Spend the perfect day in Freycinet

Tasmania's Freycinet National Park has plenty to offer, from beautiful beaches and mountains to gourmet food.

Freycinet's natural landscape is compelling in its beauty
  • Andrew Bain
  • April 2019
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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 view as much as the delicious chorizo, mushroom and caramelised onion crepes.

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.

Scale the paths of Hazards Mountain for outstanding views
Scale the paths of Hazards Mountain for outstanding views.

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.

Go kayaking

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.

You can spot wildlife along the calm waters of Coles Bay with a kayaking tour
You can spot wildlife along the calm waters of Coles Bay with a kayaking tour.

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.

The seafood is as fresh as can be at Freycinet Marine Farm
The seafood is as fresh as can be at Freycinet Marine Farm.

Where to stay: Freycinet Lodge

Swank new Coastal Pavilions have added 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.