Summer Walking Well Underway
The Australian great walks that operate below latitude 38 degrees come alive slowly over the three month of spring to be well and truly in full operation by the 1st December and kick off Summer walking.
Starting in September the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk unfurls from its winter hibernation and brings Victorian wildflowers, dramatic weather patterns, at times wild southern ocean outlooks and even glimpses of migrating whales. By world standards, the climate is mild, but walkers take heart that the comforts of the fully heated lodge and daily hot showers are never far from the walk day’s end. Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk walks through until the 31st May each year with a mini peak season in March and April.
Then in October, three of the four Tasmania Great Walks turn the shingle over and return to the trail: The Maria Island Walk, the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and Cradle Mountain Huts Walk recommence operating from 1st October each year. Cradle Mountain walkers in the early part of the season can be met with sunshine or snow, so be prepared! But again, walkers can revel in the purpose built facilities that provide overnight respite from the daily elements.
And then November 1st is the reawakening of the Freycinet Experience, one of our truly boutique operators with just 25 departures per season and operating only between November and April. This lodge based walk explores the Peninsula from many different aspects, and you will be all the richer for your down time being spent in the comforts of the Friendly Beaches Lodge.
All our summer walks have spaces still available between Christmas and the end of their season (April or May) so consider this you invitation to add a walking holiday to your “must do in 2015” list.