Freycinet National Park is one of my favourite places as it has so much to offer at any time of the year. Its climate is mild. In winter (it is exceedingly rare to get a frost) and in mid-summer, even on a hot day, there is always a pleasant sea breeze. With a choice of beaches, many different walks, from the quite easy, to the particularly challenging, there is something for everyone’s taste and level of fitness. However, to get the best experience we suggest you “get active” and join us on one of the many walks. If you are thinking of a “mid-winter” break in Tasmania please don’t be fooled by comments often made my folks that have never been there telling you “don’t go to Tassie in winter you’ll freeze to death” on the Tasmanian East Coast nothing could be further from the truth. It is actually my favourite time – the air is clear, the views fantastic, there are few people and the temperatures are mild and this is a far better time to view the abundant marine life ( but keep this to yourself!)
This is an active day tour and to maximise your enjoyment, see the best views and fully appreciate what Freycinet has to offer you must be prepared to walk. Whilst the main walk to the Wine Glass Bay lookout is not long you must expect some easy uphill climbing and steps. For more agile groups who want to fully appreciate the magnificent Wineglass Bay Beach we encourage you to complete the full two-and-a-half-hour return walk – you will not be disappointed.
If you not feeling quite so energetic then we will suggest some optional less strenuous walks or if you are booking as a group, we will tailor, the tour to your requirements. In addition, we always retain flexibility in all our tours to allow for the vagaries of the weather and even if the weather was to turn inclement there will always be alternative walks and places we can visit.
Although this tour is fully guided you still have the choice to “do your own thing” providing you seek advice from our guide and are back at designated meeting points on time.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL
During the months of November to late March Freycinet is generally a warm dry environment, so don’t forget the sun block, hat and a water bottle (there is no drinkable water on any of the walks). From April to October, although a mild climate, we do suggest the addition of a raincoat and a warm sweater. However, your tour guide will contact you the day prior to departure to advise you on the likely weather and what to bring. Footwear: Some of the tracks are rough and steep in places, therefore sturdy supportive fully enclosed footwear is best. Flip flops or “thongs” are not suitable.
When we confirm your booking, providing you have provided an email address we will send you a list of what to bring.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Free drop off at your accommodation at conclusion of the tour.
- National Parks Pass.
- A fully experienced and friendly guide that will accompany you on your walk or advise you if you decide to “do your own thing”
- On board snacks and water on the air conditioned bus.
- An audio commentary by your driver pointing out places of interest en-route to Freycinet.
- NOT INCLUDED: Lunch, wine and other food at your own expense. There are many lunch options, including fresh sea foods, pizza and bakery items in Coles Bay.
- Your interpretive guide will accompany you on the various walks.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
- Honeymoon Bay
- Sleepy Bay
- Wine Glass Bay
- Cape Tourville Lighthouse
- Freycinet Marine Farm (Fresh Oysters, Mussels, Prawns & Salmon packed on ice to take away)
- Amazing Scenery
- Coles Bay
- Devils Corner Lookout and Vineyard
- A brief stop at Campbelltown – historic Northern Midlands Rural Town
- Duration of tour is approximately eleven and a half to twelve hours, 6 hours of which will on the Freycinet Peninsula.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE (Dependant on time of year, how far you are prepared to walk)
Wallabies, Paddy Melons, Wombats, Various Birds, Whales, Dolphins, Aquatic Birds, Echidnas, Lizards,
DEPARTURE AND RETURN TIME TO LAUNCESTON
To ensure you get the best value from this tour we need to depart Launceston by 0730, pickup from your chosen departure point (see booking form) will commence at around 0700. Depending on prevailing road and traffic conditions you should be back in Launceston by approximately 1830/1900
- Fully escorted by friendly and knowledgeable guide.
- Free drop off at your accommodation.
- On board commentary by your driver guide.
- Historic Campbelltown – convict connections, books, antiques and more.
- Devils Corner – lookout and wine tasting (at your cost)
- Entry fee to National Park
- Choice of walks – Self Guide if you wish.
- a minimum of 11.5 hours total tour time.
Departure Days: Any day, subject to availability (other bookings)
Departure Time: 7.30am
COST: From $160.00* To secure a place on this tour a deposit of $90.00 is payable at time of booking.
*Pricing for this tour is subject to number of participants. Please see the pricing structure below.
Tour minimum number 3 participants, however, if you book well in advance you can book as an individual or two people. If we fail to get additional participants up to 24 hours before your tour you will receive a full refund of your deposit or any money paid.
3 – 6 Participants $220.00 each
7 – 10 Participants $180.00 each
10 + Participants $160.00 each
JUST NEED TRANSPORT ONE WAY?
Learn more about our Bushwalker Transport service, or call Paul on 0408 918 249 who will advise the cost and conditions of transport.
Interpreter Service for Non-English Speakers
If you do not speak English and providing you book as a group with a minimum of 8 participants we will provide an interpreter/guide free of charge. We need 48 hours’ notice for an interpreter.
On board snacks and bottled water will be provided. A National Parks Pass is included in the cost of the tour. Optional fully guided side trips will be available or you can self guide and choose where you want to go. You will have the opportunity to walk to the famous Wineglass Bay. Explore Honeymoon Bay, visit up to 5 different beaches, visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse and the Freycinet Marine Farm. A interpretive map and notes will be provided to assist you in making a choice.