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  • Tasmanian Wilderness Walking Tour

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South West Wilderness Walking Tour

  • Explore Tasmania’s stunning remote wilderness
  • Enjoy transfers, meals and local tour guides
Trek through the Mount Field National Park

Explore Mount Field and the South West Wilderness National Parks over four sensational days of walking and sightseeing, with no need to carry a heavy bag! Discover this spectacular region’s magnificent scenery of rugged peaks, wild rivers and unique flora and fauna.

Stay at the 4 star Giants Table Cottages for 3 nights and enjoy delicious meals and trail snacks to fuel you up for your daily adventures. Marvel at the stunning Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls; explore the ancient Junee Cave; hike the magnificent Tarn Shelf circuit, embrace the dense rainforest of Florentine Valley; and be amazed at the view from Tiger Lookout of the Florentine River cutting its way through the valley. Your experienced local guides will accompany you each step of the way to talk you through the fauna, flora and history of this beautiful part of Australia.

Package includes three nights accommodation, 10 meals, transfers from Hobart and more - just don’t forget to pack the camera and a great pair of hiking shoes!

ITINERARY

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Today, be met by your tour guide at 8 am sharp from the pick up point at Grand Chancellor Hotel - Hobart. From here you will head west from the city and stop en-route for morning tea before you reach Lady Barron Falls Circuit. This scenic walk in Mount Field National Park includes Russel, Horseshoe and Lady Barren Falls. This first section to Russell Falls is easy and the falls here are beautiful.

There is a short steep climb from here to Horseshoe Falls where you will stop to appreciate another stunning waterfall. We continue through the forest trail among towering trees before reaching the lovely Lady Barron Falls.

After a beautiful and relaxing walk viewing waterfalls, rainforest and dense forest you will wander back to the vehicle and head to your next stop at Junee Cave for a 1km walk and explore.

You will then head back to your accommodation where you will spend the next three nights. In the afternoon you will arrive at Giants Table Cottages to unpack and settle in.

Overnight: Giants Table Cottages
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast and lunch preparations, head out with your tour guide and embark on the Tarn Shelf Circuit Walk – rated by our guides as ‘right up there’ among the best walks in the region.

This stunning walk takes you across the Tarn Shelf, returning via the lower lakes. It takes in a series of alpine tarns as well as a couple of rustic huts and provides exhilarating walking and great views.

Some tracks offer boardwalks to alleviate the muddier sections of the track and to protect the rare and sensitive vegetation in the area, however it can still get quite wet underfoot in some areas.

This track is spectacular in autumn when the leaves of the native deciduous beech tree changes colour. This hidden gem and you are likely not to encounter other walkers while on the trail. It is a fantastic walk and a real highlight of the tour.

Overnight: Giants Table Cottages
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast and lunch preparation you will pack up and head off for your guided walk. The 1 hour scenic drive into the heart of the South West takes you to the start of the Port Davey track. Port Davey is the starting point of the challenging 5 day walk from Scotts Peak to the remote outpost of Melaleuca.

The trail passes through sections of wet forest and open button grass plains, offering expansive views to the Western Arthurs and Mount Anne. Mount Anne is the highest peak in the South West area, standing at an impressive 1423m high.

After, you will leave the main track, this trail includes some short sections of dense scrub which can be wet underfoot. Your guides will ensure to take this part slowly as it can be quite challenging. As you climb towards Red Knoll lookout, the views of Lake Pedder are spectacular. At the summit you are rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges that are the South West Wilderness.

Weather permitting, you may even have the opportunity for a swim in Lake Pedder. Heading back to our accommodation, if time permits we stop off at The Creepy Crawly Nature Trail – which is as magical as the name suggests. This is a short 30 minute wilderness boardwalk track through lush, temperate rainforest.

Overnight: Giants Table Cottages
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast and lunch preparation you will head off into the Florentine Valley which is an area of dense rainforest. The trail can get quite wet and boggy and slippery underfoot so although an easy short walk, care needs to be taken.

This trail is fantastic and takes you through dense rainforest, occasional open areas, dark hollows brimming with fungi, and huge stands of towering trees. It is incredible and awe inspiring.

At Tiger Lookout you can see the Florentine River cutting its way through the valley, looking north-west is The Thumbs, north-east is Mt Field West and east is The Needles. This is a great short walk through an ancient eco-system. The vegetation in the early sections of the hike, and the landscapes in the latter section are incredibly unique and stunning.

If time permits, in the afternoon you will embark on the lovely Marriots Falls walk. Although the first section of the trail has been affected by logging, it is not long before you enter dense swamp gums before the trail opens up onto a grassy plain. Moving through you will walk through rainforest where it can be quite wet underfoot.

It’s not too long before you will hear the sound of the falls which carry an enormous amount of water in periods after rain. Marriott’s Falls is absolutely stunning and another beautiful waterfall in the region.

After your walking concludes for the day you will head out and back to your original pick up destination in Hobart at 5:00pm.

Please note: If you are planning to fly out of Hobart this evening, please book your scheduled flight no earlier than 6:30pm as you should arrive back into Hobart by 5:00pm.


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy a scenic walk through Mount Field National Park on the Lady Barron Falls Circuit
  • Marvel at the stunning Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls
  • Explore the ancient Junee Cave
  • Hike the magnificent Tarn Shelf circuit and The Needles, considered one of the best walks in the region
  • Make your way through the Port Davey Track, across assorted terrain to expansive views of the Western Arthurs and Mount Anne
  • Climb towards Red Knoll lookout to soak in the views of Lake Pedder and 360 degree views of the South West Wilderness
  • Embrace the dense rainforest of Florentine Valley
  • Be amazed at the view from Tiger Lookout of the Florentine River cutting its way through the valley
  • 3 nights at Giants Table Cottages in two large houses, the 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Gidleigh House and 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Hittesleigh House (twin share) – single supplement available on request
  • 10 meals plus plenty of fresh fruit, trail mix, snacks, tea and coffee throughout
  • Two tour guides who will drive, care and look after you
  • All national park fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Return transfers from The Grant Chancellor Hotel Hobart

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
  
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the tour operator. If you do not receive an email from the tour operator within 7 Business Days please contact TripADeal. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided.
  
Please refrain from booking travel arrangements prior to final email confirmation from the tour operator.
  
Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to the Property unless stated otherwise.


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th April 2020.
  
This travel offer is priced per person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $330 applies.
  
Departure Dates
2020
January: 1 (SOLD OUT)
January: 19
February: 1
March: 11,18
April: 10
  
Departure Cities
Hobart



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Giant Table Cottages

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

  

Extra Nights
(Pre/Post Tour): When making your accommodation arrangements, please note Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart offer Park Trek guests a discounted rate. Simply quote ‘Park Trek’ upon booking to receive this offer. 
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
  
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 14 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
  
Triple Share
Not available.
  
Bedding Configuration
1 x King bed or 1 x Queen bed or 2 x Single beds (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


Minimum group size 5 people, maximum group size 10 people.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)


Pick up / drop off location:
8:00am sharp at The Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart
 
Prepare for your walk:
Most healthy adults can participate in a walking holiday. If you can walk upwards of 15 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack, you will find this tour totally achievable.
While we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and degree of difficulty can vary greatly. You may find some tracks rocky and lumpy underfoot, soft and sandy, or muddy and slippery.
Sometimes there is the need to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, sections of scree or steep steps.
Ensure you come along with, not only the right footwear, rain gear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind!
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Hobart - Tasmania
Summer is from December to February when the average maximum sea temperature is 21°C. On land, maximum temperatures average 20°C to 24°C along the coast and in the lowlands. The hottest areas of the state are in the valleys west of Hobart, where summer temperatures regularly rise above 25°C. Autumn is from March to May and is a season of transition, as summer weather patterns gradually take on the shape of winter patterns.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
10 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 


A tourist visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
  
·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
  
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.