Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay

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Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 125 km northeast of Hobart. It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet, and Schouten Island. Founded in 1916, it is Tasmania's oldest park, along with Mount Field National Park.
Bordering the national park is the small settlement of Coles Bay, and the largest close town is Swansea. Freycinet contains part of the rugged Tasmanian coastline and includes the secluded Wineglass Bay, voted by several travel authorities as one of the world's ten best beaches. Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards".
Because of the range of rare and endemic flora and fauna species present, as well as the diversity of landscapes and communities at Freycinet National Park, its role in conservation is particularly significant. The area within the park is also of cultural importance, with many Aboriginal and European sites protected, though deeper investigation into human history within the park still needs to be undertaken. Large sections of the park remain undisturbed by humans, including parts of the catchment and the landscape.
Tourism at Freycinet forms a vital component of the economy for the eastern part of Tasmania, with many visitors drawn to the region by the natural beauty of the area in combination with favourable weather and the recreational activities available. Every year thousands of people are attracted to the pristine coastal environments and the benefits of a rural and isolated setting; it is a place where tourists can enjoy a walk through the bush and a short time later be strolling along an unspoiled beach.
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  • The park is beautifully cared for. Pop into the information centre for a park pass and ideas of what to do. We did the wine glass bay lookout walk, honeymoon bay and the drive to the light house. If y...  more »
  • We did the 11 km long track to wine glass bay and the loop to Hazard beach and back, nice tour first part not flat up to 1000 status, but second part is nearly flat through swamp and on the beach. Tak...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place to visit and camping here is wonderful. We did two walks on this visit; wineglass bay/hazards beach loop (great views and swimming at wineglass), and wineglass bay lookout and down to bay for a swim. Wonderful swimming. Beautifully clean park, well maintained, clean facilities and generously sized semi shaded campsites. Great value too.
  • Great walks, perfect for people of a range of physical abilities. It is NOT possible to get to the beach via the My Amos track...it finishes up the top of the mountain and it's very steep cliffs down the other side. If you want to go to the beach you need to take the track which goes over the saddle (this is a less strenuous track than the Mt Amos track). There is no way to cut across from one track to the other mid way along.

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