Originally a hub of activity for the construction of hydroelectric power stations in the region, today it is a secluded series of lakes and rivers surrounded by forested hills and rugged mountains.
The lakes have been stocked with trout over the years and the locals are spoilt for choice with four major lakes within a short drive of the town.
To make these lakes even more accessible, we have a fleet of Hobie kayaks with their super-efficient Mirage Drives. Because you use the power of your legs for forward motion, it allows people without regular paddle skills to enjoy the water. Another bonus is not having to contend with drips from the paddles. The direction is controlled from a hand leaver that leaves your hands free to cast a line or take pictures of the stunning surrounds. Thanks to some clever engineering, you can even paddle in reverse. Our outback models are designed for fishing with a large, flattened area of deck so you can stand up if needed. Comfortable seats with various adjustable settings will carry up to 120kg and the kayaks have a load capacity of 190kg, user and equipment combined.
A standard tour would have accommodation either at the lodge in Tullah or a private rental house depending on the size of the group. Exact schedules are flexible to allow for weather conditions.
The surrounding peaks offer a range of hikes of varying difficulty. The foremost of these is to the summit of Mt Murchison. The tallest peak on the West Coast range climbs over 600 meters in elevation form the forested flanks to the bare, conglomerate peaks sculpted by glaciers. This underrated day hike gives superb views of the region’s peaks, but also provides a snapshot of the terrain encountered on some of Tasmania’s more demanding, wild and remote bush walks that would usually take several days to accomplish. Mt Farrell – overlooking the town of Tullah – is another fine walk of shorter duration, following an old mining track up through the forest where it emerges to long, button-grass hills with panoramic views of the lakes to the south of Tullah.
Like all our adventures, we can tailor them to the needs and interests of the party. For example, further afield are historic mining towns like Zeehan, which has an excellent museum charting the search for minerals in Tasmania’s west; so vital to its early economic development.
The rugged coastal villages boast excellent beach combing as well as some stunning shorter walks with panoramic views.
We also have a private campsite at Corinna; an excellent place to take in the ancient cool temperate rainforest both on foot as well as gliding down the serene, tannin-stained waters of the Pieman river. A great destination in its own right, it also allows entry to sheltered waters at a lower elevation if other lakes are not suitable due to weather.
For all ages • 3 Days • Great for Couples and Families • Explore Tasmania with locals
||7:00 am – Launceston
||5:00 pm – Launceston
||At Aspire Adventure Equipment, 136 York St, Launceston – or pick up from Launceston accommodation.
||Main meals from lunch day 1 to lunch on the last day.
||Kayaks, safety equipment, fishing equipment and fishing licences. Snacks and small amounts of alcohol are permitted or can be brought or purchased along the way, private transport, parks passes.
||4 Max – unless a private or family group.
||Moderate. A basic level of fitness is required.
||Cabins and lodges with private bathrooms.