We are proud to specialise in this awe-inspiring part of Tasmania and are here to help you access the wilderness in a safe and well-informed way.
We have regular itineraries that offer Cradle Mountain walking tracks, the Tarkine rainforest, as well as lakes and coastal regions in the North West.
The focus of our tours is a private campsite within the village of Corinna, once an old mining settlement; now a quiet, laid-back eco-friendly destination.
The southern Tarkine region is famous for its rainforest, but the highlight of the camp is its proximity to accessing the beautifully serene Pieman River. This slow-moving river is cloaked with rainforest featuring Myrtles, Blackwood and Huon pine. With its dark, tannin-stained waters – our morning kayak trips on the mirror-like waters are an experience like no other!
We use this camp as a centre to immerse ourselves in a variety of trails through the ancient Gondwana rainforests. These can take the form of several shorter walks, or we can combine them into a full-day walk from Corinna up to the open button-grass summit of nearby Mt Donaldson, which offers panoramic views from the mountains to the coast.
In the evening, relax around a campfire and enjoy a great meal soaking up the sounds of nature. The large tents are already set up and ready for a comfortable sleep.
All of our tours can be customised to offer something that suits the abilities and interests of the whole group. We offer three- and four-day excursions through this area, and the following are some of the destinations we can include in addition to the Tarkine camp.
Most famously the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park is one of five parks that collectively form the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). Departing from Launceston, we can include walks from an hour to the whole day, so you can capture the essence of this unspoiled semi-alpine environment.
The lakes around the village of Tullah offer many options to kayak in more remote areas and are a great location for fishing and hiking. The Mt Farrell and Mount Murchison hikes show a glimpse of the wild and remote mountains that dominate this part of the state. The steep, forested terrain makes for many fine waterfalls, especially the Montezuma Falls which is accessed via an abandoned railway line and makes a worthwhile ramble. You can see where the forest has reclaimed the early mining operations that were the economic powerhouse of Tasmania’s early development.
There are several coastal communities that allow access to coastal landscapes excellent for beach combing between spectacular rocky headlands. Although part of the Great Australian Bight, the ocean is largely affected by the Southern Ocean swells and watching the raw power of the waves is a mesmerising and humbling experience.
If caves are your thing, we have excellent examples in Mole Creek; this is another of the parks making up the TWWHA. The limestone landforms at the base of the Central Plateau are scattered with caves large and small. There are several guided tours available with excellent examples of both wet and dry cave systems featuring stunning formations including stalactites and stalagmites. These are easily included on the route or on our return to Launceston.
Contact us today to plan a wilderness escape.