Freycinet National Park TAS

Freycinet is just a small peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania, but variety and colours within this National Park are stunning. Pink granite and clear blue seas. Creamy gum trees and yellow scrub. Even the sands around the peninsula range from gold to orange to white. And this Park is only one, on an island in which 40% of  the land has been set aside for world-class National Parks.

The jetty at dusk, over the pink rocks and out into the turquoise sea, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaA skinny eucalyptus grows in the bush in front of a pink lichen covered rock face, Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The jetty at Freycinet at dusk, over the pink rocks and out into the turquoise sea; A skinny eucalyptus grows in the bush in front of a pink lichen covered rock face at Richardsons Beach.

Distinctive orange rock forms and seaweed on the pink sand, Richardsons Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Distinctive orange rock forms and seaweed on the pink sand at Richardsons Beach.

The golden light at the end of the day turns the rocky mountains and rough rock into rich colours, set off by the blue water of Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaBright blue sky meets clear blue water amongst the coarse sands of Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The golden light at the end of the day turns the rocky mountains and rough rock of Freycinet into rich colours, set off by the blue water of Honeymoon Bay; Bright blue sky meets clear blue water amongst the coarse sands of Hazards Beach.

Tourists at the Wineglass Bay lookout take in the view and capture it with their little camera, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaThe twisted growth of a large eucalyptus in the rocks near Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Tourists at the Wineglass Bay lookout take in the view and capture it with their little camera; The twisted growth of a large eucalyptus in the rocks near Wineglass Bay.

Looking across a bush landscape to the iconic Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Looking across a bush landscape to the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Aboriginal shell middens lay intact and protected in the isolated sand dunes of Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaThe wooden boardwalk comes to an end on the sand, leading nearly all the way to the water, Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Aboriginal shell middens lay intact and protected in the isolated sand dunes of Hazards Beach; The wooden boardwalk comes to an end on the sands of Hazards Beach, leading nearly all the way to the water.

A winding wooden boardwalk through the yellow coastal scrub across the isthmus from one bay to another, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaBright blue sky meets bright blue sea, with a cloud taking the same shape as the gentle waves lapping the shore, Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

A winding wooden boardwalk through the yellow coastal scrub across the isthmus from one bay to another; Bright blue sky meets bright blue sea at Hazards Beach, with a cloud taking the same shape as the gentle waves lapping the shore.

The wooden boardwalk and jetty in the cool light of dusk, Freycinet National Park, TasmaniaA rough white shell sits on a rough white rock, just out of reach of the clear blue water, Hazards Beach, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The wooden boardwalk and jetty at Freycinet in the cool light of dusk; A rough white shell sits on a rough white rock, just out of reach of the clear blue water at Hazards Beach.

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