BEST OF TASMANIA

10 DAY HIKING HOLIDAY

 

Hiking adventure - departing from Hobart. 111km of Tasmania's best trails.

  1. Cape Hauy - Tasman National Park - 8km - 4hrs

  2. Bishop and Clerk - Maria Island National Park - 7km - 4hrs

  3. Hazards Beach Circuit - Freycinet National Park - 12km - 6hrs

  4. Deep Creek to Ansons Bay - Mt William National Park/Bay of Fires - 10km - 5hrs

  5. Zig-Zag & Duck Reach - Cataract Gorge Reserve - 12km - 4.5hrs

  6. Cradle Mt Summit - Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair National Park - 13km - 7hrs

  7. Cradle Mt Canyoning / Day Walks - Cradle Mt-Lake St Clair National Park  

  8. Short Walks, Nelson Falls, Doughty Lookout - WildRivers National Park - 18km - 7hrs

  9. Tarn Shelf - Mount Field National Park - 15km - 5hrs

  10. Mt Eliza - South West National Park - 11km 6hrs

  11. Mt Wellington + Afternoon Goodbye Lunch

 

MOUNT FIELD 

DAY 9 

MOUNT FIELD WILDERNESS DAY TRIP 

Explore Tasmania's oldest National Park, Mount Field. Hike to alpine ski fields, around glacial lakes, down through rainforest, waterfalls and under some of Tasmania's tallest trees. Two great Tasmanian walks,

morning tea at local farm, picnic lunch in the mountains and afternoon wine. All inclusive day tour from Hobart.

 

  • Details: 8km | 4hrs walking time | 400m elevation gain | Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays | 8:30am -  5:30pm
  • Difficulty: T2 – Moderate Narrower but distinct tracks which can be muddy in some places, in pristine natural environments. Facilities are minimal and you may encounter fast changing weather. These moderate tours require reasonable level of fitness.
  • Food: Morning tea at local berry farm, coffee from farm shed cafe. Picnic ploughman's lunch. Afternoon wine and cheese.
  • Price: Adult - $160 | Concession/Student - $145 | Child (5-17 y.o) - $80 | Family of 4 - $400

 

CAPE HAUY 

DAY 1 

CAPE HAUY GUIDED DAY TRIP 

The Tasman is home to arguably some of Australia's greatest day walks, although this end of the world has for so long been over shadowed by the famous Port Arthur historic site. Travellers wanting more than convict history, will be rewarded with a day trip like no other. With some of the tallest sea cliffs in the country, join us for a memorable day.

  • Details: 9km | 4.5hrs walking time | 400m elevation gain | Departs: Mondays and Thursdays | 8:30am -  5:30pm
  • Difficulty: T2 – Moderate Narrower but distinct tracks, steep steps in many places, natural environments. Facilities are minimal and you may encounter fast changing weather.. These moderate tours require reasonable level of fitness.
  • Food: Morning tea with fresh baked pastries, fruit, pressed coffee and brewed tea. Afternoon seafood BBQ, beer & wine.
  • Price: Adult - $160 | Concession/Student - $145 | Child (5-17 y.o) - $80 | Family of 4 - $400

MARIA ISLAND 

DAY 2 

MARIA ISLAND GRAND PICNIC - GOURMET DAY TRIP 

wukaluwikiwayna/Maria Island is rich in natural and cultural heritage. People from many nations have visited this island that towers off the East Coast of Tasmania. Frequented by the Palawa people, named by the Dutch, explored by the French, transformed by the English, styled by an Italian and farmed by a South African - the human history is only the surface. For those intrigued by geology, flora and fauna, Maria is a wonderland of discovery. Plus Wombats.

  • Details: 8km | 4 hrs walking time | 80m elevation gain | Departs: Wednesdays and Saturdays | 8:30am -  6:45pm
  • Difficulty: T1 – Well defined and wide tracks on easy to moderate terrain, in slightly modified natural environments. You will require a modest level of fitness. Suitable for beginner hikers. 
  • Food: Morning tea with fresh fruit, pressed local coffee and brewed tea, cooked Italian lunch, afternoon wine and cheese. 
  • Price: Adult - $195 | Concession/Student - $185 | Child (5-17 y.o) - $135 | Family of 4 - $525

FREYCINET 

DAY 3 

FREYCINET/WINEGLASS BAY - HAZARDS BEACH CIRCUIT 

 

OVERVIEW: Today we drive towards Tasmania's second major centre, Launceston. With a population of just over 100,000 people in the region, this small city is lined with historic buildings, parks and nature reserves. The drive from our accommodation will take approx. 2 hours with stops and take us via the North East forests and farming regions. Arriving in Launceston we will enjoy some lunch by the Tamar River before setting off for our hike. After exploring the Cataract Gorge, we will arrive at our accommodation for the night at 5pm. There are many nice restaurants and bars to sample for dinner, or relax with a quiet meal and many of the corner pubs. 

  • Hike Details: 12km | 6hrs walking time | 100m elevation gain | 8:30am -  2:30pm.
  • Hike Description: Starting at Kings Bridge, we travel up along the zig zag trail, a popular route with keen runners and walkers. This trail gives us views high over the river and city before dropping down into the first basin. This oasis in the city is home to a free recreation pool, large waterhole for swimming and rock jumping, cafe and lawn. From here we follow the trail to Duck Reach passing by a new suspended lookout over the river. The rail is flat and wide and is great for group walking. Passing by native vegetation before arriving at the first hydro power station in Australia. Crossing the river along a rocking bridge, we can explore the small interpretation centre inside the station. Following the old pipeline up the hill, we wander bushland before dropping back down into the basin. There is a small english garden with large pine trees and a cafe, but most intriguing  are the peacocks. Following a lovely clifftop path back to the bridge, we arrive at the end of the trail. A great walk right from the city.
  • Difficulty:  Medium – Facilities are minimal and you may encounter fast changing weather. These moderate tours require reasonable level of fitness.
  • Alternative Hike: Wineglass Bay Lookout/Mt Amos, 3km, 2hrs
  • Drive Details: 1.5hrs | 120km | Stop options; Bicheno, Scamander 
  • Overnight: St. Helens  
  • Food: Morning tea at local berry farm, coffee from farm shed cafe. Picnic ploughman's lunch. Afternoon wine and cheese.

LAUNCESTON 

DAY 5 

CATARACT GORGE & DUCK REACH HIKE - 12KM, 4.5HRS

OVERVIEW: Today we drive towards Tasmania's second major centre, Launceston. With a population of just over 100,000 people in the region, this small city is lined with historic buildings, parks and nature reserves. The drive from our accommodation will take approx. 2 hours with stops and take us via the North East forests and farming regions. Arriving in Launceston we will enjoy some lunch by the Tamar River before setting off for our hike. After exploring the Cataract Gorge, we will arrive at our accommodation for the night at 5pm. There are many nice restaurants and bars to sample for dinner, or relax with a quiet meal and many of the corner pubs. 

  • Hike Details: 12km | 4.5hrs walking time | 100m elevation gain | 12 -  4:30pm.
  • Hike Description: Starting at Kings Bridge, we travel up along the zig zag trail, a popular route with keen runners and walkers. This trail gives us views high over the river and city before dropping down into the first basin. This oasis in the city is home to a free recreation pool, large waterhole for swimming and rock jumping, cafe and lawn. From here we follow the trail to Duck Reach passing by a new suspended lookout over the river. The rail is flat and wide and is great for group walking. Passing by native vegetation before arriving at the first hydro power station in Australia. Crossing the river along a rocking bridge, we can explore the small interpretation centre inside the station. Following the old pipeline up the hill, we wander bushland before dropping back down into the basin. There is a small english garden with large pine trees and a cafe, but most intriguing  are the peacocks. Following a lovely clifftop path back to the bridge, we arrive at the end of the trail. A great walk right from the city.
  • Difficulty:  Easy – Facilities are minimal and you may encounter fast changing weather. These moderate tours require reasonable level of fitness.
  • Alternative Hike: Cataract Gorge Circuit, 6km, 1.5hrs
  • Drive Details: 1.8hrs | 120km | Stop options; Derby, Scottsdale, Lillydale
  • Overnight: Launceston 
  • Food: Morning tea at local berry farm, coffee from farm shed cafe. Picnic ploughman's lunch. Afternoon wine and cheese.

CRADLE MOUNTAIN  

DAY 6 

CRADLE MT SUMMIT - 13KM, 7HRS

OVERVIEW: Today we drive towards Tasmania's second major centre, Launceston. With a population of just over 100,000 people in the region, this small city is lined with historic buildings, parks and nature reserves. The drive from our accommodation will take approx. 2 hours with stops and take us via the North East forests and farming regions. Arriving in Launceston we will enjoy some lunch by the Tamar River before setting off for our hike. After exploring the Cataract Gorge, we will arrive at our accommodation for the night at 5pm. There are many nice restaurants and bars to sample for dinner, or relax with a quiet meal and many of the corner pubs. 

  • Hike Details: 13km | 7hrs walking time | 900m elevation gain | 11am - 6pm
  • Drive Details: 2hrs | 150km | Stop options; Sheffield.
  • Hike Description: Ronny Creek to Horse Track and Creator lookout. To kitchen Hut. The Summit. Return back to Dove Lake boat shed via marions lookout link track.  
  • Once you have marveled at the spectacular views head back down.

  • Overnight: Cradle Mountain
  • Difficulty:  Hard– Facilities are minimal and you may encounter fast changing weather. These moderate tours require reasonable level of fitness.
  • Alternative Hike: Dove Lake Circuit - 6km, 2.5 hrs
  • Food: Morning tea at local berry farm, coffee from farm shed cafe. Picnic ploughman's lunch. Afternoon wine and cheese.

CRADLE MT. CANYONING

OR DAY WALKS 

DAY 7