Launceston & North

Now known as one to watch for its thriving arts, culture and cuisine, Tasmania’s second largest city of Launceston is also a hub for some of the state’s best outdoor experiences.

Within striking distance of the vibrant small city you’ll find the idyllic Tamar River valley and Ben Lomond National Park—Tasmania’s premier ski destination and a mountain biking mecca in the summer months.

Join local climbing guides for a day on the famous dolerite crags and cliffs of Cataract Gorge, take a guided canoe trip down the majestic Tamar River and head up to the summit of Ben Lomond—an easy day trip from Launceston—for an epic mountain bike descent through the famed switchbacks of Jacob’s Ladder.

Or combine the best of the East Coast into one thrilling adventure as you cycle your way from Launceston to Hobart through sleepy fishing villages, past dramatic landforms and along stunning coastal stretches on our Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania itinerary—fittingly named one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s ’50 Tours of a Lifetime’.


 

Ultimate value

Our active Tasmanian adventures offer exceptional value for money incorporating as many inclusions as possible in every tour such as meals, transport, entrance fees and permits.

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Tasmania. When you book one of our trips you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

Expertly planned

With over 40 years in the business, we have finessed our range of adventure tours. You’ll get a planned itinerary that explores some of the most remote destinations in Tasmania, and while our guides organise the nitty gritty logistics, you get to spend more time enjoying the scenery and surrounds.

Experienced guides

Gain insight into the history, geography, wildlife and culture along the way to ensure you get the most out of your trip, as well as the comfort of knowing you are travelling with well equipped, experienced guides who can support you throughout the trip.


 

Ecotourism certification

Many of the itineraries offered by Tasmanian Expeditions have achieved Ecotourism Certification at the ECO IV level. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Our business commitment

The entire staff of Tasmanian Expeditions share a deep commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Tasmanian wilderness. We are dedicated to ensuring we adopt a responsible attitude to the areas we travel through. Our key aim is to maximise the positive benefits tourism can deliver whilst minimising the impact of any potentially damaging social, cultural or environmental consequences.

In the field commitment

Minimal impact bushwalking techniques are used to reduce the effects that people have on the environment. This allows walkers to enjoy their natural surroundings without causing too much environmental degradation.



Tasmania is located between Latitudes 40 and 43, with the islands temperature and weather moderated by the surrounding oceans. The cool temperate climate offers four distinct seasons which can interchange on any given day of the year. Summer in-land temperatures average 24 degrees with nights averaging a relatively cool 8 degrees. Rainfall in Tasmania is far higher than any mainland counterpart and averages 2700 millimeters on the west coast and central highlands.

Tasmania’s alpine regions can experience heavy rainfalls and temperatures below zero degrees in summer. For group safety and comfort, having adequate gear and equipment for the local conditions ensures accessibility to the wilderness is enjoyed. Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures.


A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.