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!
|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|
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.