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Australia Hiking Tour

Exploring Tasmania’s wilderness and wildlife. Experience Tasmania’s natural beauty on this 6-day tour.

Highlights

  • 6 days of hiking
  • Guided walks
  • Free-walking options
  • Explore wildlife sanctuary and see Tasmanian Devils
  • Stunning landscapes along the routes
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 24 participants
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Accommodation

This tour offers hostel and motel-style accommodation options. Motel-style accommodations are based on private rooms with ensuite facilities. Hostel dorm-style accommodation is based on same-gender dormitory rooms with shared same-gender bathrooms. Own toiletries and towels are required. Hostel twin or double and single rooms have shared same-gender bathrooms.

Program

Discover the wild West Coast and the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain. You’ll also explore Tasmania’s pristine beaches of the East Coast including Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires. You’ll love seeing Tasmanian Devils at a wildlife sanctuary and visiting kunanyi/Wellington Park. Our outstanding guides ensure we show you Tasmania’s highlights as well as plenty of hidden gems. This small group tour of Tasmania is eco-certified, has a focus on nature and wildlife, and involves short walks in Tasmania’s world-class national parks.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Hobart to Strahan

Today you will drive through the Western Wilds. You’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest trees and see the beautiful Russell Falls at Mount Field National Park. You’ll visit the expansive Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. The drive through the Franklin-Gordon National Park offers pristine rainforest and mountain scenery. You’ll enjoy the rugged scenery around the old mining town of Queenstown before arriving in the charming harbourside village of Strahan.

  • Overnight: Strahan

Day 2: Wild West Coast

The untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast is today’s playground. In the Tarkine rainforest you’ll walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, then explore the gigantic Henty Sand Dunes. Later at Ocean Beach we’ll breathe the world’s freshest air. Back in Strahan, with luck our guide can help you find the unique platypus.

  • Overnight: Strahan

Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston

At the alpine and glacial carved World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park, choose a walk to suit your fitness. The Dove Lake circuit is one of the best short walks in Australia, while the walk to Marion’s Lookout is more challenging but offers incredible alpine views. After looking for wombats at Ronny Creek, you’ll leave the highlands, stopping at the Town of Murals (Sheffield) before enjoying the historic city of Launceston at your leisure.

  • Overnight: Launceston

Day 4: Launceston to Bincheno

Discover Launceston’s picturesque Cataract Gorge and look for local wallabies, then you’ll hit the road for some breathtaking East Coast scenery. Enjoy lunch in St Helens before walking along the white sands of the magical Bay ofFires. You’ll take your time to savour the coastal views as you travel south to the picturesque fishing village of Bicheno where little penguins can be seen emerging from the sea.

  • Overnight: Bicheno

Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart

Freycinet is Tasmania’s most famous coastal National Park, and today you’ll explore its beaches, forests, coves, and lookouts. See the pink granite Hazards mountain range from tranquil Honeymoon Bay. Then, you may be keen for a challenging climb to the summit of Mt Amos. Alternatively, you may prefer to walk to the lookout to view the curved white sands of Wineglass Bay and continue to the beach below. Finally, you’ll take in the stunning ocean and mountain views from Cape Tourville before returning to Hobart via the Great Eastern Drive.

  • Overnight: Hobart

Day 6: Tasmanian Devils, Richmond and Wellington Park

Bonorong is Tasmania’s best-known conservation and wildlife sanctuary. Here we’ll meet a variety of Tasmanian wildlife such as quolls, birds, wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils. Then, you’ll enjoy walking around the colonial village of Richmond. We return to Hobart via the scenic Coal River Valley, and make our way to Wellington Park, known locally as “The Mountain” or by its palawa name, kunanyi. Here your guide will provide an experience which explores its diverse features such as fern glades, eucalyptus forests, dramatic rock columns and boulder fields. There are superb walking tracks to spectacular lookouts. This is your final experience together as our tour comes to an end.

Location

The tour will take place in Tasmania, Australia.

Food

All meals are at your own expense.

What's included

  • Hiking tour
  • Guided walks and free walking options
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • National park entry fees
  • Entry to Bonorong wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian Devils
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs at selected Hobart CBD locations
  • GST

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • All meals

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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