- Overnight accommodation
- 1 breakfast
- National Park entry fees
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
- Locally produced tastings (varies with seasons)
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
- The Penguin tour (optional)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Take in all the highlights of Tasmania's spectacular East Coast on this 2-day escape. Admire the stunning eastern beaches, including the beautiful Bay of Fires, where the sand is gleaming and the water inviting.
Day two starts at Freycinet National Park. A stimulating walk leads us to the iconic Wineglass Bay. There you can choose between two options: relaxing on the secluded beach or hiking the more demanding Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.
The journey continues down the East Coast shoreline in the direction of Hobart. We will visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and come face to face with the Tasmanian Devil as well as other unique Tasmanian wildlife.
Bicheno is a seaside holiday town close to wildlife. It is located north of the Freycinet Peninsula, on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. In Bicheno, you can join the popular penguin tour (optional + at own expense) that let you get up close to fairy penguins at dusk.
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park was declared a national park in 1916. It offers plenty of stunning sights. Granite peaks, secluded bays, white crispy sand beaches and abundant wildlife can be found all over the national park. It is one of the many gems that you can find on Tasmania's wonderful East Coast. The park covers the biggest part of Freycinet Peninsula and offers stunning sights of the Tasman Sea.
The Wineglass Bay views are just as captivating as its history. It used to serve as a thriving whaling station for some 20 years in the 1800s. Whalers used to hunt the Humpback, the Southern Right and the Sperm Whale. By 1840, whaling came to an end as whales had been overexploited and the work was no longer financially viable.
Whaling was a very messy and demanding kind of work. That is how the name Wineglass Bay came to life. The water in the bay is said to have been crimson because of the blood of slaughtered whales. Almost like a glass of red wine. Fortunately, the whaling has ended, but the stunning beauty of this bay is still there to be admired.
- Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
- Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils
Hobart - 7:00 am or Launceston 7:30 am
- October - November: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- December - January - February: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- March - April: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
- May - September: Wednesday, Sunday
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable trail walking shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Clothes to suit different weather conditions (layers are a good idea)
- Waterproof jacket (just in case)
- Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)