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Tasmania - Tarkine to Tasman Peninsula - Walking Holiday

Region: Tasmania // Dates: 06 March - 20 March 2020 (14 nights)
Tasmania - Tarkine to Tasman Peninsula Walking Holiday
Tourism Tasmania

Meeting in Launceston, we travel to our first walk at Liffey Falls surrounded by cool temperate rainforest. Staying three nights in the Mole Creek area, we explore the subterranean world of Mole Creek Karst National Park. After walks in the Jurassic landscape of Walls of Jerusalem National Park, we have the chance to learn more about the iconic Tasmanian devil. We turn to the north west coast, with views of the Bass Strait all the way to The Nut in Stanley. Along the way we visit the iconic Sheffield murals and 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 in secluded rainforest cottages. To experience the many moods of the Tarkine, we cruise the Pieman River, enjoy walks in Australia’s largest temperate myrtle-beech pristine rainforest and have the option to kayak secluded waterways. We walk through prehistoric Gondwana landscapes of button grass plains and wildflowers to the summit of Mt Donaldson. We visit the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum at Zeehan and soak up lakeside vistas at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Choose to hike the trails of Mt Rufus or explore the scenic shoreline. Crossing to the south east coast, we visit Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park, arguably Tasmania’s prettiest waterfall; certainly, it’s most photographed. We stay on the Tasman Peninsula and explore the geological marvel of Cape Raoul and the stories of the 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 wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds. We end our journey in Hobart and enjoy the kaleidoscope of culture, art and markets.

Overview

Meeting in Launceston, we travel to our first walk at Liffey Falls surrounded by cool temperate rainforest. Staying three nights in the Mole Creek area, we explore the subterranean world of Mole Creek Karst National Park. After walks in the Jurassic landscape of Walls of Jerusalem National Park, we have the chance to learn more about the iconic Tasmanian devil. We turn to the north west coast, with views of the Bass Strait all the way to The Nut in Stanley. Along the way we visit the iconic Sheffield murals and 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 in secluded rainforest cottages. To experience the many moods of the Tarkine, we cruise the Pieman River, enjoy walks in Australia’s largest temperate myrtle-beech pristine rainforest and have the option to kayak secluded waterways. We walk through prehistoric Gondwana landscapes of button grass plains and wildflowers to the summit of Mt Donaldson. We visit the West Coast Pioneers Memorial Museum at Zeehan and soak up lakeside vistas at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Choose to hike the trails of Mt Rufus or explore the scenic shoreline. Crossing to the south east coast, we visit Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park, arguably Tasmania’s prettiest waterfall; certainly, it’s most photographed. We stay on the Tasman Peninsula and explore the geological marvel of Cape Raoul and the stories of the 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 wildlife including hundreds of seals, migrating whales and abundant sea birds. We end our journey in Hobart and enjoy the kaleidoscope of culture, art and markets.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Walk through eucalypt and tree fern forests to Liffey Falls
  • Experience the fabled Walls of Jerusalem National Park
  • Marvel subterranean caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park
  • Take in the splendour of The Nut in Stanley
  • Stay in secluded Tarkine wilderness cottages
  • Explore ancient forests at Mt Donaldson & Mt Rufus
  • Experience Cradle Mountain – Lake St Claire National Park
  • Walk to Russell Falls in Mt Fields National Park
  • Hike the dramatic cliffs of Cape Raoul in Tasman National Park
  • Take time to contemplate the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Cruise the Western Wilderness & Tasman Peninsula
  • Learn about Aboriginal & early explorer history
  • Visit historical museums & meet local characters

Details

Details:

06 March - 20 March 2020 (14 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Launceston / ends Hobart)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,550 until 09/09/2019
Regular: A$A7,050
Single Supplement: A$1,170
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 

Accommodation:
3-4 star hotel/motel & cabin/cottages with private facilities (3 nights own bedroom shared facilities)

Special Interest:
Birding, Wildlife, Botanical, History

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 5-22km 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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    Twice-named ‘Eco Guide of the Year’ by Ecotourism Australia, Barry Davies is one of the most experienced nature tour leaders within Australia and New Zealand, with a particular passion for birds and wildlife. Since 2008 Barry has been a naturalist and lecturer aboard an expedition vessel visiting islands from Fiji to Papua New Guinea and has lead tours in Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Australia and New Zealand. His work background, previously as naturalist guide and activities manager at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, coupled with independent guiding explorations with his own specialist touring company, Gondwana Guides, provide him with considerable cumulative knowledge of the ecological and biological nature of all regions within Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Rim.

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