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What the Freycinet National Park offers 🙂
The Freycinet National Park abuts Coles Bay, on the sunny east coast of Tasmania, Australia. As well as the main Freycinet section, the Park also includes the separates Friendly Beaches and Schouten Island. Freycinet has many points of interest – spectacular pink granite boulders and mountains, sweeping coastal vistas, secluded beaches including the iconic Wineglass Bay, coastal cliffs, varied bushwalks, east coast peninsular ecology with flowers, heaths, she-oak and banksia havens and forested hills, marine reserves, fishing areas, abundant birds and readily visible wildlife.
Along Tasmania’s warm east coast, Freycinet is accessible by sealed roads. You’re welcome to visit for a few hours or a few days. On Freycinet you will find yourself walking or climbing in friendly natural surroundings. The Visitor Centre and nearby Coles Bay supplies most facilities and conveniences. Activities include scenic drives, short strolls, medium and overnight bushwalks, visiting natural features, seeing wildlife at close quarters, birdwatching, mountain biking, boating, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, climbing, camping and photography.
Tasmania’s oldest National Park
Freycinet, along with Mt Field, was the Tasmania’s first national park, formally reserved 90 years ago. On August 29, 1916, the Scenery Preservation Board, the first authority in Australia to be set up for the creation and management of reserves and parks, declared Mount Field and Freycinet as national parks. Appreciated for its natural and cultural values along with sunny climate, Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s best loved and most visited parks, with some 200 000 visitors each year.
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