Four of the nine Great Walks of Australia are in Tasmania. It’s no coincidence that so many fascinating, exciting and remote walks are all located in just one small corner of the country on the island state. We just told you all about the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk on the northeast coast of Tasmania. Today, we are focusing on the Freycinet Experience Walk, just an hour and a half drive south of the Bay of Fires. The Freycinet Experience Walk has a four day itinerary departing and returning to Hobart, the capital city in the southeast corner of Tasmania. Since participants return to the Friendly Beaches Lodge each night of the walk, you can choose to modify the walk to make it shorter to accommodate your own abilities or time restraints. Do your research if you are not an experienced and advanced level bushwalker. No matter the length of your walk, be sure to plan ahead, understand the fitness level requirements, have the right shoes and attire, plenty of drinking water, emergency supplies, and make sure that someone knows when you are expected back. Taking all the necessary safety precautions ensures that you will have the most enjoyable bushwalking holiday. It is also important to remember that you are a guest in nature and much of this land is a protected national park. Bring a bag with you to take your own rubbish away. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.

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Wineglass Bay from Lookout, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By JJ Harrison CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8725603

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Hazards Beach Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50432439

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Echidna Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50433094

Hiring a Car in Tasmania

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Freycinet Experience Walk Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

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Tasmania Car Hire Map Photo Credit: Budget.com.au

There are three locations in Tasmania where you can hire a vehicle for your Tasmanian adventure holiday. The itinerary for the Freycinet Experience Walk begins and ends at Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania. You can hire a car in the city of Hobart or at the Hobart International Airport. Of course, you might have different plans and might fly into Launceston or Devonport, or even take a cruise to Tasmania. Here are the other two options for hiring a car in Tasmania. Launceston is located in the north of Tasmania where you can rent a car at the Launceston Airport, or hire a vehicle in the city of Launceston location. The coastal city of Devonport is another location where you can hire a car in Tasmania at the Devonport Airport  or rent a vehicle in the city of Devonport. When you do hire a vehicle in Tasmania, be sure to consult with the car rental agent for guidelines about driving in Tasmania and about any specific restrictions. Much of the Tasmanian landscape is rugged terrain so be sure to let your agent know where you are going so that they can provide you with the correct vehicle, proper maps, and driving instructions. Click the links above a see our site to get a rate quote and see what great rates Budget has available for you.

While in Tasmania see things to do from our previous blogs:

Tasmania’s East Coast Road Trip

Discover Nature, Beauty and Adventure in Tasmania’s Tasman National Park

Up for a Hike? Try the Overland Track in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Tasmania

Strangest Places to Visit in Australia and Tasmania

Tasmania’s Touring Route Launceston to Bridport

Things to Do in Hobart Tasmania

The River Run Road Trip Across Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania

6 Australian Summer Road Trip Holidays

Mole Creek Karst National Park in Tasmania

Best Hotels for Art Lovers

Hobart Tasmania

5 Places to Visit in Tasmania

Freycinet Experience Walk Itinerary

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Dolphins swimming in Wineglass Bay Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50432844

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Bennetts Wallaby Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50432938

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White-bellied sea eagle Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50433369

The Freycinet Experience Walk is a guided walk along the Freycinet Peninsula, which is in the centre of Tasmania’s east coast. The adventurous walk on beaches, mountains and the heath lands takes you through Freycinet National Park and picturesque Wineglass Bay. You can choose between different routes and depending on which route you choose the distance is between 30 km and 38 km over the four day trek. It covers the entire peninsula from the southern tip to the northern tip. Since you return to the Friendly Beaches Lodge each night, there is no need to carry a heavy backback with four days of supplies. You only need to take supplies you will need for each day’s walk. Then, you can basque in the luxury of the lodge’s hot showers and comfy beds each night after those long walks. The lodge provides delicious dinners that feature local produce and Tasmania wine.The entire Freycinet Experience Walk is a unique secluded holiday that is perfect for nature lovers.

The Freycinet Experience Walk Day One

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Day One of the Freycinet Experience Walk Map Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

Day one of the Freycinet Experience walk begins in Hobart as you make your way north to the  Freycinet Peninsula. The first views you will come upon are at Coles Bay with sweeping views of the Freycinet Peninsula across the Great Oyster Bay. Enjoy morning tea near Swansea at the historic Spiky Bridge. Next, it’s a relaxing cruise down to Schouten Island for a picnic lunch and perhaps a swim, snorkel, or beach fun before hiking up Bear Hill, which is a 2 hour walk for 3 km. The first day of this adventure ends with a trip back to Coles Bay and then onto the Friendly beaches Lodge to check in and a prepared dinner just for you.

Day Two of the Freycinet Experience Walk

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Day Two of the Freycinet Experience Walk Map Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

Day two of the Freycinet Peninsula Walk starts out with the most important meal of the day, freshly prepared by the chefs at the Friendly Beaches Lodge. You can choose from two different walks for today. One option is a 5 hour beach walk for 12 km from Bryan’s Beach through the sclerophyll forests to the amazing Wineglass Bay. The second option is an 8 hour, 16 km mountain climb up Mt. Graham. It is definitely the more challenging walk between the two as Mt. Graham sits 579 m above sea level. This walk includes views of The Hazards and takes you along the breathtaking Quartzite Ridge down to Wineglass Bay. Both walks end up in Wineglass Bay in the late afternoon where you can enjoy the beautiful crystal blue waters of Wineglass Bay and check a major item off of that travel bucket list. Returning to the lodge, a warm shower and hot meal will be a fabulous end to a fantastic day.

Day Three of the Freycinet Experience

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Day Three of the Freycinet Experience Walk Map Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

The third day of the Freycinet Experience Walk starts with a transfer to Bluestone Bay. Here you can witness the amazing geology of White Water Wall and little Bluestone Bay. Then, climb over the cliff tops there and walk back to the lodge on a special, ancient Aboriginal track once used by the Oyster Bay Tribe. Now the track is exclusive to guests of the Friendly Beaches Lodge. Total walking time for day three is 6 hours and 12 km.

Day Four of the Freycinet Experience Walk

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Day Four of the Freycinet Experience Walk Map Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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The Freycinet Experience Walk Photo Credit: Freycinet.com.au

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Banksia marginata found in Freycinet National Park (Wikipedia) By Wanderingturtle – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50432878

For the last day of the Freycinet Experience Walk there is a 3 hour walk and is 6 km long. After an morning breakfast and coffee on the beach you can opt for a walk on the ridgeline of Mt Mary down to Saltwater Lagoon. If you don’t want to take that walk, you can just spend the morning relaxing until brunch, when it’s time to reflect on all the sights and adventures from the last three days. Then, it is time to head back to Hobart which is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Coles Bay.

More on The Great Walks of Australia

The Freycinet Experience Walk in Tasmania in Tasmania is one of the nine Great Walks of Australia. The other walks include:

The Scenic Rim Trail in Brisbane

The Arkaba Walk in South Australia

The Larapinta Trail (Part One) and (Part Two)

The Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk in Western Australia

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk in Victoria

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

The Cradle Mountain Huts Walks in Tasmania

The Maria Island Walk in Tasmania