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Freycinet Peninsula

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Travel Guide Oceania Australia Tasmania Freycinet Peninsula

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Introduction

Sunset at Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania

Sunset at Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania

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The Freycinet Peninsula, halfway down Tasmania's east coast, is one of Tasmania's most popular national parks. Its pristine white sand beaches, pink granite mountains and and inviting waters never fail to entice its visitors. The highlight of this 17,000 hectare national park is the beautiful Wineglass Bay.

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Opening Hours

Access to the park is 24 hours a day. The Freycinet National Park Visitor Centre is open from 8am - 5pm daily.

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Cost

A Tasmanian national park pass is required to enter the Freycinet National Park. It can be purchased at the park's entrance or at one of the various Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres. Cost for a daily pass per vehicle is $22 (up to 8 people), or $11 per person. If you plan on visiting any of the other National Parks in Tasmania, then it may well be worth obtaining a Holiday Pass, which is valid for 8 weeks. A Holiday Pass is $56 per vehicle or $28 per person.[1]

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Getting There

By Car

Access to the park is via the Tasman Highway (A3) from either Hobart or Launceston. Turn off onto Coles Bay Road (C302), 12 km south of Bicheno. The park entrance and reception are just past the Coles Bay township, roughly 30km from the highway.

By Bus

Tassielink and Redline Coaches both have connections to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park.

By Boat

For details on getting to Tasmania by boat, refer to the Tasmania article

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Sleep

Budget

There are various camping spots throughout the national park.

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