Sep
12
2012

Freycinet National Park

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Open up your eyes to the great outdoors of Tasmania, with a trip to the beautiful Freycinet National Park.

Sitting on the east coast of Tasmania, the rugged national park is surrounded by white sand beaches, coastal dunes, granite mountains and azure bays – all in all the ultimate destination for your escape from the daily stresses of life.

The national park is famous for the idyllic Wineglass Bay, which was named one of the top ten beaches in the world by American magazine Outside.

If you love to engage in a bit of birdwatching, then Freycinet National Park is the place to go, where you may be able to spot the large Australasian gannet or the white-bellied sea-eagle in your travels.

Lace up your hiking boots to discover the wonders of Freycinet National Park, with many short walk tracks ready to be trod.

If you're keen for a more leisurely walk, head out on the Cape Tourville circuit walk, where you'll witness spectacular coastal views of the park and also check out the lighthouse that was constructed over 40 years ago.

To capture the views of the beautiful Wineglass Bay, hike your way through to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. Bring along your water bottle and sturdy shoes, as it's a steep uphill walk on a rocky but well-constructed track which is accessible to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

The walk through the bush is well-worth the views you'll find though, so ensure you also pack your camera to get some brilliant snaps of the bay.

All this walking can make your tummy rumble with hunger, so head to Freycinet Marine Farm to sample some of their fresh seafood catch!

Relax with a glass of Tasmanian wine while you have your oysters or mussels cooked right in front of your eyes – a great end to a grand national park adventure.

Boardwalk high along the cliffs leading to the lighthouse

The Cape Tourville Lighthouse - built in 1971 to replace a decaying structure

Cape Tourville and the view from near the lighthouse from the boardwalk

Wineglass Bay Lookout Image Credit WAZoologist

Wineglass Bay Hazards Beach Circuit - Image Credit Tassie Campers

Wineglass Bay from the summit of Mt Amos another 1km from the loookout

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