Tasmania’s Gem – Freycinet National Park

by iflores on October 15, 2017

Freycinet has long been a favorite at the DownUnder Adventure Company, and it’s not hard to see why. 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.

With our many of our tours including the spectacular Freycinet region, it is easy to find an activity or excursion to create that amazing Freycinet experience. What may not be easy to find are the many other surprises lurking down accessible roads and within easily attainable walking distance. Here are five favorites for your stay.

  1. Mount Amos- the less trodden track from the Hazards car park. Takes around 3 hours return and can be slippery when wet. From this, the highest Hazard, are 360 degree views including Wineglass Bay in all its glory. Take off early for virgin views.
  2. Bluestone Bay and Waterfall Wall are accessed via a 4WD track through dry eucalypt bush near the lighthouse. Ask a local how to find it or jump aboard the motorbike tour. You may be lucky enough to watch rock climbers scramble above the swell surge.
  3. Southern Friendly Beach- this is 4WD vehicle access, but with a mountain bike or by foot it is worth the hike. Make sure you have supplies and enough time up your sleeve.
  4. Little beach- nestled between Edge of the Bay Resort and the Hazards View community is a tiny bay accessed by a sandy track, accessible by foot from the main road. Lovely for swimming and fishing off the beach with a view across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards.
  5. Honeymoon Bay – honestly it’s like another planet. Rock hop in summer with your snorkel and goggles and roll your body in the shiny amber pebbles that pose as sand under the shade of a She-oak tree.

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