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Tasmania's East Coast Trekking 8D7N (Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Maria Island & Three Capes), Fully Guided

Tasmania's East Coast Trekking 8D7N (Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Maria Island & Three Capes), Fully Guided

Tasmania's East Coast Trekking 8D7N (Bay of Fires, Freycinet, Maria Island & Three Capes), Fully Guided

$3,950.00

Per Person, Twin Share

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This 8-day Tasmania's East Coast trekking tour incorporates some of Tasmania's most stunning scenery and offer you a great opportunity to explore the highlights of the magical Tasmania's East Coast. Traverse spectacular fiery red rock beaches of the Bay of Fires and Mt William National Park, admire the dramatic granite peaks and crystal-clear waters of Freycinet and Wineglass Bay, discover Maria Island - Tasmania's Noah's Ark, witness the towering clifftops and amazing rock formations of the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula region. Your finale is an exhilarating ride on an award-winning cruise to get close to the spectacular rock formations along the coastline and seals. This moderately challenging itinerary will reward you with some of Tasmania's most arresting scenery. Departing from Launceston, you'll begin first three day walking in Bay of Fires on the northernmost section of Mount William National Park. From its long beaches to teeming wildlife, unique history and abundant flora, Mt William National Park is a place of constant fascination. From here you'll explore iconic sights such as Boulder Point, Cobbler Rocks, Cod Bay, the pink granite lighthouse at Eddystone Point, and beautiful Anson's Bay across sand and headlands encountering some rocky trails.

On Day 4, you'll head to 100 years old Freycinet National Park. Walk Wineglass Bay beach and Hazard’s beach on a circuit track and visit the world-famous pink granite beaches and contrasting white quartz beaches. Finish the stunning day with tasting of local oysters and mussels at locally owned Freycinet Marine Farm.

Day 5 you'll start with a boat ride across to Maria Island and then take an easy Fossil Cliffs walk, which offers you an insight into the past environments of Maria Island.

You'll hike and explore Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula region on the last three days. The Three Capes walk is rated moderate to hard, with rocky surfaces and many steps and climbs. On Day 8, you'll enjoy a 3-hour award-winning cruise passing close by the spectacular rock formations along the coastline.

Your package includes 7 nights' accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional expense), guided walks each day with experienced guides, meals and snacks, transport each day, and pickup from Launceston and drop-off Hobart.

The walk is fully supported and you only need to carry a day pack.

Embark on a journey of discovery and inspired by the stunning natural environment.

Departure Dates A date of your choice is available for groups of 6 or more people. Please contact us for departure dates and availability.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for other departure dates and availability. Or simply book online. A date of your choice is available for groups of 6 or more people. Subject to availability.E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • FEATURES

    Bay of Fires: Bay of Fires spectacular and pristine coastline, was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 following the many Aboriginal fires he sighted as he sailed by. The slice of coastal heaven that is the Bay of Fires stretches over 50 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. The sight is simply jaw-dropping: the turquoise-coloured ocean breaks onto a breathtakingly white beach fringed with huge boulders draped with iconic orange lichen. This beautiful part of Tasmania's east coast has been named by Lonely Planet as the hottest travel destination in the world, and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

    Maria Island is a natural wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat with historic ruins, sweeping bays, dramatic cliffs and plenty of stories to tell. Described as Tasmania's Noah's Ark, Maria Island's pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding Marine Reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. A former limestone quarry at the Fossil Cliffs provides a fascinating close-up look at the many ancient creatures immortalised as fossils in the rocks.

    Freycinet National Park is 100 years old which makes it one of two of the first National Parks in Tasmania. Freycinet has a unique geological history and therefore some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Most famously the pink granite beaches and contrasting white quartz beaches.

    Tasmania's Three Capes: Tasmania's Three Capes is about the journey. Few places on Earth remain that feel so remote, so raw, so removed from the ordinary. This is Tasmania's natural pathway. Walk side by side up mosaic stone steps and let nature's drama unfold.
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  • Accommodation

    You will stay at three accommodations during the trekking trip.



    Icena Farm House (2 nights)
    For the two nights' away you stay within a short drive of Mt William National Park in self-contained farm-house style accommodation. Each of the two houses (Icena and Platypus) are air-conditioned (heat-pump), fully furnished 4 bedroom homes. One room has an ensuite and there is another main bathroom in the house. Two bedrooms have queen-sized beds, while the other two bedrooms each contain two single beds. The houses are furnished with TV, DVD, dishwasher and washing machine, fan-forced oven and microwave, as well as outdoors deck and barbecue.



    Freycinet Cottage (2 nights)
    Freycinet Cottage is located in Coles Bay. The cottages overlook Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay and across to the Hazards Mountains. They are within walking distance to the shop and café, and just a short stroll to Richardson’s beach. The one-bedroom cabins set a lovely rustic bushland surrounds offer a queen bed with ensuite bathroom. The two-bedroom cabins have a queen master bedroom and a second bedroom with single beds. Both cabins contain a well catered full kitchen, comfortable lounge area and covered private balcony with stunning views over the water. Access to the beach is right across the road, and the National Park is only minutes' drive away. Please note you may be in two-bedroom cabin (which has a shared bathroom) which you may be sharing with one or two other guests. If you book a single supplement, you may be in a one bedroom or two-bedroom cabin in a room by yourself.



    Stewarts Bay Lodge (3 nights)
    At Stewarts Bay Lodge, you stay in two-bedroom log cabins. The property itself sits on the edge of an amazing untouched coastal reserve and overlooking the water. These cabins have two rooms with the one shared bathroom between the two rooms and a shared living area. Each cabin has its own bathroom, but none of the individual rooms within the cabin have their own ensuite. You can choose a single supplement if you would prefer not to share a room, this means you would have one room in the two-bedroom cabin and could be sharing the cabin (and bathroom) with one or two other guests.
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  • Food

    Breakfast is a continental spread of cereals, stewed fruit, toast, spreads and yoghurt.

    Lunch can vary from day to day, but includes meat, salad, bread and wraps, some days we will have roasted chicken and salad, and others quiche to mix things up a bit.

    Dinner is a casual two-course meal of main and dessert prepared by your guides. The menu is constantly changing but can include a classic steak on the barbecue, chicken korma or salmon fillet. Dessert can include maple baked apples, pears in red wine, fruit salad or pavlova to name just a few.

    There are two dinners at local restaurants and at your own expenses.

    Snack and nibble - There are plenty of snacks and nibbles during the trips including fresh fruit for the trail, biscuits and/or fruit cake for tea breaks. Each night we offer dips, cheese and crackers for a pre-dinner nibbles and a self-serve trail mix selection at the beginning of each day.

    The food we serve is healthy, hearty and home style. The tour doesn't offers five-star chef prepared dining but the food is fresh and our guides make sure it is tasty and plentiful. We are able to accommodate guests' specific dietary requirements and can always prepare a meal to meet individual needs.

    The tour offers non-alcoholic beverages while on tour, but does not include alcoholic beverages. You're welcome to bring wine/beer along with you. If you are bringing bottled wine please pack this well in your main bag to avoid breakages.
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  • what's included

    Included:
    - 7 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost)
    - Guided walks each day with experienced guides. Two field guides, who will drive, cook and care for you.
    - All transport and guiding
    - Pickup from Launceston and drop-off Hobart
    - 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 5 dinners. Plus trail mix, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and snacks
    - Small group of 10 or less
    - Tasting of local oysters and mussels at locally owned Freycinet Marine Farm
    - Spectacular award-winning three hour Wilderness Cruise around the Tasman Peninsula
    - Entry and visit to Port Arthur Historic Site

    Other Activities at Additional Charges:
    - Josef Chromy winery experiences
    - Visit Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
    - Staying at Saffire Freycinet
    - Helicopter viewing wineglass bay
    - Wildlife 4WD conservatory
    - Visiting Bruny Island, Tasman Island or Iron Pot
    - Wildness Cruise for seafood seduction
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  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • DAY 5

  • DAY 6

  • DAY 7

  • DAY 8

  • What's included

    - 7 night’s accommodation on a twin share basis (single supplement available at additional cost)
    - Guided walks each day with experienced guides. Two field guides, who will drive, cook and care for you.
    - All transport and guiding
    - Pickup from Launceston and drop-off Hobart
    - 7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 5 dinners. Plus trail mix, fresh fruit, pre-dinner nibbles and snacks
    - Small group of 10 or less
    - Tasting of local oysters and mussels at locally owned Freycinet Marine Farm
    - Spectacular award-winning three hour Wilderness Cruise around the Tasman Peninsula
    - Entry and visit to Port Arthur Historic Site
  • walk distance

    Day 1: Approximately 13 km, 5 hours
    Day 2: Approximately 12 km, 6 hours
    Day 3: Approximately 6 km, 5 hours
    Day 4: Approximately 11 km, 5.5 hours
    Day 5: Approximately 4.5 km, 2.5 hours
    Day 6: Approximately 8 km, 5 hours
    Day 7: Approximately 14 km, 6 hours
    Day 8: Approximately 2 km, 1 hour

    Total: Approximately 70.5 km
  • WALKING GRADING

    The tour has a combination of easy, moderate and hard graded walks for each day. Please check daily itinerary for details.
  • Getting There

    - The departure point is Launceston Tas
    - The finish point is Hobart Tas
    - Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Launceston and Hobart

  • Weather and Climate

    Tasmania experience four distinct seasons. Its climate is described as mild temperate maritime. The warmest months are December, January, February and March with average temperatures of around 21°C.

    Tasmania Temperture

    (Data sourced from Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Units = °C)
  • Other Information

    OCT4 Pty Ltd trading as ONLY LUXE CLUB acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by ONLYLUXE CLUB.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to ONLYLUXE CLUB. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price. The current surcharge for all credit cards is 3% of the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    Liability
    The participant agrees to indemnify OCT4 PTY LTD, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Not suited for children under the age of 8.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise OCT4 PTY LTD and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. OCT 4 PTY LTD and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which OCT4 Pty Ltd or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure OCT4 Pty Ltd will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    Evacuations
    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
  • Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

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    reviews The was a great hiking experience. Highlight was day 4 when we saw the world-famous pink granite beaches and contrasting white quartz beaches. We finished our day with some local oysters and mussels at the locally owned Freycinet Marine Farm. We enjoyed the Wilderness Cruise around the Tasman Peninsula and the visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. This tour was well worth the money. We saw some spectacular sights and head a lot of local history on this tour. Well worth the money. Well organised. It was a great way to see the beautiful east coast of Tasmania
    Review by Jimmy / (Posted on 3/22/2018)
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    reviews The hike was moderately challenging but very rewarding. We saw an abundance amount of wildlife over the 8 days. The landscape and coastline offered spectacular viewing and great photo opportunities. Our guides provided a lot of history and trivia which was very interesting. We were very impressed with their enthusiasm and caring attitude for the landscape around. We enjoyed every day of our hike but day 5 and 8 was our best. We thoroughly enjoyed the Fossil Cliffs walk and the cruise seeing the spectacular rock formations along the coastline. A well rewarding hike.
    Review by Caroline / (Posted on 3/29/2018)
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