Meeting in Launceston, we travel through classic ‘English-style’ countryside towards Mole Creek Karst National Park. Here we stay two nights to explore the subterranean world of Marakoopa Cave, gaze over the Great Western Tiers from the Alum Cliffs and Devil’s Gullet walks and learn about the dark secrets buried underground on our truffle hunt, along with the iconic Tasmanian devil. We turn to the north west coast, following the Bass Strait to The Nut in Stanley, stopping to visit the iconic ‘Town of Murals’ in Sheffield and explore the dramatic landscape of Rocky Cape National Park. Taking in the remote town of Arthur River, we descend into the ancient landscape of the western wilderness where we stay three nights in isolated rainforest cottages. To experience the many moods of the Tarkine, we cruise the Pieman River, enjoy walks in Australia’s largest temperate pristine rainforest and have the option to kayak secluded waterways. We walk through prehistoric Gondwana landscapes to the summit of Mt Donaldson. We visit the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum at Zeehan, and stop the night in picturesque Strahan, steeped in pioneering stories. Our journey continues on board the West Coast Wilderness Railway steam train, bound for historic Queenstown. Onwards to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, we soak up lakeside vistas, hike Mt Rufus and explore scenic shoreline trails. Crossing to the south east coast, we visit Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park and stay three nights on the Tasman Peninsula to explore the geological marvel of Cape Raoul and explore Port Arthur Historic Site. The dramatic sea cliffs of Tasman National Park can only be fully experienced on a coastal cruise. This is a chance to see a variety of sea life. We end our journey in Hobart.
- Gaze over the Great Western Tiers & see spectacle subterranean caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park
- Marvel at the town of murals in Sheffield & explore amazing geology at Rocky Cape National Park
- Take in the splendour of The Nut in Stanley & stay in the secluded Tarkine Wilderness
- Wander ancient forests at Mt Donaldson & Mt Rufus & step back in time in the seaside town of Strahan
- Ride the historic West Coast Wilderness Steam Train
- Experience Cradle Mountain – Lake St Claire National Park
- Walk to Russell Falls, Mt Fields National Park
- Hike the dramatic cliffs of Cape Raoul in Tasman National Park
- Wander and contemplate the Port Arthur Historic Site & cruise the Tasman Peninsula
- Explore Hobart a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture
18 March - 01 April 2021 (14 nights)
Twin share/person (starts Launceston/ends Hobart)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,390 until 04 December 2020
Single Supplement: A$1,395
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.
Minimum Group Size: 8 guests
3-4 star hotel/motel & cabin/cottages with private facilities (2 nights own bedroom shared facilities)
Botanical, History, Geology, Birding, Wildlife
Easy to Moderate: 5-17km per walking day with some shorter options based on self guided walks. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.
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