East Coast Travels

After checking out from Freycenet Lodge our day began today with a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. This was a 30 minute walk from the carpark, all uphill and through coastal heath forest and granite boulders in an environment that is very similar to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria.

From Freycenet, we drove back to the Tasman Highway and travelled South through Swansea and then lunch at the bakery in the little town of Triabunna. We stopped at a couple of scenic beaches. There were a couple of places that we could get some good views acoss Oyster Bay back to the ”Hazards” on the peninsular.

Further south, we took a detour to the old historic town of Richmond where we took a few photos of the old bridge and buildings in the town as well as looking in a numbed of the shops that sold handicrafts and clothes.

We reached Port Arthur as the sun was setting at 5.15pm. I found a good place to take a couple of photos of the full moon rising over the bay as we were unpacking our gear.

2 comments

  1. David · ·

    Who needs the bakery when you can stop and collect some of the road kill on the road from Swansea to Triabunna. There are plenty of dead wallabies to choose from.

  2. David · ·

    I’d like to meet the National Parks ranger who will let you drive down the Freycinet coast (not that there’s actually a road there). Maybe you should get your hiking boots out – it’s a great bushwalk.