DAYWALKS - CHOICE OF COASTAL & ALPINE DESTINATIONS - Hobart CBD Tasmania

Join like-minded individuals and experience one of the world's last untouched, pristine, wilderness areas with landscapes of breathtaking natural beauty, stunning geological formations, and home to endangered and rare plants and animals.

Choose from our range of coastal and alpine guided walks in Tasmania.

Price Range from $176.00 - $220.00

 

DAYWALK BRUNY ISLAND - Hobart CBD Tasmania

Bruny Island is reached by ferry from the tiny picturesque port of Kettering, less than an hour south of Hobart on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. The island consists of a narrow sand isthmus (the "Neck") joining South and North Bruny Islands, which provided a safe haven to early explorers (Furneaux, Cook, Bligh).

We set off near the island's airstrip for the beach beside the shallow Big Lagoon, and then on through coastal heathland to the interesting geological formation of Mars Bluff. At low tide we can skirt this feature to seaward, or climb the track behind the Bluff to continue on the beach on the other side of it.

The dolerite columns of the Cape form a scenic and dramatic backdrop to this northern margin of Adventure Bay, and we will find a pleasant spot to lunch and maybe take a quick swim at Mars Bluff before returning by the same route.

Price Range from $176.00 - $220.00

 

DAYWALK MARIA ISLAND - Hobart CBD Tasmania

Maria Island National Park is an exquisite jewel on Tasmania’s east coast, comprising two small islands joined by a narrow sand isthmus. Discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, National Park status was conferred on the island in 1972 following a short period as a Wildlife Reserve. This status brought to an end a chequered and varied history of human endeavour which included a succession of abandoned penal settlements and failed agricultural, tourism and industrial pursuits all set in an isolated landscape of great beauty.

Since 1972, much of the evidence of its former history has been either partially erased by the park authorities, or reclaimed by native vegetation. What remains now provides tantalising glimpses of the island’s legacy amidst stunning forest, ocean and mountain views, striking coastal scenery, ancient fossil cliffs, towering mountains and pristine sandy bays, all shared with the native wildlife (wombats, Cape Barren geese, native hens, wallabies and kangaroos).

From $220.00

 

HIKING HIGHLIGHTS OF TASMANIA - 15-DAY ACCOMMODATED WALKING TOUR - Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel Tasmania

A 15-day walking tour visiting many of Tasmania’s 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). Several destinations offer a variety of walks to suit a range of fitness levels and routes can be varied to suit.

As a contrast, the tour also includes a lazy mid-tour cruise on Macquarie Harbour to vary the style and pace of the 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.

Price Range from $3,925.00 - $4,906.00

 

HIKING HIGHLIGHTS OF WESTERN TASMANIA - 9-DAY ACCOMMODATED WALKING TOUR - Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel Tasmania

A 9-day walking tour visiting many of Tasmania’s 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). Several destinations offer a variety of walks to suit a range of fitness levels and routes can be varied to suit. As a contrast, the tour also includes a lazy mid-tour cruise on Macquarie Harbour to vary the style and pace of the 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.

*minimum numbers apply

Price Range from $2,118.00 - $2,648.00

 

HIKING HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTH & EAST TASMANIA - 11-DAY ACCOMMODATED WALKING TOUR - Quality Hobart Midcity Hotel Tasmania

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.

*minimum numbers apply

Price Range from $2,634.00 - $3,293.00

 

OVERLAND TRACK 6-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

The world renowned Overland Track is usually included in any list of the world’s great walks, and justifiably so. It showcases the highlights of Tasmania’s spectacular landforms and flora in a memorable 80km trek from Lake St Clair to Cradle Mountain. Discover glacial remnants of cirques, lakes and tarns; temperate rainforests of myrtle beech and sassafras, laurel and leatherwood; jagged mountain peaks of fluted dolerite columns (including Tasmania’s highest – Mt Ossa at 1617 metres); stark alpine moor lands and deep gorges and waterfalls.

Price Range from $1,646.00 - $2,058.00

 

WALLS OF JERUSALEM 4-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a relatively compact park located between the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park to the west, and the Central Plateau Conservation Area to the east.

It comprises a high alpine plateau above the Mersey River gorge, and features stunning examples of the Central Plateau’s ancient past with countless exquisite tarns and lakes, remnant glacial moraines, and glacier-scoured mountains. Thick stands of ancient pencil pines survive, as do several species of bolster (or cushion) plants, along with sphagnum moss rafts on boggy outlet streams. It also features many of Tasmania’s unique marsupials along with dolerite cliffs (the Walls) and vestiges of past fur-trapping activity evidenced by several trappers’ huts.

Price Range from $1,186.00 - $1,483.00

 

FREYCINET CIRCUIT 3-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

The Freycinet Peninsula, on Tasmania's east coast, is the location of the exquisite and renowned Wineglass Bay and the photogenic red granite peaks of The Hazards. It enjoys a mild year-round climate: warm and dry in summer, cool and temperate in winter. It also boasts some of the east coast's most secluded and pristine beaches, with breathtaking coastal views from the ridge tops west across Great Oyster Bay or south to Schouten Island. This tour is never far from the coast, yet still offers a sense of isolation and adventure in a relaxing and non-challenging environment

Price Range from $987.00 - $1,234.00

 

TASMAN TRAIL 3-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

You can find some of Tasmania's most dramatically beautiful coastal scenery on the east coast of the Tasman Peninsula, in the south-east of the state. The Tasman Coastal Trail, one of Tasmania's Great Walks, follows the spectacular 300 metre dolerite cliffs along the coastline from Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay and out to Cape Pillar. A well defined track follows the coast and is fairly dry under foot. You will see an array of wildlife; seals, penguins, dolphins and whales at various times, with Australian fur seals using the rugged coastline for breeding and resting, and fairy penguins nesting along the foreshore.

You will experience breathtaking coastal views from the cliff tops up and down the coast, beautiful little bays (Bivouac, Canoe and Fortescue), and small offshore islands (The Lanterns and towering Tasman Island). This tour is never far from the coast, yet still offers a sense of isolation and adventure in a relaxing and non-challenging environment.

 

MT FIELD CIRCUIT 3-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania’s oldest national parks, established in 1916 with Freycinet NP, and is one of its most popular. This is partly because of its proximity to Hobart (94 km) but also because of its wide variety of flora, dramatic glaciated landforms and ready accessibility to most areas of the park.

This tour features examples of all of the park’s attractions including sub-alpine forests, stands of ancient pencil pines, the remarkable cushion plants, glacial moraines and block streams, alpine moorlands, exquisite small tarns and lakes, monolithic dolerite boulder fields, dramatic cliffs and peaks, and stunning views. It provides a wonderful introduction to Tasmania’s alpine regions and its flora and topography.

The tour is also characterised by the park’s multiple “personalities” – it starts in a sub-alpine forest along moraine-dammed lakes, and finishes with an exhilarating high altitude ridge-top traverse of the Rodway Range.

Price Range from $987.00 - $1,234.00

 

SOUTH COAST TRACK 8-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania’s most remote tracks, combining an extraordinary range of environments and conditions featuring bleak button grass plains, breathtaking ocean vistas, unspoilt temperate rainforest and an exposed alpine plateau. The walk encompasses the entire panorama of Tasmania’s geological history from its oldest rocks in the west (600 million years old), coal seams and fluted dolerite cliffs in the east (160m) to sands and gravels from the last ice age (2m). The sense of isolation is highlighted by the light aircraft flight from Cambridge Airport (Hobart) to the landing strip at Melaleuca. This short exhilarating flight provides spectacular views of the Eastern Arthur Range, including the remarkable Federation Peak, before landing at the now-defunct tin mining works at Melaleuca.

Price Range from $2,127.00 - $2,659.00

 

FRENCHMANS CAP 5-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

Frenchman’s Cap is an outstanding white monolith in the Wild Rivers National Park of southwest Tasmania. It has a sheer cliff face of 450 metres and is composed of rock with origins dating back more than 700 million years, making it one of the most ancient landforms in Tasmania. From the summit 360-degree views stretch from mountain to mountain in the World Heritage Area. The vegetation is also of primeval origin. Cathedrals of rainforest on sheltered slopes contain plants similar to those once found in Gondwanaland. Broad swaths of button-grass teeming with diversity clothe the lower flanks of the mountain. The Cap towers above the land of the Wild Rivers - the most famous of which is the Franklin, whose tannin-stained waters flow through deep gorges flanking the Cap. This walk is a challenging, but spectacular experience where you will appreciate the diversity of the plains, the majesty of the rainforest, the grandeur of the mountain plateaux and the beauty of the Franklin River.

Price Range from $1,382.00 - $1,728.00

 

MT ANNE CIRCUIT - 4-DAY WALKING/CAMPING TOUR - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

Mt Anne (1425m) is the highest mountain in Tasmania’s southwest. It is perhaps one of the most spectacular highlights you will see on this circuit. The tour also features breath-taking examples of Tasmania’s recent glaciations such as dramatic ice-carved cirques, knife-edge ridges and dolerite remnants of former landforms. Wander through mossy alpine forests, ancient pandani groves and discover bright green cushion plants. This tour takes you deep into the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, and allows you to explore one of the world’s last temperate wildernesses.

 

DAYWALK/ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE - Hobart CBD/Hobart Airport Tasmania

As an alternative for those who don’t want to stray too far from civilization, we have developed day walks to a variety of destinations based on fully-serviced accommodation packages at our facility here at Base Camp Tasmania (BCT). All the daywalks we offer cater for both experienced walkers and those who haven’t done a great deal of bushwalking. We provide all the necessary hiking gear and equipment to do our walks safely and comfortably and we pick you up from either Hobart or the airport and return you there after your tour.

Price Range from $224.00 - $320.00

 

ACCOMMODATION - WILDERNESS LODGE BUNKHOUSE - Base Camp Tasmania Tasmania

BCT is a rural retreat in a quiet, secluded and peaceful bush valley. Located in Glenfern high above New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley, less than sixty minutes from Hobart, this architect-designed facility is the ideal getaway for a sublimely peaceful place to relax and unwind. Stay in a clean and cosy bunkhouse/dormitory (for up to 10 guests) where you will have access to communal facilities including free laundry and barbecue. All facilities are designed to minimise their environmental impact.

From $36.00

 

ACCOMMODATION - WILDERNESS LODGE CABIN - Base Camp Tasmania Tasmania

BCT is a rural retreat in a quiet, secluded and peaceful bush valley. Located in Glenfern high above New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley, less than sixty minutes from Hobart, this architect-designed facility is the ideal getaway for a sublimely peaceful place to relax and unwind. Stay in a self-contained cabin with private facilities (for up to six guests). All guests have access to communal facilities including free laundry and barbecue, and all facilities are designed to minimise their environmental impact.

From $120.00