THE FREYCINET ADVENTURES
Camping in the wilderness. Sipping Tassie wine. Paddling in cool clear waters. Bobbing in the water below bright pink granite peaks. It’s the type of experience
made for a glossy brochure. Plus, if you’re under five you’re as free as the resident dolphins.
They call it the Ultimate Weekender and it’s a fairly good description of what’s
in store. Two days of expedition-style kayaking around the Freycinet Peninsula,
this fully-catered tour launched in 2013 in response to demand for longer trips. The backdrop doesn’t get much more spectacular, and as visitors from across the globe follow the path up to the Wineglass Bay lookout, few get to experience the region from a kayak seat.
With its relaxed pace the Ultimate Weekend serves up a good dose of kayaking (3–4 hours each day), a dash of walking and an overnight at the private camp at Hazards Beach. Here you can snorkel, swim or sink your toes into the white sands with a good book and some local cheese.
The locally-owned business also offers popular twilight and morning kayak trips as well – running for three hours. With a maximum of 12 guests you’re assured a cosy group and intimate interpretation of Freycinet National Park.
You’ll be rewarded with morning or afternoon tea on a secluded beach beneath the Hazards peaks and more than your share of history, ranging from the rich archaeological evidence of Aboriginal occupation to the early French explorers.
Middens, old mine shafts, abandoned farmers’ huts and whalers’ camps can be
found dotted along the coastline, so be ready for your trusted guide to share a
peninsula tale or two on the journey.
Visit them at: 2 Freycinet Drive, Coles Bay
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