Franklin River

I was particularly impressed by the level of knowledge and professionalism exhibited by the river guides, Shaun and Anna. Whether it be tackling a difficult rapid, describing the fauna, flora and history of the area, preparing the campsite, producing amazing meals or subtly directing and supporting me in potentially dangerous situations, I always felt completely safe and comfortable.

 

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.

Brief Itinerary

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)

traveller reviews

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.

T. Farrell. Lakelands, NSW. Aust.

Trip Grading
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Trekking with a Full Pack Walking
AU $2,495.00
Per Person

Ex Launceston

No local payments required

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