Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map

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Freycinet National Park is on the East Coast of Tasmania.  Being set on a peninsula, much of it can only be reached on foot or by boat. Wineglass Bay is the Icon – look for it on the Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map. Because it can only be visited after about 3 hours walking, or by boat, it remains pristine – one of the best examples of a cool temperate Tasmanian beach. To really experience Freycinet, take the 3-Day Freycinet Walking Expedition from Launceston.

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Getting to Freycinet National Park

The entrance to Freycinet National Park is at Coles Bay. From Hobart or Port Arthur, follow the A3 Tasman Highway north up the coast through Orford and Swansea. Turn off to the right (east) and follow the Coles Bay Road around Moulting Bay Lagoon. It is about a two hour drive. If driving from Hobart via the A1 Heritage Highway, turn right (east) at Campbell Town and follow the Lake Leake Road over the hills until it joins the A3 Tasman Highway just to the north of Swansea. Turn left (north) and then take the Coles Bay Road.

It takes about two hours to drive from Launceston. Zoom out on the Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map. Head south from Launceston on the A1 Heritage Highway. At Conara, turn left (east) and take the A4 Esk Highway to St Marys and then on to Bicheno. From Bicheno head south and then turn left (east) onto the Coles Bay Road.

If you arrive on the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry it will take about three hours to drive to Freycinet National Park.

The Hazards Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map

Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map

Coles Bay: The township of Coles Bay is a sleepy village most of the year. The population explodes over late December and January as local Tasmanians make it their summer holiday destination.

Freycinet National Park: Check the Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map to get the layout of the Park. It runs from just past Coles Bay along the peninsula. The pink granite of The Hazards mountains are the spine of the peninsula. The rock gives The Hazards the pink tinge in certain lights.

Wineglass Bay: Look on the Tasman Sea side (east) on the Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map. Most visitors make the one hour climb to the Saddle Lookout to see Wineglass Bay below and in the distance. The more hardy make the 3 hour round trip walk to the beach from the trailhead at the parking lot about 4 kms (3 mi) inside the National Park.

Wineglass Bay from Saddle Lookout Freycinet Tasmania Australian Travel Map

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Freycinet Walking Expedition: > 3-Day Freycinet Walking Expedition from Launceston

More Information on Freycinet: > Freycinet National Park | Wikipedia