On the East Coast of Tasmania lies magnificent Freycinet National Park, a peninsula with a dramatic coastline of cliffs, coves and beaches.
Join us on this spectacular guided Freycinet walk. The breathtaking towering granite mountains, known as The Hazards, dominate the landscape of the Park surrounded by the stunning turquoise waters of Coles Bay and Great Oyster Bay. At the edge of the peninsula lies magnificent Wineglass Bay, voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Freycinet overlooks the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and with the rugged Hazards mountain range as your backdrop. Staying in Coles Bay, it makes for an idyllic seating for this escape.
Join a group just for solo travellers on this beautiful walk.
Prices per person in AUD
OWN ROOM Single Bed
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PRE AND POST TOUR STAY, HOBART
HOBART Pre Tour Stay: Rydges Hotel including breakfast 23 JAN 19
HOBART Post Tour Stay: Rydges Hotel inc. breakfast 28 JAN 19
Arrival in Hobart is by your own arrangement. Make your own way to our group hotel.
This evening is at leisure. If you arrive in time, why not meet up with some of your fellow walkers for a bite to eat; we will invite everyone in the group to meet up at the hotel early evening and this is usually around 6pm.
Hobart to Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay
The day starts in Hobart where you will meet at the Rydges North Hobart at 8.00am for an 8.15am departure. From here you will be driven south east to beautiful Coles Bay the start location of our walk. Established in 1916, Freycinet National Park is one of the state’s oldest and best known parks. Red granite peaks and beautiful beaches are set against the blue ocean to create a truly beautiful setting. Today we will enjoy a great walk to a famous sweeping curve of sand known as Wineglass Bay, voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
We follow the Hazards beach track and follow the scenic trail along the magnificent Hazards for amazing views. Arrive at the Iluka on Freycinet our accommodation for the next 3 nights. Tonight the group will enjoy a lovely dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Time: 4.5 hours
East Freycinet Saddle Mount Graham – Wineglass Bay
After a hearty breakfast, we join our boat for a wonderful cruise from Coles Bay to Cooks Beach on the southern end of the National Park. Our walk takes us up the East Freycinet Saddle over Mount Graham. This is a challenging day but the variety in grades of walking and in the scenery, combined with the abundant birdlife and mammal activity make this the most enjoyable section of the track.
From this elevation we will enjoy superb panoramic views over the southern end of Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island. From here we head past Wineglass Bay to our cabins with time to shower and freshen up before the group gets together for dinner. The end to a remarkable day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Time: 4-5 hours return.
Distance: 8 km.
After breakfast, we set out on our hike along friendly beaches, starting at southern end and walking up towards the lookout, often dolphins and other sea life can be spotted. We then stop at Moulting Lagoon to view the large collection of black swans, the area is also teeming with butterflies and is quite picturesque.
Meals; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Time: 4 hours
Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville
After breakfast, we head off for our final walking in Freycinet National Park. Enjoy an easy but spectacular walk to the lookout at Sleepy Bay for superb views. Afterwards we hike back up the beach. From here we hike to Cape Tourville and follow the track around the cliff line to the lighthouse. Along this fenced track are sweeping views along the coast.
An alternative walk to Mt Amos is available for groups who are are very fit. The track to the summit is steep with some boulder scrambling but walkers are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views.
We head back to Hobart with lunch at a local Vineyard for a celebratory wine tasting. A great way to finish the tour.
We arrive at Hobart Airport, the end of a remarkable journey. Finish time will depend on the pace of the group but will be approximately 4pm. If booking flights please do not book before 6:00pm.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Time: 4 hours
Distance: 6 km.
Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel. Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.
Nights of Stay
Hotels are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.
RYDGES, HOBART TASMANIA
The recently renovated Rydges Hobart combines modern comforts and stylish interiors with the warmth and intimacy of a boutique hotel. The renovation includes all 64 guest rooms and suites, reception, public areas and the dining and bar areas complete with warming fires.
Rydges Hobart boasts heritage listed buildings and unique accommodation capturing the essence of historic Hobart. Experience the warm and friendly staff at our North Hobart hotel as you take advantage of modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout. Luxurious guest rooms are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI, plus cosy Rydges Dream Beds with crisp, white linen will have you sleeping soundly and waking fully refreshed ready to explore.
ILUKA ON FREYCINET HOLIDAY PARK, COLES BAY, TASMANIA
Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park sits opposite Muirs Beach at Coles Bay on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. It's an ideal location to explore world renowned Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. The area is rich in stunning natural beauty, great walks and history. It abounds in fresh local produce from berries to wine and seafood. Stay in your own room in a 2 bedroom cabin, sharing the main cabin facilities.
Cabins are unisex, a shared common space will be used. You will have your own bedroom.
Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.
Arrive to: Hobart, Tasmania
Depart from: Hobart, Tasmania
Hobart Pick Up Point Day 1 – Friday 25 January 2019
393 Argyle Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Telephone: +61 6231 1588
Please make your own way to the group meeting point at Grand Chancellor Hobart as this is the departure point on day 1 of the tour.
If staying at the hotel please note the check in and check out times
Check in: from 2pm
Check out: by 10am
HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.
Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.
The flight itinerary is provided with your quote.
ARRIVE TO: Hobart
Arrival today is at your leisure. Hotel check in is from 2pm. This evening the group meets for a pre-dinner get together at 6pm. If the group would like to do so, we can all join each other for a leisurely dinner (own expense).
DEPART FROM: Hobart
Departure today is at your leisure. Hotel check out is by 11am.
Please make your own way to the nominated group hotel.
Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit. Tour space is limited. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 10 travellers. This tour is exclusively for single-solo travellers.
THE PACE [4 out of 5]
Basically any fit and healthy person can participate. Most days are walking around 8 kilometres in distance, there is one day you will walk 12 kilometres.
If you can walk upwards of 12 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack you will find the walking activity totally achievable. The minimum requirements to participate are being able to carry a 5 kilogram backpack (that holds your lunch, water, camera, rain jacket plus a few other personal effects).
You also need to be aware that while we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and the degree of difficulty on these tracks varies a lot. You may find the tracks rocky and “lumpy” underfoot, soft and sandy or muddy and slippery. The prevailing weather can make a track that is typically dry and firm wet and muddy.
You will also, at times, find there is the need to be able to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, or sections of scree, or steep steps. None of these would be enough to preclude a healthy and able-bodied individual but they can challenge. So please come along with not only the right footwear and raingear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind.
Participants 65 years and over are required to complete a ‘Fit To Travel’ from completed by their doctor.
ABOUT THE MEALS
It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group. There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.
Evening dinners will be visiting Iluka Tavern and Richardsons Bistro where you can enjoy your meal, while sharing stories with your fellow travellers. Illuka Tavern serves traditional pub food. Richardsons Bistro offers tempting snacks and casual meals.
Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.
This is a private group tour with two professional guides. Your guides are there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services.
Transport is by private minibus.
LUGGAGE INFORMATION AND RESTRICTIONS
Luggage is limited to 15-20kg per person of checked luggage. We recommend taking a daypack of approx. 35 litres to store your water bottle, sunscreen, hat etc, as per our gear list.
ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET
Visitors who are with Telstra will get some reception on the Tasman Peninsular some of the other areas during the walk, so you can receive text messages, check emails and make phone calls at least once a day. Anyone who is on a network other than Telstra is unlikely to get any phone reception. You can pick up a Telstra sim card at your local Officeworks and other retailers, then top up as little as $10 so you have some mobile phone reception when visit Tasmania.