Wineglass Bay from Mount Amos
Wineglass Bay from Mount Amos (photograph: Luke O'Brien)

Freycinet National Park

The jewel of Tasmania’s eastern coastline.

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Around the world, national parks have been created to preserve truly magical places and t​here’s no doubt Freycinet National Park has a magic all of its own. Freycinet has global appeal – it is iconic, memorable and breathtaking. The park is best known for the stunning beauty of Wineglass Bay - its crystal-clear waters and curvaceous white beach is one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views.

Beyond Wineglass Bay, there’s plenty more to uncover at Freycinet. The diversity in the coastal landscape is dramatic, with rocky coves and surging surf around one corner, and sheltered bays and sandy beaches around the next. As you explore the park, the Hazards – a spectacular granite mountain range that rises dramatically from the sheltered turquoise bays – provides a breathtaking backdrop that is never far from view.

Although one of Tasmania’s most popular national parks, it is still possible to find solitude in the variety of experiences that await you at Freycinet National Park.

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Jutting out into the sea on Tasmania’s mild east coast is the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park, which consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches, protects a superb array of plants and animals

The scenic beauty of the area attracts many visitors each year. It also offers a wonderful range of activities and is a popular place to camp, particularly in the summer months.

Variety is what Freycinet is all about. You can walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, trek the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on a three-day walk, kayak to secluded beaches or try less strenuous activities like beach strolls, swimming, fishing, birdwatching or wildlife spotting.

Separate to the main section of​ the park are the Friendly Beaches, accessed via a signposted turnoff on the Coles Bay Road. The Friendly Beaches offer spectacular views and miles of unspoiled white sand and were added to the National P​ark in 1992.

Experiences in Freycinet National Park

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Cape Tourville

If you don't have much time on your hands while visitng Freycinet National Park, this easy walk offers remarkable coastal views in a short amount of time.

20 minute circuit, 600m circuit, Grade 1
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Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park



Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

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Discovery ranger talking with visitors at a lookout at Freycinet National Park

Freycinet discovery ranger program

Discovery rangers are coming to Freycinet National Park this summer and they're ready to share their knowledge of the Park, its inhabitants and the local plant life.

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Freycinet Peninsula Circuit

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit offers a taste of Freycinet National Park’s finest offerings: ocean views, sandy beaches, rocky coves, orange granite boulders, mountain summits, forests, heathlands, abundant birdlife, friendly wildlife – and the iconic Wineglass Bay.

2 - 3 days, 27km, Grade 3
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Freycinet Walk and Cycle Track

A short shared walk and cycle track connects the Freycinet Visitor Centre with the start of the Walking Tracks.

1 hour, 4km one way, Grade 2
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Friendly Beaches

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Located in Freycinet National Park, this spectacular white sandy beach with turquoise waters begs for long, slow exploration.

5 minutes to 5 hours, 100m to 5km, Grade 2
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Mount Amos

The panoramic view of Wineglass Bay from the summit rewards the experienced bushwalker.

3 hours return, 3.6km, Grade 4
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Group rafting on the Franklin River


Rafting and kayaking

Tasmania’s oceans and rivers have a well-deserved reputation as some of the cleanest in the world, and what better way to explore these wondrous waterways than up-close and self-propelled.

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Sleepy Bay

Located in the picturesque Freycinet National Park, Sleepy Bay is a beautiful rocky bay with turquoise waters and orange lichen-encrusted rocks.

20 minutes return, 500m return, Grade 3
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Beachside snorkelling


Snorkelling and scuba diving

Bring your wetsuit, mask and fins to discover the underwater life.

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Wedding at Highfield Historic Site

East coast, Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West


Tasmania's parks and reserves can make for a beautiful backdrop for your special day. See some of our favourite locations for simple, outdoor wedding ceremonies, through to full packages offered by Highfield Historic Site.

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Wineglass Bay

Step down into world-renowned Wineglass Bay.

2.5-3.5 hrs return, 6 km, Grade 3
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Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach

Embrace the crystal-clear waters of Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach.

4-5 hours circuit, 11km circuit, Grade 4
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Wineglass Bay Lookout

The Wineglass Bay Lookout gives you the chance to enjoy one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views in the picturesque Freycinet National Park.

1-1.5 hours return, 2.6 km return, Grade 3
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Stay Overnight

  • Freycinet overnight walker camping

The overnight campsites of Freycinet allow the visitor to further explore this breathtaking national park on foot.

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Freycinet overnight walker camping

  • Friendly Beaches camping (Isaacs Point)

Nestled among coastal scrub in Freycinet National Park, Isaacs Point offers low-key tent and campervan sites for you to enjoy.

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View from Friendly Beaches campsite

Friendly Beaches camping (Isaacs Point)

  • Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek camping

Freycinet has beachfront camping at its finest.

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Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek camping