Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park is situated about 125km northeast of Hobart, on the East Coast of Tasmania and occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula. The peninsula was named after the French navigator Louise de Freycinet and the Freycinet National Park was officially reserved as such in August 1916, making it (along with Mt Field) the oldest National Park in Tasmania. It is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia including the dramatic pink granite peaks of the Hazards mountain range, that dominate the peninsula, and the iconic Wineglass Bay, which is one of Tasmania’s most photographed views.
Moulting Lagoon, which is also on the peninsula, is a RAMSAR wetland sanctuary for black swans, water fowl and other migratory birds. If you’re lucky, you might spot a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead.
The total area of the Park is now almost 17000 hectares.