What To Expect
On the East Coast of Tasmania lies magnificent Freycinet National Park a peninsula with a dramatic coastline of cliffs, coves and beaches. The breathtaking towering granite mountains, known as the Hazards dominate the landscape of the Park surrounded by the stunning turquoise waters of Coles Bay and Great Oyster Bay. At the edge of the peninsula lies magnificent Wineglass Bay voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
The Freycinet walk along the Peninsula Circuit of the National Park is ranked as one of Tasmania's 5 Great Bushwalks. This 3-day Freycinet and Wineglass Bay walk includes all of Freycinet's finest features from colourful woodlands of blue gums and peppermints, heathlands, breathtaking granite peaks, abundant birdlife, stunning beaches and the most incredible scenery you can imagine.
Day 01: Hobart to Freycinet National Park - Wineglass Bay
The day starts in Hobart where you will meet at the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 8:00am for a 8:15am departure.
From here you will be driven south east to beautiful Coles Bay, the start location of our walk. Established in 1916, Freycinet National Park is one of the state's oldest and best known parks. Red granite peaks and beautiful beaches are set against the blue ocean to create a truly beautiful setting. Today we will enjoy a great walk to famous sweeping curve of sand known as Wineglass Bay, voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. We follow the Hazards beach track and follow the scenic trail along the magnificent Hazards for amazing views.
Arrive at the Freycinet Lodge our accommodation for the next 2 nights. Tonight the group will enjoy a wonderful dinner in the Bay Restaurant featuring local Tasmania produce.
Trip Notes: Day 1 walk: Approximately (4.5 hours walking) Walking Level: Medium
Day 02: East Freycinet Saddle Mount Graham - Wineglass Bay
After a hearty breakfast, we join our sailing boat for a wonderful cruise from Coles Bay to Cooks Beach on the southern end of the National Park. Our walk takes us up the East Freycinet Saddle over Mount Graham, this is a challenging day but the variety in grades of walking and in the scenery, combined with the abundant birdlife and mammal activity make this the most enjoyable section of the track. From this elevation we will enjoy superb panoramic views over the southern end of Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island.
From here we head past Wineglass Bay to Freycinet Lodge, with time to shower and freshen up before the group gets together for dinner in the Bay Restaurant. The end to a remarkable day.
Trip Notes: Day 2 walk: 16kms (8 hours walking) Walking level: medium to hard
Day 03: Friendly Beaches
After breakfast, we set out on our hike along friendly beaches, starting at southern end and walking up towards the lookout, often dolphins and other sea life can be spotted. We then stop at Moulting Lagoon to view the large collection of black swans, the area is also teeming with butterflies and is quite picturesque.
After the lagoon visit, go for a short walk to Sleepy Bay to enjoy lunch, followed by a walk to Cape Tourville lighthouse. We head back to Hobart with a short stop at Devils Corners Vineyard for a celebratory wine tasting, a great way to finish the tour.
We arrive at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, the end of a remarkable journey. Finish time will depend on the pace of the group but will be approximately 3:30pm. If booking flights please do not book before 6:30 pm.
Trip Notes: Day 3 walk: approximately 6 kms (4 hours walking) Walking level: Medium
Travel dates are subject to change.
3 day guided walk-no carrying of overnight bags
Professional tour guide
Accommodation for 2 nights at Freycinet Lodge
Morning sail to Cooks Beach
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
Fresh fruit and trail mix during the walk
Return transfers from Hobart
Optional activity costs
Tour requires moderate to good fitness level.
Please bring one overnight bag, rucksack, or a small suitcase (the type that would pass as carry-on luggage on a plane) to carry all your personal items. Please ensure you have no loose items. All items must be enclosed within your overnight bag or in the case of a sleeping bag tied to your main bag.
Lightweight lace-up walking boots or walking shoes with ankle support and treaded soles are recommended. Make sure you have walked in your shoes at least 4 weeks prior to the walk.
Wear walking clothes suitable to the weather (long-sleeves, trousers, shorts, t-shirts). Proper bushwalking t-shirts made from wool are ideal. It is also recommended that you bring a polar fleece jacket (preferred) or a woolen jumper.
As Tasmania's weather can be extremely variable, wearing layers is also recommended. Ensure that you bring full weather gear.
Please bring thermal underwear, jumper and warm gear to change into at night. Scarves, beanies, gloves and 2 to 3 pairs of good thick walking socks are also recommended.
Please bring insect repellent, your own sleeping bag and sheets, personal toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, etc.), towel and strong garbage or dry bags to waterproof essential equipment.
Bring a small backpack to carry your personal items while walking. Your day pack should include your own mugs or cups for morning and afternoon tea breaks, band-aids, camera, hat, personal emergency medication, lightweight torch, swimsuit, sunglasses, sunscreen and water container with at least 2 liters of water on day 1 to keep you hydrated.
During the walks, it is recommended that you have Gortex or lightweight rain jacket preferably made of a waterproof and breathable fabric (if possible, also waterproof pants).
While alcohol will be provided during dinner, please drink moderately as bushwalking can be very strenuous. If you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to provide your own.
This tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
This tour is a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 8 passengers for operation.
*Please indicate any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian or gluten free diets, food allergies, etc) upon booking.
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3 days / 2 nights
8 hours and 30 minutes