Jutting out into the sea on Tasmania’s mild east coast is the ruggedley beautiful Freycinet Peninsula.
Freycinet Peninsula is made up of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sandy beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park.
Freycinet Peninsula is effectively two eroded blocks of granite – the Hazards and the Mt Graham/Mt Freycinet sections of the peninsula – joined by a sand isthmus.
You may be lucky enough to see a white-bellied sea-eagle gliding overhead or large Australasian gannet diving for food in the ocean. Freycinet National Park offers a wide variety of activities and is a great place to go bird watching.
You can take a walk to the pass overlooking the perfectly shaped Wineglass Bay, trek the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on an three day walk or try less strenuous activities like beach strolls, swimming or wildlife spotting.
There are tour companies offering guided walks for all standards of fitness and the accommodation options on offer vary from backpacker, to self contained cottages and 5 star lodges.
Tasmania’s north east coast is a pristine wilderness just waiting for you to explore.
Tasmania’s north eastern corner is a treasure of natural beauty just waiting for you to discover.
Mount William national park is the perfect place to explore and uncover the most pristine environment and a plethora of natural wonders and wildlife. Wombats, Tasmanian devils, wallabies are just the beginning.
Here you can experience amazing birdlife, rugged coastlines, the world’s whitest beaches.
You can go trekking in the Bay of Fires, take a guided walk or camp out on your own.
The activities on offer here will amaze you.. This is the adventure capital of Tasmania.
You can go bike riding, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, surfing to name but a few things and there is farmstay accommodation to suit all budgets.
Don’t overlook this part of Tasmania, it has so much to offer
Tasmania is one of the world’s great natural wilderness areas with an unspoiled environment for both you and the native wild life.. When choosing which part of Tasmania to visit why not choose a place that gives you so much of all the things you might want, all within easy reach of your accommodation?
Situated near the world renowned Bay of Fires, Icena accommodation is in the heartland of the north-east Tasmania wilderness.
It is teeming with native wildlife. Large Forester kangaroos and Rufus wallabies graze amongst wombats as wedge-tailed eagles soar overhead.
It is an ideal place for any visitor eager to explore the natural environment.
It also lends itself perfectly to group or corporate getaways.
Opportunities abound for bushwalking, beachcombing, fishing, bird and animal watching, kayaking, cycling or just simply sun downing, followed by an end of day barbecue.
Whatever it is you are seeking, you will find it here. Be as active as you like.
Farm stay accommodation adds another dimension to your time here and the surrounding Mount William National Park is renowned for its abundance of native wildlife.
Another unique Tasmanian story is Australia’s penal history – at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. The drive from Hobart to Port Arthur takes about 90 minutes by car along the Tasman Highway to Sorell and then the Arthur Highway.
Tranquil and picturesque, Port Arthur is Tasmania’s most popular tourist attraction. Formerly Australia’s most dreaded penal colony, it housed the colony’s most troublesome and intractable convicts in the earlier decades of last century. It was regarded as one of the cruellest places on earth, notorious for pitiless floggings with lead-studded cat-o’-nine-tails whips.