In a region renowned for eco-tourism and adventure activities, the island
provides a great spot for those looking to getting away from it all.
As well as the isolation, one of the many highlights include the several
hundred penguins and mutton birds that call the island home. Their return to the
burrows at dusk is one of the great attractions of staying overnight on the
island. Of course there are strict guidelines that must be adhered to, ensuring
that the burrows are not disturbed.
Primarily a rocky island, there is also a small sandy beach on the western
side, providing a great spot for watching the sunset. The western side of the
island also has deep water with abundant abalone fish and crayfish. Snorkelling
around the island takes about 20 minutes.
The work on revegetating the island continues with indigenous trees and other
flora having been progressing planted over the last few years.
For those planning to make the island their base, their are options for sea
kayaking, quad bike tours and charters from Coles Bay, where you can also get a
coffee and newspapers.
It is possible to get to and from the island easily with the assistance of local
boat charter operators. Alternatively you can hire your own self drive tinnie
and have it on stand-by. Just check our website for contact details.
The island provides a unique spot for exclusive hire and small group camping
experience. There are no facilities, so everything must be brought with you
including tents, food, water, torches etc. Make sure you bring warm clothes,
even during the summer period as the temperature can be cool at night. Of course
you are expected to take everything off the island when you leave, including all
Check out our listing of
Freycinet Island accommodation and
Freycinet Peninsula accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.