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Freycinet


  • Freycinet National Park 96 Freycinet Dr Coles Bay, TAS, 7215 Australia (map)

Explore the stunning Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast.

This adventure will suit a small group of fit and well equipped hikers who travel well together. Participants need good pack-camping gear and recent experience to undertake a three-night hike on Freycinet Peninsula.

Explore two massive blocks of eroded granite and the sand isthmus that form the peninsula, including Mt Amos in the Hazards and Mt Graham and Mt Freycinet. Hike to the southern end of the peninsula and explore along Bryans Beach and spend a few nights by the azure water at Cooks Beach and Wineglass Bay.

Consider the trip of medium difficulty and understand that it involves some steep ascents and descents, scrambling and climbing, wading across creeks and hiking along sections of beach sand. We carry all gear, food and supplies in our packs.

A mix of awesome natural beauty, solid hiking effort and relaxing at stunning natural locations, this will be a memorable trip where you can anticipate walking about 50 kilometres.

COSTS:
• Airfares to and from Launceston
• Share of hire car costs
• Share of park entry fee

TRIP OVERVIEW - A detailed itinerary is available: 
Friday 29 September:
• Early flight to Launceston
• Collect hire car
• Drive to Freycinet National Park
• Hike to Cooks Beach and set camp

Saturday 30 September:
• Day hike to Bryans Beach and return
• Camp at Cooks Beach

Sunday 1 October:
• Hike to Wineglass Bay via Mt Freycinet and Mt Graham
• Camp Wineglass Bay

Monday 2 October:
• Hike to Coles Bay via Mt Amos
• Drive Launceston
• Fly Sydney

For full details and to discuss participation, send an email to Rick (rick@hikeout.org). Group size is limited. Read on then follow links for further details and trip reports.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
• Contact Rick by email (rick@hikeout.org)
Putting your name on social media lists does NOT signal participation.

It is up to each person to be fully prepared, on time and ready for this trip. We explore as a group of friends each accepting the personal risks involved with this type of activity. We watch out for each other and focus on everyone having a safe, enjoyable trip.

RESOURCES:
Parks & Wildlife Tasmania - Freycinet National Park
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=3363

Parks & Wildlife Tasmania - Freycinet Peninsula Circuit
http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2258

Notes From A Trailhead - Trip Report
http://jez-hiking.blogspot.com.au/2008/12/freycinet-peninsula.html

For The Love Of Outdoors - Trip Report
https://www.fortheloveofoutdoors.com/freycinet-peninsula-circuit/

Luke O’Brien Photography - Trip Report
http://www.lukeobrien.com.au/bushwalking-tasmania-freycinet-peninsula-circuit

This event is planned for members of Hike Out, the friendly, diverse and inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts where everyone is always welcome. Find out more at https://www.hikeout.org/

Photo by Luke O'Brien:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lukeobrienphotography
Website: http://www.lukeobrien.com.au/

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