Discover the magic
of Tasmania's east coast
Fall in love with sandy white beaches, pink granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. The Freycinet Peninsula is rich in history and is home to spectacular natural features that inspire awe from visitors far and wide.
Whether it's your first or fiftieth time visiting the Freycinet Peninsula, the area's dramatic pink granite peaks and pristine coastline never fail to take your breath away.
Tasmanian Aboriginal history runs through every mountain, beach and hidden cove across Freycinet National Park. The toorerno-maire-mener clan, part of the Oyster Bay nation, are the traditional owners of this land. Today, Aboriginal sites are found throughout the national park, including one of the east coast's largest remaining shell middens located by Richardsons Beach.
As European settlement took place, whaling, tin and coal industries were predominant across the region.
In 1916, this incredible part of the world was declared a national park, to be protected for generations to come. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania's oldest reserves, along with Mt Field National Park. Visitors from all over the world have come to experience and be inspired by the pure magic of this place. Dipping their toes in the clear east coast waters and feeling the soft sand squeak beneath their feet.
Everyone who visits Freycinet National Park is required to purchase a Parks Pass. This can be done online prior to arrival or at the Visitor Centre just inside the entrance to the park. The friendly and knowledgable staff can also provide a wealth of information and advice on walks, camping, accommodation, beaches, local experiences and natural and cultural heriatage. The centre is open daily from 8am to 5pm between November and April, and 9am to 4pm between May and October.