Your well-being is our top priority
At Tasmanian Expeditions, your safety is our first concern. Our specific protocols and safety analysis procedures, in conjunction with updates provided by our local partners and community, allow us to carefully assess the stability of each region we visit and plan our operations accordingly. Our staff frequently review all aspects of our adventures to ensure we are providing you with the best possible travel experience.
For updates on specific events and regions, please see our most recent travel warnings and advice below.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 15 June 2021
All of our trips and operating bases are now running as usual with our COVID-19 safe procedures in place. All passengers are required to complete a COVID-19 health declaration before joining one of our departures and we will conduct temperature checks at the arrival point of your chosen trip. Health declarations are provided to all passengers with their pre-departure information for completion. Together, we can be assured that we are protecting our travelers, guides and the many good people you’ll meet during your journey.
Any passengers who are directly impacted by a COVID-19 restrictions or public health directions will be contacted by your reservation consultant. We are also asking any of our travelers that are affected by COVID-19 restrictions or public health directions to contact us as soon as you are made aware, as you may have travelled through a hotspot despite your residential address being in a non-affected area/region.
We ask that all passengers keep up to date with any state border restrictions or procedures for interstate travel. Some states may require the completion of a health declaration before travelling interstate depending on your origin and destination.
Any passengers who have been directly impacted by a Government COVID-19 restriction may be eligible for our flexible cancellation terms.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 13 January 2021
Fortunately, most of our trips and regions continue operating and as usual with our COVID-19 safe procedures in place.
Due to recent infections of the virus is some regions, some passengers may be impacted by associated border restrictions and lockdowns. Below is a summary of the current restrictions that may affect our travellers with departures through to the end of February. We will be contacting all travellers who we know reside in a hot spot/high risk or restricted zone whose travel arrangements are likely impacted. Though, we are also asking any of our travellers that are affected by announcements around restrictions which will impact you and your travel plans to contact us as soon as you are made aware of the same.
Any passengers who have been directly impacted by a Government COVID-19 restriction may be eligible for our cancellation terms.
For travellers coming to Tasmania from:
- Victoria – Certain venues at specific date and times. View full list here.
- Queensland – LGA’s of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands and Logan are deemed high risk
- New South Wales – LGA’s of Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown City, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, The Hills, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong and Woollahra are deemed a medium risk.
Passengers from high and medium risk areas will be significantly impacted and may not be able to join their departure.
There are no restrictions in place for other states and regions however passengers are required to register their travel with the e-Travel System. While the situation is fluid the above details could change rapidly, please refer to further details of restrictions and the e-Travel system here.
All passengers are required to complete a COVID-19 health declaration prior to joining one of our departures and we will conduct temperature checks at the arrival point of your chosen trip. Health declarations are provided to all passengers with their pre-departure information also for completion. Together, we can be assured that we are protecting our travellers, guides and the many good people you’ll meet during your journey.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 18 December 2020
After a cluster positive COVID-19 cases emerging in the Northern Beaches of NSW some states have deemed the area to be high risk. This has resulted in travel restrictions being imposed on residents from this area or anyone who has spent time in this hotspot from the 11th December.
Currently, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland have declared the Northern Beaches of Sydney as a COVID-19 hotspot and have banned entry for residents from this area. We closely monitoring the situation. At this stage, all of our trips are proceeding as planned and we are contacting all passengers who may be impacted by the new restrictions to assist with alternate travel arrangements.
The safety of our passengers and team is our utmost priority and we will take any action that is advised by the state governments and public health to ensure their safety.
If you are unsure on which areas have been impacted the below map shows the area that has been deemed high risk by various state public health departments;
Tasmania high-risk areas – here.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 9 November 2020
Tasmanian Borders are now open to all low-risk jurisdictions. This includes WA, NT, SA, QLD, NSW, ACT and NZ. It is expected that VIC will be added to the low-risk jurisdiction from 1st of December 2020.
With firm plans in place for Tasmania to open to all Australian States and territories we will commence collecting deposits and confirming trips that are now operational.
Please note that you must register to travel to Tasmania via the Tas – e-Travel portal.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 12 October 2020
Our Tasmanian trips are operational for Tasmanian residents from September when our season commences. The Tasmanian Government has recently announced its intention to open the Tasmanian borders to all low-risk jurisdictions from October 26 2020. At this stage, those low-risk jurisdictions include SA, WA, NT, QLD, ACT and possibly NSW.
We are currently taking bookings from non-Tasmanian residents for all trips from 26th of October and will be reviewing border restrictions and the status of these trips weekly.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 24 August 2020
On the 18th of August, the Tasmanian Government announced that the current COVID-19 travel restrictions would remain in place until at least the 1st of December. These restrictions mean that the Tasmanian borders will remain closed to residents of all other States and Territories.
We will continue to operate trips for Tasmanians only until 1 December 2020. We will continue to take bookings from non-Tasmanian residents for trips after the 1st of December 2020.
Most of our Tasmanian trips can be booked via our $0 Deposit Promotion.
We will be contacting all clients who have been affected by these recent announcements.
Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update: 20 March 2020
Due to the travel restrictions to Tasmania implemented by the Tasmanian government on 19 March 2020 because of COVID-19 all our Tasmanian trips between 21st March 2020 and 30th May 2020 will be postponed.
We will be contacting all clients who have been affected.
We ask at this time rather than call our offices, to put your communication in an email to us, and we are doing our best to respond to them as quickly as we can.
Bushfires: 6 January 2020
Bushfire smoke from the mainland has affected some flights into and out of Flinders Island. The Fingal fire on the east coast and southern Statford-Gordon fire are under control. There are no affected areas we are operating our adventures in. Tasmanian Expeditions is constantly in contact with local services prior to departing our trips. As always, before heading into a national park, please check the current conditions before entering.
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park: 10 November 2019
High levels of water in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and wet conditions with rain and snow has caused the Franklin River Rafting expedition departing on 10 November as unsafe. The trip was deemed inoperable due to the high levels of water. The rain and melted snow from the surrounding mountains including Frenchman's Cap contributed to the river's fast pace through the narrow passages. Continued melted snow will increase water levels resulting in rapid movement in the river system. The river may overflow onto the banks and make sleeping and resting conditions intolerable.
Tasmanian Expeditions priority is to ensure the safety of our clients and guides and to provide a comfortable memorable experience. We will continue to monitor the water levels of the Franklin River to reassess future departures.