French Island Overnight Hike

French Island

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French Island is in the heart of Westernport Bay and offers tranquil surroundings and pristine flora and fauna. With next to no traffic, thousands of koalas and plenty of history this makes for a perfect overnight hike. This trip includes ferry fees, camping permits, professional guides and yummy home cooked food!

If you have never done an overnight hike or you’re unsure about carrying a pack, then you really should make the most from this opportunity. We only carry our backpacks for the first 5km, then set up camp and continue with day bags to explore the wilderness and easy tracks around the Island. This short rucksacks carry also means we can afford to take a few more of life’s luxuries or to test gear that you are unfamiliar with. Maybe even something to sit on!

With great proximity to Melbourne, this is an wonderful opportunity to explore a part of Victoria that is not often visited yet offers some of the best walking right on our doorstep.

Grade 2
DISTANCE 23KM (10km carrying the rucksack)


Day one:

Meet at Stony Point where we will jump aboard the ferry and ride across to French Island. Once there we take the coast track for 5km to our camp site. We will set up our tents, grab a snack and head off again with our day packs for a 11km walk to the Pinnacle Lookout. When we maybe have time to dip your toes before enjoying a yummy home cooked dinner and a glass of wine.

Day two:

Up for a yoga stretch session on the beach before/after a yummy warm breakfast and then head off for a relaxing packless walk along the shoreline to the northern part of the Island. We will have lunch back at camp then head back along the coast track to the ferry across to the mainland.


  • 4-5 hr walk with views each day
  • 16km day one, 8km day two (only 10km of this with a rucksack)
  • Ferry return
  • Morning stretch and yoga session
  • All fees and permits
  • Homemade delicious dinner, lunches and snacks plus some alcohol
  • Assistance supplying gear, first come basis
  • Experienced and qualified guides

Does not include:

  • Water & beverages
  • Transport to and from start location (Car pooling available)
  • Any private expenses

What to bring:

  • Large drink bottle, or two normal drink bottles on a hot day
  • A small backpack
  • Medication, camera, etc...
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Sturdy walking boots, trail shoes or runners
  • Walking clothes, we generally recommend shorts or light pants with layers for your upper body

A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.

If you have any further questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and if you still can't find your answer, contact us via our Live Chat or send us an email.

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Stony Point Kiosk, 1 Stony Point Road, Crib Point, Vic 3919 Australia

September 29, 9:00am - September 29, 3:00pm, AEST


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