Bay of Fires, Freycinet and Three Capes Adventure

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Tassie Trifecta – tackle 3 iconic trails in one huge hiking adventure in Tasmania

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Overview

Bay of Fires, Freycinet and Three Capes Adventure

Tassie Trifecta

Trekking Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, Freycinet and Three Capes trails in Palawa Country.

Join Big Heart Adventures for a triple sized adventure, we have affectionately named the Tassie Trifecta.

This trip provides you the opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy 3 iconic walks of Tasmania. The logistics are taken care of so here is your chance to maximise you hiking adventure.

Walk pack-free on trails starting from Launceston and finishing in Hobart. Beginning with the oceanic spell of Bay of Fires, then to Wineglass Bay in stunning Freycinet National Park, and finishing with the sheer cliffs of Three Capes.

This walking tour will leave you in awe and fulfilled from being immersed in nature. These 3 diverse iconic walks form this triple treat, offering you choices of shorter distances along the way.

This is an all-inclusive experience of meals featuring local Tassie produce and pre-departure training walks.  So maximise your holiday and join us for a delight on the Apple Isle.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Launceston

This is arrival day into Launceston.

We will meet for a welcome drink and enjoy dinner as a team this evening with a pre-trek briefing with your Big Heart Adventures Leader.

If you arrive early, today is yours to enjoy in Launceston. You can head out to Cataract Gorge, hit the shops or cafes in town prior to meeting up this evening.

Meals Included: –
Walking Distance: –

Day 2 | Bay of Fires

This morning we head off with our local guides after breakfast to the east coast to start our Bay of Fires walk.

We encounter secluded beaches on the northern section of this iconic trail, with the opportunity to see wildlife including wallabies, pademelons and kangaroos as you wander through Mt William National Park.  With expansive views, diverse flora and fauna this is chance to soak in this incredible part of Tasmania and reflect on our First Nations people who once walked here before us.

Relax and enjoy a sumptuous 2 course chef prepared dinner after a wonderful introduction to our first day of walking.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 12km

Day 3 | Bay of Fires

Today we experience what Bay of Fires is known for – orange lichen rocks and colours that dance in the sunlight thanks to pink granite with high quartz content and bright white sand against a backdrop of bright blue skies.

We also have the chance to spot coastal species of birds today such as sea eagles, terns, gulls and oyster catchers along this section.

To extend your walk there is an optional cliff top hike or opportunity to relax or swim in the cool waters of Binalong Bay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 16km

Day 4 | Freycinet

We say goodbye to the Bay of Fires today.

After breakfast we make our journey to Freycinet National Park where we enjoy a magnificent circuit walk taking in Wineglass Bay. Here we witness the beauty of the granite outcrops known as the Hazards plus remote beaches and boardwalk that lead us to amazing views of Wineglass Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

We have the chance to add on a penguin colony tour this evening (optional at own expense).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 12km

Day 5 | Tasman National Park

Heading south today, we journey to Tasman National Park in anticipation of our Three Capes adventure.

Along the way though, it’s a chance to take a step back in time with a walk and coal mine historic site visit where convict history dominates this part of Tasmania.

The landscapes change as we journey south with opportunity to spot wildlife such as wallabies, kangaroos and seabirds.

Tonight we dine at Stewarts Bay Lodge and ready ourselves for Three Capes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 5km

Day 6 | Three Capes

Our first day to explore the Tasman National Park.

It’s a full days walk today covering Eaglehawk Neck, a narrow passage of land steeped in stories of convict prisoner escapes.

We visit Waterfall Bay after taking in the unique rock creations named Blowhole, Devils Kitchen and Tasman’s Arch.

It’s up onto the cliff tops with the dramatic rugged coastline and wild oceans below, the views from up top on the cliff line are spectacular.

Welcome to Three Capes!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 15km

Day 7 | Three Capes

We explore another Cape today but this one is not an official part of the Three Capes walk (yet).

Walking through forest of tall stringybark and old sheoak woodlands plus coastal scrub this full day walk at Cape Raoul offers views of Shipstern Bluff and the surf below.

Enjoy lunch on the cape with the chance to spot endangered wedgetail eagles. With sheer cliffs jutting out of the ocean todays views are awe inspiring.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 14km

Day 8 | Three Capes

While this might be our final trail day, the challenge is yours to enjoy with plenty of stairs on todays final hike.

Heading out to Cape Huay (or easier option to Bivouac Bay) it is all about the views as we take in the vast granite columns and rare fluted pillars that line the clifftops. A fitting finish to our Tassie Trifecta adventure.

We arrive back into Hobart in the evening passing Richmond for a chance to see this beautiful convict built bridge.

An opportunity to dine one last time at the hotel or hit one of the many local eateries nearby organised by your Big Heart Adventures Leader.

Congrats on completing the Tassie Trifecta – our Bay of Fires, Freycinet and Three Capes Challenge!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 16km

Day 9 | Hobart

While we say farewell to our fellow Big Heart Adventurers, we recommend you extend your stay in Hobart and explore this gorgeous little city. Mt William, MONA, Salamanca Markets all await discovery.

Talk to us about adding a couple of nights to your adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Need To Know

Inclusions

Travel
  • Comfortable private vehicle transport
Meals
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • Chef-cooked à la carte dinners with emphasis on locally sourced Tasman produce
  • B x 8 | L x 7 | D x 6
Accommodation
  • 8 nights comfortable hotel accommodation (twin share)
Activities
  • Professionally guided Bay of Fires walk
  • Professionally guided Freycinet walk
  • Professionally guided Three Capes walk
Safety
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
Environmental
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed ioMerino hiking top
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock
  • Big Heart Adventures journal
  • Guided pre-departure training walks and or program (trip specific)
  • Discount card for pre-departure purchases at Scouts Outdoor Centre
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program

Exclusions

  • Flights to and from Tasmania
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Gear you will need:
  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack (35 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 3Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for bushwalking that is quick drying, warm layers if chilly – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent (if joining us in warmer months consider a head net for the flies)
  • Sleeping attire

Details

  • Type: Challenge Trek Guided
  • Adventure: Bay of Fires, Freycinet and Three Capes Adventure
  • Destination: East Coast, Tasmania
  • Traditional Country: Palawa
  • Group Size: Max 12 plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A good level of fitness is required to walk the trails on this trip
  • You will be walking pack free (day packs only)
  • You will walk on a variety of surfaces including undulating trails, rocky paths and soft sand
  • Our longest walking day is 16km and we walk 7 consecutive days on this adventure
  • Shorter distances will be offered where possible
  • Trail rating: Moderate

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended – get a quote from Covermore
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • A limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come basis
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • A minimum of 8 travellers are required for this trip to depart. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund, subject to third party conditions
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • As we are partnering with a local tour operator ‘Auswalk’ there are additional terms and conditions, fitness requirements and documents that apply to this departure as a condition of our agreement with them. These are provided at time of booking and are accepted when a deposit is paid. They will offer a credit only (no refund) if this trip is cancelled or postponed or unable to depart due to COVID restrictions or border closures. Big Heart Adventures is unable to refund but will assist you to use your credit on a future trip with the local tour operator as required
  • Twin share rooming applies
  • Private vehicle transport on tour plus daily trail transfers is included

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure. Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.

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