Freycinet Peninsula Circuit

10 h 30 min to 15 h 30 min

28.3 km
circuit

↑ 1194 m
↓ -1194 m

Hard track
Starting from the Wineglass Bay Car park on Malunna Road, Freycinet, this walk takes you on an expansive circuit along the Freycinet Peninsula. The circuit takes in many of the peninsulas pristine beaches, waterfalls and Aboriginal sites. The optional climb to the top of Mount Freycinet (620m) can also challenge walkers. The trail is well-formed and covers various terrains, making it a fantastic introductory option for walkers new to multiday hiking. Drinking water availability on this circuit is scarce, and you need to be prepared to carry sufficient water. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-42.145777,148.289167)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom High Street, 1
  • Turn on to Montagu Street, B34 then drive for 57.5 km
  • Turn left onto Tasman Highway, A3 and drive for another 22 km
  • Turn right onto Coles Bay Road, C302 and drive for another 30.8 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 200 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Wineglass Lookout Track.
Wineglass Bay Carpark (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Lookout Track & Mount Amos Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 55 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
Then pass the water tap (40 m on your right).
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Hazards Beach Track) turn right, to head along Hazards Beach Track.
After another 680 m continue straight, to head along Hazards Beach Track.
After another 5.4 km (at the intersection of Peninsula Track & Hazards Beach Track) continue straight, to head along Peninsula Track.
After another 2.3 km continue straight, to head along Peninsula Track.
After another 3.9 km (at the intersection of Cooks Beach Path & Peninsula Track) turn left, to head along Peninsula Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Optional side trip to the summit of Mount Freycinet To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 5.1 km (at the intersection of Peninsula Track & Mount Freycinet Track) continue straight, to head along Peninsula Track.
After another 790 m continue straight, to head along Peninsula Track.
After another 15 m come to the "Mount Graham" (50 m on your left).
After another 5.2 km pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
After another 15 m come to the "Wineglass Bay Overnight Walker Campsite" (10 m on your right).
Campsite managed byTasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. This is a free campsite.
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Track & Peninsula Track) veer right, to head along Wineglass Bay Track.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Wineglass Bay Lookout Track & Wineglass Bay Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track.
After another 250 m (Boulderfield Junction) veer right, to head along Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return).
After another 240 m pass the "Waterfall Lounge" (35 m on your right).
After another 640 m (at the intersection of Mount Amos Track & Wineglass Bay Lookout Track (Return)) veer right, to head along Mount Amos Track.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of Wineglass Lookout Track & Mount Amos Track) continue straight, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Wineglass Lookout Track.
After another 5 m come to the end.

Optional side trip to the summit of Mount Freycinet
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Freycinet Track & Peninsula Track Start heading along Mount Freycinet Track (a walking track).
After 800 m come to the "Mount Freycinet" (40 m on your right).
After another 7 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 800 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Freycinet Peninsula Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 28.3 km
Time 10 h 30 min to 15 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 23.9 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 9.4 km apart with the largest gap of 23.8 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
95 m[toilet]
Toilet
23.9 km[toilet]
Camp site
23.9 kmWineglass Bay Overnight Walker Campsite
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