Tasmania's isolation and rugged wilderness calls to the adventurer's spirit in each of us, and a 9-day walking journey through Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula is the ultimate way to experience Tasmania's beauty.
from $5,250 pp 9 Days/8 Nights $583/Day
HOBART | FREYCINET PENINSULA
This 9-day walking journey through Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula offers a complex combination of modern art and ancient history, perfect for the active traveler who likes to indulge.
In this phenomenal week and a half long trip, we pair contemporary basecamps with unchanged landscapes, gourmet dining following daily treks through rugged countryside, and twenty-first century city culture alongside an ancient Aboriginal past. This itinerary is the perfect melding for the traveler who wants to experience the impressive variety a trip to Tasmania entails.
The isolation of Tasmania and its rugged wilderness are well-known and well-loved. We believe that a trip south of Australia should embrace this remoteness, which is exactly what we set out to do. On this adventure you'll find yourself enjoying the modern luxuries of Hobart, the vast wilds of the Freycinet Peninsula, and the unparalleled experience of a stay at Saffire Freycinet—all while retaining the ability to customize each and every day to your preference. Join us in one of our favorite new ways to explore Tasmania.
Days 1, 2
THE HENRY JONES ART HOTEL
Get settled into the swing of Tasmanian life during your first two days. You'll have time to explore at your own pace, reveling in the unique history and modernity of the Henry Jones Art Hotel. The next day perhaps you'll embark by ferry to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, to view ancient Egyptian mummies and other infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. Otherwise enjoy the sights of Hobart, the historic waterfront capitol of Tasmania. Local bars, shops, and humming weekend markets abound all beneath the beautiful backdrop of Mount Wellington.
Days 3, 4, 5
FRIENDLY BEACHES LODGE
Departing Hobart, you'll travel to Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula. Sip on morning tea at the historic Spiky Bridge near Swansea, then board the Naturaliste in Coles Bay for a cruise to Schouten Island. This is the southernmost point of Freycinet National Park, and dolphins love to cruise the breaks so keep an eye out for these friendly locals! After a picnic lunch, you get to customize your agenda. Snorkel, swim, hike up Bear Hill, or fish for flathead in the Shouten Passage. That evening you'll arrive at Friendly Beaches Lodge, where you'll spend the next two days walking through beautiful scenery with expert guides.
Imagine strolling through sclerophyll forests and across empty white-sand beaches, hearing nothing but the sound of the local birdlife and the waves crashing on the shore. Or perhaps you're looking for a more challenging trek, in which case you'll start from the beach and wind up on the top of Mount Graham. Either way, you'll be able to soak up tremendous views of the Hazards Range and Wineglass Bay.
On day five, you'll journey on to Bluestone Bay where you can explore the geology of White Water Wall and Little Bluestone Bay before climbing the surrounding cliffs. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Oyster Bay Tribe, following in their ancient footprints through sacred bushland. Cool off with a swim in the ocean and wind down that evening with a well-deserved meal and glass of wine, resting your feet in front of the fire.
Days 6, 7, 8, 9
The next four days will be based out of one of Outside GO's cornerstone lodges, the Saffire Freycinet. But before arriving you'll enjoy one final walk on Friendly Beaches terrain along the fossil-rich ridge-line of Mount Mary and descend to Saltwater Lagoon, listening to the honking of wild black swans and pelicans all the while.
The Saffire Freycinet is a true architectural beauty, and rightly so. Every curve and detail of the building's 20 suites was inspired by the surrounding coastline and mountains. Panoramic views from nearly every room showcase Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins are often spotted. Freycinet National Park is your playground during your stay. Spend the next three days exploring famous Wineglass Bay, rated one of the world’s best beaches, go on a guided hike, have a gourmet picnic of barbecued seafood and farmhouse cheese, and return by boat for a scenic tour of the coastline before kicking back in your stunning suite.
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Stay at one of the coolest hotels in Hobart, the Henry Jones Art Hotel, where modern touches combine with a historic touch for a truly memorable stay
- Take a 30-minute ferry ride to MONA where you'll find world-famous art
- Explore Wineglass Bay, Bryan's Beach, Coles Bay, and other beautiful wilderness areas
- Hike uncharted miles while staying at Friendly Beaches Lodge
- Spot wildlife like dolphins, whales, and a plethora of birds
- Stay at the Saffire Freycinet, where you get to plan three days of customized experiences to suit your style
- Cruise the coastline to see Tasmania from a different perspective
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