Australian Adventure – Day 12 – Freycinet National Park

My senses had an overload of beauty today. Tasmania is way beyond anything that I expected. Even the weather has been kind as this island is quite far south and so inclement weather is to be expected. It was overcast to begin with and showers were expected but they did not arrive. Instead we had temperatures of up to 22 degrees C. In unsheltered spots it was a tad chilly but we were mostly in sheltered sunny areas.
After a delicious breakfast cooked by the almost naked Chef we took an hour’s drive to Freycinet National Park. This park is an idyllic spot for hikers and campers and it totally geared to providing for their needs. Day visitors, however, can take short or long walks according to their preference.
En route we drank in the magnificent mountain and lake views. Everything is green, sheep and cattle look healthy and not a squatter camp in sight. What strikes a hardened South African in this land is that everything is pretty, clean and neat.
The staff at the visitors centre at Freycinet, were very helpful and advised us on which walks to take. Entrance fee was just $24 for the three of us. The charge was per vehicle – not per person. The Lighthouse
We drove to start of each of the walks that we did – namely Cape Tourville Walk and Sleepy Bay Walk.
After getting the most out of our visit we stopped at Freycinet Bistro for a Devonshire Tea which was to die for! Two delicious scones each served with more than enough jam and clotted cream. Instead of tea we ordered coffee. My long black was perfect but Aunt and Earl complained that theirs was a tad cold so the Nigerian waitress brought them two more free of charge without them even asking! I know South Africans are keen to know how much – hold your breath and don’t faint please, it was really worth the $15 each.
It is not easy to describe in words what we experienced today so I am going to let the pictures do the talking.
Once again I am using the internet at Reception – and time is tight as they close at 7:00 – I have to be quick – not time to dilly dally or check spelling nor fuss through photographs.

View

One of the fabulous views en route

The LIghthouse

The Lighthouse

Sleepy Bay

Sleepy Bay

From the Lighthouse Walk

From the Lighthouse Walk

Looking from The Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Looking from The Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Grey Fantail - seen on Sleepy Bay Walk

Grey Fantail – seen on Sleepy Bay Walk

From The Bistro

From The Bistro

Aunt and Me

Aunt and Me

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3 thoughts on “Australian Adventure – Day 12 – Freycinet National Park

  1. I follow another blog that travels often to Tasmania and writes and posts photos… it is a special place as far as she is concerned it is a magical place from what I can see…

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  2. We loved Tasmania as well and enjoyed seeing all the sights we visited did you manage to be there on a Saturday for the Market. Hope so as it was wonderful.

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  3. We loved freycinet as well – wasn’t Wineglass bay beautiful!! Sounds as though you are eating your way round Tassie!!!!!

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