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Freycinet National Park Freycinet

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Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Road
Freycinet
TAS
7215
Tel: 03 6256 7000

Directions

The park is about 2.5 to 3 hours from Hobart or Launceston. If you are no the Tasman Hwy (A3), turn onto the Coles Bay Road (C302) which is about 12km south of Bicheno. The main park entrance is just after Coles Bay townships, which is about 30km from the hwy on a good sealed road. Just be careful between sunset and sunrise because you are sharing the road with the wildlife - so drive slow and keep an eye out!

Where are we going today?

Kids, do you want to spend the day with your family running along the white sandy beaches, or perhaps you want to try and spot some of the wildlife hiding in the Australian bush?

Freycinet National Park is a great place to go if you're in Tasmania for a true nature-based experience.  

There are a ton of activities that will keep the whole family entertained, no matter what the age! Grab those walking shoes and head along the trails to Wineglass Bay, or just take a walk along the beach. If you're really adventurous there is a three day walk right across the length of the Freycinet Peninsula! 

Little bit too hot (well, it is Australia!) - grab those swimmers and head on down to the water and enjoy some swimming. If you're in Sleepy Bay, it's a great place for snorkelling or diving, checking out all the incredible marine life in the area! If you have kids that are new to the ocean or snorkelling, Honeymoon Bay is a better place for them to start as it's sheltered.

They will also love the rock pools at both those bays, as well as at Ranger Creek. Just remind them to not disturb the little sea creatures that live in the rock pools are they are very fragile and they are comfortable in their homes! 

If you want to keep your feet dry, there are plenty of places to try and spot the rest of the wildlife that calls the Freycinet National Park home. 

The visitor centre in the park is a great place to start, as it introduces the cultural and natural heritage of the region through creative displays that kids will easily understand, and hopefully encourage them to ask questions about what they are about to see. 

If you fancy extending your day out, they also offer camping in the summer month however it's such a popular activity they work out of a ballot system. Good luck!

Don't forget if you have your car there are some lovely drives too!

Enjoy! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$24 per car (up to 8). Otherwise $12 p.p
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

The centre is open daily from 8am to 5pm November to April and 9am to 4pm May to October.

Teachers corner

What a great place for kids to learn about wildlife and ecology! Educational groups may be issued an exemption following prior application to the Ranger in Charge, provided the school excursion is for educational purposes. They also have a theatre available throughout the year for school groups. .

I'm Hungry!

Electric barbecues, picnic tables, water and toilets are located at Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek so why not bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the incredible Tasmanian countryside! .

Any Top Tips?

Camping is extremely popular over the summer months and at Easter. Due to the high demand for campsites, a ballot system operates from the 18th December until the 10th February and for Easter each year. The ballot is drawn early August with successful applicants being notified by mail. This does mean you have to plan ahead. Good luck! .

Can I get one of those?

If you are in the visitor centre you'll notice the shop which sells a host of products including posters, film, clothing, postcards - and if the kids just love learning about the park, there are a number of natural history books available too!.

What people are saying?

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    Compared with the other national parks in tas this one is unreasonably expensive for a single person, offers no tour bus, has basically one parking lot and 2 trails to walk on. Trails are not or poorly marked and rangers are unpleasant and unhelpful. Bay of fires, and cradle mountain are way better. The only plus side is I did see some wild life but it seems like people feed them so thats why they appear.

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    an awe inspiring park with great views and awesome scenery

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    A beautiful place with awesome accommodation

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    Really enjoyed our stay in this top location. Rooms (Wineglass Premier Cabin) were very nice and the spa bathroom was amazing! Very nice treat after tackling some of the walking tracks close by, including the lovely Wineglass Bay lookout. Was expecting a better view from the cabin but I suppose not every cabin can have the best view AND be in a nice quiet spot. The resturant is in a good spot but we decided to dine at the bistro and sit out on the deck; amazing spot with a very beautiful sunset enjoyed sipping tasmanian wine and enjoying a lovely...Read More

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    八點半,開始久違的健行,酒杯灣-赫胥斯海灘環線 (Wineglass Bay Hazard Beach Circuit)。
    一路上蠻平靜的,在塔斯旅行有二點我特別喜歡,第一,塔斯偏冷,揹著行李,單眼掛在頸子上步行也還蠻舒適的,再來是塔斯不總是擠滿觀光客,就那小貓二三隻,剛剛好,哈。

    環線中有高點可以眺望科爾斯灣及酒杯灣 (Coles Bay & Wineglass Bay),不過都不算太高@@,這畫面還蠻有趣的,小喬伸長了手想將我們與酒杯灣放進相機畫面中,還得墊腳哩,我們還在護欄旁的大石爬上爬下的,Viky下來時滑了一跤,好家在沒有大礙,倒是讓我覺得有時出點小糗反而更容易親近呢。...Read More

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Really enjoyed our stay in this top location. Rooms (Wineglass Premier Cabin) were very nice and the spa bathroom was amazing! Very nice treat after tackling some of the walking tracks close by, including the lovely Wineglass Bay lookout. Was expecting a better view from the cabin but I suppose not every cabin can have the best view AND be in a nice quiet spot. The resturant is in a good spot but we decided to dine at the bistro and sit out on the deck; amazing spot with a very beautiful sunset enjoyed sipping tasmanian wine and enjoying a lovely dinner. My only complaint is our own fault - we booked too late and only got to stay one night.

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八點半,開始久違的健行,酒杯灣-赫胥斯海灘環線 (Wineglass Bay Hazard Beach Circuit)。
一路上蠻平靜的,在塔斯旅行有二點我特別喜歡,第一,塔斯偏冷,揹著行李,單眼掛在頸子上步行也還蠻舒適的,再來是塔斯不總是擠滿觀光客,就那小貓二三隻,剛剛好,哈。

環線中有高點可以眺望科爾斯灣及酒杯灣 (Coles Bay & Wineglass Bay),不過都不算太高@@,這畫面還蠻有趣的,小喬伸長了手想將我們與酒杯灣放進相機畫面中,還得墊腳哩,我們還在護欄旁的大石爬上爬下的,Viky下來時滑了一跤,好家在沒有大礙,倒是讓我覺得有時出點小糗反而更容易親近呢。

沿著環線繼續往南,可以嗅的到潮水,漸漸聽到海浪拍打沿岸的聲音,過不了多久,酒杯灣就出現在眼前,我們踏上細沙,Viky還脫下鞋呢,一整片的藍,或許帶點綠? 向遠方延伸與天空連成一線。

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