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Tasmania is world renowned for its walking tracks and stunning landscapes. Explore Freycinet National Park on foot with a local guide on this Tassie Trail holiday. Rise with the sun and journey to Wineglass Bay, arriving at the perfect time for a swim in the bay’s crystalline waters. The next day you will begin at Bluestone Bay, exploring the fascinating geology of the area before climbing to the cliff tops. In your down time you can relax and unwind in luxury lodge accommodation, enjoy scenic boat cruises and indulge in delicious food and wine. A moderate level of fitness is required, hikers will walk up to 14kms daily.
1 February 2016 - 31 March 2017 ?
Hobart – Freycinet National Park
As this Short Break departs at 8:15am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Hobart – Freycinet National Park
Depart Hobart for the scenic journey from Hobart to Coles Bay, taking in wide panoramas of the Freycinet Peninsula across Great Oyster Bay. A morning tea break is taken at the historic Spiky Bridge near Swansea. On arrival at Coles Bay board the Naturaliste for a spectacular sea cruise down the western length of the peninsula to Schouten Island, the southern-most part of glorious Freycinet National Park (weather permitting). After a picnic lunch, walk up Bear Hill for magnificent views, or go fishing for flathead in Schouten Passage with our coxswain Shep. The boat returns to Coles Bay and you’ll be transferred to Friendly Beaches Lodge to relax and enjoy a dinner of fresh fish and fine wine, all to the rhythm of the waves on Friendly Beaches.
Day 2: Freycinet National Park
Take a peaceful walk from Bryan’s Beach, through sclerophyll forests to Wineglass Bay. Here you can enjoy a swim before climbing to the bay’s lookout for spectacular views. Back at the lodge, you’ll enjoy refreshing hot showers before drinks and dinner.
Day 3: Freycinet National Park Sights
Today explore the geology of White Water Wall and Little Bluestone Bay, climbing to the bay’s clifftop through pristine bushland. This headland is home to native plants including the giant Xanthorrhoea. Return to the lodge via the white sands of Friendly Beaches.
Hotel: Friendly Beaches Lodge, 3 nights.
Included Meals: Day 1: Lunch, Dinner. Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day
Freycinet National Park – Farewell from Hobart
Take an optional walk along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt. Mary to Saltwater Lagoon, a nesting ground for black swans and pelicans. After brunch you’ll arrive at Isaac’s Point via Friendly Beaches for the trip back to Hobart, where your Inspiring Journey concludes. (Flights to depart after 6.30pm)
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
- World class guided hiking
- In depth exploration of Freycinet National Park
- Swim at Wineglass Bay
- Luxury lodge accommodation
- Spectacular sea cruise
- Fresh food & wine
- Daily transfers to and from walking locations
- Maximum 10 guests
- Small group experience
- 2 eco qualified guides per group
- Transfers to and from Hobart and walk location
- Hiking gear
- Airport transfers (see flight information below)
- Full buffet breakfast (3)
- Lunch (4)
- Dinner (3)
|Day prior||Flights to arrive anytime into Hobart day prior|
|Day 4||Flights to depart after 6:30pm from Hobart|
What to bring
Essential Gear List:
- Hiking boots which have ankle support and a treaded sole.
(Sand shoes and similar footwear are not acceptable.)
- Shorts x 1
- Long sleeve shirt x 1
(optional – refer T-shirts)
- Thermal/warm long sleeved top x 1
- T-shirts x 2
(T-shirt x 1 if you choose to take the long sleeve shirt for sun protection)
- Long pants x 1
(jeans are not recommended for walking in)
- Warm jumper or fleece jacket
- Socks to wear with boots x 3 pairs
- Sun hat
- Small beach towel
- 1 litre water bottle
(1 litre capacity or greater is essential)
- Insect repellent
Optional items you may wish to take:
- Camera, spare batteries (if digital) — Please charge all camera batteries before the trip as there are no facilities at the Friendly Beach Lodge (Day 1-3 Accommodation) to do so.
- Change of clothes
- Lightweight sandals/shoes
- Trekking poles
- Dressing gown
- Small binoculars
Moderate – Walk up to 15 kms daily
Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:
Friendly Beaches LodgeFriendly Beaches, Coles Bay, TAS 7215
Friendly Beaches Lodge is the only building located on the coastal side of the national park. It has been called the invisible lodge. Deep within Freycinet National Park, Friendly Beaches Lodge is tucked into a secluded, 130-hectare private sanctuary, just 100 metres from the beach.
- Hot showers
- Wood burning stove
- Bathroom with a claw foot bath
- Composting Toilets