Freycinet National Park is a must see when visiting Tasmania and travelling Australia. Set on the East Coast of Tasmania the National Park boasts white sandy beaches with pristine turquoise water which lay vibrant against striking granite backdrops in hues of oranges, pinks & reds. Once you are here there is no denying why it is on every ‘must do’ list for Tassie.
But what is the best way to experience it all? To embrace the best of this beautiful region with no fuss look no further than Freycinet Adventures.
Freycinet Adventures have your National Park exploring covered from ½ day sea kayaking tours, to multi day expeditions and the Aqua Taxi for independent travellers. Their expert advice combined with their professional and friendly approach has seen them win the 2017 East Coast Tourism Award and there are no surprises why!
The Aqua Taxi is the perfect way to avoid those traffic jams and frustrations trying to find a car park to visit Wineglass Bay. This service has only recently been introduced by Freycinet Adventures and we think it’s genius. The Aqua Taxi has 4 pick-up points within the Freycinet Peninsula, including 1 on Schouten Island which can only be accessed via boat, enabling you to explore the region thoroughly.
If you enjoying riding in boats, are after a little adventure and want an exciting way to explore Wineglass Bay then we would recommend catching the Aqua Taxi to Hazards Beach. From here it is a relatively flat, 2 km walk along the Isthmus Track. This walk will take you approximately 30 minutes through Australian bush land. The track is well defined and you may see the occasionally Wallaby or Pademelon on your journey.
We would encourage you to wear sneakers or closed in shoes as the path is predominantly natural surfaces. Be sure to pack your beach gear and lunch so you can spend a few hours embracing the beauty of Wineglass Bay before returning to Hazards Beach for your Aqua Taxi.
Why we recommend this? Because it is a relaxing, stress free way to explore the area without the hassle of parking. It is the perfect alternative if you don’t have a car to access the National Park and it is an adventure for all the family without being physically demanding. A highlight for us was, due to the limited number of passengers on the boat, it meant that you got to enjoy the walk-through nature in complete harmony. This is a complete juxtaposition to the wander down from the Wineglass Bay car park.
Prices for the Aqua Taxi vary as they are dependent on your pickup location but a one-way ticket to Hazards Beach is $30 pp or $48 per person return. To find out more information on alternative trip itineraries when using the Aqua Taxi click here.
At Spirit Quest Travel we thrive on active travel and adventures. We believe that this 3 hour sea kayaking tour is an awesome way to actively explore Coles Bay and the shores of Freycinet National Park. The knowledgeable staff share stories throughout the tour informing guests of the regions history enabling you to get more acquainted with the area and its past.
This tour is suitable for sea kayakers of any level, even if it’s your first time on the water. The friendly and expert staff will make you feel welcome, safe and will have you gliding along the water in no time. There are two tours held daily 1 in the morning and a twilight tour. We would recommend the twilight tour as the seas are generally calmer and the sunsets are grand. There is no better place to enjoy the sunset this summer!
Multi Day Expeditions
If you have a night or two spare and want to really make the most of your time at Freycinet National Park then these tours are for you. Freycinet Adventures know how to explore a region offering two multi day tour options The Ultimate Weekender & The Ultimate Freycinet Adventure. The tours are all inclusive meaning you only need to take your camera, clothes and toiletries.
The Ultimate Weekender is a 2 day, 1 night affair which takes you on a kayaking tour to Hazards Beach. Here you will spend your afternoon exploring the wilderness in both sea and land before camping the night in the National Park. We would recommend this tour for the active traveller and adventure enthusiasts who have a love for nature and the outdoors. Spirit Quest Travel rates this as a must do if you have the time in this area.
If you like the sounds of sleeping in luxurious cabins, on a private island whilst having the opportunities to embrace all the National Park has to offer then the The Ultimate Freycinet Adventure is for you. This 4 day, 3 night expedition includes the Freycinet Paddle (which we LOVED!), evening penguin tour & hiking opportunities in and around the Freycinet Penisnula. This tour provides you with plenty of island time, to bliss out and connect with nature. If this tour wasn’t appealing enough the prices include transfers to and from Hobart.
For more information on reserving your adventures now check out their website www.freycinetadventures.com.au
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