The Info List - Freycinet Peninsula

The Freycinet Peninsula
is a large peninsula located on the eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The peninsula is located north of Schouten Island
Schouten Island
and is contained within the Freycinet National Park.


1 Features and location 2 Early history 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Features and location[edit]

Wineglass Bay: Mount Freycinet (right) and Mount Graham (left) are visible behind

The peninsula is a large, dramatic land formation carved into Tasmania's eastern coastline. Known for its pink granite mountain range, The Hazards, and its sheltered, white sand beaches, the peninsula is the location for Freycinet National Park, the first national park to be declared in Tasmania, along with Mt Field National Park.[1] Also on the peninsula is the village of Coles Bay, the Friendly Beaches Reserve, and Wineglass and Honeymoon bays. Early history[edit]

The Hazards, as seen from Hazards Beach.

The "Vanderlyn Island" was the last sighting of Australia by Abel Tasman in 1642 before turning east to New Zealand. The first landing by Europeans was by Captain Weatherhead of the transport ship Matilda on 27 July 1791. Due to the narrow northern isthmus, Weatherhead and Tasman mistook it for an island. Nicholas Baudin named the peninsula after French explorer Louis de Freycinet. Baudin also named Cape Baudin, Cape Faure, Cape Forestier and Thouin Bay, although that bay is now known as Wineglass Bay.[2][3] See also[edit]

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Protected areas of Tasmania List of peninsulas


^ "The wild charm of the peninsula". Freycinet Lodge. Freycinet National Park. 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.  ^ Freycinet National Park. Tasmap. Tasmania: Department of Primary Industries and Water.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Tench, W (1793). "Chapter XV". A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson including an accurate description of the colony. London. 

Further reading[edit]

Blakers, Rob; Kirkpatrick, Jamie (2004). Freycinet: Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. Cascades, Tasmania: Wilderness Photo. ISBN 0-9579744-1-8. 

External links[edit]

Coles Bay Website

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The Hazards

Protected areas, parks and reserves

Freycinet National Park‎ Maria Island
Maria Island
National Park Mount William National Park

Friendly Beaches Reserve

Harbours, bays, inlets and estuaries

Bay of Fires Binalong Bay Great Oyster Bay Honeymoon Bay Marion Bay



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People of note

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Maria Island
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Schouten Island
Schouten Island

Governor Schouten Taillefer Rocks

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