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5-Day Tasmania West Coast Camping Tour: Hobart to Launceston Including Mount Field National Park, Tarkine and Cradle Mountain

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    This 5-day tour starts in Hobart and finishes in Launceston and explores the many spectacular natural wonders of Tasmania’s west coast. Participation in duties around the camp like cooking and clean up from meals are encouraged as this builds a great sense of team spirit.
    Accommodation in large canvas tents with room to stand up in. They are 4 person tents but only 2 people will be accommodated in each tent to ensure maximum comfort. we only put 2 to a tents for comfort
    Day 1 (L,D) Mt Field Visit Mount Field National Park - Highland Lakes Camp
    Depart from Hobart at approximately 8:30am and travel to Mt Field National Park. There is a choice of hikes in the Mount Field National Park including Lady Barron Falls, Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls or roam in the highlands around Lake Dobson. Time permitting head to The Styx Valley, home to some of Australia's tallest trees. Continue to the camp in near Lake St Clair for your overnight stay. This evening take a walk in search of platypus and explore an ever changing mix of forest.
    Day 2 (B,L,D) Lake St Clair - Tarkine
    This morning, drive west through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stop to look out into the Wilderness World Heritage area from Donaghy’s Lookout. You’ll then head to the west coast for some remarkable beaches or short but spectacular hikes. Continue a little further north to the enchanting Tarkine, the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere
    Day 3 (B,L,D) Tarkine rainforests and rivers
    Waking up close to the Pieman River you are well placed to explore this ancient ecosystem that is a snapshot of Gondwanaland land as it once was. A paddle on the river in the evening or next morning is a special experience. You’ll stay in the same camp tonight
    Day 4 (B,L,D) Tarkine - Cradle Mountain
    More walks or an early morning paddle on the serene Pieman River to round off the Tarkine experience before heading to Cradle Mountain. Set up camp and then explore the many wonders of one of Australia most famous national parks. There are many choices of walks to cater for all fitness levels and weather conditions
    Day 5 (B,L) Cradle Mountain - Launceston
    Today is an opportunity to do more fantastic walks in the park before traveling to Launceston where the tour concludes at approximately 4:30pm. You also have the option to conclude your tour in Cradle Mountain and spend a few more days (at own expense) in this spectacular region.
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    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    The description of the tour was accurate and honest. Our guide, Clare, was excellent and very flexible with the schedule so people's interests were met. The food was great and usually cooked right on site. Clare always managed to get the coffee ready early! We...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Nyfr
    Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

    I absolutely loved this tour. We saw and hiked through such a diversity of Tasmania’s beautiful west coast and Aran’s knowledge and passion for this area enhanced the whole experience. The walks through Mount Field, Cradle Mountain & The Tarkine were amazing and the early...More

    Thank M3679WTkathys
    Reviewed 17 April 2018

    My friends and I had a wonderful time with Aran on the West Coast Camping Tour. We were very impressed with Aran's set up, which included comfortable tents and sleeping cots at each of three sites (over four nights), great camp kitchens and very comfortable...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Emma C
    Reviewed 11 March 2018

    We really enjoyed the 5 days of this tour. This was due not least to the carefully planned route which we could experience on the bus, on foot or by canoe. Aran, our tour guide, driver and excellent chef in personal union, has made a...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank AndreasG3168
    Reviewed 27 November 2017

    I am so pleased with the 6 Days I spent traveling in Tasmania with Tasmanian Safaris. Aran, was very welcoming and Clair, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing. Everyday she shared a huge amount of information with us about the fauna & the flora, the...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    Thank Valbona A
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