By Andrew Bain
Dangling like a thread off the east coast of Tasmania, Freycinet Peninsula is best known for its immaculately sculpted beach at Wineglass Bay (shaped like a wineglass). But that's just one part of its charm. This is where you'll find one of the world's best boutique hotels, Saffire Freycinet, along with coastal walking trails radiating across Freycinet National Park and the small fishing town of Coles Bay, which has long been a favourite weekend escape for Tasmanians.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can fly direct to Tasmania's two major cities, Hobart and Launceston, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. From Launceston it's a two hour drive to Freycinet Peninsula. From Hobart it's about 2 1/2 hours.
- Walk barefoot on the white sand of Wineglass Bay
- Check into oceanside luxury at Saffire Freycinet
- Indulge in the freshest of seafood at Freycinet Marine Farm