10 Day - Tasmanian Wilderness Wanderer
Enjoy Tasmania's best day walks
Mt Field NP
Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers NP
Lake St Clair NP
Cradle Mountain NP
Bay of Fires
Maria Island NP
Departs & returns Hobart
Camping for 9 nights
Price $2550 including GST
10 Days of stunning walks in the Tasmanian wilderness.
9 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 8 dinners.
Great meals with plenty of local produce.
National park fees, camping fees and ferry to Maria Island
Quality camping equipment
Emergency communications equipment.
Experienced, qualified and professional Tasmanian Guide.
Small Group (max 15 guests).
Comfortable 4wd coach transport or private 4wd for small groups of 6 or less.
Day 1: Mt Field National Park (16 km walking)
Commencing our Hobart hotel pick up's at 7:00 am we are on the road shortly after.
It's a lovely drive out to Mt Field National Park where we don our walking boots and get underway with our first walk.
Our first walk starts in the alpine region along moraine-dammed lakes, and finishes with a high altitude ridge-top traverse of the Rodway Range with awe inspiring panoramic views. In the afternoon we descend below the tree line to discover botanical variety of the Urquhart Track before finishing this fantastic walk back where we started.
On this walk you will witness examples of all of the parks environs including sub-alpine forests, stands of ancient pencil pines, the remarkable cushion plants, glacial moraines, alpine moorlands, exquisite small tarns and lakes, monolithic dolerite boulder fields, dramatic cliffs and peaks, along with stunning views.
After exploring the alpine sections of the park we descend bellow the tree line to enjoy the Tall Trees walk where you'll see Horse Shoe Falls and the awe inspiring Russell Falls. This area of the park is often called the land of the giants where towering Eucalyptus Regnans, the tallest flowering plants on earth; stand well above the temperate rainforest.
We settle into camp within the National Park beside the tranquil Tayenna river.
Day 2: Lake St Clair National Park (15 km walking)
A drive into the highlands sees our arrival at Lake St Clair around mid morning. We hike through a wide variety of vegetation types and landscapes today on the Shadow Lake circuit walk.
Tonight we bush camp in the stunning highlands.
Day 3: Gordon - Franklin Wild Rivers National Park (3 - 5 km walking)
Today is relaxing travelling day after a good walk yesterday with a couple of short walks en route.
We’ll stretch our legs with a walk to Donaghys Lookout before heading to Queenstown for lunch then travel through Strahan. Our journey continues along the west coast before crossing the mighty Pieman on the Fatman barge to Corinna in the heart of the Tarkine.
Tonight we dine at the hotel for dinner (own expense).
For the next two nights we camp beside the Pieman River at Corinna.
Day 4: Tarkine Wilderness (Options from 6 - 15 km walking)
We begin by exploring the Tarkine rainforest along Whyte river track, a 2 hour walk from our camp that meanders beside the Pieman and Whyte Rivers. Doing this walk in the morning means we often see Platypus out feeding in the Whyte river and on occasion we encounter the rare Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher. On this walk we also see groves of one of the longest living trees in the world, the Huon Pine.
You have the choice this afternoon of a cruise on the mighty Pieman River to Pieman heads aboard the historic MV Arcadia or hire a canoe for a self guided paddle (own expense). Alternatively join your guide for a 4 hour walk to the summit of Mt Donaldson or enjoy other shorter walks from camp at Corinna.
Camp at Corinna.
Optional Arcadia Cruise $90. Optional canoe/kayak hire $20 per person.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Cradle Mountain National Park (12 – 14 km walking)
By mid morning we arrive at Cradle Valley and the Dove Lake car park to get under way with our days walk. We combine a number of walking tracks to create a circuit walk including Hanson's peak, the face track, the little horn and Weindorfer's Peak. We finish our walk via Kitchen hut & Marion's peak or via Lake Wilkes and the Ballroom forest.
Depending on local conditions we camp just outside the National Park or below the Western Tiers.
Day 6: Bay of Fires (5 km walking)
Tasmania’s stunning bay of fires is in our sights today. It's a bit of travelling but all in all a very scenic drive. Once on the coast we will walk, explore, relax and swim at the idilic Bay of Fires. We settle into a beautiful bush camping area on the east coast for the night.
East coast camp.
Day 7: Freycinet National Park (12 - 14 km walking)
Today we explore the picture perfect Freycinet National Park on a fantastic circuit walk which takes in the iconic white sand beach of Wineglass Bay and the equally beautiful Hazards Beach on the other side of the Freycinet isthmus.
We stay at an established well setup campground in the bush for the next two nights.
Day 8: Maria Island National Park (10 – 12 km walking)
We board the 9 am boat to Maria Island. There are are few options today but the most scenic is a challenging but rewarding climb up Mt Bishop and Clerk. The walk is steep but the views from the dolerite columns at the summit are sensational.
For those wanting an easy day, there’s plenty to explore including the Painted Cliffs, the Fossil Cliffs and the old Darlington settlement, which has seen many transformations over the years.
Late in the afternoon we board the boat back to Triabunna before a short drive back to our bushland campground for the night.
Day 9: Tasman National Park (10 - 12 km Walking)
Driving through the Wielangta forest we arrive on the Tasman National Park at Fortescue Bay. Today's walk is along one of the most spectacular parts of the Three Capes Track to Cape Huay. The walk itself is through wooded areas then onto rocky exposed areas with views getting better and better as we approach the Cape. From the Cape we have simply stunning views over the shear dolerite sea cliffs out to the Candle stick and the Totem Pole.
We enjoy lunch on the track before walking back to our camp at Fortiscue Bay where we have time to relax, swim or enjoy another walk before dinner.
Day 10: Tasman National Park or Pt Arthur Historic site (optional 15 km walking)
After a relaxing start today we have a great final walk to Cape Raoul. Cape Raoul is considered one of the most spectacular cliff top walks in Australia. You will appreciate this for yourself when you stand on the edge of a 300-metre high cliff with commanding views of the coastline, before descending onto the Cape Raoul plateau with its impressive dolomite pillar cape. It's a great 5 hour walk with lunch enjoyed on the track.
Alternatively today if you feel like exploring the Pt Arthur Historic site we can drop you off in the morning and pick you up in the afternoon giving you plenty of time to explore it's convict past and historic buildings. Spending the day at Pt Arthur is optional and at your own expense but gives you the option of a more relaxing final day. Tickets are $37 for the day.
In the afternoon we travel onto Hobart.
If you would like to fly out on the final day please book a flight after 7pm. We are happy to drop you at the airport on the way to Hobart.