Wanderlust Chronicles’ Guide to Freycinet in Tasmania, Australia
Like so many people around Australia, Tasmania has stolen our hearts. From its pristine, natural landmarks to its charming small-town atmosphere, Tasmania is one of the few unique states left in Australia. The East Coast is one of the special parts of Tasmania and is famous for its pristine beaches. So without further ado, here is our guide to Freycinet and its surroundings.
Edge of The Bay Resort
While exploring the area you will want a centrally located resort and so you can’t get much better than the Edge of The Bay Resort. This well appointed resort features cosy studio and two-bedroom beach lodge accommodation with views of The Hazards that are so stunning you will feel like you are living in a postcard. Each beach studio features a sink and refrigerator, which is perfect for enjoying a continental breakfast in the mornings, and heated carpet flooring, which is keeps the winter chills away. Also keep your eyes open for the native wildlife that come right up to your door and take the time to walk along the private beach that is at the resort’s doorstep.
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Freycinet Marine Farm
You CANNOT go to Tasmania without trying their world-famous oysters and without a doubt, sampling the fresh off the farm is the best way to experience them. With all sorts of Tasmania Oyster flavours, such as fresh, Kilpatrick, and camembert and smoked salmon, these beauties have to be devoured at Freycinet Marine Farm, or you aren’t doing yourself justice.
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Make sure you find the time to witness the sheer beauty of The Hazards Mountain Range from the East Coast. Vantage points are from many of the numerous lookouts along the way or if you are lucky like us, right from the window of your room.
Wineglass Bay Lookout
The stunning Wineglass Bay is home to white sands and blue waters as far as the eye can see. Make the trek up the mountain to view the bay in all its glory from the top lookout. Alternatively, continue down the other side of the mountain for another 30 minutes to reach the bay itself. A dip in the bay’s crystal blue waters is the perfect way to enjoy a hot summer’s day.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
For an easier hike, venture up to The Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Here you will find a flat, suspended walkway circuit with breathtaking views of the coast and the lighthouse. This is perfect for those who want a view but don’t want to hike up the Wineglass Bay Lookout.
En Route – Oyster Bay lookout
The easiest way to get to the East Coast is to drive from Hobart. With many small towns to stop in along the way, a picturesque lookout it a great way to break up the long drive. On a clear day, stop at this small lookout to see breathtaking views all the way out to Oyster Bay.
Make sure to get a National Parks Pass before heading up to any of the lookouts to avoid a fine.