Family Adventure to Tasmania’s idyllic Freycinet Peninsula
Would you like your family to experience an incredible trekking adventure? Or perhaps come with one child to celebrate a milestone together? We support any family structure, so please join us as we hike down to Wineglass Bay and around the island to explore some of Australia’s most beautiful scenery. Share the stunning natural beauty, white sandy beaches, aquamarine waters, mountain views, pristine forests and unique Tasmanian wildlife with your family!
3 nights camping under the stars on the Freycinet Peninsula
Lunch x 4, Dinner x 3, Breakfast x 3 and Refreshments (wholefood, nutritious meals with vegetarian and gluten-free options)
Most treks out there simply aren’t set up for families but we’ve designed another one for you that is perfect for parents with children aged 8-16 who are active and who enjoy the outdoors. It combines a mixture of stunning scenery, mostly easy to moderate trekking terrain with enough challenge to give children a real sense of achievement.
Being with other families is also a great motivator for children to hike and explore. They will love being out in the open air in a safe place where they can run around to their hearts content, without screens and technology getting in the way of communication and fun. What could be better for a family adventure!
The trip will be hosted by two qualified Primal Adventures guides with tons of experience hiking with families, and working with children clearances. If you have a child younger that 8 who is super-keen, please contact us to discuss suitability.
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. 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 beautiful, wholefood dinner as you listen to the sound of the waves lapping on the sand.
Day 2: Hazards Beach to Cooks Corner (2 hours plus optional additional 2-hour walk with day pack)
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: Cooks Corner to Wineglass Bay (6-7 hours hiking)
After breakfast and an invigorating swim in the ocean, we’ll pack up camp and head inland through the tall stands of Stringybark. 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 lazy lunch taking in the scenery, we’ll continue north over a heathland plateau and then descend down to an idyllic camp spot at the south end of Wineglass Bay. Soak up the scenery after a great day of walking!
Day 4: Wineglass Bay to Hobart (2-3 hours hiking)
After a leisurely breakfast enjoying the water views, we head off back to Wineglass Bay along the Hazards Beach Track which heads north beside Great Oyster Bay. We’ll then head 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.
***$1495 per person*** – please contact us to discuss family discounts
Includes 4-day guided adventure with 2 Primal Adventures Guides, 3 nights camping accommodation, 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.