Tasmanian Wilderness Discovery

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Tasmanian Wilderness Journey

Tasmanian Wilderness Discovery

10 day Private Guided Journey

Overview

Discover Tasmania’s magnificent UNESCO World Heritage wilderness. Covering an area of over 1 million hectares, the Tasmanian wilderness constitutes one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world. This comprehensive island tour showcases the diverse natural environment of Tasmania and incorporates fascinating landscapes, breathtaking scenery and unique wildlife encounters.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hobart – Strahan (L)
Today, travel into the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness. At Lake St. Clair it will be time to step out to enjoy the fresh alpine air along the shores of Australia’s deepest lake. Visit ‘The Wall’, a unique art project where sculptor Greg Duncan is creating a 100 meter long wall of wooden relief sculpture depicting Tasmania’s stories. Before reaching the quaint village of Strahan on the West Coast, stop at Franklin River and the stunning Nelson Waterfalls.

Accommodation: Ormiston House, Strahan

Day 2: Gordon River Cruise – Corinna (B, L)
Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to the tranquil reaches of the Gordon River, which is sure to be one of the highlights of your Tasmanian sojourn. First stop is Heritage Landing in the rainforest, where you will take a walk among ancient temperate rainforest trees, many of them Gondwanan relicts. You can then explore the world of convicts of Sarah Island, the site of Tasmania’s most remote and notorious convict settlement. On your return to Strahan continue to Corinna, a restored historic settlement set on the Pieman River, on the southern boundary of the Tarkine, with access by gravel road and vehicle barge only.

Accommodation: Corinna Wilderness Village

Day 3: Pieman River – Corinna (B, L)
Today, experience the highly regarded Pieman River Cruise, with excellent commentary, stunning reflections, freedom from other vessels and a truly personal experience with the river and rainforest. The cruise passes close to the wreck of the SS Croydon at the mouth of the Savage River, and to Lover’s Falls near the mouth of the Donaldson. This is an uplifting and authentic experience, rich in history, nature and personal anecdotes.

Accommodation: Corinna Wilderness Village

Day 4: Corinna – Cradle Mountain National Park (B, L)
This morning leave Corinna for your journey to UNESCO World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. On the way, you have the opportunity to go for a bushwalk in the forest before settling into your accommodation for the evening.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Valley

Day 5: Cradle Mountain National Park (B, L)
This morning’s activity is a bush walk in the National Park on the Dove Lake Circuit, where you immerse yourself in the beauty of this majestic setting. Learn about native flora and fauna along the way, with highlights including the ballroom forest and lakeside beaches.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Valley

Day 6: Cradle Mountain – Narawntapu National Park (B, L)
Depart Cradle Valley and meet Tasmania’s North Coast. Travel through the village of Sheffield, a town filled with murals depicting Tasmanian life and history. In the evening, enjoy a wildlife spotlighting expedition in Narawntapu National Park, home to an abundance of kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and many other marsupials. With a bit of luck and a lot of patience, you may also be rewarded with a glimpse of a Tasmanian Devil in the wild.

Accommodation: Hawley Beach , Hawley House

Day 7: Hawley Beach – Binalong Bay (B, L)
Wake up to a relaxed morning in a traditional Tasmanian homestead before departing for the East Coast. Travel to the internationally acclaimed Bay of Fires, a region of white beaches, blue water and granite splashed with orange lichen. Stop in at the village of Pyengana, renowned for its artisan cheeses, then stretch your legs with a rainforest walk to St Columba Falls. The east coast greets you with its expansive white-sand beaches. Our overnight destination is Binalong Bay, the entrance to the Bay of Fires and one of Tasmania’s most beautiful beaches.

Accommodation: Bed in the Treetops, Binalong Bay

Day 8: Bay of Fires Reserve – Mt. William National Park (B, L)
Today, explore the Bay of Fires Reserve and Mt William National Park, one of the world’s great coastal regions, stretching 35 km north of Binalong Bay. A walk along the granite coastline or on one of the many beaches will allow you to marvel at the colourful red and orange rocks lining the coast. Spend the evening relaxing at your accommodation, with views stretching from your treetop location to the shores of the ocean.

Accommodation: Bed in the Treetops, Binalong Bay

Day 9: Freycinet National Park (B, L)
After breakfast travel to Freycinet National Park. Today, there will be ample time to explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula and take an interpreted walk to the world famous Wineglass Bay lookout for some stunning photo opportunities. A shorter cliff top walk around the lighthouse at Cape Tourville is also on offer.

Accommodation: Piermont Retreat, Swansea

Day 10: Freycinet Peninsula – Hobart Departure (B, L)
Enjoy a leisure morning before travelling to Hobart. Enjoy lunch at one of Tasmania’s boutique wineries, followed by a visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to experience Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Wallabies, Quolls and other Australian animals first hand. This dedicated team of wildlife carers provide an invaluable service to the research and protection of native wildlife in Tasmania. Continue to your accommodation or Hobart airport where your guide will bid you farewell.

Price + Inclusions

Tasmanian Wilderness Discovery Price per person
Twin Share $8,850

Departs: Daily

Based on minimum 4 passengers travelling together

Includes:

  • Private touring with local guide
  • Transport in comfortable and well-appointed vehicle
  • 9 x nights’ accommodation
  • 9 x breakfast, 9 x lunch, 1x picnic dinner
  • Entry to The Wall in the Wilderness
  • World Heritage Gordon River Cruise – Gold Pass
  • Pieman River Cruise
  • Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks passes

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