Freycinet Experience Walk
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The Freycinet Experience Walk is a four-day guided walking experience covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula. Join us for four days of blissful immersion in nature with three nights of eco-luxury accommodation at the secluded Friendly Beaches Lodge. Our walks – with all boat and vehicle transfers inclusive – reach deep into untouched regions of the exquisite Freycinet National Park, the untamed jewel of Tasmania’s East Coast, including the renowned Wineglass Bay.
Your Guided Walking Experience Includes:
- 1 nights accommodation in Hobart including breakfast
- Transfers between Hobart and Freycinet
- 3 nights accommodation at the secluded Friendly Beaches, Eco-lodge (exclusive to your walking group)
- Boat cruises to Schouten Island on day one and along the Peninsula on day two
- All food and beverages (seasonal and locally sourced)
- Use of daypacks, hiking poles and waterproof jackets
- Experienced, passionate and knowledgeable nature guides - two per group
- Two private lodge hosts to cater to your every need
- National Parks Passes
Rate is per person and based on travel 20-24 March 2022
**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply
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Freycinet | 2 hour, 3km walk - moderate
Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island, Bear Hill
Our journey begins upon departure from the Old Woolstore Apartments in Hobart at 8am on the first morning. We then transfer from Hobart to our sustainably built Friendly Beaches lodge before an afternoon of exploring.
Our journey begins in Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay where 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).
On the way, keep a lookout for pods of playful dolphins and large Australasian gannets diving for food.
After a picnic lunch and swim choose between a short but steep climb up Bear Hill for expansive views of the Freycinet Peninsula, or fish for flathead in Schouten Passage with our coxswain. Return to Coles Bay by boat, then transfer to Friendly Beaches Lodge for an evening meal of fresh fish (perhaps caught by you that day!) and fine wine.
Coastal | 7 hour, 14km walk - moderate, Mt Graham | 8 hour, 16km walk - difficult
Coles Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Bryan’s Beach, Wineglass Bay, Mt Graham, Quartzite Ridge
Rise with the sun for another boating adventure down the Peninsula. Weather permitting, there are two walks to choose from.
The walk from Bryan’s Beach journeys through sclerophyll forests and along beaches to the renowned Wineglass Bay. Along the way, encounter unforgettable ‘up-close’ moments with local birdlife. For those seeking a serious challenge, opt for the climb from Cook’s Beach to the top of Mt Graham (579m above sea level) where you’ll enjoy wonderful views of The Hazards’ dusky pink rock outcrops, before descending to Wineglass Bay via spectacular Quartzite Ridge.
The two groups rejoin at Wineglass Bay in the late afternoon – the perfect time to swim in its crystalline waters, enjoy a cup of tea and exchange stories about the morning’s adventures. Feeling refreshed, take the climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout for sublime views, then descend to the waiting vehicle. Back at the lodge, enjoy soothing hot showers before drinks and dinner.
Coastal | 6-7 hour, 14km walk - easy to moderate
Bluestone Bay, White Water Wall, Oyster Bay Tribe, Friendly Beaches
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before transferring to secluded Bluestone Bay for the start of the walk. Explore the fascinating geology of White Water Wall and little Bluestone Bay before climbing to the cliff tops. Journey back to the lodge on foot, following an ancient track through sacred bushland once followed by the Oyster Bay Tribe and now used exclusively by Friendly Beaches Lodge guests.
The headland is home to a stunning array of native plants, including the giant Xanthorrhoea (Grass Trees). Continue along the white sands of Friendly Beaches, perhaps celebrating with a dip in the sparkling ocean waters.
Then arrive back at the lodge where cool drinks and homemade afternoon tea await. End the day savouring a well-deserved meal, then relax with a glass of wine by the roaring fire.
Farewell | 3 hour, 6km walk - easy
Mt Mary, Saltwater Lagoon, Isaac’s Point
Rise early and head to the beach for morning coffee, or sleep in and pretend you never have to leave. After breakfast, there’s an optional walk along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt Mary and a descent to Saltwater Lagoon, where you’ll experience the curious honks and calls of countless wild black swans and pelicans in their natural nesting ground.
After a delightful brunch, a convivial affair where experiences of the last four days are recalled and delicious food shared, take a final stroll along Friendly Beaches to Isaac’s Point.
We say goodbye to Friendly Beaches lodge and transfer back to Hobart.
We arrive back into Hobart at 5pm on the last day. If you’re booked on a flight, we can provide Hobart Airport drop-offs. Please note, we recommend for flights leaving after 5.30pm.
* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. All bookings are subject to availability. Minimum nights stay may apply. Other travel periods may be available. Some block out dates may apply. Rates may alter depending upon the dates requested and surcharges if applicable. DEPOSIT: AUD $625 per person non-refundable deposit required on confirmation of booking. FINAL BALANCE: Due 60 days prior to arrival. Passengers details required: Email, Phone number, Post Code, Each guests age, Each guest rain jacket size, Dietary requirements & Any relevant medical conditions. Medical certificate (for guests over 70)Final booking confirmation only provided once payment has been processed. Cancellations within 999 days of date of check in will incur a cancellation fee from AUD $625 per person. Cancellations within 30 days of date of check in will incur a cancellation fee of 100%. Departs every Friday & Tuesday from October - April. Minimum 4 travellers for trip to commence // Maximum 10 travellers. Moderate fitness level required (Guests can choose to walk between 28 to 40 km over the four days)Contact our travel team for more details. Our Vacation Centre reserves the right to withdraw this promotion without notice at any time. Pricing correct as at 14 September 2021.