OVERVIEW

Stay in luxury inside the park and explore the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania’s most beautiful coastal walking destination. This walk, in contrast to the 3-day option, allows you another day to further explore the region, a little more time to relax and enjoy the pristine powder-white beaches. Another boat cruise out to Schouten Island is also included.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Freycinet Peninsula’s towering pink-hued granite mountains, pristine white beaches and gorgeous bays,
  • Famous Wineglass Bay, witness Wineglass Bay from 3 different vantage points.
  • Feel the sand of Wineglass Bay, Hazards’, Crockets and Cook beaches underfoot.
  • Stay at the luxurious Freycinet Lodge inside Freycinet National Park on Oyster Bay. Unwind in luxury, but with the sense that you haven’t left the wilderness.
  • Seamless journey: 2 boat cruises, private transfers from Launceston to the Freycinet Peninsula, a short 2-hour drive.
  • Auswalk has been providing self-guided walks for nearly 30 years, so you can relax with the knowledge that you are in safe hands.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 2295

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
Private Transfer from Launceston and Hazards Walk

You start the day with a private transfer at 8 am from your hotel or the airport in Launceston. Today you will get your feet firmly planted on the ground with a trek via Wineglass Bay, the Hazards and Hazards Beach. The 8 am pick up time is somewhat flexible in the hotter months when there’s more sunlight (9 am would be the latest).

This track is well-formed and nicely graded with steps up to the lookout, which takes about 40 minutes. This walk to the lookout and return is the main walk done by most of the day-trippers. You will veer away from the day-trippers with a long set of steps going down from the lookout to Wineglass Bay. From there you will have the track largely to yourself. The track is generally flat from Wineglass Bay onwards, as you follow the Isthmus Track around the mountain via Hazards Beach back to your accommodation. On this day there’s an opportunity to get your feet wet or take a swim.

Walks: Moderate/ 14 kms / 5-6 hrs

Meals:  Walkers’ lunch and chef-prepared 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 2
Boat Transfer to Cooks Beach and Mount Freycinet

Very few people who visit Freycinet attempt this walk. It normally takes 2 days and involves free camping overnight. But with a delightful boat trip both ways, you can wake up in the morning in your comfy bed and walk and return to your comfy digs in the evening. There’s also the added bonus of viewing the Peninsula from the sea. The boat trip can be dependent on the weather.

The walk begins on the coast by heading west from Cooks Beach. The hike initially makes its way via a gently sloped track that quickly becomes progressively steeper. The last part of the walk includes a small rock scramble toward the summit, an elevation of 620m.  The views from Mount Freycinet are the best on the Peninsula. An easier option is also available that avoids rock scrambling.

Walks: Moderate/ 12 or 14 kms / 6-7hrs

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast, walkers’ lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 3
Bear Hill on Schouten Island

Today you hop back in a boat once again and make your way to Schouten Island located right at the southern end of the peninsula. There is a real opportunity to spot dolphins, seals and other wildlife, including the much-famed birdlife that Tasmania is known for.  The boat trip can be dependent on the weather. The walk starts at Crocketts Beach and makes its way up to the top of Bear Hill, a bare slab of granite with outstanding views back over the whole peninsula. With very few people around it is a good opportunity to strip down to your bathers and have a swim. Today is a shorter day which allows time to either relax and chill in the beautiful Freycinet Lodge or explore the surrounding area further.

Walks: Moderate/ 6kms / 3-4hrs return

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast, walkers’ lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
Mount Amos

The Mount Amos hike offers unparalleled views of Wineglass Bay, but it does involve some rock scrambling at the end. The hike is not long, but it is demanding as the rock face sections are steep. This walk suits the more adventurous walkers.

The walk can take up to 3.5 hours, plus an hour or so at the summit to enjoy the views over Wineglass Bay and the Tasmanian coastline.

Walks: Moderate to hard / 4 -7 km / 3-4 hrs /easy options available

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast and walkers’ lunch

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All transport including private transfers to and from Launceston
  • Genuine all-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Boat transfers to and from Cooks Beach and Schouten Island  (note: this can be weather dependent)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms
  • All meals, including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers’ lunches and 2-course dinners in the Lodge’s restaurant.
  • Auswalk guide pack including comprehensive walk notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

On this walk, you will stay three nights at the fabulous Freycinet Lodge in ensuited rooms. Some rooms have the added bonus of shared lounge rooms.

It is said that time stands still and all your worries evaporate from the moment you arrive on the Peninsula at Freycinet Lodge. The Lodge overlooks the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and has the beautiful Hazards mountain range as your backdrop. The location of Freycinet Lodge’s accommodation within Freycinet National Park ensures that your wilderness experience does not end with each days’ walk.

Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch. This may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit. Most importantly you’ll eat your lunch at a fabulous location on the track each day.

More importantly, the breakfasts and dinners at Freycinet Lodge are all prepared by their in house chefs and are enjoyed in the comfort of their outstanding restaurant.

Alcohol and drinks are not included with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

GENERAL INFO

We have graded the walking on this trip as easy to moderate depending on the walking options you choose. We have given you walking options so you can make this trip fit your walking ability. On Mount Freycinet, there are some steep sections but overall the walking is easy to moderate.

Please note that the boat trip is weather dependent and on rare occasions when the sea is too rough to depart, we offer another walk to replace the Mount Freycinet walk.

Pre and post-tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Launceston, however, we often use the Quality Hotel Colonial for our guides on guided trips when we need to stay in Launceston. The trip ends at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day in Launceston; we can also drop you off at Launceston airport.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts in Launceston at 8:00 am and finishes in Launceston late afternoon around 5:00 pm. We provide a private transfer in a limousine to and from Launceston (for larger groups the vehicle type may vary).

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

Spring and autumn are perfect times to walk on the Freycinet Peninsula. Summer can be a little warmer, however, the average temperature is only 18 degrees. Winter is often written off as a time not to visit Tasmania, let alone walk because of the rain. However, if you look at the mean average rainfall it isn’t that much more than in summer. The average temperature in winter does however fall to 11 degrees so come prepared with warm clothes and good rain gear (realistically year-round). See the gear advice section in FAQs for more information.

Freycinet Ave temperature graph

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQs for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $2355

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $535
Overview

OVERVIEW

Stay in luxury inside the park and explore the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania’s most beautiful coastal walking destination. This walk, in contrast to the 3-day option, allows you another day to further explore the region, a little more time to relax and enjoy the pristine powder-white beaches. Another boat cruise out to Schouten Island is also included.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Freycinet Peninsula’s towering pink-hued granite mountains, pristine white beaches and gorgeous bays,
  • Famous Wineglass Bay, witness Wineglass Bay from 3 different vantage points.
  • Feel the sand of Wineglass Bay, Hazards’, Crockets and Cook beaches underfoot.
  • Stay at the luxurious Freycinet Lodge inside Freycinet National Park on Oyster Bay. Unwind in luxury, but with the sense that you haven’t left the wilderness.
  • Seamless journey: 2 boat cruises, private transfers from Launceston to the Freycinet Peninsula, a short 2-hour drive.
  • Auswalk has been providing self-guided walks for nearly 30 years, so you can relax with the knowledge that you are in safe hands.

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 2295

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
Private Transfer from Launceston and Hazards Walk

You start the day with a private transfer at 8 am from your hotel or the airport in Launceston. Today you will get your feet firmly planted on the ground with a trek via Wineglass Bay, the Hazards and Hazards Beach. The 8 am pick up time is somewhat flexible in the hotter months when there’s more sunlight (9 am would be the latest).

This track is well-formed and nicely graded with steps up to the lookout, which takes about 40 minutes. This walk to the lookout and return is the main walk done by most of the day-trippers. You will veer away from the day-trippers with a long set of steps going down from the lookout to Wineglass Bay. From there you will have the track largely to yourself. The track is generally flat from Wineglass Bay onwards, as you follow the Isthmus Track around the mountain via Hazards Beach back to your accommodation. On this day there’s an opportunity to get your feet wet or take a swim.

Walks: Moderate/ 14 kms / 5-6 hrs

Meals:  Walkers’ lunch and chef-prepared 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 2
Boat Transfer to Cooks Beach and Mount Freycinet

Very few people who visit Freycinet attempt this walk. It normally takes 2 days and involves free camping overnight. But with a delightful boat trip both ways, you can wake up in the morning in your comfy bed and walk and return to your comfy digs in the evening. There’s also the added bonus of viewing the Peninsula from the sea. The boat trip can be dependent on the weather.

The walk begins on the coast by heading west from Cooks Beach. The hike initially makes its way via a gently sloped track that quickly becomes progressively steeper. The last part of the walk includes a small rock scramble toward the summit, an elevation of 620m.  The views from Mount Freycinet are the best on the Peninsula. An easier option is also available that avoids rock scrambling.

Walks: Moderate/ 12 or 14 kms / 6-7hrs

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast, walkers’ lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 3
Bear Hill on Schouten Island

Today you hop back in a boat once again and make your way to Schouten Island located right at the southern end of the peninsula. There is a real opportunity to spot dolphins, seals and other wildlife, including the much-famed birdlife that Tasmania is known for.  The boat trip can be dependent on the weather. The walk starts at Crocketts Beach and makes its way up to the top of Bear Hill, a bare slab of granite with outstanding views back over the whole peninsula. With very few people around it is a good opportunity to strip down to your bathers and have a swim. Today is a shorter day which allows time to either relax and chill in the beautiful Freycinet Lodge or explore the surrounding area further.

Walks: Moderate/ 6kms / 3-4hrs return

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast, walkers’ lunch and 2-course dinner

Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms

DAY 4
Mount Amos

The Mount Amos hike offers unparalleled views of Wineglass Bay, but it does involve some rock scrambling at the end. The hike is not long, but it is demanding as the rock face sections are steep. This walk suits the more adventurous walkers.

The walk can take up to 3.5 hours, plus an hour or so at the summit to enjoy the views over Wineglass Bay and the Tasmanian coastline.

Walks: Moderate to hard / 4 -7 km / 3-4 hrs /easy options available

Meals: Chef-prepared cooked breakfast and walkers’ lunch

 

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All transport including private transfers to and from Launceston
  • Genuine all-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Boat transfers to and from Cooks Beach and Schouten Island  (note: this can be weather dependent)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Freycinet Lodge in ensuite rooms
  • All meals, including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers’ lunches and 2-course dinners in the Lodge’s restaurant.
  • Auswalk guide pack including comprehensive walk notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

On this walk, you will stay three nights at the fabulous Freycinet Lodge in ensuited rooms. Some rooms have the added bonus of shared lounge rooms.

It is said that time stands still and all your worries evaporate from the moment you arrive on the Peninsula at Freycinet Lodge. The Lodge overlooks the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and has the beautiful Hazards mountain range as your backdrop. The location of Freycinet Lodge’s accommodation within Freycinet National Park ensures that your wilderness experience does not end with each days’ walk.

Each day you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch. This may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit. Most importantly you’ll eat your lunch at a fabulous location on the track each day.

More importantly, the breakfasts and dinners at Freycinet Lodge are all prepared by their in house chefs and are enjoyed in the comfort of their outstanding restaurant.

Alcohol and drinks are not included with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

General Info

GENERAL INFO

We have graded the walking on this trip as easy to moderate depending on the walking options you choose. We have given you walking options so you can make this trip fit your walking ability. On Mount Freycinet, there are some steep sections but overall the walking is easy to moderate.

Please note that the boat trip is weather dependent and on rare occasions when the sea is too rough to depart, we offer another walk to replace the Mount Freycinet walk.

Pre and post-tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Launceston, however, we often use the Quality Hotel Colonial for our guides on guided trips when we need to stay in Launceston. The trip ends at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day in Launceston; we can also drop you off at Launceston airport.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice in our FAQ section.

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

The walk starts in Launceston at 8:00 am and finishes in Launceston late afternoon around 5:00 pm. We provide a private transfer in a limousine to and from Launceston (for larger groups the vehicle type may vary).

WEATHER

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.

Spring and autumn are perfect times to walk on the Freycinet Peninsula. Summer can be a little warmer, however, the average temperature is only 18 degrees. Winter is often written off as a time not to visit Tasmania, let alone walk because of the rain. However, if you look at the mean average rainfall it isn’t that much more than in summer. The average temperature in winter does however fall to 11 degrees so come prepared with warm clothes and good rain gear (realistically year-round). See the gear advice section in FAQs for more information.

Freycinet Ave temperature graph

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQs for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2295

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $2355

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $535

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