Friday, 8 November 2019

Your chance to take a walk on the wild side in Tasmania

The Freycinet Peninsula is one of my favourite parts of Tasmania. It is spectacularly wild, but home to some delightful luxury resorts. 



Visitors to the Freycinet Peninsula have the chance to experience the national park at its finest with a new five-and-a-half-hour guided walk starting and finishing at Freycinet Lodge, a fabulous spot to kick back and escape from life for a while.

The Freycinet Walking Tour, for a maximum of eight guests, starts with a gentle 45-minute climb to the Wineglass Bay viewing platform.

From there, walkers descend to Wineglass Bay beach for a up of tea before heading west to the peninsula along the Isthmus Track to Hazard's Beach, an impressive stretch of largely empty beach. 


Guests will learn about the unique animals that live there and the peninsula's history, including the pink granite peaks of the Hazards Mountains.

After a gourmet picnic lunch at the southernmost point of Hazards Beach, the Freycinet Aqua Taxi will pick guests up off the sand for the 30-minute journey back to the Freycinet Lodge jetty.

The walk is offered by Experiential Tasmania, which is owned and operated by highly experienced walking couple Sara and James Barnes, who formerly managed the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk for the Tasmanian Walking Company.



The Freycinet Walking Tour provides a qualified and experienced walking guide, day packs, rain jackets, a water bottle, thermos, lunch, morning tea, sunscreen and water.

Guests need a reasonable level of fitness (oops, that rule me out then) and must be comfortable walking between eight and nine kilometres carrying a lightweight day pack along beaches, rocky headlands and steps.


PS: Take a tip from me: the new Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge are just a little bit fabulous.

For more information visit www.freycinetlodge.com.au/walking-tour


# The writer has been hosted by Freycinet Lodge in the past. 

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