North West Tasmania

Home to five of the eight Great Walks of Australia, as well as many other spectacular treks, Tasmania is a true hiker’s paradise.

The state’s rugged north west region—containing part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and encompassing the Tarkine Rainforest, the wild northwest coast, the Central Plateau and Cradle Mountain—is an area of outstanding beauty and environmental significance.

Here you can trek through the magnificent landscapes of the Walls of Jerusalem—Tasmania’s only true alpine national park—remote, remarkable and accessible only by foot; or complete the iconic Overland Track—one of Australia’s finest walks—as it twists and turns through the pristine Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Discover Tasmania’s rugged northwest coastline and be one of the lucky few to hike out into the lush expanse of the Tarkine, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest tract of cool temperate rainforest.

Whether it’s a comfortable lodge-based walk, classic full-pack trek or challenging winter expedition that you’re after, our innovative itineraries are designed to get you deep into the heart of Tasmania’s most precious environments.


 

World firsts

We proudly pioneered guided experiences on the world famous Overland Track, making our knowledge and experience in the region second to none.

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.

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.


 

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.

Our business commitment

The entire staff of Tasmanian Expeditions share a deep commitment to maintaining the integrity of the Tasmanian wilderness. We are dedicated to ensuring we adopt a responsible attitude to the areas we travel through. Our key aim is to maximise the positive benefits tourism can deliver whilst minimising the impact of any potentially damaging social, cultural or environmental consequences.

In the field commitment

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.



The peak adventure travel period to Tasmania is during summer, when the average daily temperatures hover between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius. This is perfect weather for active adventures, though iconic destinations on the island can be crowded with tourists. Autumn has cooler temperatures ranging between 9-17 degrees Celsius, and travellers visiting during this season find that there are not as many crowds as you would find in summer.

The winter months between June and August are generally the wettest and coolest months both in coastal and inland regions, with the elevated areas receiving significant snowfalls. Winter maximum temperatures range between 4-11 degrees Celsius, but inland the temperatures can fall well below zero. Spring is generally the windiest time of year, with plenty of snow in high elevated regions.

Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania, always be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather. It’s not uncommon to have heavy snowfall in the middle of summer in some regions. For this reason we recommend that regardless of what season you travel in, always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.



Walk Tasmania's Overland Track with Tasmanian Expeditions