Freycinet Experience Walk
Friendly Beaches Lodge
Tasmanian walks
Another world is waiting.

This unique, 4-day Tasmanian adventure lets you leave everything behind. A rare chance to be off the grid, out of touch with the world, yet more in contact with yourself.

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Destination ——
Dramatic mountains.
Lush forests.
Crystalline seas.

Nestled on Tasmania’s eastern tip, the Freycinet National Park’s sublime, ancient beauty humbles you. From breathtaking vistas to its rare bush orchids, this is a place of awe and renewal.

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Lodge ——
Touch the earth lightly.

Nestled amongst fragrant casuarina, tea tree and banksia, experience living in award-winning, sustainable style. Come home to comfortable beds, relaxing hot baths and selected works from some of Tasmania’s finest artists.

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Walk ——
Follow in ancient footsteps.

Each day, as your guided walk begins, a new adventure awaits; from discovering fascinating gems of indigenous history to meeting abundant local wildlife. Return each evening inspired and invigorated.

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People ——
Guides that evoke curiosity
and wonder.

Our guides will enrich your stay with their genuine, caring approach and enthusiasm for the region. Away from 21st century distractions, you’ll enjoy moments of heartwarming camaraderie.

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Food ——
Elevate the moment.

At day’s end, take your seat at the long Tasmanian Oak table and enjoy the freshest ingredients, carefully selected from local providores, then lovingly prepared. Wine, conversation and contentment flow, as city stresses dissolve.

This is the original and award-winning Freycinet Experience Walk – a four-day guided adventure covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s sublimely beautiful east coast, including the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Discover forests of towering white gums where you and your walking companions, a maximum of 10, feel like the only souls on Earth. Then return each evening to the award-winning Friendly Beaches Lodge, nestled in its own secluded sanctuary, where delicious, candle-lit meals, steaming hot showers, deep baths and comfortable beds await.

Walk beaches of powder white sand. Hike spectacular pink granite mountains carrying only a small daypack. Explore the region by boat, go fishing, swimming and snorkelling and travel to uninhabited Schouten island.

For the duration of your stay, the lodge is for you and your walking companions exclusively. With only one trip held at a time, four knowledgeable staff members are focused purely on making your trip as enjoyable as possible. Unpack just once and sleep blissfully in private, comfortable rooms with warm, goose down doonas and quality, Egyptian cotton sheets.

Experience Freycinet from a truly unparalleled perspective.

TripAdvisor reviews
  •   I have never done a guided tour before. I myself have been a guide - many many moons ago in northern Canada. My brother was coming over for to Oz with my family for my 40th from the States and this was what he wanted...More

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      I am very happy we chose Freycinet Experience Walks for our 4 day hike through Freycinet. The walks were varied, accessed by boat some days and mini bus on others. There was hiking or fishing options on our first day or just lazing on the...More

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      The four days was fantastic. Wonderful walks, with different options. amazing food - absolutely delicious excellent guides. Accommodation very comfortable. Loved the bath to soak in after a hard days walk.

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  •   Great hiking in a spectacular environment, many thanks to our wonderful guides Danny and Marla. Delicious local food and wine, luxury accommodation and service, thanks Zoe and Daniel for looking after us so well.

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      The Freycinet Experience Walk provides you with the opportunity to get back in touch with the rhythm of nature. Over the four days our lodge hosts Dan and Jemma provided gourmet meals and comfortable and inviting lodges. On our return from a day of walking...More

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      I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful 4 day walking holiday. We were a group of 6 friends simply looking to spend some time together and do something different. We had varying fitness levels and none of us had ever done a walking holiday..........More

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  •   Friendly and dedicated staff and a stunning location but a couple of pointers for future bookers: The advertised walks on day 2 are not as the PR suggests but of longer duration - the Beach Walk that is advertised as a 5 hour/ 12 km...More

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      Our very eco-sensitive guides, Emily and Matt, and chefs, Hannah and Dan made this a most memorable experience. The lodges were comfortable and the locally sourced food was healthy and delicious. I was particularly grateful for the wide variety of gluten-free choices available. The guides'...More

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      Freycinet Experience offers total relaxation, wonderful scenery, excellent food and top-shelf staff. It is eco-tourism at its finest, being totally off-grid with no services (power is solar and water trucked in). I just cannot recommend this more highly to anyone seeking responsible yet delightful travel...More

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  •   At the end of January we participated in four days of hiking while based at the Friendly Beaches Lodge on the Freycinet Peninsula. The daily walks covered different aspects of the Peninsula from lakes and valleys to beaches and coves. As two active seniors, we...More

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      The Freycinet peninsular is spectacular and after four days walking and experiencing its beauty you will have a special connection with the place. The connection is helped by the terrific and cool staff who look after you on the walks and at the lodge. They...More

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      We cannot rave enough about this group of people who guided us, fed us and took care of us during our four delightful days with them, trekking the Freycinet park. Our guides, Lauren and Danny were excellent, knowledgable, gentle and patient. Danny in fact was...More

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  •   We completed this amazing experience at the end of November last year (so apologies for the tardy review). Firstly we would like to thank Jo, Hannah, Matt, Zoe, Gemma and Noah for their hospitality, they are an amazing team whose passion for what they do...More

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      Thank you, Freycinet, for an excellent four days! We enjoyed the group of eight, the excellent guides (thanks, Sharna and Anthea), the wonderful fresh and tasty Tassie food (well done, Gill and Joh), and the great Tassie wines! We've wanted to do this walk for...More

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      I have just returned from a Freycinet Experience holiday experience: we were a party of ten NZ women. It was a joy to be hosted by the Freycinet Lodge team. The lodge is extremely comfortable, delicious food (hard to stop eating), roaring fires, off the...More

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  •   I had the Freycinet Experence very recently . I got all I paid for I'm happy to say , accommodation , food , guides . LL excellent . However I must add other comments , in some way , to balance some of the ecstatic...More

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      Freycinet Lodge delivered us the most amazing experience - a beautifully isolated forest location, where you go to sleep listening to the ocean waves. The walking trips are well balanced - forest and beach walks that are challenging yet within reach of most people. The...More

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      4 days and 3 nights of relaxation, long walks and great food with friendly and professional guides and hosts. We went with friends and met other people from all over the world. Thanks Luke, Sharna, Gemma and Dan

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  •   This was our first time on a hiking trip and it didn't disappoint. From the first meeting with our lovely guides to our drive to our destination, meeting our very friendly hosts at the lodge, they were all passionate about what they did and it...More

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      We were so excited to be in Tasmania and had every intention of having a good time, but the people at Friendly Beaches Lodge exceeded all our expectations! From the warm, friendly, patient guides who looked after us as we explored the bush and beaches,...More

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      There are 7 girlfriends that do a walk every year! Only 5 of us could make our trip this year. This was our 8th experience together ! Guides were amazing as were the lodge hosts! Freycinet is stunning!!! Karen

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  •   Thanks Dan, Gemma, Lauren and Danny for the awesome four day trip. Your easy going attitude made everyone feel comfortable and set the pace for the amazing journey. From views to food not to mention the lodge especially the quolls it was perfect. You all...More

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      Great walks, honestly described beforehand so you can relax and do whatever you feel happy with. The best food we have ever had on a hiking holiday (and we have done a fair few..). Staff all so professional, knowledgable and great to be with -...More

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      We travelled as a group of six friends and met with four more guests for our stay at Friendly Beaches Lodge. The Lodge caters for a maximum of ten guests at any one time which allows the guests to become easily acquainted with each other...More

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  •   Everything about this place is wonderful and special. The lodge itself, the staff and the organized walks. The food is delicious, the beds cosy and the lodge a beautiful place to relax. As there are a maximum of 10 guests it feels like being at...More

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      We were greeted and met by one of our guides prior to selecting our kits - water bottles, backpacks, all-weather jackets and walking poles at our hotel (The Old Woolstore Apartments in Hobart ) and prior to leaving by van for the Freycinet Peninsula. Easy,...More

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      If you want to visit Freycinet and spend time exploring the park this 4 day guided walk is truly a wonderful experience. As you'er driven into the park along the coast line you feel yourself escape into nature and begin to relax. And so begins...More

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  •   This trip was so good I would seriously consider doing it again! The team at Freycinet Experience go above and beyond to ensure you have the best time possible. Experienced guides encourage you to walk at your own pace to have maximum enjoyment of the...More

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      Incredibly beautiful beaches, clear water, fairly easy hiking trails with some up and some down and many spots to take in views. Dedicated guides, Hannah and Daniel, who surprised us with gourmet picnics. We were lucky to have perfect weather so most of the hikers...More

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      My wife and I joined a 4 day walk around Freycinet and each night we stayed at this lodge. There were hints of Frank Lloyd Wright in the design. Comfortable chairs, library, open fire, wood panelling and decks without railings. The rooms were in seperate...More

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