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Freycinet is a national park on the east coast, 125km northeast of Hobart. It occupies a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet, and Schouten Island.
Bordering the national park is the small settlement of Coles Bay, and the largest close town is Swansea. Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards".
Founded in 1916, Freycinet is Tasmania's oldest park, along with Mount Field National Park.
Mammals found include the Brushtail Possum, Ringtail Possum, Sugar Glider, Eastern Pygmy Possum, Little Pygmy Possum, Echidna, Wombats, New Holland Mouse, Swamp rat, Water rat, Tasmanian Bettong and the Long-nosed Potoroo. The Tasmanian Devil was once common at the park, lbut has seen a significant drop in density due to the Devil facial tumour disease.