Six Day West Coast Adventure Tour - Hobart to Launceston

With Tasmanian Safaris Camping & Canoe Tours

Tour Details

Tour Highlights
  • Explore the stunning West Coast of Tasmania
  • Take a dip in secret canyons at Cradle Mountain
  • Raft the King river
  • Walk along remote beaches and explore the Tarkine
Duration
5 Days
Inclusions
  • All listed activities
  • Transport including hotel pick up and drop off
  • National Park Fees
  • All meals main meals, some snacks and tea and coffee while at camp
  • Stay in large canvas tent on platform – Twin share - with stretcher beds and pillows
  • Bush camping equipment provided if not staying in canvas tents – Or BYO equipment
  • Emergency first aid and communication equipment
  • Professional tour guide(s)
Exclusions
  • Take Away tea and coffee
  • Alcoholic drinks (A small amount may be brought on tour or purchased on the way)
  • Personal equipment hire
  • Accommodation between pre, post or between tours
Regions Visited
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Queenstown
  • Strahan
  • The Tarkine and Arthur River
Departure Point
Pick up from Accommodation

This tour starts in Hobart and finishes in Launceston  - 6 Days. 1 Night cabins 4 Nights Camping
Stay in comfortable Safari Tents or Smaller hiking tents 

In six adventurous days we visit a great variety of Tasmania’s wild and remote west. We aim to stay away from the crowds. 

Our first day will see us exploring the semi-alpine landforms of Mt Field and Lake St Clair and camping in exclusive bush camp site.

The next day we enjoy the early morning scenic drive through Franklin-Gordon wild rivers wilderness as we make our way to Queenstown for adrenaline packed white water rafting experience on the King River. Enjoy local pub / cabin accomodation for the night 
The third day finds us exploring rugged west coast and part of the longest beach in the Tasmania, we make our way to our private taking camp site for the next two nights

Waking up for a morning paddle the serene Pieman river is a highlight as you make your way over glass like reflections of the rainforest that cloaks its banks. The afternoon is a chance to experience more of the Tarkine, featuring the largest cool temperate rainforests in the southern hemisphere.

The fifth day will see us journeying towards Cradle Mountain via some stunning walking trails on the West Coast Range that offer a snap shot into this rugged and remote part of the State.

Camped close to Cradle Valley our final day sees us well placed to choose from many of the fine activities on offer. Canyoning is a unforgettable experience but with canoeing on Dove Lake or a Fly Fishing lesson you may find it hard to choose

- Alternate activities or walking options are available if you don't want to participate in a particular activity


Each day we participate the described activities or bush walks from 3 - 5 hours and travel by mini van. 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. 

Toilet and showers facilities for last 4 nights. Toilets only for first night *


Key to included meals below - Breakfast - (B) Lunch - (L) Dinner - (D)


Day 1 (L,D) Hobart to Lake St Clair
Your Tasmanian Safaris guide will collected from your accommodation approx. 8.00 to 8.30. 

Our first destination is one of the oldest National Parks in Tasmania. Mt Field has an impressive diversity of landscapes. We will drive to Lake Dobson and combine walks that will show the semi alpine vegetation and rugged dolerite peaks of the snow gum walk. Returning from the lake you will have a chance to walk through the towering eucalypts and wet sclerophyll forest that contain the picturesque Russell & Horseshoe waterfalls. While you visiting the falls you guide will be making a fresh lunch for you in the picnic areas. Our afternoon drive takes us into the central plateau area to see lake St Clair which is Australia's deepest freshwater lake. Our exclusive bush campsite is close by and am meal around a fire is a good way to wind up a great day


Day 2 (B,L,D) Lake St Clair - Strahan
Our action packed second day will require an early start to allow us to leave the plateau and descend the rugged west coast hills and valleys to Queenstown. White water rafting with the people from King River Rafting is a new addition to Tasmania’s growing list of adventure sports destinations. After your briefing and gear fit out you will begin your 6 hour 20 km journey through a remote West Coast Gorge to the coastal Macquarie Harbour. After this exciting day you will appreciate a hearty meal and hot shower at our accomodation in Strahan


Day 3 (B,L,D)  Strahan - Tarkine
Today is all about exploring the little visited places that make the West Coast so special. Using Trial Harbour as a base we can stroll along many beaches broken by rugged rocky headlands.  Also close by is a trail into the granite mountains of the Heemskirk range. These panoramic viewpoints are rarely visited but offer glimpses of the longest beaches in Tasmania and many of the mountain ranges of the west. A short drive north takes us to the edge of the Tarkine rainforests where we will use a private camp in the ECO village as our base for the next two nights


Day 4 (B,L,D) Tarkine
We wake up close by the serene Pieman River and take advantage of the still morning conditions with an early paddle through rainforest fringed waters. After a second breakfast we will explore some of the rainforest on foot with options to extend walks to the summit of Mt Donaldson. This peak rises out of the forest and gives way to button grass for sweeping views of the Norfolk and Meredith ranges


Day 5 (B,L,D) Tarkine - Cradle Mountain
As we leave the Tarkine region we will pass the West Coast range and allow time for a walk to the lookout on Mt Murchison (or summit if we are quick). This is the highest peak on the west coast range and is a challenging but rewarding hike. After lunch we will strike out for Cradle Mountain to choose from many of the excellent walks in this iconic location. Our camp tonight is another private property where we will enjoy a fire and good food 



Day 6 (B,L) Cradle Mountain - Launceston
Your choice of activities today is varied. The Cradle Mountain Canyons experience is highly recommended and a unique way to explore the area. There is also canoeing on the Dove Lake with superb views of Cradle Mountain, fly fishing, wildlife encounters at the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary or simply more hiking. After your chosen activities we will return to Launceston where the tour will conclude about 4.30 pm