There are a lot of beautiful places in Tasmania, but Freycinet National Park is near the top of the list
With pink-tinted peaks, powder-white beaches and calm waters in every shade of blue, it'd be hard to find a peninsula as stunning as Freycinet. Explore Wineglass Bay — voted one of the world’s best beaches — and discover lesser-known coves dotted along Tassie's east coast. Traverse steep granite formations on a hike to the summit of Mt Amos. Or spot albatross, dolphins and whales from Cape Tourville Lighthouse followed by a local seafood lunch.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
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Freycinet National Park is located on the east coast of Tasmania, an island state off the south coast of mainland Australia. To get there you need to fly or sail, and then transfer to Freycinet by car or bus (if you're not joining us for a tour). There are daily flights to Hobart and Launceston from most major cities in Australia. You can also take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Geelong, Melbourne to Devonport.
We'll drive around the park in an air-conditioned vehicle. Although you can reach many of the park's top spots via the walking tracks, you’ll still need transport to get to some beaches, trails and coastal towns dotted around the peninsula.
Freycinet National Park is beautiful all year round, and the best time to visit depends on what you’d like to see and do. Spring and autumn are ideal for hiking, while summer is when to enjoy the park's pristine beaches. Winter offers traffic-free trails and whale watching opportunities.
Bring a comfy pair of walking shoes, a pair of thongs, sunglasses and a reusable water bottle. You should also bring clothing suitable for walking and outdoor activities, e.g. leggings, shorts and T-shirts.
If you visit during winter, bring warm layers, a waterproof and windproof jacket, a hat, gloves and a scarf (even when it's sunny as it can feel chilly with the coastal winds).
For summer trips, bring layered clothing, bathers, a sun hat and a jumper to throw on when the temperature drops at night.
You will have mobile phone reception and access to mobile data in the coastal towns and main tourist hubs, but it may be patchy or cut off in more remote areas of the national park.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.