Showcasing the natural beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia

by Julie of Melbourne

Recently I had the chance to spend some time at Coles Bay in the Freycinet National Park, on the East coast of Tasmania.

The promontory was surveyed in 1802 by the French captain Nicolas Baudin and was named after his lieutenant, Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet. In 1916 part of the peninsula was made a national park, which is entered via the resort town of Coles Bay, about three hours northeast of Hobart. The area has great natural beauty. (Credit: Encyclopedia Britannica).

Here are some of my photos showcasing the beautiful rocks and turquoise beaches in and around the National Park. Many of the rocks are covered in red lichen which accounts for the distinctive colour.

We also walked over the rocks at Bicheno to see the blowhole. It was spectacular and beautiful, but we were trying not to get wet by getting too close! Thar she blows !!!

The trip would not have been complete without visiting the iconic, well known Wineglass Bay, featured in so many travel brochures and websites. However, the only way in to it is to walk, a trek not for the fainted hearted!

The track winds between the Hazard mountains, with many steps up to the lookout, and then over 1000 steps from there, down to Wineglass Bay itself. And of course, what goes down, must come up again! That was the killer, but we made it!

And no visit would be complete without the sound of waves gently crashing on the beach……….