Freycinet Peninsula

Relaxed sea cliff climbing at it's best.
Freycinet Peninsula is a National Park midway down Tasmania€s east coast and Coles Bay is a small township on it€s northern most edge. Coles Bay is probably one of the best known climbing areas in Tasmania. It's popularity can be attributed as much to the areas€ natural charm and relaxed atmosphere as to the high quality climbing it offers.
The climbing on the peninsula varies from the multipitch, less accessible routes on the Hazards (a spectacular 300m high, pink granite dome) to the more popular, shorter (usually single pitch), steeper, well protected climbs found closer to Coles Bay. Grades vary from 5 to 28. If you get sick of climbing you can always swim, bushwalk or kayak around the peninsula.

ROCK: Granite

LOCATION: Coles Bay is a 2 to 3 hour drive from both Launceston and Hobart. From Hobart take the Tasman Hwy via Sorell and Swansea to a

David Jones, Kodak Tart (26), White Stack, Freycinet Peninsula.
clearly marked turn off to the Park some 10km south of Bicheno. From Launceston follow the Midlands Hwy south to Campbelltown where a link road is taken to the east via Lake Leak to the Tasman Hwy. From here travel north for 15km to the previously mentioned Coles Bay turn off.

 September to May

CAMPING: Most climbers visiting this area camp along the tops of the cliffs between Little Bluestone Bay and Bluestone Bay directly above White Water Wall. Its a great camp site that may still cost you nothing. There are no toilets or water provided. Alternatively, the national park has a camp ground at Richardsons Beach that provides more civilised amenities. Sites cost $8 for 2 people (Ph: 6257 0107).
RECOMMENDED READING: Freycinet Peninsula, A Climber€s Guide. Published by the University of Tasmania Climbing Club and the Climbers Club of Tasmania 1995. ISBN 0-9592151
New routes should be sent to: Climbers Club of Tasmania, c/- Tasmania Environment Centre, 102 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000.
Area  No of routes  Grades  Comments
Harlequin Buttress 15 9-26  2 minute access, 1 or 2 pitches, Trad.
White Water Wall  11 10-19  2 minute access, 1 to 3 pitches, Trad.
The Underworld  7 16-27 15 min access; hard, sporty routes.