Cape Tourville Freycinet National Park – East Coast Whale Trail

National Parks and Reserves

Keep an eye out for wildlife. Seabirds, sea eagles, whales, seals and dolphins have all been seen from here. Binoculars are provided. The East Coast Whale Trail is a series of coastal stops you can visit with information signs about the whales and where you have a good chance of seeing them.

There are 14 trail sites scattered all along the coast from The Gardens in the larapuna/Bay of Fires area near St Helens in the north to Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula. At each East Coast Whale Trail site, you will find a sign with information and stories about them and big sea views to search for signs of whales. There are binoculars installed at two of the Trail sites to help you get a closer view.

Whales can throw their fins and flukes, or even their bodies, high out of the water, making great explosions of foam on the sea surface that can be seen from far away. Sometimes they come within a few hundred metres of shore.


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From AU$20.00

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania’s national parks.

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