Frenchmans Cap

  • Day 1

    • Briefings/lectures
    • Gear prep
    • Lunch provided

  • Day 2

    • Depart Launceston for the trail head
    • Commence trek
    • Overnight in the vicinity of Lake Vera.

  • Day 3

    • Trek to Lake Tahune

  • Day 4

    • Summit day (weather permitting)

  • Day 5

    • Trek back to Lake Vera, or summit if weather allows

  • Day 6

    • Trek back to trail head
    • Transfer back to Launceston

AU$2,400 per person

AU$2,400 per person


Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from the park, park fees, track fees, 5 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 5 dinners. See gear list for what we supply.

All prices are GST inclusive

Located in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Frenchman’s Cap is situated in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. At 1,446 metres above sea level, the mountain is in the top thirty highest mountains in Tasmania. Home to Tasmania’s oldest rock, The south-east face of the peak is a 300 metre high cliff of white Precambrian quartzite. With unparalleled views from the summit, the hard work is rewarded with breathtaking views over some of the best mountain scenery in the State.

The Trek

The Frenchman’s Cap trek is a 46km return journey over five days, which gives us a greater window of opportunity to successfully summit the peak. An introductory day of gear prep and lessons will be conducted prior to the first day of trekking to ensure everyone has the right gear and is fully prepared prior to setting out.

What we supply
  • Back pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the trek commencing)
  • Water bladder and bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Crampons or chains during winter activities
What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 3 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 2 (Merino wool is recommended. Merino will not smell after several days of use)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 2 pair (one light merino type and one wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Tent booties (or lightweight footwear for use around camp)
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad brimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)
  • Toiletries (mainly toothbrush, toothpaste and 100% natural tea tree oil which is a good antiseptic and substitute for soap and shampoo. Even biodegradable soap is unsuitable in a world heritage area)
  • Small bottle of hand sanitizing gel (Dettol 50mL)
  • Small towel (quick dry, micro travel type)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries
What you may also like to bring
  • Camera (consider spare batteries)
  • Book (not too bulky)
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Lip balm
  • Soft shell jacket (lightweight and windproof)
  • Wet wipes

Main image credit: Bernd Meyer