The South Coast Track Guided Walking Tour

With Tasmanian Expeditions

Tour Details

Tour Highlights
  • Scenic flight to Melaleuca
  • Traversing the impressive Ironbound Range
  • A full rest day enjoying Little Deadman's Bay
  • Camping, swimming & trekking along isolated and pristine beaches
  • Remote, untouched landscapes where you are unlikely to see other people
  • Rest day at Little Deadman’s Bay, where an open fire is permitted
  • One of the official Great Walks of Tasmania
Duration
9 Days
Inclusions
  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Professional guides
  • 8 nights camping
  • Food drop provisions
  • Scenic flight to Melaleuca
  • Return transport to Hobart by private minibus
  • National Park fees
  • Tents & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Tour Description

The south coast of Tasmania is, quite simply, awesome! Look south and feel the tingle of Antarctic air. Turn west into the roaring 40’s wind and the next land mass is South America. The track follows Aboriginal trade and migration routes which were later utilised by ship wrecked European sea farers who found themselves washed ashore from the wild seas.

We fly into Melaleuca, once home to well known local tin miner Denny King and his family. From this remote, hand made airstrip the track leads eastward along wild beaches, crossing streams and rivers frequently swollen with torrential rainfall, and ascending several mountain ranges climbing well above sea level into alpine conditions – complete with snow if you’re timing is such!

This is a challenging trek with some long days, big packs and trying conditions. Tasmanian Expeditions allows extra time so that we can kick off the boots, drop the packs and really experience what this place is all about. Our timing also allows for delays the elements throw at us – rising rivers, high tides, strong winds. This is the hardest trip for your guides but, for the few that lead it, it’s also their favourite. The South Coast of Tasmania is a stirring place and those who venture there come away inspired and re-energised.