The 1910 Freycinet Easter camp-out
of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists
(Archives Office of Tasmania)
Whaling parties, tin and coal miners and pastoralists are amongst those who have lived and worked on the Freycinet Peninsula since the early years of European settlement. Old mine shafts, abandoned farmers' huts and the remains of whalers' camps today form part of the rich cultural heritage of the park.
The majestic beauty of Freycinet's granite mountains and white, sandy beaches have also long been admired by naturalists, artists and writers. the area was reserved as a national park in 1916, making it (along with Mt Field) the oldest national park in Tasmania.
Don't miss the opportunity to stop in at Freycinet National Park. Further information for visitors can be found at our Visitors Guide to Tasmania's National Parks.