Our Latest News

Hartz Peak Track Closed

21/01/2019

PWS advises that the Hartz Peak Track in Hartz Mountains National Park has been closed until further notice due to increased fire risk.More

PWS Campfire restrictions extended statewide

21/01/2019

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is extending the current campfire restrictions statewide until further notice.More

PWS Fire update

20/01/2019

There are many fires currently burning in national parks and reserves in Tasmania, including the Southwest National Park and Southwest Conservation Area.More

Freycinet

Introduction

easter Campout of Tasmanian Field Naturalists, 1910

The 1910 Freycinet Easter camp-out
of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists
(Archives Office of Tasmania)

Whaling parties, tin and coal miners and pastoralists are amongst those who have lived and worked on the Freycinet Peninsula since the early years of European settlement. Old mine shafts, abandoned farmers' huts and the remains of whalers' camps today form part of the rich cultural heritage of the park.

The majestic beauty of Freycinet's granite mountains and white, sandy beaches have also long been admired by naturalists, artists and writers. the area was reserved as a national park in 1916, making it (along with Mt Field) the oldest national park in Tasmania.

Don't miss the opportunity to stop in at Freycinet National Park. Further information for visitors can be found at our Visitors Guide to Tasmania's National Parks.