If you’re looking for a town where time stands still, there is but one place that has been known to do that – Freycinet. This Peninsula situated in Tasmania occupies an entire island on its won and has the most magnificent array of luxurious and otherwise experiences to offer its visitors.
Nowhere else will you find something so unique that you would want to call it home within the first few days of living here.
Its residents haven’t left for decades and more come every year not just to see what its like but to live and engulf everything about it from its sun, sea, sands and bays, to its delicate cuisines that include fine and fresh seafood dining, some of the wines and luxury lodgings to keep you comfortable throughout.
This place has everything anyone could ask for, and more. Not only does it have the marvellous blue seas and the white soft sands, but it also has the more exploratory experiences waiting for those who are keen on going on a trail run around the base of the Great Oyster Bay or Freycinet Park.
The Great Oyster Bay is a sheltered bay along the east coast of Tasmania and the highway of the same name runs across it. Swansea and Coles Bay are the nearest town to it including and the BHA Reserve (Bush Heritage Australia), which is also home to a majority of the population. This link will elaborate more on the history of this place.
There is an array of activities available for those who are interested, from Kayaking to exploring the isolated beaches, and even recreational fishing for species such as salmon, trumpeter, squid and trevally, but the best part about living here is that you get to swim with dolphins.
Whales and fur seals also often visit the bay so if your lucky you can get to see these magnificent creatures within just a few feet in front of you. The marvel of which is unmissable.
Activities Offered at The Peninsula
In terms of the activities available to you on the island, the list is endless. Depending on whether you are the adventurous type of the laid-back relaxed type, there something for everyone and no stone is left unturned. Some of the hotels offer an array of activity packages that include any of the below:
Tasmania Devil Enclosure Visits
Where you get to visit the little devils in their prime amidst the wild nature and take a walk through an enclosure that helps save them from degenerative diseases, as they are becoming lesser by the year.
Take a sneak peek at what they’re like before you go, here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/t/tasmanian-devil/
Marine Life Exploration
Where you can get to see whales, fur seals and swim with dolphins and learn all about the microbiology and ecology of the environment.
Visiting an Oyster Farm
Not only do you get to see how they are farmed but you can also get to taste them in some wonderful cuisines offered at the local restaurants. Nowhere else will you get such fresh catch sent to your dinner plate.
What’s not to like about this? You can freely paddle your way around the bay and enjoy a scenic personal tour in a relaxed and somber environment with just you, the water, and the air. Do it at sunset and call it a day!
If you’re looking for a spot where you can make the best out of the water sports, Freycinet is one of the best places to go!
Visiting Bee-Keeping Facility
Where would be without bees in the world? Nowhere really. Visit the bee-keeping facilities run by professional horticulturalists in the area and maybe you will learn a thing or two about how bees make honey, how their structure is organized and get a taste of their honey fresh from the comb. We’re not sure, the store-bought kid comes anywhere close to the taste of this liquid gold.
Of course, you have to go on a boat trip when you are surrounded by countless beaches and sea. Take a trip around the other 300 islands in the region and get a feel for what it is like to live in paradise!
Perhaps you can scout the place for your retirement amongst the luxurious houses for sale on the hilltops of Tasmania.
Types of Accommodation in Freycinet
This place caters to everyone’s needs, there are several different types of accommodation available which we look at below.
Freycinet has many different types of lodges, which are located in and around the Freycinet National Park.
They usually offer fine dining and semi-luxury accommodation to its visitors. These would characteristically offer a few packages such as a 2-night stay or a weekend getaway.
Similar to a lodge however the facilities might be slightly different. These may have an activity center with a pool and an eatery for food. The rooms are mostly simple and you have your basic amenities provided.
There are some beautiful luxury hotels in this region, for example, the Saffire Freycinet hotel, which provides everything from luxury accommodation to activities, organized trips to the outdoors.
They would usually have different suites for you to choose from depending on the size of your family. So, if you’re looking for something a bit more alluring to the sense, the views from these types of hotel rooms are breath-taking. Did we mention the hotels also offer spas to their customers?
Other types of modest accommodation range from caravan parks, to beach houses and cabins, or even campsites if you are looking to get down in the dust and be one with the wildlife. There is no shortage of places to stay, it all just depends on how comfortable you want to be.
Visiting this region will give you a heck of a lot good for your mind, body and soul.
Take your family on a quiet retreat or take a break from work just by yourself to get some me-time and enjoy what life has to offer. There are a lot of places in the world one can visit, but this has everything under one roof – what more can one ask for?