To make your way to Freycinet from Hobart, first, head across the Tasman Bridge to arrive at the A3. You will follow the A3 all the way to the Coles Bay turn off. Drive time is approximately 2.5 hours, but if you have time to spare, you can spend a day making the trip.
Just before you reach Buckland, you will see the Bushland Gardens on your right. Make the most of the facilities and enjoy a picnic, or just go for a stroll among the displays of endemic and rare east coast Tasmania plants. If you are interested, Pulchella nursery is just next door where you can browse a selection of native plants for sale.
You will really feel like you’ve reached the coast once you get to Orford as you smell the beach on the right as you drive through, and the golf course on the left.
Soon after is Triabunna, The Fish Van is your first opportunity to taste the coast. Fresh, fabulous, but good and old fashioned fish and chips, right on the waterfront.
Just before Swansea, and just after the winding corners of Rocky Hills, you will catch your first solid look at Freycinet. Spikey Bridge is on the left, and Kelvedon Beach is on your right. Most days, Kelvedon is a ”treasure hunters” delight, a beautiful place to pause for a stretch.
If you are feeling peckish, you will be delighted to find Kates Berry Farm less that 5 minutes further along the road. Truly a Tasmanian treat.
After Swansea, you will start to come across some of our beautiful vineyards, but maybe go read this post for details of Wineries and Cellar Doors in the area.