Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
The next stop in our adventure travel was the Freycinet National Park. The Park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula, a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pristine sandy beaches and secluded azure bays on the east coast of Tasmania.
The Hazards Mountain Range
A series of four jagged granite peaks in a line, known as “The Hazards“, is a famous feature of the Freycinet National Park. The Hazards are a mountain range that dominate the peninsula. The four mountains in the range from west to east are Mayson, Amos, Dove and Parsons. The Hazards range is situated between Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay.
Wineglass Bay is a world-famous natural attraction on Tasmania’s spectacular east coast situated just a short walk from the camping grounds at Coles Bay. Wineglass Bay has been voted by several travel authorities as one of the world’s ten best beaches. The track to Wineglass Bay and lookout traverses the saddle between Mounts Mayson and Amos, the twin peaks of The Hazards. The first part of the walk is an ascent up a loose gravel track through The Hazards to a rocky lookout over the bay. It is a short walk and is steep at times but you will be treated to amazing views of Great Oyster Bay and the coastline surrounding the seaside village of Swansea. Descend down the steep track to the beach and you will arrive at the iconic Wineglass Bay.
To continue in our adventure travel, we returned to the Freycinet Visitor Centre at Coles Bay, the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. Coles Bay is a laid-back holiday town with plenty of accommodation. If you are planning your adventure travel in summer, however, make sure that you book accommodation well ahead due to overwhelming demand. That is unless you bring your own like we did with the campervan.
Located a short walk from the Freycinet Visitor Centre is the secluded cove of Honeymoon Bay, a gorgeous swimming spot with crystal clear water. Honeymoon Bay is a bay within a bay, being part of the larger Coles Bay. It is a popular destination for picnics, bird watching and snorkeling. We saw many red-necked wallabies, also known as Bennett’s Wallaby, at Honeymoon Bay. This species is endemic to Australia and is one of Tasmania’s most commonly seen native animals.
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay in the Freycinet National Park are among the most stunning romantic beaches on the spectacular east coast of Tasmania. If your adventure travel takes you to Tasmania and you get to experience one of Australia’s most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive, be sure to visit the Freycinet National Park.