On the East Coast of Tasmania lies the spectacular Freycinet National Park, home to the magnificent Wineglass Bay, with its picture-perfect white-sand beach voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. This spectacular bay is nestled beneath the bare, granite peaks of The Hazards mountains which dominate the landscape, towering out of the turquoise waters of Coles Bay and Great Oyster Bay. Enjoy the beauty of this unique location at your own pace with the support and security of our Self Guided Walking App, complete with detailed track notes and information that will enrich your experience of this world-renowned destination.
SUGGESTED PRE-NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Grand Chancellor Launceston
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to the trail. During your walk your luggage will be transported to your accommodation.
WALK GRADE: 11kms. 5 hours walking with breaks. Easy to Medium Grade. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.
TERRAIN: This walk has one steep climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout, and a steep descent with 1000 stairs to Wineglass Bay. The rest of the walk is relatively flat. Track conditions are excellent to Wineglass Bay. Beyond this, the track narrows, with some minor obstacles.
WALK ITINERARY: Meet your transfer company in the foyer of the Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston at 8.00am. From here enjoy a scenic drive winding through rich farmlands to Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. We begin our walking adventure from the Freycinet National Park main car park, then head up and over the Hazards to discover the stunning beauty of Wineglass Bay. At first glance, you’ll understand why this destination was voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches. After visiting Wineglass Bay, today’s walk crosses to Hazards Beach, which rates pretty well beside its famous Wineglass Bay cousin. You will then return along a scenic trail beneath the magnificent Hazard mountains, skirting the coastline and passing a number of picturesque coves, perfect for swimming on hot days. From the end of the track, it is a short walk to your stunning accommodation at Freycinet Lodge, where you can enjoy your first wonderful dinner in the Bay Restaurant featuring local Tasmanian produce, perfectly matched with local wines.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 20-minute boat transfer to the start of the trail. Afternoon: Walk directly to your accommodation.
WALKING GRADES: 16 km one way, 8.5 hours with breaks. Difficult with some steep and challenging sections. There is a short option for today’s walk which is 12.3 km one way, 3.5 hours with breaks. Medium walking with some steep steps.
WALK TERRAIN: This is an old-school bushwalking track. Expect to do a bit of ducking and weaving, clambering up and down rocks and crossing creeks. The track has many obstacles such as rocks and exposed tree roots. Add to this a steep ascent, 570m in elevation to Mt Graham, and then a similar descent. The track is intermittently signposted but marked with arrows and old tree blazes. The terrain on today’s short option is flat, sandy with some steps towards the end.
WALK ITINERARY: The transfer to the start of today’s walk is as scenic and fun as the walk itself. A water taxi will meet you at the jetty right at the front of your accommodation and whisk you down the coast to Cooks Beach. This is a great chance to see seals, dolphins or sea eagles as you cruise past Refuge Island and Promise Rock. The water taxi lands you on Cooks Beach where today’s walk begins. There are two options today. Those wanting a longer, challenging walk to climb up to East Freycinet Saddle and over Mount Graham. This is a steep ascent but the variety of scenery and abundant wildlife along the way are a pleasant distraction. From the summit of Mt Graham, enjoy superb, panoramic views over the southern end of Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island. The walk then descends to Wineglass Bay before returning along the beach and climbing up and over Wineglass Bay Lookout to your accommodation. For those wanting a shorter option, rather than climb over Mt Graham you can walk through beautiful forest to Hazards Beach then follow it north, crossing back to Wineglass Bay before climbing up and over Wineglass Bay Lookout to your accommodation.
FLEXIBLE WALKING: Easier Option. For those after a shorter walk or not up to the challenge of Mt Graham your boat transfer will deliver you to Cooks Beach where you will walk to Bryans Beach at the southern-most tip of the peninsula before making your way along the beachfront and over to Wineglass Bay Bay before returning to our accommodation.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40-minute boat transfer to the start of the trail. Afternoon: 40-minute boat transfer back to Coles Bay.
WALK GRADE: 6 km return, 3-4 hours. Moderate with steep sections and rock scrambling. Good level of fitness required.
ITINERARY: Located at the southern tip of the Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island is a stunning day trip with a difference. It is a unique island with interesting geology and history and more gorgeous beaches for you to enjoy. We start today with a 40-minute boat ride to Crocketts Beach. On the way there is a good chance of encountering dolphins, seals and remarkable birdlife. From Crocketts Beach it is about a 1 hour walk to the summit of Bear Hill with its bare granite peak giving magnificent and rare views of the entire Freycinet Peninsula. This remote island is also a great spot for swimming and snorkelling so take your pick of a mountain-top lunch stop or a beach picnic before being collected by your boat transfer for the return journey. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Bay Restaurant at Freycinet Lodge.
FLEXIBLE WALKING: Optional Early morning walk to Mt Amos. Grade 3 Hard. Total climbing:410m.
TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 5-minute transfer from accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 2.5 hours transfer from end of the walk to Launceston.
WALK GRADE: 4km return, 3-4 hours. Difficult with very steep sections and rock scrambling. Good level of fitness required.
WALK ITINERARY: This morning those that are fit and up for the challenge can enjoy a morning walk to the top of Mt Amos, one of the granite peaks of the Hazards mountain range, which forms the backdrop to Coles Bay. The track to the summit is steep with some boulder scrambling but walkers are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. While the walk up is strenuous, the descent is knee-knocking. It truly is an epic end to your Freycinet Experience. You then meet your transfer company at the end of the walk, and head back to Launceston.
FINISH TIME: You will arrive back into Launceston at approximately 6.00pm.
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