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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 2 days walking
  • 1 day kayaking
Accommodation
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 nights camping
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$2195AUD

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Flexible Cancellations
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COVID safety measures
are in place with extra cleaning and hygiene protocols

Remote adventures
means social distancing comes naturally

Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SOG6591

Trip highlights


  • Kayaking in Coles Bay beneath the Hazards
  • Superb walks in Freycinet National Park to view Wineglass Bay
  • Summit Mount Bishop & Clerk and enjoy other walks on Maria Island
  • Superb walks in Freycinet National Park to view Wineglass Bay
  • Wildlife spotting and the chance to see Tasmanian Devils in the wild
  • Vehicle supported private trip so you can do as much or as little as you wish

This complete active adventure traverses all the must-see highlights of Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast. With a combination of vehicle supported kayaking and walking you will make the absolute most of this adventure playground.

Over 4 days you will drive through picturesque rural landscapes, past vineyards and lush orchards, along stunning coastline, and down deep forested valleys. You will kayak the sparkling aquamarine waters of Freycinet National Park and walk to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches – Wineglass Bay. This tour caters to a wide range of fitness levels, with the constant support of guides and vehicle, so you can complete as many or as few kilometres as you please.

Each day we make the most of the great outdoors, and each evening is spent celebrating and relaxing over a delicious 3-course meal showcasing the finest of Tasmania’s famous produce.

Activities:

Itinerary

We will collect you from your accommodation in Launceston between 8-8.30 am. Our guides will call you the day before to confirm exact time and location. Our first stop in the morning will be for a briefing, where your guides will present an overview of the trip and distribute any pre-requested hire gear. We arrive in St Marys for a picnic lunch on the banks of the rivulet. In the afternoon we drive to the Bicheno turnoff towards Freycinet Peninsula, before turning south passing Friendly Beaches and the internationally renowned RAMSAR site of Moulting Lagoon. On arrival to Coles Bay an idyllic seaside town nestled between long, peaceful beaches we meet our professional instructors on the beach before enjoying kayaking and what is possibly one of the most scenic paddling tours in the world. We paddle our way beneath the imposing Hazards Range and across Great Oyster Bay, keeping an eye out for White-bellied Sea Eagles and the occasional friendly seal! Your kayaking guides revel in sharing the National Park’s fascinating history with you Accommodation in Coles Bay Activity: Walking & Kayaking

Meals:  L,D

Today we walk around Freycinet National Park. in the morning we climb the well graded track to Wineglass Bay Lookout. We then can walk to the bay itself for an invigorating swim in the glorious clear-blue water… or simply relax and admire from the beach! We then walk around to Hazards track and return back to Coles Bay in the afternoon having a delicious picnic lunch prepared by the guides along the way. We then return to our Coles Bay accommodation to share an evening meal. Walking, Swimming

Meals:  B,L,D

In the morning we drive to Triabunna to catch the Ferry over to Maria Island a 30 minute ferry trip across Mercury Passage, docking at Darlington on Maria Island. Maria Island is one of Tasmania’s least visited yet most wonderful locations – you will be completely captivated from the moment you step ashore. Maria Island has a rich history from Aboriginal habitation, to convict penal station, farming, and the National Park it is today. Over the next two days we will walk to the Famous Fossil Cliffs and Painted Cliffs, and explore the ruins left from the island’s busy past. The wildlife on the island is unique and in abundance. Wombats and Kangaroos are everywhere. We pitch our tents at a sheltered, grassy campsite behind the sand dunes of Darlington Bay and enjoy dinner under the stars. Walking and Swimming

Meals:  B,L,D

After a delicious breakfast we head off from camp to the summit of Bishop and Clerk (1620m). Listen to the call of native birds as we climb steadily up through eucalypt forest, then out into scrub battered low by the elements. The view from this peak is incomparable as you gaze across the expanse of the island and out over the Tasman Sea. In the afternoon after lunch we will catch the Ferry back to the mainland and drive approximately 2 hours towards Launceston or Hobart. You will be dropped off at your accommodation in the waterfront city of Hobart, a beautiful place in which to end your amazing adventure Walking, swimming

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional walking/ kayaking guides
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks and hot drinks
  • 2 nights accommodation (cottage and B&B accommodation, some nights with shared bathroom facilities)
  • 1 night camping on Maria Island- tent/ gear supplied
  • Tents, sleeping bag, inner sheet & air mattress
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Half day Sea-kayaking activity
  • National Park entry fees
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking and eating equipment
  • Emergency communications and group first-aid kit

  • Travel to Launceston and from Hobart
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Coins for showers on Maria Island
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Bike information


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This trip involves cycling, kayaking and walking and a reasonable level of fitness is required. Daily activity is between 5-6 hours, but be prepared for variable weather conditions which can impact the timing and comfort of the activities. That said, there is never any need to feel under pressure to ride or walk the full distances. It is important to remember that this is a journey to be enjoyed, and if at any point you do not wish to ride the vehicle is available to transport you and your bike. Come open minded and ready for a wonderful experience whatever the weather and whoever the group. We encourage you to contact our reservations office if you have any queries about your suitability for this trip – we love to hear from you and are happy to answer any and all questions!


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Total Priceper person from

$2195AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Wilson Private Family East Coast Tasmania trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the cycling is road cycling, and the elevation is undulating with a few hills and windy roads that follow the coastline.

For each section of the trip a briefing will be given by your guides detailing exactly what you will need to carry. This varies each day depending on weather and activities, but the following gives you a general idea:

CYCLING – You will carry a small day-pack with your camera, some snacks and your drink bottle. The vehicle carries the rest of the luggage.

KAYAKING – The sea kayaks have store hatches and you will be given a dry-bag for your camera and drink bottle. Your kayak guides will provide snacks and hot drinks.

WALKING – We hand cart all luggage onto Maria Island therefore we ask that you take ‘only what you need’ in a pack of around 8-10 kilograms. When walking on the island you will carry your day pack with just what is needed for the walk: raincoat, camera, water, snacks etc.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.