Freycinet's Five Favourite Secrets
Freycinet National park on Tasmania's east coast is one of the state's most spectacular natural areas and has well-maintained trails and facilities for visitors keen to see world famous Wineglass Bay.
These high-traffic tracks (Tasmanian high traffic may be construed as low for many) are hugely worth the effort, as are all the main signposted areas around Freycinet such as Sleepy Bay, the Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Friendly Beaches; all beautiful and pristine.
What you may not know is that there are many other surprises lurking down accessible roads and within easily attainable walking distance. Here are five favourites for your stay.
- Mount Amos- the less trodden track from the Hazards car park. Takes around 3 hours return and can be slippery when wet. From this, the highest Hazard, are 360 degree views including Wineglass Bay in all its glory. Take off early for virgin views.
- Bluestone Bay and Whitewater Wall are accessed via a 4WD track through dry eucalypt bush near the lighthouse. Ask a local how to find it or jump aboard the motorbike tour. You may be lucky enough to watch rock climbers scramble above the swell surge.
- Southern Friendly Beach- this is 4WD vehicle access, but with a mountain bike or by foot it is worth the hike. Make sure you have supplies and enough time up your sleeve.
- Little beach- nestled between Edge of the Bay Resort and the Hazards View community is a tiny bay accessed by a sandy track, accessible by foot from the main road. Lovely for swimming and fishing off the beach with a view across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards.
- Honeymoon Bay - honestly it's like another planet. Rock hop in summer with your snorkel and goggles and roll your body in the shiny amber pebbles that pose as sand under the shade of a She-oak tree.
For more things to do on Tasmania's east coast see our the Great Eastern Drive