4 Days on Freycinet Peninsula
The state's favourite peninsula delivers in spades – white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, pink mountains - with plenty of distinctive produce to flavour the journey.
Milton Vineyard was first farmed in 1826 initially for fine Tasmanian wool but is now producing fine cool climate wines. We are lucky to be located on the dry, sunny east coast of Tasmania. The grapes are grown on free draining red loam soil liberally sprinkled with dolerite rocks.
Milton Vineyard14635 Tasman Hwy, Swansea TAS 7190, Australia
Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar Door
Craigie Knowe is the oldest vineyard on the Freycinet Coast of Tasmania and is just 40 minutes from the beautiful Freycinet National Park. A family-owned and operated vineyard and cellar door, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome and will be looked after like family. Sit back and relax while you enjoy a glass of wine, just metres from the vines while enjoying a delicious platter of Tasmanian produce. Spoil yourself with a decadent wine and chocolate experience. Learn how the wines are grown and made while enjoying a relaxed tasting. Go beyond the cellar door for an intimate tour of the vineyard with one of the family. Bookings essential. Slow down and explore the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania where there is something for everyone. Magnificent scenery, seafood and wine, walks, galleries and of course passionate locals.
Craigie Knowe Vineyard & Cellar DoorCraigie Knowe, 80 Glen Gala Rd, Cranbrook TAS 7190, Australia
Swing onto Freycinet Peninsula and settle in. Options include the luxe lodge Saffire Freycinet with spectacular views across Coles Bay to the Hazards. Big4 Iluka on Freycinet has camping and cabins in the heart of Coles Bay.
Freycinet PeninsulaFreycinet Peninsula, Freycinet TAS 7215, Australia
The approach to Swansea features one of Tasmania's most curious convict constructions. Spiky Bridge was made from field stones laid without mortar or cement and the parapet features upright stones, giving the bridge its spiky appearance.
Spiky BridgeSpiky Bridge, Swansea TAS 7190, Australia
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet Aqua Taxi runs water transportation services in Freycinet National Park, departing from Coles Bay. One way or return fares to Hazards Beach, Cooks Beach & Schouten Island.
Freycinet National ParkColes Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
It's a short journey from the Ice Creamery to a dinner of wood-fired pizza next door at Géographe Restaurant and Espresso Bar. Or have a meal with Great Oyster Bay views at Freycinet Lodge’s two restaurants or lounge bar.
Freycinet LodgeFreycinet National Park, Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
Freycinet Marine Farm
They call it Great Oyster Bay for a reason. Head to Freycinet Marine Farm for oysters and mussels direct from the farm leases.
Freycinet Marine Farm1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
The Ice Creamery Coles Bay
Sweeten the afternoon at the Ice Creamery in Coles Bay – count 24 flavours of Tasmanian-made ice-cream.
The Ice Creamery Coles Bay4 Garnet Ave, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
Specialising in guided sea kayaking tours, multi-award winning Freycinet Adventures is a family owned and operated business. The Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's east coast is undeniably Tasmania's greatest destination for sea kayaking. This relaxed, guided sea kayak tour is the ultimate way to experience Freycinet National Park. The contrasts are stunning - pink granite mountains, pristine sandy beaches and blue waters so clear you feel you can touch the marine life below, a true sea kayaking paradise. No experience necessary, suitable for all ages. Tours include morning or afternoon tea break on a secluded beach, experienced guides, double sea kayak, and all equipment is provided. Tours depart daily (morning and twilight) for a duration of three hours (approximately two hours kayaking).
Freycinet Adventures2 Freycinet Dr, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
The peninsula might be narrow but it has plenty of hidden tracks that can be explored on a quad-bike tour with All4Adventure.
ALL4Adventure1 Reserve Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
Wineglass Bay Cruises
Join Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for an unforgettable four and a half hour eco-cruise around the Freycinet National park coastline from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range. Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs. Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water. Keep a look out for dolphins, seals, albatross and sea eagles and whales are regularly sighted on their annual migration from September to December and May to July.
Wineglass Bay CruisesJetty Rd, Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia
Take to the sky for a scenic flight over the peninsula and Wineglass Bay with Freycinet Air. Freycinet Air operates scenic flights over the east coast of Tasmania and specialize in Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park, from Friendly Beaches, near Coles Bay. The company has been operating since 1997 and offers charter and scenic flights in their 4 seat Cessna 172s, 6 seat twin engine Partenavia and now offering Helicopter flights a 5 seat AS350. Freycinet Peninsula is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world with its combination of mountains, forests and white beaches. The best way to experience this amazing but inaccessible location is by taking a scenic flight. All flights provide unparalleled views of the beautiful Wineglass Bay, the Hazards and the Freycinet Peninsula. You will also experience the Swan River, Schouten Island and miles of unspoilt white sand beaches with turquoise water. You may extend your flight south to Maria Island or along the coast to Swansea and then north to Bicheno. Join us on this once in a life time experience and let Tasmania's natural beauty take your breath away. Freycinet Air flies from Friendly Beaches Airfield, located 18 kilometres north of Coles Bay.
Freycinet Air109 Friendly Beaches Rd, Friendly Beaches TAS 7215, Australia
The Pondering Frog
On the drive out of Coles Bay, make a stop at Moulting Lagoon, a vast wetland that's typically home to thousands of black swans at any time, and another stop for ice-cream at the Pondering Frog. At the Pondering Frog, you will find something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a Devonshire tea, a boutique ice cream, breakfast or lunch, a playground for the kids, or a stopover with your caravan or motorhome. The Pondering Frog Cafe and Ice creamery RV Stop is the place to be. There is a junior playground for the under 5 year olds as well as a playground for the under 10 year olds. There are goats in the paddock which are very friendly. If you are new to the area we have a brochure stand with lots of information about things to see and do in the area as well as what accommodation is available. However, when we are not too busy we love to help you plan the next stage of your trip, taking in all the local “secrets”.
The Pondering Frog16494 Tasman Hwy, Bicheno TAS 7215, Australia
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Stroll the boardwalk at Cape Tourville. The cape is part of the East Coast Whale Trail, so keep an eye on the ocean. Markings on the boardwalk give a sense of the size of these ocean giants. Photo: Poon Wai Nang