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5 day West Coast Safari Tour

Hobart to Launceston. Want to discover the remote and wild Tasmanian west coast? Then this is the tour for you. Over 5 Days we explore the iconic must sees as well as some great local secrets. Camp out and watch the wildlife!

This tour starts in Hobart and finishes in Launceston  – 5 Days and 4 Nights Camping / Safari Tents and Walking Tour.

An ideal tour to experience Tasmania’s wild and remote west. We aim to stay away from the crowds. Explore Mt Field and Lake St Clair. Enjoy the scenic drive through Franklin-Gordon wild rivers wilderness. Experience the Tarkine rainforests and serene Pieman river. Let us reveal the best way to see Tasmanians iconic Cradle Mountain.

Each day we participate in bush walks from 3 – 5 hours and travel by mini van or four-wheel-drive . We have exciting private camp and make delicious meals and dine by the campfire. The roomy tents are large enough to stand in and are located in a range of environments to allow us to appreciate Tasmania’s unique wildlife. Toilet Facilities at all sites and showers at most.

What’s included

All inclusive small group guided 5 Day active camping and walking tour exploring the Central Highlands and west coast of Tasmania. We encourage participation in duties around the camp like cooking and clean up from meals as we find this makes a great sense of team.

All food from lunch day 1 to lunch to day 5 included. Snacks and small amounts of alcohol are permitted or can be brought along the way. Transport, parks passes; camping and cooking equipment is provided. Sleeping bags and rain jackets available for hire.

From AU$1000 per person
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5 day West Coast Safari Tour Tasmania Australia

Russell Falls is located in Mt Field National Park. The easy walk will take you through a mixed forest with the tallest flowering plant on Earth.

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5 day West Coast Safari Tour Tasmania Australia

The Franklin River is one of the last truly wild rivers on Earth. A complex system of breathtaking scenery and moments of utter tranquility.

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5 day West Coast Safari Tour Tasmania Australia

The Pieman has a long history. The river was originally called the Retreat and was renamed the Pieman in 1823.

Credit - Tourism Tasmania & Michael Walters Photography
5 day West Coast Safari Tour Tasmania Australia

Iconic Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park is a must when visiting Tasmania.

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5 day West Coast Safari Tour Tasmania Australia

Cradle Mountain forms the northern end of the wild Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Credit - Tourism Tasmania and Jason Charles Hill

Day 1 - Mount Field National Park – Highland Camp

Enjoy a choice of hikes in the Mount Field National Park, Lady Barron Falls, Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls or roam in the highlands around Lake Dobson (+3hr walk). Time permitting head to The Styx Valley, home to some of Australia’s tallest trees. Drive to our camp in near Lake St Clair. Evening walks in searching for platypus and exploring a ever changing mix of forest.

Inclusions: camping at Safari tent, Meals: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2 - Lake St Clair – Tarkine

We drive west through Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park stop to look out into the Wilderness World Heritage area from Donaghy’s Lookout. We head to the west coast for some remarkable beaches or short but spectacular hikes. We make our way a little further north to the enchanting Tarkine, the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere.

Inclusions: camping at Safari tent, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 3 - Tarkine Rainforests and Rivers

Waking up close to the Pieman River we are well placed to explore this ancient ecosystem that is a snapshot of Gondwana land as it once was. A paddle on the river in the evening or next morning is a special experience. A range of short to medium length walks through this spectacular region are available. We stay in the same camp tonight.

Inclusions: camping at Safari tent, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4 - Tarkine – Cradle Mountain

More walks or an early morning paddle on the serene Pieman river round off our Tarkine experience before we head to Cradle Mountain. We will set up camp and then explore the many wonders of one of Australia’s most famous national parks. There are many choices of walks to cater for all fitness levels and weather conditions.

Inclusions: camping at Safari tent, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 5 - Cradle Mountain – Launceston

Today is an opportunity to do more fantastic walks in the park before making our way back to Launceston. It is an option to conclude your tour here and stay in Cradle to make the most of this spectacular region and we can assist you with making other transport arrangements.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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