Bay is a village just outside the national park boundary with beautiful mountain views and gorgeous beaches. It is also a popular fishing spot with boat launching facilities, a couple of shops and restaurants and a beachside camp ground for those requiring facilities as opposed to bush camping in the park.

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This stunning national park should definitely be included in your Tasmanian itinerary if you are fit and able to climb to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. If the walk hasn’t taken your breath away the views certainly will.

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Destinations in Tasmania

Beaconsfield

Bicheno

Burnie

Cradle Mountain

Deloraine

Devonport

Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers

Freycinet National Park

Geeveston

Hobart

Huonville

Latrobe

Launceston

Mt Field National Park

Penguin

Port Arthur

Queenstown

Recherche Bay

Scottsdale

Sheffield

St Helens

Strahan

Wynyard

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