Tasmania

Blessed with wide-open spaces and stunning wilderness, vibrant modern cities, dynamic arts traditions and a rich multicultural society, Australia is an incredible choose-you-own-adventure destination.

Set 500 km south of Melbourne, the island state of Tasmania boasts eye-opening art, world-class wines and gourmet produce, rare wildlife and some of Australia’s most untouched, uncrowded wilderness.

This is an isolated, intriguing land of craggy mountains and ancient rainforests, wild rivers, white-sand beaches and lonely islands. Such a diversity of outstanding landscapes demands venturing out to discover by foot, bike or paddle.

With four of the eight Great Walks of Australia found here in Tasmania, as well as many other spectacular treks, this is a true hiker’s paradise. Hike the incredible Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Freycinet Experience Walk or Maria Island Walk; tackle our challenging South Coast Track or Frenchman’s Cap Trek; or complete the classic Overland Track.

Discover the rugged alpine landscapes of the Walls of Jerusalem, hike through ancient temperate rainforests in the Tarkine; cycle the stunning scenery of the east coast or raft the wild waters and deep gorges of the Franklin River.

Whether you love to hike, bike, kayak, canyon, climb or snowshoe; if it’s an easy day walk, a demanding full-pack trek, an inspiring photography excursion or an exciting family adventure that you’re after; our innovative range of adventures is designed to get you deep into the heart of this incredible state. Join us as we explore Tasmania’s wild reaches!


 

All Inclusive

Our adventure holidays aim to be fully inclusive. We include park fees, permits, internal flights, meals and camping gear in our trip price, as well as gear such as goretex jackets and sleeping bags when required.

Meals and Food

Our food is tasty, hearty and plentiful and where possible, sourced locally. The delicious and nutritious meals prepared by the guides on our trips, often in remote locations, will be one of the many highlights of your trip.

Reliable Equipment

Adventures in Tasmania are more enjoyable when you know that only the safest and best equipment is being used on your trip. With more than four decades experience under our belt, we have an extensive knowledge of the best outdoor gadgets and gear required to handle the remote wilderness. We provide quality, lightweight and well maintained equipment, whether it’s included in the trip cost or available for hire.

Outstanding Itineraries

All of our active Tasmanian holidays provide our travellers with ample opportunities to experience Tasmania’s diverse wilderness, combined with the safety, local knowledge and flexibility necessary to operate quality adventure holidays in Tasmania's rapidly changing environment.

Experienced Guides

Our guides share the very heart and soul of Tasmania with our travellers and are well acquainted with its terrain, trails and routes. When you travel with us you’re automatically guaranteed support, expertise, security and minimal stress which is crucial when you are travelling to a remote wilderness destination. Our guides will take you to the top sights (and secret spots) and our itineraries are crafted to ensure you have enough time to experience them. On our guided tours you’re assured maximum sightseeing every day with rest breaks, snacks and meals also planned for.

Small Groups

With a maximum group size of between 10-12 on most tours, our trekking, rafting and cycling trips feel more like travelling with friends than being on an organised tour. You'll often find a great combination of active people with similar interests in travel, fitness and experiences. Whether it’s being encouraged by your team members to keep on going when you’re feeling tired, or discussing the day’s trials and tribulations in the evening over a quiet dinner, small group trips are the perfect chance to turn fellow travellers into life-long friends.


Tasmania's weather is notoriously changeable.

Temperatures are among the lowest in Australia, but it's a beautiful place to experience the changing seasons, such as autumn colours, which is not common on the mainland.

In summertime Tasmanian daytime temperatures can reach the 30°C’s, but are more regularly in the 20°C’s

Rain and cool evenings - even snow - are possible at anytime in Tasmania, even in summer.

In Hobart, average daily temperatures vary, on average, from a minimum of 12.6°C (55°F) to a maximum of 22.2°C (72°F) in January; to a minimum of 4.9°C (41°F) to a maximum of 12.3°C (54°F) in July.

In Launceston, average daily temperatures vary, on average from a minimum of 12°C (55°F) to a maximum of 23°C (73°F) in January; to a minimum of 2°C (36°F) to a maximum of 12°C (54°F) in July. Unlike other parts of Tasmania, Launceston rarely receives snow.



Walk Tasmania's Overland Track with Tasmanian Expeditions