Freycinet Peninsula

Freycinet Peninsula

      peninsula extending south into the Tasman Sea from east-central Tasmania, Australia. Measuring about 14 miles (23 km) by 4 miles (6.5 km), with an area of 25 square miles (65 square km), it rises to a high point at Mount Freycinet (2,011 feet [613 m]). The peninsula is joined to the mainland by twin sandspits. Off its southern tip lie the Schouten Passage and Island and, to the west, Oyster Bay. The promontory was surveyed in 1802 by the French captain Nicolas Baudin and was named after his lieutenant, Louis-Claude de Saulces de Freycinet. In 1916 part of the peninsula was made a national park, which is entered via the resort town of Coles Bay, 70 miles (115 km) northeast of Hobart. The area has great natural beauty.

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  • Freycinet Peninsula — is a large peninsula in eastern Tasmania, Australia. It is located north of Schouten Island, at coord|42.21|S|148.3052778|E| and encompasses area of Freycinet National Park. It is named after French explorer Louis de Freycinet.Also on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Freycinet Peninsula — /ˌfreɪsəneɪ pəˈnɪnʃələ/ (say .fraysuhnay puh ninshuhluh) noun a peninsula on the central eastern coast of Tasmania. {named after Louis Claude Desaules de Freycinet} The Freycinet Peninsula was traditionally inhabited by the Paredarerme people.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay (Coles Bay) — Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay country: Australia, city: Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park) Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay With a spectacular waterfront location at the foot of the Hazards, just inside Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge Coles Bay is …   International hotels

  • Freycinet — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Charles de Freycinet (1828 1923), französischer Premierminister Henri de Freycinet (1779 1840), französischer Seefahrer Louis de Freycinet (1779 1842), französischer Seefahrer Rose de Freycinet (1794 1832… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Freycinet — is the name of the followingpersons: *Charles Louis de Saulces de Freycinet (1828 1923), a former French prime minister. *Louis Claude de Saulces de Freycinet (1779 1842), a French navigator.places: *Cape Freycinet, a point on the coast of… …   Wikipedia

  • Freycinet National Park — Infobox protected area of Australia | name = Freycinet National Park iucn category = II caption = locator x = 205 locator y = 116 nearest town or city = Swansea coordinates = coord|42|03|53|S|148|17|14|E|type:landmark region:AU area = 169 km²… …   Wikipedia

  • Freycinet National Park — /ˈfreɪsəneɪ/ (say fraysuhnay) noun a national park established in 1916 on the central eastern coast of Tasmania, including part of the Freycinet Peninsula. 16 800 ha …   Australian English dictionary

  • Louis de Freycinet — This entry should not to be confused with Charles Louis de Saulces de Freycinet (1828–1923), a French Prime Minister. : For the national park in Tasmania named after Louis de Freycinet, see Freycinet National Park.Louis Claude de Saulces de… …   Wikipedia

  • Halbinsel Freycinet — Die Halbinsel Freycinet (engl. Freycinet Peninsula) liegt an der Ostküste des australischen Bundesstaats Tasmanien, und ragt südlich in die Tasmanische See. Mit dem Festland (der Insel Tasmanien) ist sie über schmale Sandbänke verbunden. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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