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Activities
  • Photography
  • Touring
Accommodation
  • 8 nights accommodation
Meals
  • 8 Dinners
  • 8 Lunches
  • 8 Breakfasts

9 Days$6390AUD

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COVID safety measures
are in place with extra cleaning and hygiene protocols

Remote adventures
means social distancing comes naturally

Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SOG6655

Trip highlights


  • Capturing sunset over the Hazard's Range, Freycinet National Park
  • Visit the famous Salamanca Markets and explore MONA, Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art
  • Visiting spectacular caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park
  • Sampling Tasmania's incredible local food and wine
  • Unforgettable journey into Tasmania's South West wilderness on a Gordon River Cruise
  • Photograph the tiered cascade Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park
  • Spend 2 nights suspended over Lake St Clair at the Pumphouse Point boutique accommodation
  • Trip escorted by acclaimed photographer and Canon Master, Richard I'Anson

This exclusive departure with renowned photographer Richard I'Anson features the beautiful landscapes of Freycinet, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Mt Field and Mole Creek Karst National Parks, and two days of culture and urban photography in Hobart. When we’re not out shooting, we will be staying in excellent accommodation, eating great food and drinking superb Tassie wines.

The trip begins at Launceston airport. From there we drive west to the fishing village of Strahan on Tasmania's West Coast. From Strahan we’ll take a cruise into the stunning rainforests along the Gordon River. We then head to the unique Pump House Point at the southern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Our rooms are in the historic pumphouse with great views over the lake, the perfect place to return to after our photography sessions. From Lake St Clair we head to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park to photograph the Hazards and Wine Glass Bay. On our final day of the trip we will take in the views from Mt Wellington, wander around Salamanca Market and photogenic Victoria Dock and take the ferry to the fabulous MONA.

We hope you can join us!

Activities:

Itinerary

After meeting you at Launceston Airport we take will begin our journey west to the quaint village of Strahan on Tasmania's West Coast stopping en-route at Mole Creek Caves, located in the Mole Creek Karst National Park. Embarking on a private tour within the Cave you will have the opportunity to see some amazing creatures many of which are unique to the Mole Creek Caves, such as the Tasmanian Cave Spider, that have evolved and adapted to living and surviving in this incredible place without light. After a picnic lunch we continue to Strahan and settle in to our accommodation before heading out to photograph the sunset. Total Driving time: approx 4 hours Overnight Strahan Village (Village Spa Rooms)

Meals:  L,D

Today we will experience the pristine beauty and surrounds of the south west on a premium boat journey across Macquarie Harbour and into the tranquil waterways of the Gordon River wilderness. Overnight Strahan Village (Village Spa Rooms)

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we head east to Lake St Clair, stopping to photograph the extraordinary landscape of Queenstown en-route. Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Aboriginal people of the area called the lake Leeawuleena, meaning sleeping water. Carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last two million years, Lake St Clair is deepest freshwater lake in Australia (167 metres/ 547 feet) and forms the headwaters of the Derwent River. Our accommodation for the evening is at the luxury Pumphose Point, perched at the end of a 250m jetty that juts out into Lake St Clair. You'll never want to leave! Total driving time - 2.5 hours Overnight Pumphouse Point

Meals:  B,L,D

Three-quarters of the way up Lake St Clair, in a dense and mossy forest, is the tiny Echo Point walkers’ hut. This morning we take a short ferry ride from Cynthia Bay to this picturesque hut. Across the lake from the hut is the sharp peak of Mount Ida, a vestige left by glaciers that travelled either side of the peak. Those powerful glaciers also excavated the hollow now filled by Lake St Clair. After spending some time in this idyllic location we begin walking back to Lake St Clair Lodge. Following the last leg of the infamous Overland Track, the walk follows the lake shore and takes us through stunning rainforest, ancient gnarled trees with moss and lichen covering almost every surface. On returning to our accommodation we take in another Tasmanian sunset before enjoying our meal together. Overnight Pumphouse Point

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we make our way to Freycinet National Park, exploring Tasmania's first National Park, Mt Field, on the way. At Mt Field we will enjoy the superb scenery and lush vegetation of the Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls. On arrival at Freycinet we'll settle into our accommodation before heading out to photograph the Hazards Mountain Range. Overnight Freycinet Lodge (Premium Spa Cabins) Total driving time: approx 5.5 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we climb the well-graded track to the Wineglass Bay lookout and, if it's a clear day, we will be rewarded with spectacular views out over the Freycinet Peninsula. We will descend from the lookout down to the white sands of Wineglass Bay, often rated one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world; this involves a descent of approximately 1000 steps. Upon reaching the beach, we will take a break to enjoy this special beach. Overnight Freycinet Lodge (Premium Spa Cabins)

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we’re up nice and early to capture the sunrise from the Cape Tourville Lookout. The lookout provides views over the Tasman Sea, many believe the views from here rival those from the Wineglass Bay Lookout. After a hearty breakfast we’re back on the bus and making our way South to Hobart, stopping in at one of Tasmania’s great wineries for lunch. On arrival into Hobart we check into our accommodation in the heart of Salamanca before heading out to Mt Wellington in the late afternoon. Total Driving time: 4.5hours Overnight Moss Hotel, Hobart (Grove or Bath Room)

Meals:  B,L,D

We will photograph the morning activity at Hobart's famous Salamanca Market. Located close to Hobart’s picturesque waterfront, Salamanca Market is located on Hobart's waterfront and is one of Australia’s largest and most vibrant outdoor markets. First held in 1972, Tasmania’s most visited attraction has grown from a small collection of informal traders to a beloved iconic market, described by many visitors as the “best market in Australia”. After lunch we'll take a ferry up the Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). MONA is largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere and houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. After some good time exploring Mona you will be met by your bus and transported back to your hotel Total Driving time: 20 minutes Overnight Moss Hotel, Hobart (Grove or Bath Room)

Meals:  B,L,D

Your trip concludes after breakfast in Hobart today.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation as outlined in the detailed itinerary (double or twin share)
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners
  • Transport by private bus/coach
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • All entrance fees and inclusions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Trip escorted by Richard I'Anson

  • Travel to and from Launceston
  • Accommodation after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance

About Your Leader

This photography adventure will be led by one of the world’s most acclaimed travel photographers, and a good friend of ours for over 25 years, Richard I’Anson. Richard represents Canon Australia as a Canon Master Photographer, has published thirteen books, including five editions of the best-selling Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Photography, and was featured in the first series of the documentary series Tales by Light, now screening on Netflix. He has built an enviable career on his twin passions for travel and photography and over the past 35 years has travelled the world, amassing a substantial and compelling collection of images of people and places – in more than 90 countries on all seven continents. Richard has a Master of Photography awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), is an Ambassador for the Australian Himalayan Foundation and we’re honoured to have his amazing images featuring in our brochures since the early 90’s. For more inspiration, visit www.richardianson.com and head to his Instagram page @richianson.


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Total Priceper person from

$6390AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementAUD$2100
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Tasmania with Richard I'Anson 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.