Friendly Beaches camping area (bush camping)
Head to Friendly Beaches to get away from it all along this wild stretch of shoreline. There is bush camping near Isaacs Point in the northern corner of the beach and a much smaller area at South Friendly, which is accessible only by 4WD. Facilities at both are limited and campers will need to bring drinking water and a gas/fuel stove. Turn east off Coles Bay Rd (C302), 9 km from the A3. Drive 2 km along the unsealed road then head left to Isaacs Point or right to South Friendly.
Who to contact: PWS Freycinet Visitor Centre (03) 6256 7000 Permits: Parks Pass is required to enter national parks (03) 6233 2621 www.parks.tas.gov.au
This campsite is located in Freycinet National Park
Tasmania’s first national park is also its most spectacular. Even driving towards the park is a visual treat, as soaring granite peaks come into view. Once there you will be mesmerised by the park’s spectacular cliff-top lookouts, azure water and pure white beaches, especially the iconic Wineglass Bay. Camping sites for the summer and Easter holidays at Richardsons Beach and Honeymoon Bay are allocated by an online ballot drawn on 1 Aug each year. Tracks lead into the park from a trailhead at the end of Coles Bay Rd, ranging from a 1 hr return walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout to a climb up Mt Amos. Both are rewarded with bird’s-eye views over Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. The 3-day, 30 km Freycinet Peninsula Circuit heads to glorious beaches and the mountainous southern part of the peninsula. The park is a gas/fuel stove-only area and although water is available it should be boiled or treated before drinking. Brushtail possums and wallabies are common in the park and likely to raid your food if it isn’t stowed securely.
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