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Freycinet Expedition- 4 Day Sea Kayaking Tour

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About Freycinet Expedition- 4 Day Sea Kayaking Tour

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Escape the everyday and discover a place where time is measured by the turning of the tides…

Paddle into a world of pristine beaches, pink granite mountains and waters so clear you feel you
can touch the marine life below.

The ‘sea level’experience offered by a sea kayak provides a truly unique perspective of this
spectacular coastal wilderness. Discover the feeling of freedom and rejuvenate in the fresh sea air.

ABOUT FREYCINET

The Freycinet Peninsula has formed over 400 million years. Its pink granite mountains provide
a spectacular backdrop to a pristine coastal wilderness.

The Tasmanian Aboriginal people have known this area for at least 35,000 years, substantiated
by the presence of middens found today around the coastline. While the first European to sight the area was Dutchman Abel Tasman in 1642, it was from the French exploration in 1802 that much of the area was named.

Whaling parties,tin and coal miners and pastoralists are among those who lived and worked on the Freycinet Peninsula. Old mine shafts, abandoned farmers' huts and the remains of whalers' camps form part of the park’s rich cultural heritage. The area was reserved as a national park in 1916, making it (along with Mt Field) the oldest national park in Tasmania.

Suggested Itinerary:

This is a true escape! Forget the structure of your everyday life - flexibility is the key to experiencing the true essence of Tasmania and the sense of freedom that accompanies a sea kayaking journey.

In true expedition style, we carry all of our equipment and food in our kayaks – with our ultimate destination governed by nature’s forces.

Day 1

We will meet you for a coffee and a chat about the up-coming tour at Muir's Beach in Coles Bay. Here we pack our sea kayaks and learn the safety and paddling skills that will become second nature in the days to follow. As we set off in our kayaks along the Hazards Range, the park’s spectacular scenery will have you hooked within moments of departure. We set up camp in a beachside location and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your guides in this beautiful wilderness setting - we strongly believe that great food is an essential part of your experience! Your day is completed with an evening relaxing under the stars in the company of new friends.

Over the four dayswe take you on a journey to the southern reaches of the Freycinet Peninsula,
with plenty of opportunity to explore the pink granite coastline punctuated by  the pristine white sand beaches. The coastal wilderness shows little evidence of the whaling, mining and grazing that was once undertaken here. There are many coastal walks to enjoy, including the opportunity to walk to the world famous
Wineglass Bay, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Outside Magazine (USA). If you’re feeling more adventurous and conditions allow, the hikes up Mt. Freycinet (Freycinet Peninsula) or Bear Hill (Schouten Island) provide rewarding panoramic views.

In addition, there is time to unwind, swim, snorkel and simply soak up the fresh sea air. Rejuvenate with every breath in the temperate maritime climate of the Freycinet Peninsula. Refresh in the clear waters, bask in the sunshine and enjoy the feel of the sea breeze.

Day 4

We leave camp early to explore the coast on our return to Coles Bay, where we bid your farewell, rejuvenated and with memories you will treasure for years.

General Information

Our tours are undertaken in stable, double sea kayaks, to cater for all levels of experience and ability. Single bookings are welcome - you will share a double kayak with a guide or a fellow traveller.

Guides
Our guides love Tasmania and look forward to sharing stories of its nature and culture to enhance your adventure. With every trip we ensure that safety is a priority; that everyone has a relaxed time in an enjoyable
atmosphere and the beautiful environment is respected. Our trips are about good times, not hard work.

Group size
Group sizes are limited to 10 guests (minimum 4). Relax in the company of a small group: experienced, easy-going guides and companions that share the spirit of adventure and appreciation of the environment.

Accommodation

All camping and group equipment is provided for our simple, wilderness camps – including compact tents, inflatable mattresses, sleeping bags and inner sheets. There are basic toilet facilities available at each camp, but no other facilities. It is not always possible to provide you with your own tent although your privacy and
comfort is accommodated as much as possible. If you are travelling alone we will try to accommodate you with other people of the same gender.

Meals

 Great food is an essential part of your adventure holiday in Tasmania and we pride ourselves on providing meals of fresh local produce in a unique wilderness setting. All meals are fully catered from lunch on day one to lunch on the final day of your adventure. As campfires are not permitted in most National Parks, we use fuel stoves to prepare our meals. We are happy to cater for dietary requirements and preferences.

Fitness

Whether exploring by foot or kayak, all activities can be enjoyed by anyone in good
general fitness with a sense of adventure. Some previous paddling experience is preferable for some tours. We aim to paddle for 3-4 hours each day, allowing plenty of time to explore the coast on foot or simply relax around camp. You do not even need to be able to swim as we operate by the philosophy we are ‘on the
water’ not ‘in the water’.

Weather

Tasmania’s climate offers four distinct seasons - which can all be experienced on any one day!
This changeable weather is one of the many attractions of Tasmania. Summer temperatures average 24 degrees with nights averaging a relatively cool 8 degrees.

As we operate in the outdoors, adverse weather conditions may affect our adventures.Trips may experience day/s where paddling is not possible, on these days, we explore the area by foot or undertake alternative activities. Your safety is the most important factor in all of our decisions.

Tour Inclusions

All equipment and some clothing is provided, so you need only bring your personal
gear (please refer to the suggested Packing List)

- All kayaking equipment including stable double kayaks, spray deck, paddle,

- spray jacket, buoyancy vest (PFD) and dry bag/s for personal items & clothing.

- Experienced, professional guides

- All meals, from lunch day 1 to lunch on the final day, including a glass of wine with evening meals. You may choose to bring additional wine or beverages.

- Twin-share camping, 2-person tents, inflatable mattress, sleeping bag

- All other group camping and cooking equipment.

Packing List

As space is limited we ask that you follow this list in regards to both quantity and type of clothing required. As a guideline-only when your packing, your items should fit into a 30 litre daypack – this way we know they
will fit into the drybags provided. On arrival in Coles Bay our guides will assist you with the final stages of packing.

For Paddling

Shorts or quick-dry pants, T-shirt or light top (pref. not 100% cotton), Thermal top and pants (eg. polypropylenes), sandals or thongs, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, water bottle

 

For on Land

Shorts or lightweight pants, T-shirt or cotton top, Warm jacket or jumper, Long warm pants (not jeans), thermal top (optional), Raincoat, Lightweight shoes for walking

Other Equipment

Camera, small lightweight towel, swimwear, Small torch and spare batteries, Paperback book, Toiletries (please keep to a minimum) and any personal medication.

What’s not included

 Accommodation or travel before or after the tour. 
 

Travel insurance .