Freycinet Peninsula walking tour, 3 days

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From: AUD1695

4 day expedition
(NZD2090 - USD1380 - CAD1790 - EUR1300 - GBP1050)


  • Exploring world famous Wineglass Bay
  • Enjoying the picturesque coastal scenery & mild maritime climate of Tasmania's east coast
  • Coastal camping in secluded locations within the spectacular National Park


Grading:Moderate

2 Professional wilderness guides3 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinnersTransport by private minibus
National Park feesGaiters (knee high)Emergency communications & group first aid kit
3 Nights campimgFood dropBackpack, Tent, sleeping mat, packliner and sleeping bag
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Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
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This 4 day tour follows the circuit track deep into the lesser visited parts of the spectacular Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. We discover the pristine beauty of secluded bays, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and visit highlights such as Wineglass Bay & Mt Freycinet.



Itinerary


Day 1:Launceston to Coles Bay
Today you will be picked up from your accommodation between 8.00 and 7.30 am and head straight for Freycinet National Park. Our Walk today will take us around the North Western coast following the Hazards Track. This trail affords tranquil views of Great Oyster Bay and meanders through coastal she-oak forests before reaching Hazards Beach.
A fantastic place to take a load off, enjoy a snack and perhaps take a leisurely swim in the crystal clear waters. Leaving the pristine sands behind the track follows the headland through coastal heath lands and woodlands of Blue gum and Peppermint gums, rich in birdlife. We follow the track until we reach our campsite at Cooks Beach for the first night.
Your guides will then prepare a campsite feast while you soak in the serenity and beauty of the National Park.
Walking Time 3- 5 hours

Day 2:Cooks Beach to Schouten Passage
After a hearty breakfast we will leave our backpacks behind and continue tracking south, passing more coastal heath lands and glimpses of Schouten Island and the East Coast of Tasmania.
We will then reach the south western end of the little visited Bryans Beach.
From here we can enjoy unimpeded views of Schouten Passage and its namesake island. For as long or as short as you wish, our group can explore the riches the area has to offer, hidden lagoons, rock pools full of interesting sea life or just immerse ourselves in the beautiful surrounds.
We will then make our way back to Cooks Beach in the afternoon to enjoy another delicious meal and recount the wonderful day.
Walking time: 4 - 6 hours

Day 3:Mt Freycinet & Wineglass Bay
We have early start on this morning to ensure we make the most of the challenging day ahead. After packing up our camp we head back down Cooks beach to the trail junction and rejoin the Peninsula track. After a short time the gradient begins to steepen as we ascend the East Freycinet Saddle. A variety of vegetation types are encountered today as we pass through heathland, woodland and wet forest communities. Abundant birdlife and plenty of signs of marsupial activity make this an enjoyable section of the track.
From the coastline to the top of Mt Freycinet we climb just on 500m. The views we are rewarded with at the summit are breathtaking and the memories of this wonderful area will last a lifetime.
After lunch on the summit we begin the long trek along the ridge to the next peak of Mt Graham. Then onwards and downwards to tackle the sometimes difficult descent to the world renowned Wineglass Bay. Here we will set up camp for our last night in the park.
Again we will enjoy our dinner whilst gazing upon the sublime views.
Walking time: 6 – 8 hours

Day 4:Wineglass Bay and Mt Amos
Your guides will encourage you to be up nice and early to witness an East Coast sunrise from Wineglass Bay. Sighting the first rays of the morning sun on the Hazards Range is spectacular as the rose quartz granite is enhanced by the colours of the dawn.
The days walk out is relatively short, so time is allowed for enjoying the bay and its unforgettable scenery before we pack up camp and stroll along the pristine white sands of the bay and up to the Wineglass Bay lookout.
From here we descend the Northwestern face of the Hazards before reaching the track to Mt Amos. Here we have the opportunity to walk to the summit of Mt Amos for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain range and coast. This is a rugged walk and most of the ascent route is on bare rock. After a summit lunch, we return to Launceston via Campbell town arriving at your accommodation at approx 5.00 pm.
Walking time: 5 -6 hours