OVERVIEW

Explore the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania’s most iconic coastal walking destination. The peninsula’s combination of towering pink-hued granite mountains, pristine isolated white beaches and gorgeous bays, the most famous of all being Wineglass Bay, all work in concert to make this a fabulous three-day walking adventure. Even though this walk is only 3 days, we have designed the trip so that each day includes the very best of the scenery and diverse landscape the national park has to offer.

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.
  • Get your feet wet, or if you are up for it, take a dip in the ocean at one of the remote beaches.
  • 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: boat cruise plus 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
3 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
$ 1855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 355

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 1
Private Transfer from Launceston and Hazards Walk

You start the day with a private transfer at 8 am from your hotel or 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 completed 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 here on 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 ensuited 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. However, 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 620 m.  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 ensuited rooms

DAY 3
Mount Amos

The Mount Amos hike offers unparalleled views of Wineglass Bay, but it does involve a little 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 3.5hours, plus an hour or so at the summit to enjoy the views over Wineglass Bay and the Tasmanian coastline

Walks: Moderate to challenging / 4 -7 km / 3-4 hrs

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 Tasmanian walking holiday
  • Boat transfer to and from Cooks Beach (note: this can be weather dependent)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Freycinet Lodge in ensuited rooms
  • All meals, including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers’ lunches and 2-course dinner in the Lodge’s restaurant.
  • Auswalk guide pack including comprehensive walk notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

On this walk, we stay two nights at the fabulous Freycinet Lodge in rooms with ensuite bathrooms. 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 Freycinet Lodge on the Peninsula. 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 each day you’ll get the opportunity to have your lunch on the track at a fabulous location on the Freycinet Peninsula. How special is that!

More importantly, the dinners at Freycinet Lodge and breakfasts are all prepared by their in house chefs taken 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

GENERAL INFO

The walk starts in Launceston at 8:00 am and finishes in Launceston late afternoon around 5:00 pm. 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 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 on 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 FAQ’s 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

    $1855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $355
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $375
Overview

OVERVIEW

Explore the Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania’s most iconic coastal walking destination. The peninsula’s combination of towering pink-hued granite mountains, pristine isolated white beaches and gorgeous bays, the most famous of all being Wineglass Bay, all work in concert to make this a fabulous three-day walking adventure. Even though this walk is only 3 days, we have designed the trip so that each day includes the very best of the scenery and diverse landscape the national park has to offer.

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.
  • Get your feet wet, or if you are up for it, take a dip in the ocean at one of the remote beaches.
  • 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: boat cruise plus 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
3 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
$ 1855

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 355

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 1
Private Transfer from Launceston and Hazards Walk

You start the day with a private transfer at 8 am from your hotel or 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 completed 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 here on 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 ensuited 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. However, 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 620 m.  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 ensuited rooms

DAY 3
Mount Amos

The Mount Amos hike offers unparalleled views of Wineglass Bay, but it does involve a little 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 3.5hours, plus an hour or so at the summit to enjoy the views over Wineglass Bay and the Tasmanian coastline

Walks: Moderate to challenging / 4 -7 km / 3-4 hrs

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 Tasmanian walking holiday
  • Boat transfer to and from Cooks Beach (note: this can be weather dependent)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Freycinet Lodge in ensuited rooms
  • All meals, including chef-cooked breakfasts, walkers’ lunches and 2-course dinner 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, we stay two nights at the fabulous Freycinet Lodge in rooms with ensuite bathrooms. 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 Freycinet Lodge on the Peninsula. 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 each day you’ll get the opportunity to have your lunch on the track at a fabulous location on the Freycinet Peninsula. How special is that!

More importantly, the dinners at Freycinet Lodge and breakfasts are all prepared by their in house chefs taken 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

General Info

GENERAL INFO

The walk starts in Launceston at 8:00 am and finishes in Launceston late afternoon around 5:00 pm. 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 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 on 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 FAQ’s 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

    $1855

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $355
  • 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1895

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $375

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