As part of my 10 day trip round Tasmania in December, I am planning to spend 2 nights in the Cape Freycinet area. On looking at accomodation - there seems to be a large range (in prices) depending on where you stay. To get the most out of the area, I have been told to stay within the reserve which then limits the choice to a handful (all with prices around the $300 a night mark). Also all tours/excursions seem to be exhorbitantly priced. There are 2 of us travelling and would appreciate any advice on whether it is worth it to spend the extra $$ to stay at one of the places in the reserve or rent one of the homestay chalets/bungalows. Is it wise to do the walks, treks etc on our own vs joining a tour and is spending the money doing a boat trip worthwhile?
I'd like to get the most of our experience and willing to pay the bucks but only if it really is all that special. (Reviewed Saffires but the price is way out of my budget!) Any recommendations / advice is much appreciated!