Freycinet National Park


Freycinet National Park

Infobox_protected_area_of_Australia | name = Freycinet National Park
iucn_category = II



caption =
locator_x = 205
locator_y = 116
nearest_town_or_city = Swansea
coordinates = coord|42|03|53|S|148|17|14|E|type:landmark_region:AU
area = 169 km²
established = 1916
visitation_num = ???,000
visitation_year = 200?
managing_authorities = Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
official_site = [http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/freycinet/index.html Freycinet National Park]

Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania (Australia), 125 km northeast of Hobart. It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, which was named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet and Schouten Island.The closest town to the national park is that of Coles Bay, though the largest close town is Swansea. Freycinet contains part of the rugged Tasmanian coastline and includes the secluded Wineglass Bay, voted by several travel authorities as one of the world's ten best beaches. Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards." Founded in 1916, Freycinet is Tasmania's oldest park, along with Mt Field National Park.Within the park Federal Hotels owns and operates Freycinet Lodge.

Climate

The park receives on average 600 mm (23.6in.) of rainfall per year. It has a climate similar to that of France, with on average, more than 300 days of sunshine.cite book |title=Discover Australia's National Parks |last=Hema Maps |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=1997 |publisher=Random House Australia |location=Milsons Point, New South Wales |isbn=1975992472 |pages=364]

ee also

*Protected areas of Tasmania (Australia)

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