Experience the beauty of Freycinet Peninsula, a paradise of pink granite mountains, white beaches and turquoise sea on Tasmania's east coast. Hike over the Hazard Ranges for breathtaking views of Wineglass Bay. Go surfing, sea kayak with dolphins, 4WD to a historic lighthouse and enjoy freshly-shucked oysters overlooking Great Oyster Bay. Wind here from Hobart on the East Coast Escape.
What you can see in Freycinet
Enjoy pristine Wineglass Bay, sea kayak, bushwalk and get close to wildlife whilst enjoying the abundance of fresh seafood and local wines.
Explore a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches and turquoise sea in Freycinet National Park. Capture the perfect contours of Wineglass Bay on your camera. Then swim, boat, fish, snorkel and scuba dive from the dreamy white beach. Go abseiling in the Hazards and four wheel drive to Cape Tourville Lighthouse, where the view will make you dizzy. Surf from Friendly Beaches and sea kayak next to dolphins in Honeymoon Bay. Meet wetland birds in Moulting Lagoon and spot migrating humpback whales on a boat cruise. Bushwalk past Aboriginal middens and learn about the French explorers who first discovered this paradise. At the end of the day, relax in a lodge overlooking Great Oyster Bay with a meal of fresh seafood and glass of wine made from local vines.
Freycinet Experiences and Attractions
Overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet is a premium luxury lodge immersed in nature. Featuring luxurious suites, decorated with a confection of classic and contemporary furnishings, some with private plunge pools and decks give Saffire some of its sparkle. Some of the suites are larger than a mid-size home. With an exclusive day spa, restaurant, and guest lounge and bar, at Saffire you can relax, indulge and feel truly inspired in the unique nature of the surrounding coastline. Saffire is located around a three hour drive from Hobart or approximately two and a half hours from Launceston.
Wineglass Bay, on Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula, is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. This flawless crescent of dazzling white sand and sapphire-coloured sea set against pink and grey granite peaks is one of Australia's most beautiful natural environments. It's the perfect location for fishing, sailing, bushwalking, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, or simply soaking up the spectacular coastal scenery. Wineglass Bay has become a favourite honeymoon destination for couples to escape and relax away from the rest of the world. With secluded sandy beaches, luxurious eco-lodges, and fine Tasmanian cuisine, Freycinet Peninsula is an adventure of pure indulgence.
Great Eastern Drive
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania’s east coast on this attraction-packed drive. Sea kayak and hunt down history on Maria Island, sample farm-fresh berries and wine near Swansea and take in the perfect contours of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Stop in Bicheno, where you can cling to the coastline on a motorised trike ride or see fairy penguins waddle home at dusk. Bushwalk in the rainforest of Douglas-Apsley National Park and game fish or dive from the picturesque port of St Helens Park. Swim in the calm, clear waters of Binnalong Bay and follow the Bay of Fires walk past Aboriginal middens, woodlands and powder-white beaches. Finish your journey in a remote eco-lodge with soul-stirring ocean views.
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