Spend the perfect day in Freycinet
Tasmania's Freycinet National Park has plenty to offer, from beautiful beaches and mountains to gourmet food.
- April 2019
- Updated January 2021
So you’ve got a day or two in Tasmania’s Freycinet region? Make the most of your time by adding these places to your must-visit list. Whether you’re into hiking, kayaking or simply admiring beautiful views and indulging in fresh seafood, you won’t be disappointed.
Eat at Géographe
Get your breakfast bearings on the breezy deck at the Coles Bay restaurant Géographe. It’s likely you’ll linger over the Hazards mountain range view as much as the delicious warm apple and cinnamon fritters or salsa scrambled eggs.
Hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout
Tasmania's prized coastal view comes at the end of a 45-minute climb through a pass in the Hazards mountains in Freycinet National Park. Here you’ll find a lookout platform set amidst granite boulders, where you can see the shapely white curve of Wineglass Bay.
Spot whales from Cape Tourville
The wooden boardwalk that skirts below Cape Tourville's lighthouse offers a glimpse into the mouth of Wineglass Bay, as well as a vast Tasman Sea view. You might even see humpbacks or southern right whales passing below.
Spend your morning paddling across Coles Bay and along the toes of the Hazards on a three-hour kayak trip hosted by Freycinet Adventures. Giant rays bask in the sandy shallows and there's a tea stop on gorgeous Honeymoon Bay.
Taste fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm
At Great Oyster Bay, which runs along one side of the Freycinet Peninsula, is a working oyster farm with an attached farm-gate café: the perfect place for lunch. Along with oysters straight from the leases, the café cooks up scallops, abalone, octopus, mussels and, of course, classic fish and chips.
Where to stay: Freycinet Lodge
Swank Coastal Pavilions give a stylish edge to this Freycinet National Park lodge, which sits on a beautiful section of coast at the base of the Hazards. Rooms are dotted through the bush so watch for wildlife: wallabies seem to be waiting nearby each time you step out.