Freycinet Explorer

3 days – Medium to Hard Grade – $1750

This tour has no set departure dates, but if you are a group of 4 or more, we can Tailor a departure to suit you. If you are enquiring as a solo traveller, please get in touch, as we may have a group you can join.

Freycinet National Park lies on the East Coast of Tasmania and is home to secluded beaches, stunning granite peaks and the world renowned Wineglass Bay.

Our 3 Day Freycinet Explorer walk, is a circuit walk and offers amazing views of the entire Freycinet Peninsula.

This style of tour is camping. It is supported, and there are no bags to carry, just your daypacks.

Days 1 & 2 are easy to medium walking on flat ground and along sandy beaches, and Day 3 is a strenuous 19km day, which includes climbing Mount Graeme [540m], for amazing views.

This walk is suitable for novice to experienced bush walkers, but you will need a good level of fitness, to cover the daily distances.

Please take the time to read our itinerary and frequently asked questions below, which will help you prepare for your amazing adventure.

Grade: Medium/Hard

Our Itinerary

From Hobart, it is a 2 hour 30 minute picturesque drive to the Freycinet Peninsula, on the East Coast of Tasmania. En-route we will stop at Orford, Spikey Bridge and visit the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Todays walk begins by skirting around the impressive pink granite peaks known as “The Hazards” to Hazards Beach, the 1st of many white sandy beaches on our circuit. After 2km of beach walking we enter a section of coastal forest, home to Yellowtail Black Cockatoos, Kookaburras and Wallabies. Soon after Cook’s Beach is reached. Mount Graeme and Mount Freycinet dominate the skyline to our east and quite commonly to the west, dolphins are playing and stingrays are gliding through the shallows. A short beach walk brings us to our camp of 2 nights beneath the shelter of the Casaurina’s.

Today is a gentle walk through woodlands of Gums and Peppermints to our lunch spot at Bryans Beach. Enjoy a post lunch swim or stroll along Bryans Beach before returning to our camp at Cooks Beach.

Today is a long but rewarding day that starts with a climb to Mt Freycinet Saddle / Mt Graham for stunning views over Wineglass Bay, Mount Amos and the Hazards. During our decent from Mt Graham the grade of the track and its vegetation varies and we are offered more stunning views of the Hazards, Mt Amos and the isthmus. The decent from Mount Graham ends on the eastern end of the world famous Wineglass Bay beach. Following a short walk along the beach and over the Hazards saddle, we emerge at the visitor carpark. From the car park, it is a 2 ½ hour return drive back to Hobart.

How To Book

To make a booking, select the departure date from the calendar, click on the BOOK NOW button, fill out your details, and submit.

Our booking platform is 100% secure. You can choose to pay for your tour in full when you book, or pay a deposit. Deposits are $500 per guest.

Final payments are due 8 weeks before the departure date.

Please note: If any of our tours are showing “sold out” or if there is not enough availability on your preferred departure date from our calendar, please get in touch, as there maybe cancellations being processed.

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Spent six days hiking Freycinet National Park and Maria Island with Tasmania Hikes. Stan and Ben were both fantastic and organised leaders and looked after our group well.

– Mark H. (Freycinet Explorer)

Frequently Asked Questions

In our Vehicles – Free face-masks and hand sanitiser are available for all guests. Temperature checks will be conducted as guests enter the bus and the Check in App must be scanned. Masks will be carried on the tour and used if required. Group Sizes – Our maximum group size is 10 and on average the group size is 8. These small group sizes carry less inherent risk of COVID 19 Social Distancing – Our groups camps are well away from the general public campsites and we follow the recommended 1.5m distancing rule whist in camp and on the walk. Vaccinations – Currently most of the Leaders / Guides in our employ are fully vaccinated, or have had at least 1 jab. Sharing Tents – Our hikes are based on twin share. Should there be a high percentage of couples or family members that can share a twin tent on any given tour, we will supply a single person tent to the remaining independent travellers. Campsite sizes and single person tent availability may impact this offer. Self Isolating – We are able to receive COVID 19 updates / alerts via our satellite phones and local networks. If a guest on a tour has originated or visited a LGA of concern, and is required to isolate, we can accommodate that guest at a safe distance away from our camp. This guest will walk independently from the main group for the remainder of the tour, accompanied by a guide. Evacuation – Should a guest develop COVID 19 symptoms on tour, that guest will be evacuated via the nearest evacuation route by a guide, and then taken to the nearest hospital or testing clinic.

Guests will be collected @ 0700am from their accommodation provider on day 1. Please be ready outside your Hotel 10 minutes before this time.

Each day guests are only required to carry a small day pack. All of the guests main luggage will be transferred to and from our camp by Aqua Taxi. Our company provides the sleeping bags, mats, tents, and head torches, which will be supplied at the camp. A gear list of what to bring will be sent at the booking stage.

No. Our office will call customers and run through the gear list with you.

Yes, we can cater for most diets including, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Coeliac at no extra charge. Other diets, for example: Keto may attract a surcharge. Please contact us about your dietary needs.

If your Hotel cannot store it for you, we can. Have your walk luggage seperate from your stored luggage when we collect you from your Hotel.

Included in the tour price is: 2 x Mountain Guides, transfers to the start and from the finish of the tour back to your Hotel in Hobart, transfer of gear by Aqua Taxi, all food, emergency communication equipment and 1st aid kits, group gear [pots and pans, cutlery, bowls, stove fuel and stoves], tents, sleeping bags, mats, head torches and National Park passes.

In most areas you will get reception. There are no facilities to recharge. Please bring a power pack.

Typically we arrive back in Hobart @ 7pm – 8pm. It may be a bit later depending how the group travels, as the last day is quite long and a little arduous. We recommend that you do not book flights home on this evening as delays are possible.

Single tents are available only if there is an odd number of guests in the group or if we cannot match up genders. You may request a single tent, but this may not be guaranteed, as we may be limited to available stock.

A good level of fitness is required for this hike. The 1st 2 days are relatively easy and the 3rd is longer with uphill sections and uneven terrain.