FREYCINET, TAS

Why stop at one beach when you can road­trip via all of them? Han­nah Lid­bury took in the coast by car

Cosmopolitan (Australia) - - Travel -

Freycinet is the per­fect get­away for a lit­tle bit of wine, ocean and a lot of oys­ters. And it’s not only the place – just get­ting there is an ex­pe­ri­ence in it­self. The view from every look­out along the way is su­per in­cred­i­ble, the wa­ter is crys­tal clear and you’re sur­rounded by so many winer­ies. Af­ter a two-hour flight to Ho­bart I had a car to drive up the coast to Freycinet, stop­ping at lots of spots along the way – a four-hour trip with oys­ter breaks, but only two hours without stop­ping.

First stop: The Mu­seum of Old and New Art (Mona.net.au). This is a se­ri­ous must-visit – there are heaps of cool rooms to ex­plore and in­ter­ac­tive art in­stal­la­tions. I could have spent a whole day there.

Sec­ond stop: Bar­illa Bay oys­ter farm (Bar­illa bay.com.au). I had the most de­li­cious oys­ters paired with a shal­lot vinai­grette – a great in­tro­duc­tion to Tassie’s fab food!

in ‘the pinot noirs tassie are the the best be­cause of cold cli­mate’ MONA WAS SUCH AN IM­PRES­SIVE PLACE TO VISIT. Take a drive to Bay of Fires. The colour of the wa­ter looks un­real against the dra­matic red rocks.

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