Our amazing country has some of the most incredible natural beauty in the world – and some of the very best of it is in Tasmania.
That’s one of the reasons Tassie is a favourite spot with so many over-60s travellers, who love the scenery, the history, the great food and wine and the ease of driving. In fact, plenty of Starts at 60’s community members reckon Tasmania, and especially its amazing Freycinet National Park, should be on everyone’s bucket list.
“It’s a beautiful part of the world and Wineglass Bay is stunning,” according to one of our Travel Lovers Facebook group members.
From sweeping, white-sand beaches and technicolour seas to immense trees, rare flora and fauna and towering cliffs, Freycinet really has it all when it comes to amazing scenery.
And there’s no better way to tick Freycinet off your bucket list than with the Freycinet Experience Walk. Even if you reckon you’ve seen every stunning view and had every interesting experience Tassie has to offer, this is truly something different.
It’s an opportunity to really immerse yourself in the landscape in a way that’s just not possible on a whistle-stop tour of Tasmania’s beauty spots.
The Freycinet Experience Walk is a four-day guided adventure that covers the length of the Freycinet Peninsula. Each day of the trip, your two professional nature guides take a small group (there’s never more than 10 guests at the lodge) on walks to see iconic Wineglass Bay, as well as the beaches and pink granite mountains that’ve made the area famous.
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But there’s no roughing it as you get back to nature, because the Freycinet Experience Walk is operated from an off-grid eco-certified lodge that offers plenty of luxury, all in the beautiful surrounds of the national park.
Nestled among the trees on a hill overlooking the beach, the lodge is architect-designed to have no ecological impact. It’s the perfect place to switch off your phone or tablet and really unwind.
You’ll come back from your walks to mouth-watering dinners prepared by your two private lodge hosts, hot showers and a comfortable bed – no wonder the experience gets a five-star rating from Tripadvisor users, who rave about their time on the Freycinet Experience Walk.
“I’ve travelled around the world and the best place seems to be on my own doorstep,” one says, while according to another, “words and photos aren’t enough to describe how insanely beautiful this experience was”.
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As well as walking through the gorgeous landscape, the Freycinet Experience Walk offers opportunities to explore the area by boat and go fishing and snorkelling, as well as visit the uninhabited Schouten Island, see Coles Bay, Bluestone Bay, Friendly Beach and Issacs Point (you can click here for a full run down of the sights on offer).
There’s plenty of time for beach swimming, bird-spotting and dolphin-watching too, and getting on the water is a real treat for fishing fans, according to Tripadvisor reviews. “The boat captain knows the best fishing spots and we took over 30 flathead – these were served for dinner that evening,” one reviewer wrote of their time at the Freycinet Experience Walk.
The experience is best suited to holidaymakers who’re accustomed to moderate activity but if you’re not keen on taking part in treks, the lodge offers a sitting room with fireplace and a library to relax in, as well as the chance to admire the scenery surrounding the lodge. Plus, there’s what one Tripadvisor reviewer described as the “exquisite” food on offer at every meal.
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If, like other visitors, you want to make your visit to Freycinet truly epic – and why not, when you’re ticking off one of Australia’s best destinations – the Freycinet Experience Walk offers plenty of other bucket list-worthy features.
It’s an all-inclusive holiday, which means it’s a worry-free holiday from start to finish. All food and wine are included (with a focus on great local produce), as well as pick-up and drop-off in Hobart, which visitors say makes the Freycinet Experience Walk excellent value for money.
So, if you think you’ve seen the best of Tasmania, you may need to think again, because you haven’t experienced it in all its glory until you’ve done the Freycinet Experience Walk. It’ll be one of the most memorable holidays you’ve ever had – guaranteed.
Freycinet Experience Walk is a 4-day guided, all-inclusive adventure covering the length of the Freycinet Peninsula in Tasmania, including the iconic Wineglass Bay. Guests carry small packs and spend 3 nights at the sustainably built Friendly Beaches Lodge.