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5 Day Wukalina Walk Tasmania

  • Australia’s newest luxury walking experience
  • An indigenous owned & guided tour of the Bay of Fires
Includes all-inclusive meals & accommodation

It’s been described as one of Australia’s greatest new luxury walking experiences. A spiritual journey through Larapuna (Bay of Fires) and Wukalina (Mt William National Park), led by indigenous guides and staying at, quite possibly, the most beautiful glamping site in Tasmania. Wukalina Walk lives up to the hype - and then some. It’s also unlike any other guided walking tour you’ve experienced.

Exclusive to TripADeal, this five day / four night experience is your passport to a deeper connection with the landscape, the people, and the living history of Mount William National Park and the Bay of Fires. Led by qualified guides, you’ll hear stories from Palawa elders, see Aboriginal middens along a traditional coastal pathway, walk along the blinding white sands of Larapuna, encounter a mix of local wildlife such as wombats and wallabies - and more. Guests will stay two nights beneath the stars in purpose-built domed huts at the Wukalina standing camp, followed by two nights in the lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Eddystone Lighthouse. All-inclusive meals are also provided throughout.

Dreaming of an unforgettable outdoor adventure? It’s right here. All that’s missing is you.

ITINERARY

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Today make your own way to the Tasmanian Elders Centre in Launceston at 8:00am sharp start. Enjoy morning tea and a cuppa while preparing your walking kits. Guests enjoy a scenic drive from Launceston while learning about the Aboriginal and European history of the district. The cultural walk begins at Stumpy’s Bay in Wukalina/Mt William National Park.

Distance: 11km
Difficulty: Medium
Walk time: 4.5 hours

Overnight: Krakani Lumi Camp, Mt William National Park
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast guests will be guided along a traditional coastal pathway. Lunch will be served back at the Standing Camp, following which our guides will lead cultural sessions. After a traditional dinner including mutton bird, wallaby, and doughboys, guests will enjoy a starlight night walk. During the walk guests may encounter native wildlife such as wombats (prupilathina), wallabies (payathanima) and kangaroos, as well as possums and many more of Australia’s famous critters in this untouched landscape.

Distance: 5km
Difficulty: Medium
Walk time: 2 hours

Overnight: Krakani Lumi Camp, Mt William National Park
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A guided walk south along the pure white sands and rocky headlands, with lunch at Marsupial Lawns. Arrive on the Aboriginal held land of Larapuna (Eddystone Point lighthouse precinct) Experience native wildlife close-up, including wombats and wallabies.

Distance: 17km
Difficulty: Medium to hard
Walk time: 6 hours

Overnight: Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Free day and opportunity to explore the Larapuna precinct and surrounds. 

Overnight: Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will enjoy exclusive access to the Eddystone Lighthouse. Participate in cultural activities practiced in the local area for thousands of years. Enjoy conversations with Aboriginal Elder/respected community members. Lunch is served prior to the drive back to Launceston via a ‘quirky café’ stop in Derby. Arrive back into Launceston at approximately 4:30pm. 


Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Tour Inclusions

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  • A 5 day guided walking tour ex Launceston
  • Journey through the traditional lands of the Palawa
  • Explore the Wukalina (Mount William) National Park
  • Trek along the blinding shores of Larapuna (Bay of Fires)
  • Enjoy a walk to the summit of Wukalina (Mt William)
  • See Aboriginal middens along a traditional coastal pathway
  • Keep an eye out for native wildlife incl. wombats
  • Hear creation stores from Palawa Elders and/or respected community members
  • Enjoy a tour of the lighthouse at the Bay of Fires
  • Explore the Eddystone Point Lighthouse
  • 2 nights purpose-built glamping accommodation within Mount William National Park
  • 2 nights accommodation in a fully renovated lighthouse keeper’s cottage
  • Enjoy all-inclusive meals during the trip (including seafood caught just offshore)
  • Receive complimentary Tasmanian wine, mineral water or juice each night
  • National Park Pass
  • Two qualified guides for groups of 5 guests or more, or one guide for groups of 4 or less
  • Use of a 40L backpack, Gore-tex jacket, gaiters and a water bottle for the duration of the walk

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Please ensure you have checked local/interstate border restrictions prior to purchasing this package.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
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.
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 6 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property/tour operator you are due to stay/travel with.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 17th of December 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
There is no discount for solo travellers (twin share purchase must be made)
 
Departure Dates
2021
March: 19
September: 24
October: 22
November: 19
December: 17
 
Departure City
Launceston



Accommodation Used


Mount Wellington National Park: Purpose built standing camp

Eddystone Point: Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

 

About the Accommodation
- Your first two nights are spent at a purpose built standing camp within wukalina/Mt William National Park (named krakani lumi – place of rest in palawa kani), which consists of five culturally inspired sleeping huts and a communal building housing two showers, two toilets, a commercial grade kitchen, a domed lounge area and an open fire pit for story telling in the evening.
- The final two nights are spent at the larapuna/Eddystone Point Lighthouse precinct in the fully renovated Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage. The cottage has 5 bedrooms (King or twin share), a lounge, a dining room, a commercial grade kitchen, two bathrooms, three toilets and sweeping verandahs.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people
 
Child Policy
Valid for children 12 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
Double or twin beds (subject to availability). 



Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 10 per vehicle.



- Domestic flights / transfers
- Visa fees and requirements
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Recommended)



ABOUT THE WALK
Departure Point
- The Walk departs from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Elders Council of Tasmania Centre at 163 St John Street, Launceston 7250. Click here for a map.
- The centre is a seven minute walk from the city centre and a 20 minute drive from the Airport in Launceston.
 
What shoes should I wear?
Comfortable lace-up or hiking boots with firm treaded soles are recommended. These must be worn in - new shoes are not recommended. Waterproof or water resistant boots with ankle support are strongly recommended. Sand shoes and similar footwear are not acceptable. Arriving on the day of departure with inappropriate footwear will result in your forfeiting your walk without refund.
 
How much do we carry?
Your personal belongings including toiletries and change of clothes, water and food for the day, including lunch and snacks. Approximately 7-10kgs in a backpack. Significantly less on Day 2 of the Walk.
 
Do we need travel insurance?
We strongly recommend travel insurance for your personal protection against unexpected emergencies. Costs of emergency evacuations and medical attention will be borne by the guest.
 
What food is provided?
The wukalina Walk includes all meals and snacks produced from local Tasmanian produce, using traditional recipes and ingredients native to Tasmania. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
 
What happens to my luggage and valuables while I am on the walk?
Your luggage will labelled and stored under lock and key at the Elders Centre. We also have secure facilities for smaller valuables such as watches or $100 bills.
 
Can I charge my mobile phone and camera while on the walk?
Yes, you will be able to charge your devices at both locations, noting that at krakani lumi the power is supplied via a solar array, so items may take longer to charge. Also at krakani lumi each hut has four Led USB Rechargeable lanterns. At larapuna mains power is used.
 
Is there mobile reception at the standing camp and/or lighthouse precinct?
Yes there is 3G capability at both sites through a Smart Antenna.
 
Should I bring toiletries with me on the walk?
You should of course bring your own toothpaste, deodorant etc., but we do ask that you utilise the shampoo/hand soap provided on site at krakani lumi, as these biodegradable items are specifically designed for use within the National Park. We provide these same items at larapuna but you could use your own if preferred. Note: Hairdryers are provided at larapuna but not krakani lumi.
 
What kind of toilets and showers do you have at the standing camp?
At the standing camp there are Clivus Multrum waterless composting toilets, these use no chemicals and have no polluting discharge. There is no need to worry about bathroom smells! A small exhaust fan in the vent pipe creates airflow into the system and ensure that any smells are drawn away. The showers use tank water and we have elected to not install timers as we believe that our guests will be entirely courteous of their fellow walkers, and of our need to conserve water over the course of the dry season, and restrict their shower time to 3 minutes.
 
Do I need to know about important Tasmanian Aboriginal customs and protocols being I go on the walk?
- It is important to note that this is literally the first product of its kind in Tasmania, and we will be feeling our way to some extent, but in general points to note are:
- Aboriginal people must be afforded the right to own and control their cultural and intellectual property and that any protocols applied by us, are a means of protecting cultural and intellectual property based on the principle of self-determination.
- Aboriginal people are recognised as the primary guardians and interpreters of their cultures, and so will formally and informally regulate how stories and information is presented.
- Aboriginal people may authorise, or refuse, the use of their cultural and intellectual property according to community beliefs, and will actively maintain the privacy of their knowledge and other cultural practices i.e. men’s or women’s business
 
Good guidelines include;
- Always seeking permission before taking any images of Aboriginal people.
- Body language is as important in all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and may include: lowering your eyes and avoiding eye contact with older people or authority figures; be guided by the manner in which they interact with you.
- Elders are highly respected people within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and our Elders are no different.
 
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
The best time to visit Tasmania is not clear cut. In summer (Dec-Feb), the average maximum temp is around 21°C. Autumn is a guessing game but still gorgeous, and winter brings snow and sunshine from Jun-Aug, with white topped mountains as late as Oct. Hiking, biking and cross country skiing are all superb at this time.
 
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. 
- Whilst the Wukalina Walk is not extreme in any sense, there is still a requirement for a reasonable level of fitness to both ensure your safety, and your enjoyment of the experience. If you are capable of walking an average of 10 km a day over three consecutive days across beach and grassland, with some rocky terrain thrown in, then you will be fine for our walk.
- Preparation is highly recommended, particularly if you're not currently exercising regularly. Walking a few times a week for an hour or two with some weight will help ensure you get the most out of your walk.
 
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.
  
Gratuities / Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion. 
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



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