Freycinet Experience Walk

Freycinet Experience Walk information and booking

from
$1990
  • Duration
    4 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-8
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Introductory - Moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 4 day trip
  • 4 days walking
  • 3 nights luxury eco lodge
Equipment Required
Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining us on and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. Brand recommendations and the individual weight of the gear provided is also included.

Highlights

  • Walking the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula
  • Staying at the secluded Friendly Beaches lodge
  • Panoramic views from the top of Mt Graham

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

The Freycinet Experience Walk is a four-day guided walk covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Four days of blissful immersion in nature with three nights of stylish accommodation at the secluded Friendly Beaches Lodge. The walks – with boat and vehicle transfers – reach deep into the heart of the exquisite Freycinet National Park, the untamed jewel of Tasmania’s East Coast. By day, our walks absorb you in the natural environment, but each night, you enjoy the comforts of the understated, stylish Friendly Beaches Lodge. The lodge is yours alone to enjoy: only your walking group of ten will be staying at the lodge. The lodge is set in 130 acres of private property surrounded by the Freycinet National Park and is the only building on Friendly Beaches: a truly pristine location. The lodge has won national awards from the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture for its sustainable design. Constructed from Tasmanian plantation hardwood, it sits lightly in delicate coastal bushland. The lodge is not connected to town-water or the electricity-grid; we have composting toilets, solar lighting and we recycle all food waste. But environmentally responsibility only adds to the lodge’s comfort: there are hot rain water showers and deep baths to wallow in – sustainable comforts courtesy of the sun and the rain.

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Regional wines
  • Two professional guides
  • Lodge hosts
  • Accommodation at friendly beaches lodge
  • Transfers between hobart and freycinet
  • Boat trips
  • National park entry fees
  • Daypacks and waterproof jackets

Itinerary

Day 1 Hobart to Coles Bay
MEETING POINT: Reception Area,The Old Woolstore Hotel,1 Macquarie Street,Hobart by 8.15am sharp. Guides and guests will be introduced before leaving at 8.30am for the scenic journey from Hobart to Coles Bay, taking in panoramas of the Freycinet Peninsula across Great Oyster Bay. A morning tea break is taken near the historic Spiky Bridge close to Swansea. On arrival at Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula, we board the Naturaliste for a spectacular sea cruise down the western length of the peninsula to Schouten Island, the southernmost part of Freycinet National Park (weather permitting). After a picnic lunch, there’s a walk up Bear Hill for magnificent views, or fishing for dinner in Schouten Passage with our Coxswain Shep. The boat returns to Coles Bay and guests are transported to Friendly Beaches Lodge to relax and enjoy a dinner of fresh fish, good company and fine wine. Walking time: 2hrs Distance: 6km
Day 2 Morning walks, afternoon Wineglass Bay
Walkers rise with the sun and are transferred from Friendly Beaches Lodge to Coles Bay for another boat trip down the peninsula. There’s a choice of walks today: a peaceful walk from Bryan’s Beach through sclerophyll forests and along beaches to the renowned Wineglass Bay or the more challenging walk from Cook’s Beach to the top of Mt Graham (579m above sea level) descending to Wineglass Bay via spectacular Quartzite Ridge. When we arrive at Wineglass Bay late in the afternoon, it’s the perfect time for a swim in the bay’s crystalline waters. Refreshed, we make the steep climb to the Wineglass Bay Lookout for spectacular views, then descend to the waiting vehicle. Back at the lodge, we enjoy refreshing hot showers before drinks and dinner. Coastal Track Walking time: 5hrs Distance 12km Mt Graham Walking time: 8hrs Distance 16km
Day 3 Explore Bluestone Bay
Transfer by 4WD vehicle this morning brings walkers to secluded Bluestone Bay. Here there’s time to explore the fascinating geology of White Water Wall before climbing to the Bluestone Bay cliff tops. We walk back to the lodge through pristine bushland following a track used by the Oyster Bay Tribe. Along the way we spot giant Xanthorrea (Grass Trees) and the exceptionally rare flowering Epacris barbata. After a peaceful walk we arrive at the orange lichen-splashed rocks at the beautiful south Friendly Beaches headland. We continue along the dazzling white sands of Friendly Beaches to arrive at the lodge where cool drinks and homemade afternoon tea await. Savour a well-deserved meal and then relax with a glass of wine by the roaring fire. Walking time: 6 hrs Distance: 12km
Day 4 Morning walks, afternoon return to Hobart
Rise early and head down to the beach or sleep in. After breakfast there’s a walk along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt Mary and a descent to Saltwater Lagoon - nesting ground of black swans and pelicans. After a spectacular lunch at the lodge, a stroll along Friendly Beaches brings walkers to Isaac’s Point. Here, we are met by our vehicle for the journey back to Hobart, arriving by 5.30pm. Walking time: 3 hrs Distance: 6km