Friendly beaches and a wineglass bay
29.01.2013 - 31.01.2013 24 °C
We travelled north from Tasman National Park and got our first flat tyre of the trip, which we had to get fixed in Swansea. A small piece of bone, most likely from one of the many marsupial carcasses found on Australian roads, pierced the right rear tyre.
We camped at Friendly Beaches in the northern part of Freycinet National Park. The beachfront campground is free and our site had sweeping views of Friendly Beaches and the Freycinet peninsula. The waves were huge and load at night and it is also a popular surfing spot. On the first day we saw a huge black tiger snake close to the toilets, basking in the sun. Tigers snakes are black in the south of Australia and in Tasmania and their tiger stripes are obscure. They are not very aggressive and will avoid humans but they are extremely venomous. The day before I also saw a black tiger snake in Fortesque Bay.
We travelled to Coles Bay for the day to buy more oysters and to visit some of the other sites in Freycinet National Park. Freycinet National Park is famous for its Wineglass Bay, one of the most iconic bays in Tasmania. We took the steep hiking trail to the lookout point to view the crystal clear waters and white sandy beach of Wineglass Bay from a distance. We also did the short walk at Cape Tourville which has stupendous coastal views of the Freycinet peninsula.
Our next stop will be the famous Bay of Fires on the north-east coast.