Freycinet National Park

Peter & Roberta, and their daughters Carly & Morgan, from Los Angeles, California, had a very full day exploring the Freycinet National Park.

After leaving their accommodation in Hobart the first photo stop was Spiky Bridge, south of Swansea, followed by a coffee break at Kate’s Berry Farm. Our next stop was the carpark in the National Park where we began the walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. The weather was a little overcast but this made for pleasant walking conditions. Everyone agreed it had been worth the effort to reach the lookout with the fabulous views of Wineglass Bay on offer.

After walking back to our vehicle, we drove out to Cape Tourville. By now the sun was making an appearance and the day was warming up quickly! We completed the short circuit walk, taking some great photos along the way, and learning a little about our whale migrations. Next it was a late lunch at Freycinet Marine Farm. The family enjoyed several of the delicacies on offer and were very impressed with the freshness of the seafood. We then visited Friendly Beaches on our way out of the park for a chance to put a toe in the pristine waters of Tasmania’s east coast.

Our final stop for the day, before heading back to Hobart, was Freycinet Vineyard. An extensive tasting of most of the wines in the range was enjoyed with family members having different favourites amongst those tasted. After some discussion the choice was made on the final purchase for the day. It was to be Australia’s best known red and white varieties, shiraz and chardonnay.

Everyone, except the driver, had a bit of a snooze on the way back! It had been a long day but a great day out exploring Tasmania.