Freycinet Peninsula 6-Day Kayak Expedition

The 25 square mile Freycinet Peninsula is located on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia within Freycinet National Park and north of Shouten Island. The Peninsula is known for its towering pink-granite mountain range, expansive white sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise water. Highlights of this 6-day kayak expedition include stunning beach campsites, secluded coves, Wineglass Bay, the jewel of Tasmania's coastline, and hiking up Mt Freycinet, the highest point on the Peninsula. Join us in exploring Freycinet's wild beauty and spectacular coastal environment!

Kayaking in Tazmania
Package Components

Includes

  • Return transfers between Hobart City and the Freycinet Peninsula
  • Five nights' accommodation in single or twin share tents
  • All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 6
  • Double expedition kayaks, paddles, pfds, spray skirts
  • One 2-L dry bag
  • A paddling cag (waterproof jacket)
  • Pogies (paddling mittens)
  • Two professional sea kayak guides
  • Comprehensive first aid kit and safety equipment 

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Accommodation and meals in Hobart
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Itinerary Overview

Due to the unique nature of this area and the variability of weather, there is no fixed route or schedule. The following itinerary is a sample only. Please note that the weather, logistical conditions and group preference will determine the day-to-day activities. Access to the outer coast is only possible in good weather. Paddling distances are an approximate guide only.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Day 1:

We start the trip with an early morning pick up from your Hobart accommodation for the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Freycinet National Park. We pack the kayaks and prior to launching, your guides will run through a full kayak safety briefing. Today's destination is Hazards Beach, a long beautiful beach that runs along Freycinet Peninsula's west coast. We set up camp and enjoy our first night under the stars. Paddling distance approximately 11 km.

L • D / CAMPING

Day 2:

After a hearty breakfast prepared by the guides, we break camp, pack the kayaks and paddle to Cooks Beach campsite. The campsite is located at the southern end of the 1km-long Cooks Beach, set among dense coastal scrub and alive with birdlife. After setting up camp, we intend to hike to the summit of Mt Graham or Mt Freycinet (12-14 km return with some steep sections) to enjoy excellent views. The hike is optional and those who prefer not to participate are able to stay at the camp and enjoy some beach walking. Paddling distance today is approximately 12-15 kms.

B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 3:

An early start for the paddle across the Schouten passage to Schouten Island (before the winds get up for the day). After landing, we take a break before either paddling around the outside of the island or, if winds forbid, swapping paddles for hiking shoes to summit the 400m Schouten Island Bare Hill. Paddling distance: 11kms.

B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 4:

Weather permitting, we paddle the outside coast of the Freycinet Peninsula to Wineglass Bay, an opportunity to make a unique approach to an iconic and stunning location. Overnight Wineglass Bay. Paddling distance approximately 18 kms.

B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 5:

We set off early to paddle the northern section of the Freycinet Peninsula. We make a stop at Sleepy Bay before paddling to Friendly Beaches, our last campground for the trip. Paddling distance is 18kms.

B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 6:

We have a relaxing morning planned with a paddle and walk along the Friendly Beaches coastline. We'll be picked up after lunch and shuttled back to Hobart, with a drop off at your Hobart accommodation at around 5-6pm.

Paddling distance is 8 kms.

B • L / TRIP CONCLUDES

At a Glance
  • Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia
  • 6-day Package, 6 days Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Grade: Moderate – This trip is suitable for active paddlers with intermediate experience
Cost

2022 / 2023:

From AU$ 3100 per person


Trip costs are listed in Australian dollars per person and based on twin share or double rooms. Final price will depend on room chosen.

Single supplement of $500.00 applies.

Please read our flexible booking policy and booking how-to for more information

Departure Dates

2022

  • 28 Nov - 03 Dec

2023

  • 29 Jan - 03 Feb
  • 26 Feb - 03 Mar
  • 26 - 31 Mar
  • 23 - 28 Apr
Accommodation

We camp for five nights in stunning beach locations. During the trip we'll be self-sufficient, and all food, water and camp gear will be carried in the kayaks. Single or twin share tents are provided, or you may like to bring your own tent provided it is of suitable size. Composting toilets are available at Hazards Beach, Cooks Beach, Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. There are no shower facilities. All camping gear, including cooking equipment, is supplied.