Freycinet Experience

THE VERY BEST OF TASMANIA'S SUNNY EAST COAST

In many ways, Tasmania’s east coast is the “yin” of the west coast “yang”. Whereas the rainy, mountainous and windswept west coast has largely been the preserve of tough men – miners, piners and fishermen - the warm maritime climate of Tasmania’s east coast has made it a popular family holiday destination for more than one hundred years.


Highlights: Full guided experience with knowledgable local guides, pristine beaches, national parks, acclaimed wineries, Tasmania’s famous seafood.


Day 1


Your guides will collect you from your Hobart accommodation, and together you will set off for the coastal town of Orford via the Wielangta Road and Wielangta State Forest - home to a number of threatened species including the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, swift parrot and spotted tail-quoll.


This unconventional route takes you through remnant glacial refugia forest, where you can take in the spectacular surrounds of some of Tassie's most pristine wilderness. The route also offers unrivalled views over stunning Marion Bay, Hellfire Bluff and Maria Island. 


At Orford we connect with the picturesque Great Eastern Drive and continue on to the charming port-side town of Triabunna, where you will enjoy a lunch of fresh local seafood at the town's lively wharf and marina. From Triabunna the journey continues northward as we wind our way along the picturesque coastline of Great Oyster Bay, encompassing the rugged Freycinet Peninsula, Schouten Island and Il Des Phoques.


We enjoy a quick stop at Spikey Bridge, a convict bridge built in 1843 renowned for its unusual construction. Just before arriving in Swansea we swing by Kate's Berry Farm, a boutique fruit farm showcasing cool climate berries and other mouth watering local produce. A must for those with a sweet tooth.


We then continue through Swansea, journeying into wine country and visiting some of the wineries that have helped Tasmania’s wine industry achieve international acclaim. At last we turn off the Great Eastern Drive and head south towards the Freycinet National Park to find our secluded camp spot for the night. 


The vehicles will at this stage be primed and ready to tackle the 45-minute, 4x4 track deep in to Freycinet National Park, eventually arriving at the remarkable granite coastline worthy of the international reputation. The rumours are all true - the scenery here is truly breathtaking.


While you enjoy a short walk along a secluded beach, your guide will set up your camp for the night for you. Enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars followed by a relaxing evening in the wilderness.      


Day 2


Today  you will have the option of rising early to witness sunrise over the ocean, or sleeping in and waking with a refreshing swim and walk along the beach. A hearty fully cooked breakfast is then served before packing up and making tracks home via the 4x4 track.


Before doing so, though, we continue towards the end of the peninsula to the town of Coles Bay.  Here there is a smorgasbord of outdoor pursuits on offer, including sea kayaking, quad bike tours, cruises, scenic flights and guided bushwalks to suit all ranges of ability. Depending on which activities individuals choose, lunch will be provided accordingly.


In the afternoon we depart Freycinet National Park for Hobart where you are dropped at your accommodation in the early evening.

Contact

Phone - 0438 190 978

Email - [email protected]