Freycinet Map

Freycinet National Park starts at Coles Bay and stretches southwards on a long peninsula dividing the Tasman Sea from Great Oyster Bay. It is home to the famous Wineglass Bay. Overnight accommodation is also available at Coles Bay, Bicheno and Swansea.

Driving time from Port Arthur to Freycinet is about 3 hours, though there is plenty to stop and see along the way. You can easily spend 5 or more hours on the trip.


Things to Look for in Freycinet

Walks at Freycinet – Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay can only be reached by foot or by boat. The gates of the Freycinet National Park and the Visitor Centre are next to the Freycinet Lodge. It is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the Visitors Centre to the trailhead for the walk to the Saddle overlooking Wineglass Bay. It will take about 90 minutes to do the walk to the Saddle and return. It can take up to a full day if you decide to go down into Wineglass Bay itself.

Tours in Freycinet

As one of the most popular destinations in all of Tasmania, a wide range of tours are available for visitors that can satisfy quick visits or multi-day adventures!

Hotels in Freycinet

For budget accommodation, look to Bicheno or Swansea, both about a 40 minute drive from Freycinet and Coles Bay. One of the best located hotels is the Freycinet Lodge, while Saffire Freycinet is the most luxurious accommodation on the east coast. Compare prices and features and book online to be sure of space.


Prepare to witness all sorts of adorable creatures as you explore the park. This is truly a nature lover’s paradise and you may catch glimpses of the Tasmanian Devil, Pademelons, Echidnas Wombats, Quolls, Possums, Bennet’s Wallabies, Whales, Bottle-nose dolphins, or the Australian Fur Seal…just to name a few! 147 bird species can also be found here.

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