The Sky Lounge – Wineglass Bay Cruises

Let’s face it, if you’re hopping on board a cruise to Wineglass Bay, it’s going to be a good day!  However, if you are looking for something just a little extra special, you might consider booking your cruise for the Sky Lounge, offering full access to the bridge, you will be able to chat with the captain…
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Wineglass Bay Fly and Cruise Package

“Wineglass Bay Fly and Cruise Package – a day of delights!” The east coast of Tasmania has some of the worlds most remarkable scenery, and Par Avion offers you an opportunity to appreciate this from air, ground and sea. Flights depart from the south of the state, in Cambridge; after which you will fly over the east…
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Two Italian brothers and a Granite Quarry

It is not surprising that Freycinet has an abandoned Granite Quarry; the granite that makes up the Hazards Mountain range is both unique, and quite spectacular. The Quarry was leased by 2 brothers from Italy, Mario and Biagio Zanchetta, and began operation in 1943. In the beginning, the rock was extracted using using hand drills, wooden…
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Travelling to Freycinet

Holidays run smoothly when you are able to plan ahead, let us help you with some travel information to get you ready for travelling to Freycinet. There are no car hire services in Coles Bay, so you will need to organise a vehicle in one of the larger centres such as Hobart, Launceston, or Devonport….
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Whaling in Freycinet

Whaling in Freycinet began in 1824.  Among the entrepreneurial business men first settled in the area was Swansea resident George Meredith, who established a whale fishery, The Old Fishery, at Parsons Cove. It operated until the mid 1830s. Methods of pursuit, capture and slaughter in this idyllic area of pristine, sparkling water and white sand…
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Schouten Island – Freycinet Peninsula

Schouten Island is a rugged Island about 1.6 km south of the Freycinet Peninsula. The island is popular for camping and kayaking but with no ferry service, the island very rarely has more than a few people on it at a time, which is naturally part of the charm. The coastline is made up of…
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Australian Fur Seals

Australian Fur Seals are one of our regular sightings, we will find them on rocky outcrops pretty much all year round. These days, our friends the seals are a fully protected species, the estimated population for the Tasmanian and Victorian colonies between 60,000 – 80,000, with approximately 5000 pups born in Tasmanian waters each year….
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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)

We see the Bottlenose Dolphin year round, but more so in the spring and summer months. Dolphins are very definitely a welcome sight on any cruise but here are a few details about Bottlenose Dolphin you may not be aware of. They are, by far, the most famous species of dolphin, they are usually the…
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