Freycinet National Park’s abundant birdlife includes the Australasian gannet and the threatened fairy tern. The Moulting Lagoon is a RAMSAR sanctuary, known for black swan and many migratory species.
Made up of two eroded blocks of granite joined by a sand isthmus, it sits amidst clear blue bays, bird rich lagoons and white beaches. The park offers plenty of opportunity for walks - the whole length of the peninsula can be walked in two-three days, taking in remote beaches, such as Cook’s Beach and Bryan’s Beach. There are also several easier walks, including a visit to one of Tasmania’s most photographed views – from the lookout at Wineglass Bay. The less energetic can stroll to one of the many bays to swim or snorkel, and look for wildlife.
The pink peaks of the Hazards Range dominate the peninsula, gleaming brightly at sunrise and sunset, and affording wonderful views over Great Oyster Bay and the coastal village of Swansea. A cruise around the peninsula is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the pristine waters close up.
The nearby picturesque town of Bicheno is the best location to join an interpretative tour by night to watch the community of little penguins.
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