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Wineglass Bay visitor advice


Between 26 December and 12 January, the number of visitors to Freycinet National Park, at times, exceeds the capacity of the park’s roads and car parks. This results in severe traffic congestion on most days, and visitors have to occasionally be turned away. Parks staff offer the following advice to visitors for a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • Expect possible delays and big crowds in the park, especially at the Wineglass Bay car park between 10am and 2pm every day. Consider visiting before 10am and after 2pm, when the light is softer and the colours richer, which is better for photography. It is less crowded, cooler and there is usually car parking available.


  • Due to the traffic hazard, queuing for a car park to become available is not permitted, nor is roadside parking due to the narrow roads. For visitor safety, walking to the Wineglass Bay tracks via the road is not recommended during this time.


  • Trailers and caravans are not permitted into the park beyond the visitor centre. Very limited parking is available at Ranger Creek and the visitor centre overflow car park. There is limited parking for large campervans in the park.


  • Consider sharing a ride; or get someone to drop you off and pick you up.


  • During peak times, check out other local attractions including Sleepy Bay, Friendly Beaches, Muirs Beach, Richardsons Beach, Swanwick beaches and Moulting Lagoon.

For further information contact the Freycinet Visitor Centre on 6256 7000.