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 a wonderful opportunity to explore a part of Victoria that is not often visited yet offers some of the best walking right on our doorstep.
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 campsite. 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 return we will have time for a wander along the beach, maybe dip your toes before enjoying a yummy home cooked dinner and a glass of wine.
Up for a yoga stretch session on the beach before a 8km walk to the northern part of the Island. We will have lunch out on the trail and then return to camp to pack up. Once packed up we then head back along the coast track to the ferry across to the mainland.