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Tasman National Park ~ Images of Australia
Sticking out into the Tasman Sea to form the eastern side of the Great Oyster Bay, is the beautiful and rugged Freycinet Peninsula, home to the Freycinet National Park. With Schouten Island off the northern tip, Freycinet Peninsula is home to Wineglass Bay, Honeymoon Bay, Coles Bay and the Friendly Beaches Reserve.

Freycinet National Park contains eroded granite mountains, surrounded by azure bays and white sandy beaches. It is here that the oft photographed dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park.

Freycinet is effectively two eroded blocks of granite, the Hazards and the Mount Graham / Mount Freycinet, joined by a sand isthmus. The weathering and erosion of the granite mountain region continues today. Part of the effect of the erosion is some of the gorgeous colours to be seen, such as the pink tint of 'The Hazards' which is caused by iron oxide impurities in feldspar (orthoclase). Combined with the orange lichen that covers many of the rocks, producing the pink tint effect.1

There is a visitor centre within the entrance to the park. Here you are introduced to the natural and cultural heritage of the region. There is also a park shop selling a range of products including park passes. Facilities in the park include a range of day visitor facilities. During summer there are ranger activities such as walks, talks and slide shows. Camping is also another popular option, with summer and Easter being very busy, campsites for these times are on a ballot system. See the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website for details.

The Hazards / Freycinet Peninsula - Snapshots from Australia

Aerial view across Freycinet Peninsula to The Hazards in the distance, Tasmania © Ausemade Pty Ltd
Aerial view across Freycinet Peninsula to The Hazards in the distance, Tasmania.
Aerial view across King Bay, Dolphin Sands, Great Oyster Bay to The Hazards in the distance, Tasmania © Ausemade Pty Ltd
Aerial view across King Bay, Dolphin Sands, Great Oyster Bay to The Hazards in the distance, Tasmania.
The Hazards, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania © Ausemade Pty Ltd
The Hazards, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania.
A great way to view the magnificent landscape of the Freycinet Peninsula is with a scenic flight © Ausemade Pty Ltd
A great way to view the magnificent landscape of the Freycinet Peninsula is with a scenic flight.
 
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