Wild Tasmania

Overview

Kayak through tranquil harbors, hike past waterfalls, and cruise beneath dramatic columnar sea cliffs on this incredible adventure in the wild island state of Tasmania. Frolicking dolphins, whales, and hungry seabirds dive-bombing into the water make up the natural wonders of this rugged landscape. You'll even see Tasmanian Devils up close during a nighttime feeding! Explore multiple world-class protected areas, including historic Port Arthur and the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site - one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world and a living link with ancient Gondwana.

  • Take in the splendor of Freycinet National Park's stunning bay and white-sand beaches

  • Encounter the infamous Tasmanian Devils during a nighttime feeding

  • Marvel at one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest on earth

  • Arrive: Hobart, Australia
  • Depart: Launceston, Australia
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Group Size: 4-12 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 13 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Hobart

    Gather with your trip crew at the Hobart airport at 9am before journeying towards Port Arthur, visiting the Devils Blowhole, Tasman Arc, Devils Kitchen and Waterfall Bay along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch before taking a guided tour of Port Arthur, a historic 19th-century convict settlement. Cap off your first day with dinner at Parsons Bay Retreat.

    • Accommodation: Parsons Bay Retreat
    • Activity: 2-3 hours/1.5-2.5-mile guided walking tour
    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day02

    Cruise the Tasman Peninsular

    Take a thrilling morning excursion on a Tasman Island Cruise ship. Glide past stunning cliffs while searching for playful seal colonies and migrating whales. After lunch, take a gorgeous coastal walk atop these same cliffs to Cape Raoul.

    • Accommodation: Parsons Bay Retreat
    • Activity: 2 hours/3 miles hiking & 3-hour cruise
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Explore Freycinet National Park

    After breakfast, travel up the coast to the charming seaside village of Coles Bay. From here, begin your exploration of Freycinet National Park, with walks to either Cape Tourville Lighthouse or the aptly named Sleepy Bay. Spend the afternoon in twin kayaks on serene harbor waters.

    • Accommodation: Freycinet Holiday Park
    • Activity: 1-2 hours/2 miles hiking & 3 hours kayaking
    • Transportation: 3.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Discover Wineglass Bay

    Spend a second day in the spectacular Freycinet region with a leisurely walk along the Hazards Beach track to world-famous Wineglass Bay. Enjoy ample time to relax on soft white sands and swim in the sparkling waters. Take an optional walk to Mount Amos for an extra dose of adventure.

    • Accommodation: Freycinet Holiday Park
    • Activity: 4-5 hours/6 miles hiking & optional Mount Amos, 2-3 hours/2.5 miles with 1,349' elevation gain
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Hike Douglas Apsley National Park

    Journey further up the coastline, stopping to hike in Douglas Apsley National Park before settling in the historic city of Launceston. Once there, take a leisurely rest at the hotel before enjoying a nourishing dinner at the Cataract Gorge.

    • Accommodation: Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel
    • Activity: 3 hours/3-4 miles hiking
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Arrive at Cradle Mountain National Park

    Explore the breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park, located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Take a morning stroll on the Dove Lake Circuit and enjoy additional afternoon walks, including a visit to the historic Waldheim Cabin. In the evening, watch a night feeding of the infamous Tasmanian Devils.

    • Accommodation: Discovery Parks
    • Activity: 3 hours/3-4 miles hiking
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Summit Cradle Mountain or Walk Dove Canyon

    Depending on the weather, summit Cradle Mountain or take the alternative Dove Canyon walk. After a full day of hiking, rest and rejuvenate before a well-deserved dinner at the Cradle Mountain Lodge.

    • Accommodation: Discovery Parks
    • Activity: 6-8 hours/4 miles hiking with 3,280'-5,069' elevation gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Enter the Magical Tarkine Wilderness

    Begin the morning en route to the beautiful Tarkine Wilderness area, containing the largest area of Gondwanan cool-temperate rainforest in Australia. After a walk to Philosopher's Falls, head to Mount Donaldson and enjoy lunch on the trail to the peak. Rest your legs on the short drive to the accommodations in the historic town of Corinna - once a "rough and tough" mining town during the Gold Rush of the late 1800s.

    • Accommodation: Corinna Wilderness
    • Activity: 4 hours/4-5 miles hiking
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day09

    Breakfast on the River & Tarkine Coast Hike

    Rise early to enjoy the serenity of a breakfast cruise on the Pieman River. While gliding down this pristine waterway aboard an historic Huon pine vessel, look and listen for the abundant local wildlife as they start their day. Disembark to explore the rugged Tarkine Coast at Pieman Heads for a few hours on foot before returning by boat back to Corinna. Then choose between an invigorating Whyte River walk or an afternoon kayaking on the river.

    • Accommodation: Corinna Wilderness
    • Activity: 3 hours/3-4 miles hiking & 2-hour breakfast cruise
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day10

    Visit Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

    Fuel up on breakfast before a drive to the mining town of Queenstown. From here, head through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, taking short stops along the way to stretch at Watersmeet or Platypus Bay. In the afternoon, take an enriching Aboriginal cultural walk at Larmairremener tabelti, in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

    • Accommodation: Lake St. Clair Lodge
    • Activity: 3 hours/3 miles hiking
    • Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day11

    Journey Across Lake St. Clair

    Cross breathtaking Lake St. Clair on a morning ride to explore Echo Point, home to a lush rainforest. Stop by Cynthia Bay for lunch before venturing straight through the heart of the island, across the highlands and back to Launceston. Rest and review the day's sightings at the hotel, before savoring the final dinner at a local restaurant.

    • Accommodation: Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel
    • Activity: 2 hours/2 miles hiking
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day12

    Depart from Launceston

    After breakfast, transfer to Launceston airport, where the trip concludes. Regular domestic flights operate between Launceston and Melbourne or Sydney, both home to international flight carriers.

    • Meals: Breakfast
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  • AvailableFeb 04 - 15, 2019
  • AvailableDec 02 - 13, 2019
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been innovating once-in-a-lifetime adventures across the globe since 1969, offering profoundly personal connections with nature and culture.

Reason #02

Our local guides are true experts, who serve to protect and preserve the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.

Reason #03

This specially crafted journey to Tasmania is the perfect way to discover remote and wild Australia.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Hiking lush rainforests and coastal paths, exploring the wildlife wonders of Tasmania's national parks, plus kayaking and river cruising.

  • Lodging

    Scenic, comfortable and eco-friendly wilderness accommodations, plus one night in a lakeside cabin with views of Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park.

  • Climate

    There are four distinct seasons which interchange any day of the year. Summer inland temperatures average 70°F with nights averaging 48°F.

FAQ

  • Do I need a visa for Australia?

    Yes. U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). It can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee.

  • Where should I fly in and out of?

    You should plan to arrive at the Hobart Airport (HBA) and depart from the Launceston Airport (LST).

  • How do meals work during the trip?

    Our guides have remarkable wilderness culinary skills and pride themselves on the variety, quality, nutritional levels and presentation of their meals as well as their ability to cater to a wide range of dietary requirements.

  • Who is suitable for this trip?

    It is important to prepare physically for this trip. Come open minded and ready for a wonderful experience no matter the weather. Your guides will be working to enhance your trip and maximize your safety.

  • Is all water safe to drink in Australia?

    It is safe to drink tap water anywhere in Australia.

  • Can I ride a kangaroo?

    You'll have to visit to find out!

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Feb 04 - 15, 2019
  • Available
    Dec 02 - 13, 2019

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$5,795.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $1,100.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary kayaking gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Departure day group airport transfer

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if departing outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

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