Ramblings of an Extreme Man

Freycenet Peninsula & Friendly Beaches

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The Freycenet Peninsula is the home to one of the most famous Tasmanian postcard locations, Wineglass Bay.

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On the way North we decided to stop in for a quick walk, and a few days camping at a nearby campsite called Friendly beaches.

Friendly beaches is full of friendly critters. The wallabies here are almost domesticated. One basically crawled onto my lap trying to snaffle some cheese.

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The beaches here are lovely, and great for a swim.

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There’s nothing like swimming in your jocks at the beach to make you feel like an awkward, inappropriate old man..

FACTS:
How to get there:
Heading north on the A3 from Hobart take a right hand turn towards Coles Bay before you get to Bicheno. The turn off to Friendly Beaches is a few k’s down this road on the left. To get to Wineglass Bay continue past Coles Bay and follow the signs.

Camping Cost:
Camping at friendly beaches is free.
To walk to Wineglass Bay you’ll need a Tasmanian parks pass.

Boat Access:
You can launch a boat at Coles Bay which is on the protected side of the Peninsula.

Other Opportunities:
There’s a 3 day hike you can do around Freycenet. I’ve done it previously, and I recommend it if you’ve got the time.

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3 thoughts on “Freycenet Peninsula & Friendly Beaches

  1. What a stunning part of Tasmania the Freycinet Peninsula is. And those wallabies look so friendly. You’re lucky they didn’t get your cheese!

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  2. Pingback: Bay of Fires / Swimcart Beach | Ramblings of an Extreme Man

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