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Freycinet Peninsula Cruises & boat tours

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From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

1. From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable cruise departing from Freycinet National Park. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board while discovering your surroundings with the help of a guide. Board your cruise at the meeting point, just 3 hours outside of Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Wineglass Bay. Gaze at sheer granite cliffs, and get up close to diverse wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, and seals. Learn about the local landmarks, wildlife, and history with an informative onboard commentary. Taste a Ploughman's style lunch and purchase drinks and beverages from the bar. Marvel at the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Vista Lounge, with viewing decks, and baby-changing facilities.

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

2. Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

See Wineglass Bay from the water as you step aboard for a vessel for a scenic journey. Hear informative commentary as you enjoy your food and take in views of Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. Depart from Freycinet National Park aboard the Schouten Passage II. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay and gaze at the sheer granite cliffs. Get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history from the onboard commentary. Feast on morning tea as well as a ploughman's-style lunch. Complete ou meal with local beverages and wines, which are available for purchase in the wine bar. Enjoy the privacy and peace of being in the Sky Lounge, an adults-only area that offers comfort, direct access to the bridge, and stunning views from the top deck. You are also welcome to use the downstairs areas.

From Hobart: 4-Day Guided Freycinet National Park Walk

3. From Hobart: 4-Day Guided Freycinet National Park Walk

Day 1 Depart from the Old Woolstores Apartments in Hobart at 8 AM and transfer to sustainably built Friendly Beaches lodge. Begin your Freycinet National Park adventure in Coles Bay by boarding the Naturaliste for a spectacular sea cruise down to Schouten Island, the southernmost part of Freycinet National Park (weather permitting). On the way, keep a lookout for pods of playful dolphins. After a picnic lunch and swim, choose between a short but steep climb up Bear Hill for expansive views of the Freycinet Peninsula, or fish for flathead in Schouten Passage. The Bear Hill walk is of moderate difficulty, takes 2 hours, and covers 3 kilometers (1.9 miles). Return to Coles Bay by boat, then transfer to Friendly Beaches Lodge for an evening meal of fresh fish and great local wine. Day 2 On the second day, there are 2 walks to choose from. The first option is to take a 7-hour, 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) moderate coastal walk from Bryan’s Beach journeys through sclerophyll forests and along beaches to the renowned Wineglass Bay. Along the way, encounter unforgettable up-close moments with local Australian wildlife. Alternatively, if you're seeking a serious challenge, opt for the climb from Cook’s Beach to the top of Mt Graham (579 meters/1,900 feet above sea level) where you’ll enjoy wonderful views of The Hazards’ dusky pink rock outcrops, before descending to Wineglass Bay via spectacular Quartzite Ridge. This is a difficult 16-kilometer (almost 10-mile) hike that takes about 8 hours. The two groups rejoin at Wineglass Bay in the late afternoon – the perfect time to swim, enjoy a cup of tea, and exchange stories about the morning’s adventures. Feeling refreshed, take the climb to Wineglass Bay Lookout for iconic views, before descending to the waiting vehicle to transfer you back to the Lodge. Day 3 Today, discover the secluded Bluestone Bay, and explore the fascinating geology of White Water Wall and little Bluestone Bay on an easy to moderate 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) hike for about 6-7 hours. Follow an ancient track through sacred bushland once followed by the Oyster Bay Tribe. The headland is home to a stunning array of native plants, including the giant Xanthorrhoea (Grass Trees). Continue along the white sands of Friendly Beaches, and enjoy a swim before you arrive back at the lodge where cool drinks and homemade afternoon tea await. Day 4 Rise early and head to the beach for morning coffee. After breakfast, there’s an optional walk along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt Mary and a descent to Saltwater Lagoon before taking a final stroll along Friendly Beaches to Isaac’s Point. In total, this easy walk lasts 3 hours and is 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) long. Finally, transfer back to Hobart to arrive at 5 PM on the last day. If you’re booked on a flight after 5:30 PM, a Hobart Airport drop-off can be provided.

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What people are saying about Freycinet Peninsula

We had a great day, the best weather and all the staff were helpful and friendly. The landscape / seascape was spectacular. We were able get up close to the rock formations, Waterfall Bay and the wildlife. The dolphins came up close to the boat on many occasions giving everyone a chance to see and photograph them. Cruising into Wine Glass Bay was amazing with the beautiful beach scene and clear aqua / blue waters. The lunch included in our package was really yummy and plenty of it. It was awesome to eat lunch in an amazing environment and have time to take it all in. This cruise is a must do if you are in this part of the world. The staff really enjoy their job and it shows as it was evident everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day out. We will definitely be back to do more day trips with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys when we are back in Tasmania.

A very well organised cruise with a young but excellent crew, all enthusiastic and keen to ensure you enjoy yourselves. The crew and captain provide a great overview of the sights and are very informative. We were very luck to see a group of 30+ Orca’s surrounding the boat, an event that delighted everyone on board, not a regular event we were told! We also saw a sea eagle nest, seals a couple of albatrosses as well as the wonderful beaches, waterfalls and rock formations. The lunch was excellent too. Can’t fault it, left feeling elated!

We are so glad we booked this cruise, as it was the highlight of our stay on the east coast. Tahlia did a great job of looking after us in the Sky Lounge and Noah was a brilliant driver with interesting commentary along the way. We were lucky to have perfect weather conditions and were thrilled to see dolphins, seals, albatross and flying fish. Food and drink were plentiful and excellent quality, especially the oysters!

A thoroughly enjoyable experience with attentive crew and comfortable boat. Such a beautiful part of the world and we were lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins accompany us for part of our cruise. As I am susceptible to motion sickness I took my own precautions prior to leaving and was glad I did even though the ride was quite smooth. Ginger tablets were made available at start of cruise. Lunch was great.

From leaving the jetty to returning, the crew were fabulous. The weather was a little up and down so unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife but the coastline is very spectacular in itself. I agree with the skipper that Bryan's Corner is the best.