This is a fabulous trip for moderately fit people - age we found is no bar.
Victor and Ashley our guides were very encouraging, and we were lucky with beautiful weather. Cool at night and mostly fine days. The camp cooking was exceptional for wilderness cuisine. The wild flowers were stunning especially the prickly scaparia, of many hues. The buttongrass moorlands with mountains behid were vistas from heaven. This should be on all eco-friendly Australians' bucket list.
Tasmania is 240 kilometres south of the Australian mainland. At 68,000 square kilometres Tasmania is less than one–third the area of Victoria and is comparable in size with the Republic of Ireland, West Virginia (USA) and Hokkaido (Japan). Tasmania boasts 19 National Parks and has more variation in landscape over short distances than any other part of Australia.
At Tasmanian Expeditions we do our best to get you out there amongst our rich and diverse scenery. Our program of guided walking tours, bushwalking expeditions, cycle holidays, rafting adventures and rock-climbing throughout Tasmania explore in one way or another the following National Parks.
Situated in central western Tasmania, the Cradle Mountain- Lake St. Clair National Park is now one of the most famous of Tasmania's sublime National Parks. Its rugged mountain peaks and alpine moorlands offer some of the finest scenery and bushwalking opportunities in Australia. Popular walking holidays we offer to Cradle Mountain include; 3-day Cradle Mountain Experience, 6-day Cradle Mountain and the Walls of Jerusalem, 6-day Cradle Mountain and the West Walks and the 7-day Overland Track trek. View all holidays that visit Cradle Mountain.
The Walls of Jerusalem National Park
The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is an alpine wilderness and it forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Stands of pure pencil pine forest and alpine vegetation are set high on a plateau of dolerite peaks and glacial moraines, tarns and lakes. This beautiful environment is very fragile. This remote park is not accessible by road. Our Cradle and Walls of Jerusalem and Walls of Jerusalem Circuit are both excellent walking holidays that explores this unique and beautiful national park.
Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, South West National Park is unlike any other in Australia. Over six hundred thousand hectares of inspiring, wild and remote countryside make this the largest National Park in the state. It's a varied region of wild rivers, jagged mountain ranges, rolling button grass plains and silent green rainforest. We take in some of this fine wilderness area in our 85km South Coast Track trek. We also offer the Port Davey Track extension, an additional 70km trek leading into the South Coast Track.
A pristine region of dramatic mountain peaks, beautiful temperate rainforest, and spectacular gorges, this park protects some of Tasmania's wildest and most unpredictable rivers, the Franklin, Jane, Gordon and Denison. This park is also part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. It is within this National Park that we operate our guided walk to Frenchmans Cap and our rafting expeditions along the Franklin River.
The spectacular red granite peaks of Freycinet Peninsula and the sheltered sandy beaches offer great diversity, magnificent scenery and a wide range of habitats for many types of flora and fauna. The Freycinet National Park also includes the Friendly Beaches and Schouten Island. Wineglass Bay is without doubt the jewel in the crown on the Freycinet Peninsula. A number of our trips visit this National Park. Our 3 day Freycinet Walk explores Freycinet, Friendly's and the Douglas Apsley, as well our cycle tour trips along the east coast swap the bike for a hike here - Cycle Tasmania and Heritage Cycle Tours.
In the far southeast corner of Tasmania lie the Forester and Tasman Peninsulas, joined by a narrow isthmus. The cultural and natural richness of these peninsulas is rare in the world. In this region of Tasmania you will find the highest vertical sea cliffs in Australia, spectacular geological features and the most renowned penal settlement in Australia - the Port Arthur Historic Site. This area is an important stop on our Heritage Cycle tour.
The far northeast of Tasmania is visually striking due to its low relief, differing vastly from most of Tasmania which is mountainous in comparison. Within the Mt. William National Park is the start of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Tasmanian Expeditions run an easy grade walking tour through the Blue Tier, Mt. William and Bay of Fires regions called the Blue Tier to Bay of Fires Walk.
Maria Island National Park
Maria Island, which lies just off the east coast of Tasmania, is rich in history. From its first inhabitants - the Tyreddeme, Aborigines the island has been inhabited by whalers and sealers, it was a penal colony during the convict era, a stronghold for the varied enterprises of Italian entrepreneur Diego Bernacchi, and a base for blossing industry. This tranquil island is now a protected historic site and rich in flora and fauna. We spend time exploring Maria Island on our Cycle Tasmania tour.