Freycinet National Park, with its stunning pink granite peaks is located on Tasmania’s east coast. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, rated by Outside magazine as one of the ten best beaches in the world.
The park offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks.
For bird lovers there’s the chance to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or a large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve, just outside the park on the Coles Bay road, is a wetland of international importance.
The town of Coles Bay on the edge of the park offers a range of accommodation and campsites are available just inside the park boundary. Because the area is so popular over the Christmas-New Year period there’s a ballot system draw for campsites, so please check the Parks and Wildlife website before making plans.
The park offers a variety of basic powered and unpowered campsites, some with cold showers.
Bookings are not necessary outside the main summer-Easter period, though visitors must check at the visitor interpretation centre before setting up camp.