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Hazards Walk Schouten Walk Bluestone Bay where many a good walk begins Shady track between ocean and bush Return to the lodge for a well earned rest Squeaky sand under foot on the way back to the lodge Summer water cools the feet as the sun goes down on another perfect day
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Come with us on an exploration of Tasmania’s exquisite Freycinet Peninsula. Walk beaches of powder white sand, hike pink granite mountains and discover forests of towering white gums where you and your walking companions feel like the only souls on earth.

Over four days, the Freycinet Experience Walk covers the length of Freycinet Peninsula. Boat and vehicle transfers allow walkers to see the highlights of this remarkable natural environment. The maximum number of walkers is ten and two knowledgeable guides accompany each group.

Reasonable fitness and the ability to walk for up to 6 hours a day will help you enjoy your Freycinet experience to the full.

Day One
Walking time: 2hrs
Distance: 3km

We depart the Old Woolstore in Hobart at 8.30am for the scenic journey from Hobart to Coles Bay, taking in wide panoramas of the Freycinet Peninsula across Great Oyster Bay. A morning tea break is taken at the historic Spiky Bridge near Swansea. On arrival at Coles Bay we board the Naturaliste for a spectacular sea cruise down the western length of the Peninsula to Schouten Island, the southernmost part of Freycinet National Park (weather permitting).  After a picnic lunch, there is a walk up Bear Hill for magnificent views, or fishing for flathead in Schouten Passage with our coxswain Shep. The boat returns to Coles Bay and guests are transferred to Friendly Beaches Lodge to relax and enjoy a dinner of fresh fish and fine wine, all to the rhythm of the waves on Friendly Beaches.

Freycinet Experience Day one

Day Two
Coastal Track Walking time:  5hrs Distance 12km
Mt Graham Walking time: 8hrs Distance 16km

Walkers rise with the sun and after breakfast are transferred to Coles Bay for another boat trip down the Peninsula. There is a choice of walks today. A peaceful walk from Bryan’s Beach through sclerophyll forests and along beaches to the renowned Wineglass Bay or, the more challenging walk from Cook’s Beach to the top of Mt Graham (579m above sea level) descending to Wineglass Bay via spectacular Quartzite Ridge. When we arrive at Wineglass Bay late in the afternoon, it is the perfect time for a swim in the Bay’s crystalline waters. Refreshed, we make the climb to the Wineglass Bay Lookout for spectacular views, then descend to the waiting vehicle. Back at the lodge, we enjoy refreshing hot showers before drinks and dinner.

Freycinet Experience Walk Day two

Day Three
Walking time: 6 hrs Distance: 12km

Transfer by vehicle this morning brings walkers to secluded Bluestone Bay. Here there is time to explore the fascinating geology of White Water Wall and little Bluestone Bay before climbing to the Bluestone Bay cliff tops. We walk back to the lodge through pristine bushland following a track used by the Oyster Bay Tribe. This headland is home to a stunning array of native plants including the giant Xanthorea (Grass Trees).  We continue along the dazzling white sands of Friendly Beaches to arrive at the lodge where cool drinks and homemade afternoon tea await.  Savour a well-deserved meal and then relax with a glass of wine by the roaring fire.

Day three - Freycinet Experience Walk

Day Four
Walking time: 3 hrs Distance: 6km

Rise early and head to the beach or sleep in.  After breakfast there’s an optional walk along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt Mary and a descent to Saltwater Lagoon, nesting ground of black swans and pelicans. After a delightful brunch, a stroll along Friendly Beaches brings walkers to Isaac’s Point, meeting place for the bus trip back to Hobart.

Day Four - Freycinet Experience Walk

Full Trip Notes and Itinerary

April 20 2012

You are a great time, knowledable, hospitable and completely genuine. The lodge is beautifully designed and run, the Tasmanian cuisine in exceptional, and the walks were fascinating and suitably challenging.

Julia Crombie

March 07 2012

Friendly Beaches Lodge and Freycinet Experience epitomise the essence of Tas tranquility, nature, flora, and fauna.

Christine Costello

December 15 2011

Last time I threatened to return, be warned that still stands. This trip was as good as the last and the last was magnificent!

Jack O’Dowd

February 23 2012

It was a wonderful 4 days. The warmth and care and professionalism you all used in your work were outstanding. The lodge too was so heavenly comfortable relaxing and inspirational.

Di Neil SA

April 20 2012

Wonderful guides and lodge hosts, informative, charming, patient and considerate.

Suzanne Nicole WA

March 02 2012

A personal thank you to all who made my time with you exceptionally lovely.

Michelle DeJong VIC

March 02 2012

Everything exceeded my expectations, it was wonderful to have my own room and hot shower every night.

Michelle DeJong VIC

March 01 2013

We thought the Mount Graham was wonderful, all the walks were just right. When we were done we were tired but satisfied.

Don and Sandi Buswell-Charkow USA

November 18 2011

Brilliant chefs, Sony and Tyler excelled in their provision of fine fare, particularly meeting my gluten free requirements

Judy Millington

April 20 2012

We had not expected those lovely lagoons, and with was a memorable moment sitting and just watching the swans swim closer at Freshwater lagoon.

Duncan and Diana Ferrier QLD

April 20 2012

Food was delicious, plentiful, and innovative with plenty of fresh ingredients – culminating to the best brunch ever experienced.

Duncan and Diana Ferrier QLD

April 20 2012

The Four days exceeding our expectations, Jane and Nick were delightful and competent guides, Tyler and Sonya creative and welcoming hosts, the lodge so lovely I wish we lived there and the walks so enjoyable that we are now hooked!

Duncan and Diana Ferrier QLD

March 16 2012

‘Wonderful Hidden Gem’ Amazing walking, climbing experiences. Food to die for! What more could we ask for.

Ann and Denis Wood

February 03 2012

The most outstanding short break we have ever had! Great walks, delicious food, and company.

Glenda and Keith Rudkin

January 26 2012

Much more than I ever expected, the challenge, the scenery, the exhilaration of completing, the camaraderie, and the wonderful spirit and care of the guides and hospitality hosts.

Basil and Chris Hannah

December 15 2011

From the pick up, to the last day, great walks, good challenges, fantastic scenery, a lot of laughs and some of the best food ever! Really memorable 4 days…

Anna Gatti

December 02 2011

Thank you for allowing us to feel so intrepid, while still being coddled at every step. We were spoilt rotten and enjoyed every minute!

Rigmor Berg

November 18 2011

Everything about the day’s has been exceptional. Guides, food, accommodation and especially the environment, a great Experience.

Marc Gibson VIC

November 11 2011

For us all expectations were exceeded over and over again, and we are so appreciative – you all have touched our lives.

Don and Linda Wolf USA

April 01 2013

A great experience: excellent location and walks; excellent, friendly hosts who were also great cooks; and amazing guides who were friendly, supportive, capable and knowledgeable. Thanks heaps!

Pam Krieg NSW

April 06 2012

It was an added joy to have the integral art collection in the lodge and the remarkable library.

Jeremy and Jennifer Connell QLD

December 20 2011

Our best holiday ever, look forward to doing it again!

Monique Newell VIC

April 01 2013

A special Thanks to Joan Masterman. Her love of nature, art and sustainable living allowed us to experience this unique place, ‘Friendly Beaches Lodge’.

Fay and Brian Marwick Vic

February 09 2012

Friendliness and helpfulness of all concerned was much appreciated, a very caring environment. We loved it!

Debra and Sol Majteles WA

January 18 2011

The Lodge is simply perfect, surrounding bush ethereal, food beyond perfect.

Judy Schaffer USA

March 22 2012

Initially I thought it was quite expensive but the whole experience was second to none, worth every cent.

Peter and Narelle Kirk

March 11 2011

In the top 10 things I’ve ever done. Staff were like family, totally polite, generous and intuitive.

Wendy Hancock VIC

March 14 2013

Thank you to all who made the experience so wonderful – what a team, guides, cooks, hosts, drivers, both bus and boat, even the resident echidna. So much was above and beyond the expected. A truly unique experience.

Katharine Armstrong Vic

March 08 2013

The guides/lodge hosts were excellent. It is so pleasing to see such wonderful and enthusiastic young people doing such a great job.

Graham Johnson

March 15 2013

The experience far exceeded our expectations and our hosts were a very special part of the fun. We loved our accommodation and the respect that your group shows towards the environment. Thank you again !!

Stephen and Jenny Harty Vic

February 14 2013

I loved the lodge, being keen on sustainability it was nice to see it applied in action. I also loved the art work and furniture.

Brent Couper NSW

March 15 2012

A wonderful treat, I have told everybody that it must be on their ‘bucket list’

Annie and Simon Cooper Vic

January 19 2011

We were very impressed by the dedication and expertise of the guides and lodge co-coordinators as well as the minimal impact on the environment.

Wendy & Brad Potts Tas

January 12 2011

Wonderful enthusiastic attentive guides, staff and knowledgeable bus driver (gil) and Naturalist Sea Captain (shep). Thank you to Joan Masterman for providing us with the best Eco Tassie tour.

Warwick Risby Tas

January 25 2011

The food was perfect, Sonya and Tyler were so careful of my gluten intolerance and preference for vegetarian fare. How delicious were the gluten free brownies!

Judy Schaffer USA

December 17 2010

Our 13 year old loved the experience, he said it was awesome; he coped really well with the walks, food and loved the guides. He has told all of his friends and their parents, he’s recommending it to everyone.

Stuart, Gwenn and Remy Crozier QLD

January 01 2013

The stories and knowledge of wildlife and plant life were great, but the solitary experience of hiking along Friendly Beaches was beyond compare.

Jill and David Bauer, NSW

January 03 2013

We have traveled to more than 50 countries and all 7 continents, this experience was one of the best ever!

Jill and David Bauer, NSW