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Join us for a two night adventure on the exclusive Picnic Island by Freycinet National Park. Explore the night with an Astrophotography workshop and astronomy talk, walk wineglass bay in Freycinet National Park, and meet the penguins of Picnic Island. 


An experience to remember – a remote Tasmanian adventure with an intimate group (max. 8 guests). Learn about the night skies on an island free of light pollution. Take home photographs you can be proud of. 


*This itinerary is designed to give you a rough idea about what to expect. the order of days might change, and the weather will ultimately guide what we are able to do

We will pick you up from Launceston or Hobart, and drive to Coles Bay. We will take the ferry to Picnic Island and get comfortable, before beginning our first Astrophotography workshop 

After an easy start to the day with a cooked breakfast and good coffee, we will take the Aqua Ferry to Freycinet National Park for a half day walk. 

We will return to Picnic Island before nightfall to make the most of our refined photography skills overnight, and for a delicious hot dinner. 

Today we say goodbye to the Island and its population of penguins. 

We will do a showing of the work we have made over the weekend.

Aqua Ferry transfers to Coles Bay will be followed by the long drive to Launceston or Hobart where we will say our goodbyes. 

– Eat healthy hearty dinners around a campfire

– Sleep in the most comfortable swags in Central Australia

– Wake up to a camp breakfast (inc. tea & coffee) surrounded by nature

– Toilets and showers available at most campsites.

Art tour in Freycinet National Park


Where will we be staying?

We will be staying on Picnic Island – an exclusive island with the capacity to sleep 10 people. It is a gorgeous little island overlooking Hazards mountain range in Freycinet National Park.  

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I'm not great with my camera... is this trip for me?

Tris trip is for anyone with access to a DSLR camera. Whether you’ve photographed the stars before or not, whether you consider yourself an expert astronomer or can’t tell the Southern Cross from the North Star, this trip is for you. 

The location is stunning in itself and is a draw card for expert astrophotographers who want less tuition. For those of us with less technical knowledge, Luke Tscharke will be with us offering expert guidance. As group numbers are restricted to a maximum of 8, you can expect to get some special attention. 

I haven't done a group trip like this before... what should I expect?

Art Tours of Australia’s trips are very inclusive. We encourage solo travellers, small groups, and couples to join our trips. You can expect to travel with like minded environmentally conscious people, and if you’re lucky you’ll walk away with a couple of new friends. 

Our shared love of remote environments and creativity leads to great group dynamics. 

Four people smiling at the camera in a selfie taken outdoors surrounded by distant hills

How do we get to the island??

We will travel from Coles Bay to Picnic Island via aqua ferry. 


You can book complimentary transfers from Launceston or Hobart with Art Tours of Australia in their adventure Troopy. 

What isnt included?

This trip is all inclusive. We provide meals, transfers, environmental information from one of Australia’s top tour guides Anna Dakin, astrophotography lessons from Luke Tscharke, and a bed in a shared room to sleep in. 

We DO NOT provide alcohol, but feel free to bring your own. A glass of wine on the jetty at sunset sounds pretty appealing. 

close up of two silver platters with cheese, dip, biscuits, grapes, and dried fruit

Whats the food like?

GOOD. We offer healthy varied meals every day. Cold salads or sandwiches for lunch, and hot meals for dinner. We endeavour to accommodate dietary preferences as much as possible. We always have a vegetarian option. Make sure to let us know your dietary preferences when you book so we can order the correct quantities before heading out into the bush. 

What to bring:

Please let us know about any dietary or medical concerns when booking. This tour  will be rescheduled or cancelled in extreme weather.