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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
Accommodation
Meals
  • 10 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
  • 11 Breakfasts

12 Days$4950AUD

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Trip Code: SOG5477

Trip highlights


  • Exploring Australia's largest cool temperate rainforest - the Tarkine Rainforest
  • Exploring world famous Wineglass Bay
  • Abundance of endemic wildlife and ancient flora
  • Spectacular Pieman River Cruise
  • Summiting Cradle Mountain (1545m) and its surrounding alpine plateau
  • Quality twin share accommodation in unique settings including Corinna Wilderness Village on the crest of the Tarkine

To the south of the Australian continent lies a wilderness island called Tasmania. At the edge of the world, Tasmania showcases unique endemic wildlife and flora and holds one of the largest wilderness world heritage areas in the developed world.

On this specially crafted itinerary we explore the diverse natural wonders that are on offer. From Australia's highest coastal cliffs and the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere to the summit of Cradle Mountain and the charm of some of Australia's oldest towns and settlements, this outing offers a truly in depth look at Van Diemans Land- Tasmania.


Itinerary

The group is welcomed at the Hobart Airport by your Tasmanian Expeditions guides, followed by a short transfer to the Hobart CBD. Here an important pre-departure briefing will take place, cross-checking the gear required to participate in this tour - please see attached gear list. The afternoon is free for you to explore the sights of Hobart including MONA, an extraordinary private Museum of Old and New Art that is generating international acclaim. Tonight's accommodation is at Travelodge Hobart, a small hotel in the heart of the city. Dinner is not included in the tour cost to allow freedom to choose from the many dining options available in Hobart's city centre.

Meals:  Nil

Today we head to Port Arthur Historic site. It was once home to many of Australia's early convicts and is now one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations. We will be escorted around the site by local guides who will help us discover the history of this penal settlement that is scenically positioned on the Tasman Peninsula. After a delicious lunch we will head north to Freycinet National Park. Here we will enjoy some short walks before settling in to our cabins at Iluka Holiday Park in Coles Bay. Walking Distance 4-6 km Walking Time 2-3 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we visit Freycinet National Park for a full day of walking & exploring. The highlight of today is Wineglass Bay with its pristine white sandy beach and turquoise waters. We have the opportunity to see many bird and mammal species, such as the Bennett’s wallaby, Tasmanian Pademelon, wombat, black cockatoo, swift parrot, and green rosella. After lunch we continue our circuit walk via the Isthmus Track to Hazards Beach and Lemana Lookout, a small rocky headland with great southerly views of the Peninsula and Schouten Island. When we return to our cabins at Iluka Holiday Park you will be able to freshen up and relax while your guides prepare another hearty evening meal Walking Distance 8-10 km Walking Time 5-7 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we undertake a guided adventure - paddling sea-kayaks on the crystal clear waters of Coles Bay near Freycinet. From the waters surface we gain a new perspective on this stunning environment. After lunch we hit the road north along the East coast for an afternoon walk from Eddystone to Picnic point in the beautiful Bay of Fires We will then head to our farm stay at Icena Lodge. Walking Distance 5 km Kayak- 4 hours Walking Time 3-4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Our morning walk today takes us to the foothills of the Blue Tier where we visit a pocket of remnant old growth rainforest containing giant Eucalypt & Myrtle tree’s. In the early afternoon we take a long drive to Cradle Mountain where we can check into our cabin accomodation. Once checked in we can stretch the legs on some short walks around the low country of Cradle mountain. Tonight we will dine at Cradle Mountain Lodge Walking Distance: up to 10k Walking Time: up to 3-4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast we will check the weather and look to do some walking uop on the high plateau around Cradle Mountain. We can take in the beautiful Dove Lake and for a more strenuous stretch twisted lakes loop walk.. During the walk your guides will take the time to introduce this spectacular area to you – the history of the region, its pioneers, the amazing prehistoric plant life and the impressive views of Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake you will witness. Returning to our cabin accommodation your guides will prepare another great meal for you to enjoy as you relive the excitement of the day & prepare for our full day in the National Park tomorrow. Walking Distance 10km Walking Time - all day

Meals:  B,L,D

Today can be as challenging or as leisurely as you wish. Conditions permitting, your guides will offer you the opportunity to trek to the base of Cradle Mountain and to climb to its summit. The breathtaking 360 degree views on offer are a worthy reward for the effort required to reach the summit. En route you will encounter the beautiful Crater Falls and Crater Lake before tackling the steep trail up to Marion’s Lookout. If weather or other conditions prevent our summit attempt there are numerous alternatives, a popular one is the challenging Face Track which skirts beneath the well known outline of Cradle Mountain. Your guides are passionate about this wonderland and will provide a day full of highlights. Blue skies or rough weather this region provides a very special experience. Your guides will provide a packed lunch and plenty of snacks to keep your energy up whilst wandering throughout the day. When we return to our cabins you will be able to freshen up and relax while your guides prepare another hearty evening meal. Walking Distance 12km Walking Time 8 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we will pack up our belongings and you can enjoy a leisurely relaxing coffee at the visitor center or join the guides for a leisurely stroll in and around the visitor center. We will look to leave the fabulous Cradle Mountain area around midday.We then drive to the wild west coast of Tasmania. We visit the historic mining village of Waratah, enjoy the interpretation centre and go on a great short walk to the Philosophers Falls. Reaching our accommodation, the sustainable village of Corinna, we get ready to experience the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. Walking Distance 3-5km Walking Time 3-4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Early this morning we leave Corinna on the Arcadia II for a leisurely boat trip down the majestic Pieman River. The Arcadia II is a 17m river cruiser that was built in 1939 from Huon Pine – the only one of its kind still operating in the world. The cruise takes approx one and a half hours each way and is complemented by interesting commentary on a region that is rich in history & nature. On arrival at the mouth of the Pieman River we will enjoy a relaxing morning exploring the surrounding area and taking in the wild west coastline before returning to Corinna in the afternoon. There will be ample time for further exploration of the area or a chance to simply sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the surrounding wilderness. Overnight in Corinna. Walking Distance 6km Walking Time 4 hours Cruising Time 3 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

You have an option for an early morning canoe on the Pieman river for the chance spotting of the platypus playing around in the water. After breakfast we leave Corinna and head inland along the Western Explorer Road to start walking the easy trail to the top of Mt Donaldson. Weather permitting, our efforts will be rewarded with great views of the wild coast, button grass hills, forested valleys and the rugged peaks all around us. Our afternoon will be spent exploring the Balfour Track, Lake Chisholm & Julius River Forest Reserves which offer a range of short walks & the opportunity to discover the magnificent cool temperate rainforest located between Corinna and our evening’s destination – the picturesque coastal town of Stanley. Tonight we will stay at the Stanley Seaview Inn and will enjoy a BBQ dinner down on the waterfront overlooking Stanley’s most significant landform 'The Nut’ a 150m volcanic plug that dominates the skyline. Walking Distance 7km Walking Time 4-5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Heading east across the Northern Coast of the Island we explore the wildlife rich Narawantapu National Park. We return to Launceston via Somerset and Devonport and sample local fresh produce en route. If time allows we will offer an optional walk to Launceston's Cataract Gorge. We will overnight in Launceston and enjoy our final evening meal together. We stay at Penny royal apartments. Walking Distance 4-6km Walking Time 3-4 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast the group will be transferred to the Launceston Airport. The morning may be planned to allow for some free time before the transfer.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • Professional wilderness guides
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches & 10 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus with trailer support
  • Pieman River Cruise
  • National Park fees
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

  • Travel to and from Hobart / Launceston
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature - alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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Total Priceper person from

$4950AUD

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Discover Tasmania trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.