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Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Five: Richmond, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge and Wineglass Bay Walks

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Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Five: Richmond, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge and Wineglass Bay Walks 

The best thing about traveling in Tasmania is you keep on forgetting about the time. The great weather and the fresh air did its magic and so far it has been an unforgettable adventure. Day five will venture to the hidden gem of Tasmania, the Freycinet National Park. However before we move on, we traveled to Richmond. 

Richmond

The old-world village of Richmond is less than 30 minutes drive from Hobart and features many fine examples of early Australian buildings. These include Australia’s oldest freestone road bridge, built by convicts in 1823, and Australia’s oldest Roman Catholic Church (mid-1830s).

The old village remains almost untouched after a century. The beauty of it is the history of this town remains until today.

The Richmond Gaol was built in 1825 and housed prisoners including bushranger Martin Cash. Many of the town’s beautiful Georgian buildings have been restored and are in use as art and craft galleries, restaurants and shops.

Read: St. John Catholic Church, Richmond Tasmania

After Richmond, we drove to the wonder of Tassie, Freycinet National Park. I heard so much about this place before this trip and it was time for me to witness the beauty of it.

Freycinet National Park

On the Freycinet Peninsula, the park features The Hazards Range, superb coastal views and secluded beaches, including Wineglass Bay – named one of the world’s best 10 beaches by international magazine, Outside. It is a haven for wildlife, including marine life such as dolphins and migrating whales. The park’s vegetation includes wetland, heathlands, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forest. Orchid species bloom year-round on the Peninsula. The park covers 11,930 ha (29,480 acres).

 

Freycinet Lodge

The lodge is inside the east coast’s Freycinet National Park, in bushland overlooking Richardson’s Beach. The 60 cabins have no telephones or televisions to compete with the coastal peacefulness or visits from local wildlife. The lodge has a waterfront restaurant and bistro and its activities program includes wildlife-spotting, breakfast tours at nearby Cape Tourville and evening star-gazing and wine-tastings. Guests can also access local kayaking, abseiling or evening penguin tours and scenic flights.

Read: Staying in a National Park at Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge Address, Tel and Contact:

Freycinet Dr  Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia

Tel: (03) 6257 0101

Website: http://www.freycinetlodge.com.au/

 

Wineglass Bay Walks

Wineglass Bay Lookout – 1 hour return. From the car park the track is a steep climb to the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson. A track leads to the lookout and spectacular Wineglass views. The first stage of the walk to Wineglass Bay – 2.5 hours return – is the same climb to the saddle but, at the saddle, continues on downhill.

The superb bay, its long white beach and clear seas eventually unfolds. A 20-minute walk south along the beach offers magnificent views of the Hazards.

Read: Wineglass and Coles Bay Lookout, Freycinet Peninsula Tasmania

Read: Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania

Dinner

Richardsons Bistro at Freycinet Lodge

The lodge is inside the east coast’s Freycinet National Park, in bushland overlooking Richardson’s Beach. The 60 cabins have no telephones or televisions to compete with the coastal peacefulness or visits from local wildlife.

The lodge has a waterfront restaurant and bistro and its activities program includes wildlife-spotting, breakfast tours at nearby Cape Tourville and evening star-gazing and wine-tastings. Guests can also access local kayaking, abseiling or evening penguin tours and scenic flights.

Richardsons Bistro at Freycinet Lodge Address:

Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Tasmania 7215

 

Staying in Freycinet Lodge

Ever fancy staying in a national park in Tasmania. Blend yourself in nature and the wilderness of the Tasmanian National Park? If you do, you should stay at Freycinet Lodge.


There is no first world interference if you are staying in Freycinet Lodge which means there is no TV and no Internet and you can enjoy the calls of the wild for free. Step out of the room and showered with star glazing sky. Since it is a national park, you have the clear view of the sky at night. Be thrilled and amazed!

Read: Staying in a National Park at Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge Address, Tel and Contact:

Freycinet Dr  Coles Bay TAS 7215, Australia

Tel: (03) 6257 0101

Website: http://www.freycinetlodge.com.au/

Imagine sleeping in a lodge in the wild without TV or internet. You won’t get first world problems here as you will rest your evening without any interruptions. There are no phone lines in the rooms so you are completely isolated and enjoy the most peaceful stay you could imagine. What a great way to end the fifth day of my Tassie adventure.

Read the Tasmania 2012 7D 6N Travelogue below:

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day One: Cataract Gorge Reserve, Basin Café, Country Club Tasmania 

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Two: Ashgrove Farm Cheese, House of Anvers Chocolate Factory, Sheffield, Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Chateau 

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Three: Honey Farm, Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company, Ross, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Wrest Point 

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Four: Salamanca Market, Sorell Fruit Farm, AWU Delicious Food, Mako Seafood at Constitution Dock, Sweet Envy, Lark Distillery and Pier One Restaurant 

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Five: Richmond, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge and Wineglass Bay Walks 

Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Six: Kate’s Berry Farm, Barilla Bay Oysters, Tas Live Abalone, The Deep and Burger Got Soul

 

 

 

 

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