We are now taking bookings for our March 2-5, 2018 Freycinet Peninsula Walk.
Freycinet Peninsula Walk, approximately 40kms and three days of amazing scenery from Tasmania’s East Coast, including Hazards Beach, Cooks Beach, Bryans Beach, Mt Freycinet and Wineglass Bay.
Our Freycinet Peninsula Walk will commence with all participants meeting in Melbourne (unless otherwise confirmed with beforehand) and flying to Launceston, and then being driven by bus to Coles Bay, near the Freycinet National Park.
Our accommodation will be unpowered camping sites both at Coles Bay on Friday evening, and in the Freycinet National Park at Cooks Beach on Saturday evening, and Wineglass Bay on Sunday evening. We conclude the Walk on Monday morning returning to Coles Bay to freshen up and enjoy a celebration lunch before returning to Launceston airport for the return trip home!
This document provides is not a comprehensive guide of all equipment you would need, nor does it provide everything you need to do in order to ensure your fitness levels are adequate for the Walk. BANG Fitness Adventures will discuss each individual’s fitness and medical concerns with the individual and will provide a training guide to be followed as well as free training events that participants can attend. Interstate and International participants will need to source suitable training facilities however BANG Fitness Adventures will endeavour to assist where possible with advice and support.
As a general rule, cross training will be the most suitable form of training, a mix of cardiovascular and resistance training to ensure adequate muscle strength and endurance and heart health. The intensity of each leg of the Freycinet Peninsula Walk will depend on many factors, some of which include weather, incline, surfaces, duration of each leg etc., so the more variety you can implement in your training the better prepared you are likely to be.
PLEASE NOTE: Our camping and cooking equipment and food will be shared amongst participants to carry in packs that are provided by us, along with tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc, so whilst you don’t need to bring your own camping equipment you will need to be capable of carrying a large back pack with up to 15kgs of equipment and your clothing/toiletries etc.
It is important to note though that the Freycinet Peninsula Walk is an experience, not a race. We will walk as a group, and participants can rest as required, and frequent breaks will be had to ensure we rehydrate and eat as well as stop to enjoy the stunning views.
The Freycinet Peninsula Walk will follow the plan laid below. Please note that the daily start/stop points may vary slightly due to inclement weather etc., however if we are prepared physically and with appropriate clothing etc., we shouldn’t have any dramas.
Day One – We will meet Melbourne Airport and fly to Launceston Airport (or Hobart as arranged by BANG Fitness Adventures and confirmed to all participants prior to the event – travel time to Coles Bay from Launceston and Hobart are relatively similar, so actual airport in Tasmania will depend on availability of flights). Upon arrival in Launceston, the group will travel by bus to Coles Bay where we will set up camp for the night at a caravan park, allowing us time to ensure all participants are comfortable with their pack weight, set up and packing up of tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and cooking stoves. All equipment will be provided by BANG Fitness Adventures so there’s no need to purchase your own packs and equipment, other than good quality clothing and footwear suitable for Tasmanian conditions.
Our day will continue with a sunset kayaking tour on Coles Bay 2-3 hours of activity and then dinner for an early start on Day Two.
Day Two – We arrive at the Freycinet National Park and complete the visitors log in book at the Visitors Centre before driving into the park and preparing for our walk. We will start with a 2-3 hour walk to the summit of Mt Amos which gives 360 degree views of the Freycinet Peninsula. We then return to the car park for a snack before heading off to Hazards Beach and then onto Cooks Beach camping ground. We will set up camp for the evening, however if time and sunlight permits we will make the one hour walk to Bryans Beach to view Schouten Island and then return to camp.
Day Three – We break camp and then make our way along the trail to Mt Freycinet, which we will climb for those inclined to! It’s about a one hour trip to the summit, but gives amazing views back towards Coles Bay and the Hazards, a granite mountain range including Mt Amos. We then continue our walk to Wineglass Bay where we will camp for the evening.
Day Four – We break camp and walk the short distance back to the car park and then to the Visitors Centre where we ‘log out’ and then we head to Coles Bay to freshen up and enjoy a relaxing celebration lunch before heading back to Launceston for our flight home in the evening. Provisions will be made for us to shower and change clothing so that we aren’t too smelly on the flight home!
Your luggage will be securely stored whilst we are on the walk, so you just need a suitcase with a few changes of clothes and your toiletries. All trek clothing will be packed into your individual pack along with the shared out tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and sleeping mats required for the walk. We will attempt to distribute the weight evenly, however packs could weigh up to 15kgs so it will be a significant weight to carry, heavier than our day packs we use for our Great Ocean Walk and our Lombok Trek Adventure. We will also carry food for the group, however you are welcome to bring your own snacks along, but there is no electricity or shower facilities along the trail, and water is only available from tanks and creeks, so purification tablets or boiling will be required to safely drink it.
Obviously we have no refrigeration facilities during the day so snacks need to be non-perishable and we are also highly aware of leaving the environment as we found it, so all rubbish and containers must be carried home with us so that the next users of the trail may enjoy it the same way we have.
We may meet other groups on the Freycinet Peninsula Walk and we encourage you to introduce yourselves and share experiences and impressions along the way. We are all there to enjoy an incredible experience and meet like-minded people.
Given the distance from towns, there are limited sources of fresh water available other than at the designated camp sites along the Walk that are maintained by Parks Tasmania. We will be ensuring that we carry enough drink bottles to sustain us between campsites and to purify water before drinking it.
Most days will involve 6 to 7 hours of walking over a variety of terrain, with plenty of time for taking photos, sitting and absorbing the incredible scenery nature has provided us, chatting with fellow participants, rehydrating and eating and simply resting up when we need a break. We want this to be an experience to savour, to relish and to immerse yourself into, coming out the other end with an appreciation of exactly what you are capable of and with a sense of perspective about how you can overcome future challenges in your lives.
Information on payment details and discounts for full payment, referrals of friends and family and clients to our Freycinet Peninsula Walk can be found in the document BANG Fitness Adventures Freycinet Peninsula Walk Info and Payment Plan.
Places will be limited on this Adventure with a maximum of 12 participants. To experience this walk to full effect we don’t want to overcrowd the event which allows time to reflect without being overwhelmed by sheer numbers.
Please feel free to contact Matt Jolley on 0400 207 303 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or head to our website at www.bangfitness.com.au and click on the Adventures tab for our events. The full package price for this incredible experience is $1495 which includes all meals and flights to and from Launceston (ex Sydney/Melbourne – other capitals can be advised upon request)
BANG Fitness Adventures is here to help you find ways to make things happen for you. To help you overcome fears and doubts about what you can really achieve in your life, to help you create a new belief system based on you actually experiencing life. We are pleased that you have considered us to be a part of your experiences and we look forward to sharing the Freycinet Peninsula Walk with you.