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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 3.5 days walking
  • 1/2 day kayaking
Accommodation
  • 2 nights cabin/hotel
  • 2 nights penitentiary accommodation
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$1895AUD

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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: SOG5276

Trip highlights


  • Kayaking in Coles Bay beneath the Hazards
  • Superb walks in Freycinet National Park to view Wineglass Bay
  • Vehicle supported cycling so you can cycle as little or as much as you wish
  • Summit Bishop & Clerk on Maria Island

Over five action packed days you will explore the breathtaking coastline of Tasmania from the spectacular Bay of Fires in the north to the world renowned Wineglass Bay and then on to the superb Maria Island. This tour will cater to a wide range of experience and fitness levels and the constant presence and support of professional guides provides you with the option of completing as many or as few kilometres as you please during each cycle leg. No two days will be the same as you uncover the gems of the region through a diverse array of activities. From cycling along stunning beach vistas, lunching in a boutique brewery, walking through tranquil forests and kayaking in the picturesque Coles Bay, all of your senses will be transported on a journey of discovery which is sure to remain a highlight for years to come.


Itinerary

Today you will be collected from your Launceston accommodation between 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Your guides will stop enroute to deliver a trip briefing and overview of the days ahead. The journey will then commence by your group being driven to the North East of Tasmania past beautiful forests and rolling hills. We will stop for a leg stretch and comfort stop at Scottsdale before continuing on to Policeman’s Point near the remote fishing village of Anson’s Bay. From here we will begin to walk in a southerly direction along beaches and sand dunes in the Bay of Fires region. A rich indigenous history, pure white sands, turquoise waters and the chance to see marine wildlife are among some of the walks highlights. Our destination is the sensational ‘Gardens’ located near the idyllic seaside town of Binalong Bay where you can savour the sensational views over a well deserved coffee. The accommodation for the evening will be a short drive from the end of the walk. Walking Distance: up to 11 Kms Walking Time: up to 7 Hours L, D

Meals:  L,D

Today will see us making an early start and heading to Coles Bay. Here you will be pulling on you hiking boots and enjoying some of Tasmania’s most iconic views. The mornings walk will follow the Hazards Circuit which will take you to the incomparable Wineglass Bay Lookout. From here you will walk down through richly scented eucalyptus forest to the bay itself. If the weather is agreeable you can walk along the length of the bay or enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of this stunning location. After an energy snack you will then rejoin the track and cut across the isthmus to Hazards Beach. Depending on time and weather we will lunch here or continue on to a more sheltered location. The track then passes through coastal pines and over granite boulders whilst keeping Great Oyster Bay in view for much of the walk. The walk will conclude at the Wineglass Bay car park where you will again be transferred back to your accommodation. If the weather is conducive your guides will organize to provide a beach BBQ so you can enjoy the beauty of the setting sun. Walking Distance: Up to 11km Walking Time: 5-6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning will be our chance to join the award winning Freycinet Adventures for a wonderful kayak session. We will meet our professional instructors on the beach before enjoying 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. After lunch we will head south to catch the ferry from Triabunna to Maria Island. Here we can choose from some of the wonderful short walks such as the Painted Cliffs and the Fossil Cliffs before settling into our basic accommodation at the historic Penitentiary or camping out under the magnificent southern stars.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a delicious breakfast we head off from camp to the summit of Bishop and Clerk (620m). 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 we can choose to walk back via the Reservoir Circuit Track. You may choose to spend the few hours before dinner soaking in the history of Darlington, or taking a quiet stroll along the beach as the sun sets and reflecting on all you have achieved over the last few days. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together on tour. Walking distance: 12-15km | Walking time: 6-8 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

The final morning of our tour will allow for a little bit of free time before boarding the ferry back to Triabunna. From here you will be transferred to the Historic town of Richmond where you can explore this interesting town and visit attractions such as the Richmond Gaol, Coal River Farm and the Old Hobart Town Model Village. After a final lunch you will be transferred to the Hobart Airport where your trip will conclude.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional walking/ kayaking guides
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, snacks and hot drinks
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 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
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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This trip involves 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. 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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$1895AUD

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Turners 5 Day Tassie East Coast 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.


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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.