Friday, October 10, 2014


Going back a bit in time now to early December 2012, when we were travelling around Tasmania.One of the highlights of our ten week sojourn was the stunning Freycinet National Park situated on the peninsula of the same name along the east coast.  

Hazards Range & Richardson's beach

We spent a week here enjoying the spectacular scenery and varied wildlife.

Bennetts Wallaby

Whites Skink

Wineglass Bay

Sleepy Bay

The weather here during most of our visit was excellent, and the birding was pretty good too. A total of 46 species ticked off on the Parks comprehensive checklist of well over one hundred.  

Superb Fairy-wren

Spotted Quail-Thrush

Spotted Quail-Thrush

Pied Oystercatcher

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Beautiful beaches and plenty of places to explore.

Friendly Beaches

Heathland above Friendly Beaches

On one of our  walks we came across  the carcass of a beach washed albatross. Being headless it was difficult to tell which species - possibly Shy or Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross.

This area is definitely a must visit for anyone contemplating a trip to Tassie!

Cape Tourville

The Hazards & Coles Bay

Evening at Coles Bay

Cheers & Happy Birding!