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Self Guided Freycinet Walk

Self Guided Freycinet Walk

A 4 day Pack-Free walk

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.

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Our Exclusive Walking APP

Designed by Life's An Adventure

Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, the Self-Guided Walking Tours will be more than just a set of track notes on your smartphone. Our fully interactive Self-Guided Walking App includes easy-to-follow walking notes with gps tracking, photos of track junctions and points of interest en-route as well as information about the natural environment. The app will give average walking times, distances for each section and even optional side-trips as well as short and long walk options for each day.

As well as having the walking app on your phone, you get track information on the Google map platform, so each waypoint on each walk will be triggered as you arrive at that point, whether it be a fork in the track or point of interest to guide you along the way. This gives real time feedback so you know you are exactly where you think you are! On top of this, you receive a good, old-fashioned hard copy of each day’s track notes.

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Pack Free Self Guided Walk

Your overnight bags transported for you

Our self guided walks are Pack-Free. We take care of all your transfers to the trail as well as transport of your luggage allowing you to walk with just a day pack.

EPIRB

Personal Emergency Beacon

For extra safety

Our guests have the option of requesting an emergency personal locator beacon to take with you when walking. This extra safety feature will be peace of mind should the unexpected occur.

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Pre-departure On-line meeting

with one of our experienced guides

We offer the service of an online pre-departure meeting with one of the company’s experienced guides to discuss in detail each day’s walk and to answer questions from what to pack, to where to eat locally, and how to make the most of the self-guided experience.

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Private transfers

To the trail

Our self-guided walks include private transfers from Launceston in Tasmania to the start of the trail. Our hosts will also transport you to the start of the trail each day. On the final day a transfer will be provided to get you back to Launceston with an airport drop off available enroute if required.

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Flexibility and Freedom

Discover on your own

Self-guided walking holidays offer flexibility and freedom. Customers can discover places at their own pace. They walk independently but follow detailed walk notes, knowing that the notes have been compiled by one of our experienced guides. The beauty of this is our guides know these tracks inside out. They know the best lookouts, scenic lunch stops, and where to get great photos.

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Freycinet Lodge

In the heart of the National Park

Our walking experience spends 3 nights at the wonderful Freycinet National Park, the only accommodation situated within the National Park. This beautiful lodge has an a fine dining restaurant and bar to relax in with stunning views over Great Oyster Bay and the stunning Hazard Mountains. Enjoy ensuited cabins with the choice of Queen or twin beds.

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Superb meals included

featuring Tasmanian Produce

Enjoy superb 2 course meals in The Bay Restaurant at Freycinet Lodge each evening featuring wonderful Tasmanian produce including fresh seafood.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please give us as much details as possible when booking.

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Tour Itinerary

Walk Inclusions
Self Guided Freycinet Walk

  • Pack free walk – carry as little as your water, lunch and camera each day.
  • A walking APP with GPS coordinates on your walk
  • Detailed maps and trail notes
  • Optional use of an EPIRB (Personal Emergency Beacon) if required.
  • Walk to the trail each day from your accommodation
  • Boat transfer on day 2 to the start of your walk
  • 3 x two-course dinners featuring Tasmanian produce
  • 4 x packed walkers lunches
  • 3 x breakfasts
  • Your overnight luggage will be transferred
  • Accommodation in one bedroom cabins at Freycinet Lodge
  • Return Private transfers to and from Launceston with the option for an Airport drop off
  • National Park Pass
  • No Credit Card Fees
Day 1: Transfer Launceston to Freycinet. Walk the Hazards
Self Guided Freycinet Walk

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.

Day 2: Cooks Beach to Mt Graham and Wineglass Bay
Self Guided Freycinet Walk

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.

Day3: Schouten Island & Bear Hill
Self Guided Freycinet Walk

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.

Day 4: Mt Amos
Self Guided Freycinet Walk

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.

Tour Prices

and selecting a date of your choice

With self-guided walks you are able to choose a date of your choice subject to availability.
This is a seasonal walk - the best times to walk are between September and April.

Once you make your booking, it will remain pending until we confirm availability at your accommodation, once this is done we will contact you to make your deposit/payment. Please do not book flights until your walk is confirmed.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER From
$ 1899 /p

First time traveller with Life's An Adventure

DEPARTURES

Price ex Launceston…..$2399
Or walk ex Coles Bay… $1899

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PAST PASSENGER From
$ 1799 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES

Price ex Launceston…..$2299
Or walk ex Coles Bay… $1799

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OPTIONAL
$ Xtras /p

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

PRE-WALK NIGHT PACKAGE for 2 persons
Our pre-walk night package can be purchased with your walk. This package includes one night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston in a Deluxe Room with dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 and a drink each at the bar.
Add $225 per person.
Post walk package can also be booked on request.

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SOLO TRAVELLERS
Unfortunately due to safety reasons, we require a minimum of 2 walkers on our self-guided walks.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking.
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • Your detailed self-guided kit will be sent to you 6 weeks prior to your walk.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, lost luggage, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
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  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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