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Exciting new proposal for Tasmania's South East Cape

16/10/2017

Award-winning local tourism operator Ian Johnstone can now progress a new project to lease and licence negotiations under the Tourism Opportunities in Tasmania's National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land process.More

Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete

16/10/2017

One of Tasmania's most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government's Tourism Infrastructure in Parks fund.
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Tourism opportunity for Tasman Island

12/10/2017

Tourists could soon enjoy the beautiful Tasman National Park from the air, as a change to the management plan could open it up for sensitive and appropriate aircraft access.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