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5 Day West Coast Safari Tour - Hobart to Launceston

From $1000

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park
  • Visit Mt Field National Park, Lady Barron and Russell Falls
  • Visit the rainforests of the Tarkine
  • Paddle on the spectacular Pieman River

About 5 Day West Coast Safari Tour - Hobart to Launceston

Description

An ideal tour to experience Tasmania’s wild and remote west. We aim to stay away from the crowds. Explore Mt Field and Lake St Clair. Enjoy the scenic drive through Franklin-Gordon wild rivers wilderness. Experience the Tarkine rainforests and serene Pieman river. Let us reveal the best way to see Tasmanians iconic Cradle Mountain.

Each day we participate in bush walks from 3 - 5 hours and travel by mini van or four-wheel-drive . We have exciting private camp and make delicious meals and dine by the campfire. The roomy tents are large enough to stand in and are located in a range of environments to allow us to appreciate Tasmania’s unique wildlife.

Day 1: Mount Field National Park - Highland Lakes Camp

Enjoy a choice of hikes in the Mount Field National Park, Lady Barron Falls, Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls or roam in the highlands around Lake Dobson (+3hr walk) Time permitting head to The Styx Valley, home to some of Australia's tallest trees. Drive to our camp in near Lake St Clair. Evening walks in searching for platypus and exploring a ever changing mix of forest.

Day 2: Lake St Clair - Tarkine

We drive west through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park stop to look out into the Wilderness World Heritage area from Donaghy’s Lookout. We head to the west coast for some remarkable beaches or short but spectacular hikes. We make our way a little further north to the enchanting Tarkine, the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere.

Day 3: Tarkine rainforests and rivers

Waking up close to the Pieman River we are well placed to explore this ancient ecosystem that is a snapshot of Gondwana land as it once was. A paddle on the river in the evening or next morning is a special experience. We stay in the same camp tonight.

Day 4: Tarkine - Cradle Mountain

More walks or an early morning paddle on the serene Pieman river round off our Tarkine experience before we head to Cradle Mountain. We will set up camp and then explore the many wonders of one of Australia most famous national parks. There are many choices of walks to cater for all fitness levels and weather conditions.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain - Launceston

Today is an opportunity to do more fantastic walks in the park before making our way back to Launceston. It is an option to conclude your tour here and stay in Cradle to make the most of this spectacular region and we can assist you with making other transport arrangements.

 

Departs From

Pick up from your central Hobart accommodation at 8:00am

Duration

5 Days

Inclusions

  • All inclusive small group guided 5 Day active camping and walking tour exploring the Central Highlands and West Coast of Tasmania
  • All food from lunch day 1 to lunch to day 5 included
  • Transport
  • Parks Passes

Sleeping Bags and Wet Weather gear can be hired upon request