Photo Essay Images of Scenic Walks in the Freycinet National Park - Nature, Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Motel accommodation and restaurant options in the Freycinet National Park area seemed to be limited so we opted to stay for a couple of nights in Swansea. A B&B within walking distance of several reasonable restaurants and just one hours' drive to the park entrance.
A one-day visit to the park gives enough time for scenic drives and leisurely walks at Cape Tourville and Sleepy Bay and a more strenuous walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and for some of nature, landscape and wildlife photography.
After entering the park and checking in at the Visitor Centre head for Cape Tourville for an easy 600m circular walk, along a compacted gravel path and boardwalk, for coastal panoramas and to the uninspiring modern automated lighthouse.
Back track along the Cape Tourville road as far as Sleepy Bay car park, for a short five-minute walk to the cliffs and then a fifteen-minute walk to Little Gravelly Beach. The track hugs the coast, it is a little rough in paces with some steep sections – it's a great walk with many of photo opportunities.
Continue driving south along the Cape Tourville road just after turning left onto Freycinet Drive turn right to Honeymoon Bay - take a few images of the beach before continuing onto Wineglass Bay car park.
Wineglass Bay Lookout a part circular two hour return walk, with some steep climbs. Apart from the spectacular panorama of Wineglass Bay at the lookout, there are opportunities to capture images of native plants and abstract images of eucalyptus tree bark.
Landscape Images from Short Walks in the Freycinet National Park
Freycinet geology is mainly Devonian Granite with Orthoclase, pink feldspar, which gives the mountains and coastline a characteristic pink and red tint.
Nature, Pictorial and Wildlife Images from Little Gravelly Beach Tacks and Wineglass Bay Lookout
The Bennett wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) or red-necked Wallaby on the Australian mainland can be found in eucalypt forests with shrub undergrowth and in nearby open areas. Joey's will stay in the pouch for about nine-months. Feeding wallabies with scraps of food can cause a disease called 'lumpy jaw' leading to a slow and painful death.