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Park Ideas - Freycinet

A fabulous place to bushwalk and to camp

For all enquiries please find Freycinet contacts at the office locations and contacts page. Park staff may be able to give short talks to school groups on Introducing Freycinet National Park – its values and what makes it different, but are unable to offer other ranger-led activities.  More information about Freycinet National Park can be found here.


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Things you can do 

Freycinet generally has favourable conditions for introducing students to bushwalking.

  • • Cape Tourville Lighthouse – admire the view, look for seals and walk amongst the cliff-top heath vegetation 
  • • Discover the colours of Sleepy Bay on a short walk to this pretty east coast cove. 
  • • Walk up to the mountain saddle and over to the magical Wineglass Bay.
  • • For a longer walk, return from Wineglass Bay via the loop track and see Richardson’s Beach. 
  • • The Freycinet Peninsula circuit is a fabulous 2-3 day beginners walk.
Discover the geology – outstanding large-scale examples of peeling and weathering granite – climb Mt Amos when it is dry and visit Sleepy Bay when it is wet.

Search for the place names of historically famous people. 

For those equipped to go rock-climbing, check out White Water Wall. 

Rockpools are teaming with life – see what you can find. 

Locally famous – find the Oyster Bay pines around the Visitor Centre. 

Orchids abound – look down and look closely because they are small and cleverly designed. 

Dry sclerophyll forest – it’s everywhere and it’s fire prone – see if you can see why it is so special. 

Look for Bennett's wallabies in the late afternoon and evening. 

Shorebirds – see how many you can identify - watch their movements. 

Bushbirds - Honeyeaters are everywhere feeding on nectar.

Things you may be really lucky to see

White bellied sea-eagles live and feed around the coast, keep your eyes peeled. 

Seals, dolphins and whales can occasionally be seen from Cape Tourville Lighthouse – all eyes on deck are required!