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Our Story

How we became Tasmania's leading adventure travel company

A place like no other on earth, Tasmania is truly an island of contrasts. Its alpine plateaus, deep forests, hidden waterfalls, wild rivers, craggy coastlines, pristine beaches and unique wildlife paired with vibrant cities and charming small towns rich in history, art, food and culture, offer the complete travel experience.

For more than 40 years, it's been our passion at Tasmanian Expeditions to create memorable, responsible and experience-rich adventure itineraries that allow travellers to explore the remote, rugged and iconic parts of our incredible island.

Founded in the late 1960s as Craclair Walking Tours, and operating  as Tasmanian Expeditions since 1989 we now own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes, from trekking the iconic Overland Track to rafting through the deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforests along the Franklin River or cycling through sleepy fishing villages along the stunning East Coast.

We believe that visiting a destination requires really getting out there and exploring. It's not just about where you go, it's how you go.

 

If you're sitting reading my review on The Overland Track Trip, your not out there living life! Go book it! Thanks Ben and Pip for a great time with many laughs! The ever changing scenery was lovely and I had a great time.

A. EckertVictoria, Australia

 

Our list of firsts

  • Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2018 - Finalist
  • Trekking along the spectacular landscape of the Overland track |  <i>Mark Whitelock</i>
  • Walk through a forest of snow and trees along Tasmania's Overland Track during winter |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>
  • We camp alongside Paddy’s Lake on our Coast to Cradle tour |  <i>Frank Rosser</i>
  • Western Arthur's Traverse, Tasmania |  <i>Grant Rees</i>
  • Sublime, untarnished wilderness along the Franklin |  <i>Geoff Law</i>
  • World Expeditions rafts on the Franklin River Tasmania |  <i>Ivan Edhouse</i>
  • Heading to the summit of Cradle Mountain |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i>

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Why travel with us

INNOVATIVE ADVENTURES

All of our active Tasmanian holidays provide our travellers with ample opportunities to experience Tasmania’s diverse wilderness, combined with the safety, local knowledge and flexibility necessary to operate quality adventure holidays in Tasmania's rapidly changing environment.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Environmental values filter through every aspect of the company, from the minimal impact camping procedures through to the interpretation of environment. Tasmanian Expeditions has Leave No Trace policies in place to ensure destinations retain their natural character and cultural diversity.

ULTIMATE VALUE

Our adventure holidays aim to be fully inclusive. We include park fees, permits, internal flights, meals and camping gear in our trip price, as well as gear such as goretex jackets and sleeping bags when required.

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