Port Davey Track
The Port Davey Track is a challenging bushwalk in the remote south west of Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness area. Trekking out from Scotts Peak Dam the group will skirt the imposing Western Arthurs. Surrounded by the ancient peaks of the White Monolith Range, you will camp on the banks of the mystical Crossing and Spring Rivers. Rare pockets of rainforest with ancient Celery Top Pines and Sassafras are a contrast to the open skies of the Lost World Plateau. A boat crossing of Bathurst Harbour at the Narrows leads to a walk to the isolated outpost of Melaleuca where you will prepare for an exhilarating flight back into civilization. This tour can be combined with our nine day South Coast Track trip, creating one of the world's greatest wilderness experiences, a sixteen day traverse of the entire south west of Tasmania.
|DAY 1||Transfer Hobart to Scotts Peak Dam, short walk to Junction Creek|
|DAY 2||Trek to the banks of the Crossing River|
|DAY 3||Trek to Watershed Camp|
|DAY 4||Traverse the Lost World to Spring River Crossing|
|DAY 5||Descend into Bathurst Harbour|
|DAY 7||Trek to Melaleuca & fly to Hobart (or continue with 9 day South Coast Track itinerary)|
Port Davey offers a path less travelled for walkers who want the beauty and isolation of the south west without the foot traffic, manicured camp sites, and dry creek crossings of the alternatives. I enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they are up to the challenge.