An 11-day walking tour visiting many of Tasmania’s Northern and Eastern wilderness national parks and reserves and featuring a variety of walking landscapes (alpine, sub-alpine or coastal) grades (challenging or moderate)and gradients (steep or level/undulating). Several destinations offer a variety of walks to suit a range of fitness levels and routes can be varied to suit. The tour commences with an unforgettable cruise on Macquarie Harbour to contrast and vary the style and pace of the subsequent walking activities and concludes with an exciting seaplane flight from the Tasman Peninsula*. The tour is fully catered and accommodation is provided in twin-share facilities.

Tour Itinerary includes visits to Hobart, Franklin/Gordon Rivers National Park, Macquarie Harbour Cruise, Zeehan and Mt Murchison/Montezuma Falls, Cradle Valley National Park, Mt Roland, Deloraine, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, Maria Island, Tasman National Park, before returning to Hobart.

*minimum numbers apply

Average Duration: 11 DAYS

About Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel

Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel

Corner Bathurst & Elizabeth Streets,
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Dress Code

TOUR EXCLUSIONS (What you need to bring on your tour):

• Your own personal medications (including sunscreen, blister protection, insect repellent, analgesics)
• Stout walking shoes (well worn-in)
• Waterproof and windproof hiking parka, overpants and gloves
• Warm fleece jacket
• Long-sleeved shirt (preferably synthetic)
• Long pants (best with zip-off shorts, preferably synthetic)
• Thermal underwear (tops and leggings, preferably synthetic)
• Hat or beanie
• Gaiters (optional)
• Camera, spare film and batteries (plus charger)
• Airport shuttles

Weather Information

Tasmania lies between latitudes of 40° and 43° south of the equator. However, despite this southerly location it enjoys a temperate and relatively mild climate, especially when compared with northern hemisphere countries that share similar latitudes. This is mainly due to Tasmania’s weather extremes being moderated by the surrounding sea, which is no further than 115 km from any point on the island.

The major weather influences are the “Roaring Forties” (the prevailing westerly winds) generating high winds and heavy rainfall on the west and northwest coast, and low pressure systems (which regularly encircle the globe at these southerly latitudes) creating rapid falls in temperature. These low pressure systems are generally short-lived, only serving to briefly punctuate Tasmania’s delightfully fresh, clean and invigorating climate. In midsummer daylight lasts for about 15 hours, and about nine in winter. Snow can occur any time during the year in alpine areas (with the heaviest snowfalls in July and August), but there is no permanent snowline.

Tasmania’s temperatures range from occasional very hot days in summer to some bitterly cold nights in winter, although typically the weather is extremely pleasant. The table below shows examples of the temperature ranges for the areas we walk in:

Despite the extremes, Tasmania is renowned for having some of the most agreeable conditions in Australia for bushwalking and enjoying the great outdoors, with the “cleanest” air on the planet. Enjoy it with us!

Other Information

TOUR INCLUSIONS (What we provide on your tour):

• Qualified guide/driver
• Mini-bus with luggage trailer
• Twin-share accommodation where nominated however we reserve the right to use alternative accommodation if necessary
• Meals – Day 1: Dinner (2-course); Days 2 – 14: Breakfast (hearty continental), Lunch (packed for bushwalking), Dinner (2-course); Day 15: Breakfast (hearty continental)
• Guided walks as described, but we reserve the right to modify the walk or select an alternative destination as deemed appropriate by our Guide(s)
• All necessary park passes and permits
• Lake St Clair ferry, Gordon River Cruise and Maria Island Ferry fares
• Comprehensive First Aid Kit
• Emergency communication equipment - PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) and/or satellite phone
• Protective shell clothing (jacket and overpants) if required – please nominate garment size when booking
• Daypacks if required – please nominate when booking
• Return seaplane flight to Hobart from Stewarts Bay, Tasman Peninsula (subject to minimum numbers)