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.

 

South Coast Track

Challenge yourself to one of Tasmania's finest long-distance walks, carrying a full pack along the unspoiled wilderness of Australia's southernmost shores. This nine-day, 85-kilometre walk offers a spectrum of Tasmanian scenes, from empty beaches to towering rainforests and the alpine heights of the Ironbound Range. It's a place of wild scenes and wildlife, with the chance to see wombats, quolls and possibly even the orange-bellied parrot, one of the world's rarest bird species. After a spectacular flight along the coast or mountains to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca in the World Heritage-listed Southwest National Park, you will walk 10 to 15 kilometres each day, carrying up to 20 kilograms and camping at night. The walk has a flexible itinerary that allows for a rest day and time for swims or exploration along the succession of south-coast beaches. Following in the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers - the South Coast Track was built as an escape route for shipwreck survivors - our knowledgeable guides will lead you through a true wilderness experience and the challenge of a lifetime. If you have have a thirst for full pack hikes, have excellent fitness and an open, flexible approach to being in remote areas for multiple days then this could be the perfect hiking adventure for you!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Hobart, fly into Melaleuca, trek to Cox's Bight
DAY 2 Trek to Louisa Creek / Louisa Bay
DAY 3 Walk to Louisa River
DAY 4 Trek across the Ironbound Ranges
DAY 5 Rest Day at Little Deadman's Bay
DAY 6 Walk to Osmiridium Beach
DAY 7 Trek to Granite Beach
DAY 8 Trek to South Cape Rivulet
DAY 9 Walk to Cockle Creek, return to Hobart

traveller reviews

The South Coast Track with Tasmanian Expeditions is one of the Worlds great Treks. Wilderness, stunning scenery, great walking and exceptional guides. A must do.

M. Hook. Blackburn South, VIC. Aust.

Trip Grading
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking with a Full Pack Walking
AU $2,295.00
Per Person

Ex Hobart

No local payments required

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