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Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge

527 Friendly Beaches Rd Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
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This is the original and award-winning Freycinet Experience Walk – a four-day guided adventure covering the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s sublimely beautiful East Coast, including the iconic Wineglass Bay. Walk beaches of powder white sand. Hike spectacular pink granite mountains carrying only a small day-pack. Explore the region by boat, go fishing, snorkeling, and travel to uninhabited Schouten Island. Discover forests of towering white gums where you and your walking companions, a maximum of 10, feel like the only souls on Earth. Then return each evening to the award-winning Friendly Beaches Lodge, nestled in its own secluded sanctuary, where delicious, candle-lit meals, steaming hot showers, deep baths,​ and comfortable beds await. This is an all inclusive tour: return transfers from Hobart, three nights accommodation at Friendly Beaches Lodge, exclusive to your walking group, superb, locally sourced, meals made lovingly by our lodge hosts and award-winning Tasmanian wines and spirits.
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527 Friendly Beaches Rd Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge
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Malcolm M wrote a review Nov 2023
Adelaide, Australia101 contributions66 helpful votes
I have just completed this hosted walk and it was truly magical. Our guides Billy and Liam where exceptional. Great knowledge, passion, thoughtfulness and great company. Our lodge hosts Noona and Philiipo were brilliant and spoilt us rotten. Nothing was too much trouble. The food they produced fresh was so tasty, of the area and plentiful. The four of them also worked together seamlessly as a team to make everything happen effortlessly. I did not want o leave like many of the other guests on the trip. The lodge is beautiful, tranquil and a joy to stay at. It was conducive to people mixing. This was enhanced by the mood set by our hosts and guides. We did some really great walks with fantastic scenery. Saw lots of birds, animal, flowers and dolphins. I had a fantastic time. Thankyou.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Shannon T wrote a review Jan 2023
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Review From start to finish this experience is amazing. Freycinet itself is breathtakingly beautiful, but being led on the less taken tracks by incredibly knowledgeable guides really makes the experience something special. Our guides Emma and Brayden were both are so passionate about the flora, fauna and history of the park and Tasmania as a whole. They would answer any questions the group had on top of all the information they had to share. Our lodge hosts Marcela and Flicka were also fantastic! Not only was every piece of food so tasty, but they were a wealth of knowledge on the area. The lodge itself is exactly as stated in the description and you’ll learn more about the history when you arrive. The walks are on less taken tracks and for the most part, our group were the only people we saw. Communication from the guides and hosts on what we are doing and when was incredible and my expectations matched the information every time. I highly recommend this experience for a way to see a ton of the park and learn a LOT about the area in a non-overwhelming way in just a few days:)
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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LucyInAust wrote a review Nov 2022
Australia68 contributions54 helpful votes
Whilst the walks were lovely and not too challenging - the lodge, food and staff were not to the standard I expected. Most significantly was the lack of WARMTH! We did arrive in very wet weather but the staff did not seem to address the issue of the patrons sitting inside with coats, beanies and blankets. The fire was ridiculously small and I was told by one of the walk leaders that I shouldn't put more wood on it!! I was in shock!! I understand that when you are working you do not feel the cold but it was very obvious that the visitors were all clearly very uncomfortable. This was repeated throughout our stay (no fire at breakfast, fire not ready for our return from walks etc) and made for a very unpleasant experience. The food was tasty but limited - the 'continental breakfast' one day was cereal and a small bowl of berries to share between 10 people. No coffee / tea available at all times and they ran out of milk on our last day! Servings were to the exact number which did not take into account different appetites, my partner was able to eat some of my share but there were no other options (some cookies / snacks on the sideboard with drinks freely available would make a big difference). It is NOT a luxury retreat and the sound of the composting toilet did not contribute to the serenity!! I was surprised that the main room had no insulation, seemed to have no double glazing and was not set up to be 'eco' for heating. One central fire place for the sleeping rooms that we kept going ourselves was not enough (and I can't imagine how cold it would be in the room furthest from the fire!!!). The architect also seemed to have designed the bedrooms to perfectly stub toes! Go for the walks - but take snacks and hope the weather isn't cold or you will FREEZE!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Kokodachic wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia53 contributions46 helpful votes
From the moment I stepped foot on that white sand and glimpsed that turquoise water I knew I was in for something special. To be able to walk alone with guides in pristine wilderness is very special. In the four days we spent on the Freycinet Peninsular we managed to explore many of the beaches, peaks, nooks and crannies while learning about its extraordinary history and culture. The guides are so generous with their knowledge and passionate about nature and ensuring their guests enjoy their day safely. Once back at the lodge we indulged in home made meals and became familiar with the local wines and spirits (whiskey and gin). It was lovely to be "off the grid" and enjoy the quietness that comes with being remote.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Steve R wrote a review Mar 2020
Long Beach, Australia130 contributions50 helpful votes
This was a perfect 4 days. Great hiking, great food, great wine, a wonderful eco-lodge, with limited numbers and awesome support. Plus some surprises that I won't spoil by putting them here. I have done some much more ambitious treks (Kilimanjara, Nepal etc) but I can't imagine a better hiking experience that will suit all comers, and enable friends of all ability to have a wonderful shared experience. Kudos to all involved (especially Luke and Sam the hosts, and Jess, Danny and Emily the guides)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hello, X6406VPstever! Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our four-day walking experience. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and were so well looked after by our brilliant team! Your group would be most welcome back to join us on the Peninsula, perhaps during a different season! It is such a treat to observe how the landscape changes from spring, to summer, through to autumn (you might also be interested to hear more about our Lodge Based bookings available for return guests who might fancy a little more down time at our beach side eco-lodge!). We wish you all the very best for your future travels and hope to see you on the Peninsula again! Warmest, The Freycinet Experience Team
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SWKA wrote a review June 2019
Sydney, Australia142 contributions154 helpful votes
We went on the Freycinet Experience Walk immediately after having completed the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk (see our separate review). These two walks were similar in many ways, even the lodges were designed by the same architect. However, as much as they were similar, they were also different. The Freycinet Experience Walk does not have the same remote and windswept feel of the Bay of Fires, in fact, there was a small cruise liner anchored in Wine Glass Bay. However, while there are more people around in the Freycinet National Park, the walk itself had a more intimate and personal feel to it. On the first day a short boat trip to Schouten Island – with detours to admire the marine birds – was a great way to relax. While my wife and I opted to go fishing for flathead in the afternoon, the rest of the group opted to climb Bear Hill. The boat captain knows the best fishing spots and we took over 30 flathead – these were served for dinner that evening. The next two days involved about 7 hours of walking each day (about 14 km a day). The walks, most of which were off the beaten track, were fantastic with a combination of beach, inland and cliff top treks. The landscapes and wildlife (mainly birds) make all the effort worthwhile. The walks were at a reasonable pace but included frequent refreshments stops – as well as opportunities to go swimming in in the fantastic surf. On the third day we were unable to use the boat to access Bluestone Bay due to rough seas and walked from the main national park carpark – the alternative walks were excellent and secluded once we made some progress away from the car park. While Wine Glass Bay was fairly busy when we arrived, everyone seemed to disappear at lunch time leaving the bay to us. The highlight of the walk are the fantastic guides and Beach Lodge. Our guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable - especially Isaac, who is the grandson of the founder of the walk and lodge, and gave insights into the history and philosophy of the walk and the lodge. Nothing was too much trouble for Amy and Isaac, and the team at the Lodge. The lodge is designed to sleep about 10 guests and has enough rooms to cater for some singles (at no extra cost). The sleeping area is split into two smaller lodges with a sitting room with fireplace and shared bathroom facilities (including a bath) in each. The main central lodge includes a large sitting room, library, decks and dining area. The food is excellent and includes ample wine and beer. The design and feel of the lodge are fantastic providing an intimate atmosphere but also privacy if desired. The lodge is hidden from the beach and is nestled among trees at the top of the hill above the beach. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear SWAK, Thank you kindly for your review, it is wonderful to hear that you felt the intimate and homely atmosphere that our team endeavour to create. We are so lucky to have such a secluded and peaceful space to come home to, and to share! As a family owned operation, we are delighted to hear that Isaac was able to share our story with you personally. Should you wish to share the experience with others, returning guests are always most welcome, either on our signature four-day walking trips, or, on our lodge-based or personalised experiences (you might find our shoulder seasons to your liking, with fewer visitors to the Peninsula). Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to hear more. Until then, best wishes, and happy traveling. Warm regards, Zoe (on behalf of the Freycinet Experience Team).
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Jeremy J wrote a review May 2019
Killara, Australia59 contributions15 helpful votes
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I reluctantly divulge this piece of paradise to TripAdvisor readers. Firstly the name is so apt- the guides and team are genuinely in love with what they do. Authenticity is in everything they do. Secondly the experience is tailored for those who want to work up a sweat ( Thanks Dan for jogging 10km at 6am) , climbing a mountain or a leisurely 14 km beach walk. The team structure each day so smartly. Where else can the guide dive into the sea and pull out a massive abelone for dinner? And the respect for the wilderness was to leave the other few dozen in the sea. Friendly beach is about 8kms and I saw absolutely no one else on it through my binoculars. Wineglass Bay reminds me of the best lakes in Europe except it’s a bay in the sea. The place is heaven- miles of empty beaches, translucent seas, and what great hosts! They ( Dan and Gemma) can really cook- the food was exquisite. I’ve traveled around the world and the best place seems to be on my own doorstep. Just do it.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear 217jeremyj, Thank you kindly for your review. We are delighted to hear that you loved our team as much as we do. We are so lucky to work with such genuine and passionate lovers of the coast and mountains that our Peninsula offer. Should you wish to share the experience with others, returning guests are always most welcome, either on our signature four-day walking trips, or, on our lodge-based or personalised experiences. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to hear more. Until then, best wishes, and happy traveling. Warm regards, Zoe (on behalf of the Freycinet Experience Team).
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Emma wrote a review Apr 2019
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Words and photos aren't enough to describe how insanely beautiful and momentous this experience was. I climbed mountains, saw astounding sunsets, learnt history about the history of the land and tasted some incredible food and wine. The architecturally designed accommodation offered everything we needed for four days and fits seamlessly into the surrounding landscape and coastal woodland. The walks were the perfect balance of a physical challenge to be conquered and awe-inspiring views. Our guides, Holly, Danny and Dan were considerate, supportive, so easy to connect with and always willing to go the extra mile to enhance our experience. Dan and Gemma prepared us some incredible meals (and good wine) made with local produce to enjoy out on the trail and back at the lodge after a long day exploring. We were never hungry. Our skipper, Noah (yes, his actual name) and our bus river, Lauren also shared their knowledge and passion for Freycinet. I can't give enough praise to the incredible crew who took such good care of our group. You feel their love for their work and their experience and understanding of what makes Freycinet magical. Intimate, reflective, moving and de-toxing, choose Freycinet Experience Walk and you'll have four days you'll remember for the rest of your life - hot tip: turn off the phone, be sparing with the camera, just take in the moment and breathe the fresh air
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear emjboard, Thank you kindly for your review. We are delighted to hear that our team took good care of you! We are so lucky to work with such genuine and passionate lovers of the coast and mountains that our Peninsula offer, and the local produce that is available to us! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any details about the food or wines we shared. Should you wish to share our experience with others, returning guests are always most welcome, either on our signature four-day walking trips, or, on our lodge-based or personalised experiences. Wishing you a safe and happy 2019, and we hope to see you again (we have so many beautiful wildflowers blooming at the moment!). Warm regards, Zoe (on behalf of the Freycinet Experience Team).
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Craig P wrote a review Mar 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Would I go back and do it all again? Absolutely. The lodge, the food, the staff, the fellow guests, the Freycinet. Excellent value. There is plenty to do, but at an easy pace and with options to suit all.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded 27 Mar 2019
Hi Craig, Thank you. We'd love to have you back again. The seasons offer a different experience of a place we always find renewing. Travel well! Best wishes, Daniel​
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Sharyn B wrote a review Feb 2019
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions5 helpful votes
This walk was spectacular, the accommodation secluded but close to Friendly Beaches. But the highlight was the crew that made the experience a memorable one - Hectors love of nature, Jess' organisational skills, Noah's boating skills, Gemma's calm nature and Dans humour. One day it was unsafe to walk due to risk of fire. No problem, we beach hopped in the boat instead. One night I was taken down to the beach at night to sea the sparkling phosphorescence waves, a highlight. The food and wine was great too!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 5 Feb 2019
Dear Sharyn, Thank you for your kind words. They replenish the energy levels of our staff. We have to be flexible when walking in the wilderness. Luckily, Freycinet provides so many amazing options. Phosphorescence is our favourite surprise and makes life feel magical! Best wishes, Daniel
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Nearby attractions include Friendly Beaches (7.9 km) and Freycinet Paintball & Campground (3.2 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, breakfast buffet, and free airport transportation.
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Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
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Yes, Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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