Navigating the rapids on the Franklin River | Carl Roe
New Years Trips for adventurous travellers
Ah, New Years Eve. That one evening that sets the tone for the year ahead. With promises to exercise more, eat better, trek often, and have adventures. And while you might have big aspirations for the night, if you’re not careful you could end up welcoming the new year with a vague sense of déjà vu – same old parties, same old fireworks display in your same old hometown. Why not welcome the new year somewhere inspiring?
Here are six fantastic New Years trips for adventurers. These multi day treks will promise one of the most fulfilling and memorable starts to the year than any party could ever give you.
The Overland Track is Australia’s premier extended bushwalk. The Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park is renowned for its beauty, featuring abundant wildlife, rare and unusual vegetation and dramatic scenery. Starting at Dove Lake, situated beneath Cradle Mountain, we head south for the wilderness adventure of a lifetime. We follow a moderate graded trail for 70kms finishing our journey with a ferry crossing of Lake St Clair. We allow 6 days, averaging just over 10km per day, to walk the track so as to best appreciate highlights and side trips along the way. Find out more on the dates and trip.
Experience spectacular mountains, pristine wilderness and unique flora and fauna on this stunning walk. During this six day full-pack bushwalking expedition, we visit Tasmania’s only true alpine National Park, the Walls of Jerusalem. The first three days are spent exploring the more remote parts of the national park. Alpine herb fields and highland lake country abound as we visit Lake Adelaide, Lake Meston and Junction Lake to name a few. In the southern confines of the National Park we will have the opportunity to summit Mt Ragoona and Cathedral Mountain. Find out more on the dates and trip
With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and aboriginal and European history, Flinders Island is the gem in the crown of island walking in Tasmania. Over this diverse and rewarding itinerary you will experience six days walking the rugged peaks and sweeping coast lines of this windswept island, taking the time to swim in the crystal clear waters and photograph the endless picture perfect vistas. You have the opportunity to summit the dramatic granite peaks of both Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki , the second of which is the highest point on the island at 756m giving you spectacular 360 degree views of Flinders Island in its entirety. Find out more on the dates and trip
The south coast of Tasmania is, quite simply, awesome! Look south and feel the tingle of Antarctic air. This remote, rugged track follows Aboriginal trade and migration routes which were more recently utilised by ship wrecked European seafarers who found themselves washed ashore by the wild southern seas. The track leads eastward along wild beaches, across streams and rivers frequently swollen with torrential rain. We climb several mountain ranges well above sea level into alpine conditions – at times complete with snow! This is a challenging trek with some long days, big packs, and trying conditions. This is the hardest trip for your guides but, for the few that lead it, it's also their favourite. The South Coast Track is a stunning place and those that venture there come away inspired, invigorated and re-energised. Find out more on the dates and trip
Selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime’ this complete active adventure traverses all the must-see highlights of Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast. With a combination of vehicle supported cycling, kayaking and walking you will make the absolute most of this adventure playground. Over six days you will cycle through picturesque rural landscape, past vineyards and lush orchards, along stunning coastline, and down deep forested valleys. Kayak the sparkling aquamarine waters of Freycinet National Park and walk to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches – Wineglass Bay, and spend two days discovering Maria Island’ rich history, world class scenery and extremely friendly wildlife. Each day we make the most of the great outdoors, and each evening is spent celebrating and relaxing over a delicious 3-course meal showcasing the finest of Tasmania’s famous produce. Join us on this active and thoroughly rewarding tour of Tasmania. Find out more on the dates and trip
The Franklin is one of the world's last great wild rivers and it forges through the rugged south west of Tasmania, through deep gorges, quiet pools and magnificent temperate rainforest. This expedition provides a true wilderness adventure, an experience we pioneered back in 1978. Regardless of the river level, you will be in good hands as our professional guides have an exceptional safety record. Any descent of the Franklin is demanding and while previous rafting experience is not required, some wilderness knowledge, along with a sound level of fitness, is essential. Find out more on the dates and trip