FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK Freycinet National Park was the first national park to be declared in Tasmania in 1916, along with Mt Field National Park. The area is rich in history and spectacular natural features that inspire awe from visitors far and wide. With the pink granite mountains of the Hazards and stunning white sand beaches, including Wineglass Bay, the Freycinet Peninsula offers world-class scenery and bushwalking. Freycinet National Park, Tasmania has a range of facilities, including: Visitors’ Centre Just inside the entrance to the park, the Visitors’ Centre offers information and advice on Freycinet National Park and interpretive displays highlighting the natural and cultural heritage of the area. The Centre is open daily from 8am to 5pm between November and April, and 9am to 4pm between May and October.
A trip to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park is not complete without visiting Freycinet Lodge, for a night, a day or just to take in the view. The Lodge offers four and four and a half star accommodation within Freycinet National Park, along with two restaurants and a casual bar. This is the only accommodation and dining available in Freycinet National Park and the view from the balcony is spectacular. Tasmanian, interstate and international auto club members receive an accommodation discount at Freycinet Lodge - available on direct bookings only. To protect the delicate environment, the timber cabins and Coastal Pavilions, hidden in the She Oak forest, are linked by raised boardwalks. Freycinet Lodge is a great base from which to explore the area, including the famous Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach, sea kayaking, cruising and more. Bicycle hire is also available. Nearby, you can explore the Freycinet Marine Farm, the seaside villages of Bicheno and Swansea and acclaimed cool-climate wineries. You can sample the best Tasmanian wines or whiskies with a tasting experience at Freycinet Lodge as well as dinner at The Bay Restaurant or Richardson's Bistro. Free public WiFi is available to all visitors. THE BAY RESTAURANT Revive yourself in the morning with a full buffet breakfast at The Bay Restaurant. There is no better way to start the day than a hearty breakfast before you head out to explore the national park, go out on a walk, or just head to Richardsons Beach to dip your toes into the crystal clear water. And at the end of a full and fascinating day, reward yourself with a gourmet meal at The Bay Restaurant; here you will dine in elegant surroundings, with magnificent views and delicious cuisine to be enjoyed in an intimate dinner for two, or a larger gathering of colleagues, friends or loved ones. Choose from an inspired seasonal menu that showcases the finest regional produce, including some of the best seafood in Tasmania. Complement your meal with a local vintage or an award-winning sparkling Tasmanian wine.. Type of Cuisine - Contemporary, seasonal Australian cuisine with a focus on local seafood Opening Breakfast: 7am – 10am (summer season) and 7.30am – 10.00am (winter season) Dinner: from 6pm. Last seating 9pm Bookings: Strongly recommended to avoid disappointment – you can book when you check in or phone ahead on +61 3 6256 7222 RICHARDSON’S BISTRO After enjoying one of the spectacular walks around Freycinet National Park, we invite you to relax and enjoy the calm and casual atmosphere of Richardson’s Bistro. Watch the peaceful seaside town of Coles Bay from the bistro as you enjoy the tasty, casual meals and tempting snacks. Choose from seafood, our range of lodge burgers, a steak, grazing plates, morning and afternoon tea and, of course, the delightful dessert menu. Drop in for lunch or a snack and recharge your batteries before heading out again to delight in the unique beauty of the National Park.