Attractions are white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen. Great swimming..Launceston Information
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St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast with a population of about 2,000. The town is..Bicheno Information
Bicheno, just north of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s stunning east coast, is known for..Swansea Information
The historic township of Swansea is ideal for fishing, swimming and diving, or relaxing on the..Coles bay Information
The east coast village of Coles Bay sits beneath pink granite mountains at the entrance to..Tamar Island Information
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National Park Summer or winter, the craggy Ben Lomond plateau attracts adventure seekers rock..Flinders Island Information
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St Columba Falls State Reserve (295 ha) The cascading waters of St Columba Falls, one of..Ross Information
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George Town sits on the eastern banks of the Tamar River about 40 minutes’s drive (50..See all locations in Northern Tasmania
Freycinet National Park with its pink granite mountains is a long peninsula jutting out into the Tasman Sea on Tasmania’s east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, just one of its white sandy beaches and the pure clear turquoise waters that are perfect for sea kayaking, swimming, and scuba diving. The Hazard Range offer climbing abseiling and mountain walking, and the coastal heath lands have wonderful day walks.
Take the short walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. The American magazine, Outside, rates Wineglass Bay as one of the world’s ten best beaches.
To reach Freycinet, turn off the A3 (East Coast Escape trail) 11 kilometre south of Bicheno and take a good sealed road 27 kilometres south to Coles Bay.
For bird lovers there is the chance to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. In the busy and forested areas you will often see or hear small nectar-feeding birds such as eastern spinebill and yellow-throated, crescent or New Holland honeyeaters. You may also see or hear large yellow-tailed black cockatoos, which often feed and fly in raucous groups. Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, just outside the park on the Coles Bay road is a wetland of international importance.
For spectacular coastal views visit Cape Tourville lighthouse and take the cliff top walk.
Coles Bay offers a range of accommodation and camping sites are available just inside the park boundary. Because the area is so popular over the Christmas/New Year period there is a ballot system drawn, so please check the Parks and Wildlife site.
The Park offers a variety of basic powered and unpowered campsites, some with cold showers. Outside the main summer/Easter period no bookings are taken, but visitors must check at the Visitor/Interpretation Centre.
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