Freycinet Walk 4D/3N
Walk beaches of powder white sand. Hike spectacular pink granite mountains carrying only a small daypack. Explore the region by boat, go fishing, swimming and snorkelling and travel to uninhabited Schouten Island.
Just a handful of the things you will experience walking Tasmania’s East Coast with Freycinet Experience Walk.
- Travel to uninhabited Schouten Island
- Walk beaches of powder white sand
- Hike spectacular pink granite mountains
Max group size:
- - Experienced guides to lead your walk
- - Three nights’ accommodation at Friendly Beaches Lodge
- - Return transfers from/to Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport
- - 4 lunches, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners showcasing local produce & award winning Tasmanian wine and spirits
- - Trekking equipment including Hiking Poles, Gortex Jacket & Day Pack
Departures:Depart every Tuesday and Friday from October to April.
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.
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 re-join 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.
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.
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 flights leaving after 5:30pm.