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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Advice for people intending to visit Wineglass Bay this summer

12/12/2016

During the summer months, the number of visitors to Freycinet National Park at times exceeds the capacity of the park's roads and car parks. This results in traffic congestion with visitors experiencing delays. We offer the following advice to visitors for a safe and enjoyable visit.



  • Expect delays in the park, especially at the Wineglass Bay car park between 10am and 2pm every day. Consider visiting before 9am and after 4pm when the day is cooler.

  • Due to the traffic hazard, queuing for a car park to become available is not permitted. Roadside parking is limited due to the narrow roads. Walking to the Wineglass Bay tracks via the road is not recommended.

  • Trailers and caravans are not permitted into the park beyond the visitor centre, unless booked for camping. There is very limited parking for large caravans, RVs, trailers and boats at Ranger Creek and the visitor centre overflow car park. Consider sharing a ride, or get someone to drop you off and pick you up.


During peak times investigate other local attractions including Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville lighthouse and boardwalk, and Richardson's Beach. The Freycinet Visitor Centre has a comprehensive shop and information on local attractions. Contact the centre on 6256 7000 or visit www.parks.tas.gov.au for information.


The Coles Bay township and Muirs Beach offer plenty of activities to help fill the day. Visit the website www.wineglassbay.com


Please note, Parks Passes can be purchased online at www.parks.tas.gov.au