Explore Freycinet National Park from Freycinet Lodge

Whether you are exploring for the day or staying overnight, we look forward to welcoming you to the majestic Freycinet Lodge within Freycinet National Park.

Frequently asked questions

If you are visiting Tasmania's east coast and Freycinet National Park, you might like to take a look at our frequently asked questions below.  If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact Freycinet Lodge directly and we would be happy to help.

Pricing and Accommodation Bookings

Do you offer an auto club discount?

Yes, Freycinet Lodge offers a 25% accommodation discount to all RACT members and a 15% discount to interstate and international auto club members. This discount is also offered at Cradle Mountain HotelStrahan Village and the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel.

How old must I be to book a room?

You must be at least 18 years of age to book accommodation at Freycinet Lodge.

How much do you charge for late check-outs?

Late check-outs are subject to availability and must be organised at time of booking. The cost of a late check-out is 50% of a one night stay rate.

General

I have heard there is construction taking place. Can you tell me about this?

After the 2017 Christmas break, our builders recommenced work on 2 January 2018. This work is taking place as part of a bigger plan that includes Freycinet Lodge's new Coastal Pavilions, as well as some refurbishments to the main Lodge. The work may involve some noise, depending on the building activity taking place at the time.

Will my mobile phone work in Freycinet Lodge?

Telstra's is the main network used across Tasmania and is the only one that works in regional areas like Freycinet National Park. We have a public phone near reception, which is accessible 24 hours a day.

Is Providore Wineglass open to the public?

Providore Wineglass and Freycinet Lodge's restaurants are open to all visitors every day.  Visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy a tasting, a drink, a meal or to simply enjoy the view from our balcony.

Do you cater for weddings, groups and large events?

Yes! Freycinet Lodge is a superb destination for weddings, family reunions, group gatherings and events. You can find more information about weddings at the Lodge here.

What kind of accommodation do you provide?

All of our accommodation consists of cabins and pavilions scattered throughout the beautiful wilderness of the National Park. We have 60 rooms in total, some of which have ocean views and some have forest views.

What does reception look like and where do I check in?

Reception is the big building on your right as you come down our driveway. There is 15-minute parking outside reception for visitors or guests who are checking in.

What are the hours of Freycinet Lodge reception?

Our reception is open daily from 7am until 10pm. If you are planning on arriving after reception hours, please contact us via phone or email to arrange a late check in.

Do you cater for children?

Yes! Freycinet Lodge is very child friendly with cots, highchairs, DVD hire and all the board games you want during your holidays! We enjoy direct beach access to Richardson's Beach and have kids menus in both restaurants.

When is the best time to visit Freycinet Lodge?

Freycinet Lodge is a great place to visit at any time of year. The park is open all year round and offers a variety of activities for all weather conditions. For more information on things to do, click here.

Do all of your rooms have water views?

Some rooms have water views and some have forest views.

Are pets allowed at Freycinet Lodge?

Freycinet Lodge sits within the Freycinet National Park and therefore no pets are allowed on-site at any time.

Travel and Parking

Are there any taxis in Coles Bay?

Unfortunately there are no taxis in Coles Bay but depending where you need to go, there is a water taxi and Coles Bay is only a 25 minute walk along Richardson Beach. For a longer journey we may be able to organise a personalised trip with a local private tour company.

Where can I park?

We have a guest car park on the right of the main building and you will be given a designated car park near your accommodation at the time of check in.

Where is the closest airport?

Tasmania has two major airports, one in Hobart and one in Launceston. The Launceston Airport is the closest major airport and is approx. a 2 hour drive from the Lodge. The Hobart Airport is approx. a 2.5 hour drive from the Lodge. There is also a small airstrip at Friendly Beaches. For more information on transport options click here.

Dining at Freycinet Lodge

Can I dine at Freycinet Lodge if I am not staying at the property?

Yes, you are welcome to dine at Richardson’s Bistro at any time with no reservation required. You are also welcome to dine at The Bay Restaurant and we recommend booking a table to avoid disappointment.

Can I access the balcony of Freycinet Lodge and enjoy a drink at sunset or do I have to be seated for dinner?

You're welcome to access the balcony at any time and drinks can be purchased from Hazards Bar. We recommend planning to take a few minutes to enjoy the sunset from the balcony as it is a wonderful sight.

Where is breakfast served in the main Lodge?

Breakfast is served daily in our restaurant within the Lodge, overlooking Great Oyster Bay.

Do I need to book for dinner?

If you would like to dine in The Bay Restaurant, we recommend that you book with reception at the time of check-in. Our other dining option is Richardson’s Bistro, which is open until daily and does not require a booking.

Services and Facilities

Does Freycinet Lodge have WiFi?

We offer complimentary WiFi to all visitors in our main building. There is no password required.

Can I charge my electric car at Freycinet Lodge?

Yes! We have a Tesla charging station in our guest car parking. Please contact Freycinet Lodge reception prior your arrival to check availability.

Do your rooms have a mini bar?

Yes, all our rooms are equipped with a mini bar that includes a selection of soft drinks, Tasmanian wines, beers and snacks.

Do you have laundry facilities at Freycinet Lodge?

Yes, we have a guest laundry. A load of washing requires 4 x $1 coins, a load of drying requires the same. We supply washing powder for $3.

Do your rooms have cooking facilities?

All rooms have a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Our Family Cabins are equipped with a microwave, toaster and stove top in a fully equipped kitchen.

Do your rooms have hairdryers?

Yes, all of our rooms have a hairdryer in the en-suite bathroom.

Does the Lodge offer turndown services?

Only Coastal Pavilions include a turndown service.

Do you offer equal access rooms?

Yes. We have two One Room Cabins that offer wheelchair access.

Do you have a club lounge, gym or swimming pool?

The Lodge does not have a club lounge, gym or swimming pool. We do however have direct access to Richardson's Beach and some of the most amazing walking tracks in Tasmania!

National Park and Activities

How far is it to the Wineglass Bay lookout and can I walk there?

You will need to drive 10 minutes to the Wineglass Bay trailhead car park and walk for approximately 45 minutes up to the lookout. We recommend you take sunscreen, insect repellent and water as there is no water source within the Freycinet National Park.

Do I need a National Parks pass?

Yes, you will require a Tasmanian National Parks pass (entry permit) if you are planning on staying overnight at Freycinet Lodge, as we are located within Freycinet National Park. If you are planning on visiting Freycinet Lodge for the day only, a pass is not required.

At Freycinet Lodge's reception, we can provide you with a 24 hour vehicle day pass for or an 8 week vehicle holiday pass.

Which tours take me to Wineglass Bay?

Wineglass Bay Cruises takes you to into Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Aqua Taxi is the fastest option to step foot onto the Wineglass Bay beach, with a 25 minute boat ride to Hazards Beach and a 30 minute walk.

Do you offer guided walks/tours?

There are many tour options available within Freycinet National Park and our staff are more than happy to help you plan your activities. The Lodge currently does not offer any of its own tours. 

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