Aug
29
2013

Walk the Freycinet Peninsula

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The Freycinet Peninsula is another one of Tasmania's stunning areas. Part of Freycinet National Park, the peninsula is on Tassie's east coast. The scenery is varied with impressive looming mountains contrasted by beautiful bays and beaches.

Because there is so much to see on the peninsula it's great to get out amongst nature and see the best of it on foot.

Head out on the Freycinet Peninsula Circuit, which is a 30 km walk. This can take two days or more depending on how much time you want to spend making relaxing stop offs at the plentiful gorgeous beaches and other natural spectacles.

On the circuit, you'll pass the famous Wineglass Bay, the Hazard Mountains and Beach, Cooks Beach and Bryans Beach. As you traverse across the peninsula you will also get great views of Mount Freycinet.

Make sure that you pack plenty of water, food, a first aid kit and warm and wet weather clothing. You will also need to bring your own tent as there are not any huts on the walk. There are designated areas for you to camp in at specific locations.

You should pack at least two litres of water per person per day. Along the walk there are some drinking water stops, but these are scarce so make sure you take plenty with you. You may want to boil or treat your water with iodine or a filter if you get it from the track, as the water that is available is untreated.

Be aware that there is plenty of wildlife around, so you will need to keep your food secure and any rubbish packed away, as these animals should not be fed human food.

It is essential that you leave the track as it was, so that means taking all rubbish you generate out of the park with you. Last of all – enjoy!

The spectacular Hazards on the Freycinet Peninsula

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