The most popular activities in Freycinet National Park are
bushwalking and scenic views. A good starting point is to drive to Cape
Tourville. The 6.4 km dirt road, while hardly amazing, is perfectly
adequate for conventional vehicles. The views are spectacular. Although
Wineglass Bay is hidden by Mount Parsons there is a dramatic view
across Thouin Bay to Lemon Rock and Cape Forestier.
Freycinet National Park Day walks
When you enter Freycinet there is a brochure which provides a map
and advice on a series of walks. These walks include an easy ten minute
walk to the beach and rocks around Sleepy Bay. The Bay is on the route
to Cape Tourville and the walk down to the rocks is easy and enjoyable.
The kelp on the rocks is particularly impressive. There is also a
walk to Little Gravelly Beach, a tiny beach nestled between two craggy
headlands. This is a 30 minute walk with the final stretch – from
the top of the cliffs to the beach – being quite steep.
The most popular walk by far is to the lookout over Wineglass Bay.
There are a number of ways to see the Bay. There is a medium walk of 1
1/2-2 hours which takes the walker to the lookout. There is also a 3-4
hour walk which goes to the lookout then continues on to the beach. It
returns by the same route. The final route is 5 hours and is a circuit
via the lookout and the beach and back to the main carpark.
There are many more walks of varying difficulty in the park. It is hard
to imagine a more attractive option than staying for a week in the
outstanding, award-winning Freycinet Lodge and spending each day
attempting a different walk.