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Freycinet Lodge review – where to stay at Wineglass Bay

8 August 2011 One Comment

Wineglass Bay - Freycinet National Park - TasmaniaIt is no secret that Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula is a spectacular destination in Tasmania. Stunningly beautiful, unspoilt and occasionally wild and untamed. It is well worth spending a few days exploring the Freycinet area if you are travelling around Tasmania.

In fact this National Park should be on everyone’s itinerary.

Think unspoilt beaches, stunning scenery, gourmet food, magnificent vistas and local wildlife. Think exploring, swimming, walking, photography and uncrowded places.

That’s Freycinet.

Located within the Freycinet National Park at Coles Bay, Freycinet Lodge  is one accommodation option worth investigating. We stayed in a cabin during a spell of cold and windy weather.  Comfortable and recently updated,  the cabins were very comfortable and provide a perfect retreat from the wild weather outside. Warm  and cozy with great views across the water,  it was very relaxing and perfect after a day exploring.

As the wind roared across the water we wandered down for a late meal at the Bay Restaurant.  Cassie and her team created a welcoming atmosphere as we enjoyed  a meal of slow cooked shredded Wessex saddle organic pork shoulder with fennel and star anise.  Combined with some local  wine it made for a very pleasant evening.  By the way, the menu highlights much of Tasmania’s wonderful produce and is a delight. Incredibly popular is the seafood platter for two and it had us intrigued how two people could eat that much food!

Finishing off the evening we drifted over to the Hazards Bar and almost dozed near the beautiful open fires.  It was great for the soul and a perfect conclusion to the evening.

We shot some video of the hotel and surrounds so you can see what it is really like. Our video’s are amateurish, at best, but we hope you enjoy a quick peek of Freycinet Lodge. It’s a great spot to base yourself as you explore this magic part of Tasmania.

Image: The Observer via Flickr

Disclaimer: We received a discounted nightly rate during our visit. This never influences our reviews. If it was horrible we would tell you or not share  our experience on the site.

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  • Leigh said:

    Looks like a great place to stay. I distinctly remember just how white the sand was in Tasmania – and how gorgeous the ocean looked – just like your top photo.

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