Hobart & South

With its eye-opening modern art gallery, buzzing local food scene, world-class wines and whiskies and handsome setting between the Derwent River and Mount Wellington, Tasmania’s dynamic capital of Hobart pleads a strong case for not straying too far from the city. And yet, those who do venture a little further will find themselves in some of Tasmania’s most magnificent wilderness.

Head south of Hobart to the fertile Huon Valley, cycling between waterfront hamlets and idyllic country towns, dolomite caves, tree-top walks and endless apple and cherry orchards.

Take the ferry to Bruny Island and discover an unspoiled landscape of towering sea cliffs, rolling heathlands and abundant wildlife. Cycle between oyster bars, berry farms, wineries and cheese makers, and cruise the rugged, wave-beaten coast, keeping your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins, fairy penguins and rare sea birds.

Discover the striking, solitary landscapes of the Port Davey Track, a challenging hike through the remote south west of Tasmania's World Heritage wilderness area. Hike beside ancient peaks and across the Lost World Plateau, cross the magical Bathurst Harbour and walk to the Melaleuca airstrip, a tiny isolated outpost with no roads in or out.

Tackle the South Coast Track, one of Tasmania's finest long-distance walks, and discover empty beaches, towering rainforests and lonely mountain ranges as you follow the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers along the rugged wilderness of Australia's southernmost coastline. Explore the remote south west coast by kayak, or combine both the Port Davey and South Coast treks into an unforgettable 16-day traverse of the entire south west of Tasmania, one of Australia’s greatest wilderness adventures.


 

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in Tasmania. When you book one of our trips you're supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

Ultimate value

Our Tasmanian active adventures offer exceptional value for money incorporating as many inclusions as possible in every tour such as meals, transport, entrance fees and permits.

Trustworthy

When we travel to the most remote destinations in Tasmania, we do so with the most experienced guides, reliable equipment and responsible travel ethics in mind. Travellers can feel confident they are in safe hands while on a Tasmanian Expeditions trip.

Authentic

Everyone who works with us, from our office staff, ground staff and guides are the "real deal". Our team is comprised of actual trekkers and travelers who have visited, or lived in, many of the destinations we go to. Our team is a network of highly specialized, and qualified people.


 

Human food drops

To minimise impact our food drops are rotated from sites to enable rainforest to regenerate. Food drops are vermin & weather proof. 95% of our trips employ locals to make food drops rather than utilize helicopters – thus reducing carbon emissions

Promote public environmental awareness

Our guides encourage and promote an understanding of conservation through interpretation natural and historic values, and ensure our presence has no effect on historic, Aboriginal and archaeological locations.

Campsite etiquette

Our groups use established camping sites, such as raised platforms or well worn camping sites instead of pitching on untarnished land. Once camp is established, our groups minimise their movements to reduce their trace on the environment.

Stay on track

To protect the environment and our clients’ wellbeing, we stay on the formed track. If the track is braided or wide our groups stay in the middle, and if there is no track our groups fan out and do not follow in each other's footsteps.

Pack it in - pack it out

All of our adventures have a pack it in – pack it our policy and we encourage our clients to pick up any rubbish they spot along the trails.

Ecotourism certification

Many of the itineraries offered by Tasmanian Expeditions have achieved Ecotourism Certification at the ECO IV level. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.

Minimal impact techniques

Minimal impact bushwalking techniques are used to reduce the effects that people have on the environment. This allows walkers to enjoy their natural surroundings without causing too much environmental degradation.




Bruny Island Long Weekend