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Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge

527 Friendly Beaches Rd Coles Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215 Australia
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#1 of 6 Speciality lodging in Freycinet
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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Phillip B wrote a review Feb 2021
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
We had a wonderful experience on this trip and were truly fortunate with the weather allowing us to swim in the bays around Freycinet over the 4 days of guided hikes. This is the perfect way to enjoy a long weekend getaway, replacing the daily routines and technology with the outdoors and discovering the rich local history. We even had a pod of dolphins follow our boat at the start of one of our day hikes. The staff at this property are all great, and the service was exceptional. This 5-star friendly service started even before we arrived with regular communication from the booking organiser. They all go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and are extremely accommodating. The Eco-friendly lodge has gorgeous buildings, nestled into its surroundings, only a stone’s throw from an almost private beach. It only gets more breath-taking when you take some time to walk around the property. The rooms were clean, extremely comfortable, with a fire pit and large windows providing views for you to kick back and relax. I even found time to soak in the bath and to read a book in the library. I have stayed at dozens of locations around the world, this was on the top of the list of best stays/experiences ever. I highly recommend it and will send my friends there. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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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
2 Helpful votes
Steve R wrote a review Mar 2020
Long Beach, Australia131 contributions30 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
Response from FEWFNP, Manager at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge
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 Jun 2019
Sydney, Australia131 contributions143 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
Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
Response from FEWFNP, Manager at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge
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, Australia49 contributions11 helpful votes
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
1 Helpful vote
Response from FEWFNP, Manager at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Friendly Beaches (7.9 km) and Freycinet Paintball & Campground (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, breakfast buffet, and free airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Does Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Freycinet Experience Walk Friendly Beaches Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.