Freycinet National Park with the Hazard Mountains in the Background - Tourism Tasmania Copyright.
Freycinet National Park, situated on the east coast of Tasmania has beautiful white sandy beaches, backed by coastal dunes, pink granite mountains and eucalypt forests.
Freycinet National Park occupies a long stretch of coast and a peninsula pointing south (see SE Tasmania Map. The Hazard Mountains dominate the landscape, while on the east side of the peninsula, there are ocean beaches to explore.
Walks through this lovely coastal park include the Cape Tourville circuit, a 20 minute walk that takes you past stunning coastal scenery. Two others include the Wineglass Bay Lookout (a steep walk) and the Wineglass Bay circuits. For those seeking a unique experience of Tasmania, the Freycinet Peninsula Circuit is a 2 day walk (longer if you wish to idle at the beach).
At Wineglass Bay, you will find white sand beaches with clear turquoise waters. Activities include sea kayaking, swimming and scuba diving.
Just further north of Freycinet NP on the east coast of Tasmania, there is the Douglas Apsley NP, the newest park in the state and known for its dolerite capped plateau.
Deep river gorges, heathlands, eucalypt trees and pockets of rainforest with crystal clear streams can be accessed with easy trail circuits with picnic facilities. There are also more rugged trail circuits for experienced, fit trekkers.
With the numerous historical towns along the way, a drive along the east coast of is full of pleasant surprises, from the dramatic coastal scenery to the rugged mountains of Tasmania.
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Hobart and throughout TAS has places to stay ranging from bed & breakfast and backpacker hostels, to luxury hotels.
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