Freycinet National Park

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Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park (Tasmania)
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Coordinates: 42 ° 3 ′ 0 ″  S , 148 ° 17 ′ 0 ″  E
Location: Tasmania , Australia
Specialty: Wineglass Bay
Next city: Coles Bay , Swansea
Surface: 168 km²
Founding: 1916
Visitors: 200,000 (2008)
Address: Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park Office
Private Bag
Bicheno TAS 7215
View over the Hazards, the granite hills of Freycinet
View over the Hazards, the granite hills of Freycinet
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The Freycinet National Park ( English Freycinet National Park ) is a national park on the east coast of the Australian state of Tasmania . In addition to the rugged granite formations, it is known above all for Wineglass Bay .


The park is mainly located on the Freycinet Peninsula on the northeast coast of Tasmania, but also includes parts of the coast a little further north and the island of Schouten at the southern tip of the peninsula . The closest village is Coles Bay , the nearest major town to Swansea .


The predominant rock type is granite from the Devonian , orthoclase and feldspar give it a characteristic pink tint. The west side of the island of Schouten consists of Jurassic dolerite .


In 1642, Abel Tasman sailed along the Tasmanian east coast and named the island Schouten after a director of the Dutch East India Company . The Freycinet Peninsula is named after the French navigator Louis de Freycinet who explored Vandiemensland (today's Tasmania) under the command of Nicholas Baudin in 1802/03 . The first years of European settlement history in the area of ​​today's national park and the Great Oyster Bay were mainly characterized by whaling and tin and coal mining .

The national park was established on August 29, 1916 and is together with Mount Field National Park the oldest national park in Tasmania. Today tourism is by far the most important source of income.

Flora and fauna

See also

Web links

Commons : Freycinet National Park  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence