Cooks beach at sunset, Freycinet Peninsula.
Cooks Beach (photograph: Peter Grant)

Freycinet overnight walker camping

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Planned event: Notice of works and upcoming closures – Freycinet Foreshore Shared Use Track
Applies from 2/5/2022

Tasmanian company East Coast Constructions has been awarded the tender to construct a new elevated shared use track across Mosquito Creek linking the Coles Bay township to the Freycinet National Park. 

The new track has been carefully designed to avoid impacts to natural and cultural values as well as taking into account public feedback as part of the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) advertised earlier this year.   

Works are expected to commence in the first week of May and take up to a month to complete.  

During this time access to Richardsons Beach via the existing path from the Esplanade East will be restricted.  

Access to Richardsons Beach from the carpark below the Freycinet Visitor Centre will remain open. 

​If you have any queries, contact Freycinet Field Centre on 03 6256 7000.

Last reviewed 26/4/2022 02:50 PM

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

​​​There is no camping charge.​


​No bookings are required.​

These campsites are accessible on foot from the walking tracks carpark in Freycinet National Park.


​​​​For overnight walkers there are small campsites at Wineglass Bay, Hazards and Cooks beaches.

Water collection points are found at a tap at the walking tracks car park and from a tank at Cooks Hut at the Cooks Beach Campground - however there is no guarantee there will be water available in this tank.

Composting toilets are available at Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach and Cooks Beach campsites.

Freycinet is a Fuel Stove Only Area​ as it is very dry and vulnerable to fire. No fires are allowed in the national park. Gas and fuel stoves may be used except on days of Total Fire Ban, when no naked flames of any sort, including gas and fuel stoves, are allowed in the open.

For more information on walks leading to these campsites, please see our Freycinet Peninsula Circuit ​page.​​