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Tasmania - Tarkine to Tasman Peninsula - Walking Holiday

Region: Tasmania // Dates: 18 March - 01 April 2021 (14 nights)
Tasmania - Tarkine to Tasman Peninsula Walking Holiday
Tourism Tasmania

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.

Overview

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.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Be tempted by fresh local produce from working farms near Deloraine
  • Gaze over the Great Western Tiers from Alum Cliffs Gorge
  • See the spectacle of subterranean caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park
  • Track truffles with a trusty hunting hound
  • Wander & marvel at the 'town of murals' in Sheffied
  • Explore amazing geology & learn about the cultural heritage of Rocky Cape National Park
  • Take in the splendour of The Nut in Stanley
  • Stay in secluded Tarkine wilderness cottages
  • 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 in 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 Western Wilderness & Tasman Peninsula
  • Explore Hobart a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture

Details

Details:

18 March - 01 April 2021 (14 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Launceston/ends Hobart)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,390 until 18 November 2020
Regular: A$6,890

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 

Accommodation:
3-4 star hotel/motel & cabin/cottages with private facilities (2 nights own bedroom shared facilities)

Special Interest:
Botanical, History, Geology, Birding, Wildlife

Walk Rating:
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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    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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