Family Adventure to Tasmania’s idyllic Freycinet Peninsula
Would you like your family to experience an incredible hiking and sea kayaking adventure? Join us as we hike down to Wineglass Bay and around the peninsula to explore some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery. We then complete our journey with a sea kayaking adventure back to Coles Bay to finish! Share the stunning natural beauty, white sandy beaches, aquamarine waters, mountain views, pristine forests and unique Tasmanian wildlife with your family. Come on your own if you'd prefer!
3 nights camping in tents under the stars on the Freycinet Peninsula
4 Lunches, 3 Dinners & 3 Breakfasts; snacks & hot drinks.
We provide delicious, fresh, healthy meals & nutritious snacks, catering to all dietary requirements.
Most treks out there simply aren’t set up for families but we’ve designed one for you that is perfect for parents with children aged 8-16 who are active and who enjoy the outdoors. The trip combines a mixture of stunning scenery, mostly easy to moderate trekking terrain with enough challenge to give children a real sense of achievement. We will complete the journey in two person sea kayaks, with a guide and full support.
We’ll also have the majority of our gear transported by water taxi to our campsite at Hazards Beach, where we will be based for the 3 nights. The perfect Tassie family wilderness experience!
Day 1: Hobart to Hazards Beach Camp (3-4 hours hiking)
We head from Hobart to the stunning East Coast of Tasmania. After organising our trekking gear, we’ll hike up between Mount Mayson and Mount Amos for our first glimpse of the white sandy beaches of Wineglass Bay. We will transport the majority of our gear by water taxi to our first night’s campsite.
After a short descent down to the Bay we’ll cut across the peninsula on the Isthmus Track past Hazards Lagoon to Hazards Beach. At the end of this beautiful beach our campsite awaits us, hidden amongst the trees. Tonight you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner as you listen to the sound of the waves lapping on the sand.
Day 2: Hazards Beach to Cooks Corner and Bryans Beach (2 hours plus optional additional 2-hour walk)
After breakfast, we’ll head south, through the forests to Cooks Corner, another stunning white beach overlooking Great Oyster Bay. After setting up camp at Cooks Corner we’ll set off on an optional additional walk to Bryans Beach for spectacular views out to Schouten Island and a swim in the crystal clear waters.
Day 3: Mt Graham loop, or beach games at Wineglass Bay (2-8 hours hiking)
After breakfast we’ll head across the Isthmus to Wineglass Bay to have breakfast as the sun rises. The track climbs gradually to the summit of Mount Graham where we’ll enjoy incredible 360 mountain panoramas at one of the best view points in Australia! After a relaxing lunch taking in the scenery, we’ll continue north over a heathland plateau and then descend back down to our superb protected campsite at Hazards Beach.
There is also the option of spending the day at Wineglass Bay instead. The kids may prefer beach games, while some stronger team members take on a bigger challenge. Tons of options!
Day 4: Hazards Beach via Coles Bay to Hobart (2-3 hours sea kayaking)
After a leisurely breakfast enjoying the water views, our 2 person Sea Kayaks will be brought to The Isthmus, and our gear will be picked up. We will have a local guide to accompany us and demonstrate techniques as we paddle across Great Oyster Bay to Coles Bay, seeing the incredible marine environment up close. The perfect way to finish an incredible journey.
We’ll then be picked up to drive south towards our drop off point at Hobart Airport. What an adventure you will have shared with your family!
GUIDES AND SAFETY
WHAT TO BRING
backpack (65 litres minimum for adults)
backpack liners (strong plastic bags to keep clothes and sleeping bag dry)
3/4-season sleeping bag
waterproof raincoat (Gore-tex or similar)
warm fleece/wool jersey (not cotton)
hiking shorts or pants
2 shirts for hiking (dry fit material and preferably long-sleeved)
polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
2 pairs of hiking socks
warm hat or balaclava
sunscreen and sunglasses
drink bottles/bladder (3 litres)
spare shoes or sandals
spare set of clothes
Optional items: Gaiters (recommended if wearing shorts), binoculars, gloves/mittens, earplugs, walking poles, camera.
We supply: tents, inflatable mattresses, cooking equipment, plates/cutlery, first aid kit, safety equipment and maps.
***$1595 per person*** – please contact us to discuss family discounts
Includes 4-day guided adventure with 2 Primal Adventures Guides, 3 nights camping accommodation, transport to and from Hobart Airport to Coles Bay, 2 person sea kayaks on Day 4, all meals as stated above together with healthy snacks, National Park permits, first aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment.
Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights.
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your trek.
More than 20 days prior to departure – 70% refund of full ticket price
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Deposits are not refunded.
With any outdoor activity, there is an element of risk. Primal Adventures operates in remote and mountainous areas. Risks in undertaking this activity could include hypothermia due to adverse weather conditions, personal injury, or property damage from hiking over rugged and uneven terrain.