Rachel, from Philadelphia, and Jessica, from Maryland, enjoyed a day tour to Freycinet National Park with Tasmania i-Drive. The weather gods were kind enough to give us good weather when we needed it for the climb to the Wineglass Bay Lookout and walk at Cape Tourville.
We began with an early stop at Sorell to top up the caffeine before driving on to Orford. We took a short detour to view beautiful Spring Beach though it was light rain at the time so we did not venture outside the vehicle. Our next stop was Kate’s Berry Farm at Swansea and by now the rain had cleared. The girls enjoyed fresh scones with strawberry jam and cream in readiness for the ascent to the lookout.
We drove through Swansea and on to Coles Bay.
With our National Park Pass on display we set off for the Wineglass Bay lookout. We made good time and were rewarded with a clear view of the iconic beach. After a few photos it was back down again and then to our next destination, Cape Tourville. Again, the weather gods were helping out and we had some nice sunshine for our circuit of the boardwalk affording fabulous views of The Hazards and surrounding coastline.
On the way out of the park we stopped briefly at Richardson’s Beach to allow the girls to walk on one of our pristine beaches before we headed to our last destination for the day, Freycinet Marine Farm. A late lunch of pan-fried fish and mussels was thoroughly enjoyed and deserving after what had been a fairly energetic past couple of hours walking.
After leaving the National Park the rain gods had, once again, decided that Tassie needed some more rain to help quell the bush fires still burning in parts of the State. The rain, we knew, was welcomed by the locals and had not interfered with our day out sight-seeing.