Your tour INCLUDES
Guided walking through pristine rainforest
Hikes to Montezuma Falls, Mt Donaldson & Tarkine Coast
4 nights comfortable lodge & eco-retreat accommodation
Experienced guides, transport & most meals
Recognised as one of the world’s largest cool temperate rainforests, Tasmania’s Tarkine Wilderness is breathtaking.
Visit one of the world’s most pristine forests, voted by Australian Traveller magazine as one of the Top 100 things to do before you die.
The Tarkine is simply one of the most inspiring locations to visit.
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners (one dinner at own expense)
Plenty of fresh fruit, trail mix, tea/coffee/hot chocolate and snacks
River cruise on MV Arcadia
Amazing walks including Mt Donaldson, Mt Farrell, Tarkine north coast, Philosophers Falls and Montezuma Falls
Small group of 10 or less
All National Park entry fees
2019 trip dates
Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 January – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 14 to Monday 18 February – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 March – FULLY BOOKED
Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 April – FULLY BOOKED
Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May – 4 PLACES LEFT
Monday 23 to Friday 27 September
Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 October
Sunday 20 to Thursday 24 October – WOMEN’S ONLY
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 November – 5 PLACES LEFT
Monday 25 to Friday 29 November – 1 PLACE LEFT
Sunday 1 to Thursday 5 December
Sunday December 29 2019 to Thursday 2 January 2020 – (New Years Eve)
2020 trip dates
Monday 6 to Friday 10 January – 5 PLACES LEFT
Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 January
Friday 7 to Tuesday 11 February
Monday 24 to Friday 28 February
Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 March
Saturday 28 March to Wednesday 1 April
Friday 3 to Tuesday 7 April
Thursday 30 April to Monday 4 May
Friday 8 to Tuesday 12 May
9km walking, (approx. 2 hours) easy grade
We depart Launceston at 8am
We stop enroute in the coastal village of Penguin to enjoy morning tea and a trip briefing with your guides. By 11am we’ll be on our way to Hellyer Gorge. This is a brilliant short one-hour return walk through the beautiful Tarkine rainforest.
We enjoy lunch here among some of Tasmania’s oldest forest environments
We then head off and the afternoon walk is a two hour walk through towering myrtle and sassafras to the beautiful Philosophers Falls.
We arrive in Corinna – our place of stay for the next three nights in the afternoon.
We enjoy dinner at Corinna’s onsite Tannin Restaurant, Corinna. (Drinks at own expense).
Meals: Lunch and dinner
12km (approx. 5 hours walking ) moderate grade
After a short drive from Corinna we head off to Mount Donaldson. This is a three hour circular hike to summit of Mt Donaldson where we enjoy morning tea on top of Mt Donaldson with spectacular views into the heart of the Tarkine – one of the best panoramic vistas in the area.
Back from Mount Donaldson and return to Corinna for lunch by the river.
This afternoon’s walk of approx. 1.5 hours is along Whyte River loop trail where giant man ferns, burrowing crayfish and possibly platypus are some of the features of this beautiful rain forest walk.
If the weather is hot or quite wet our guides will offer an alternative.
We finish the day with pre-dinner nibbles and a delicious two-course dinner prepared by your Park Trek guides.
12km (approx. 3-4 hours walking ) easy grade
We depart Corinna this morning aboard the historic Huon Pine vessel, the MV Arcadia for a one and a half hour, 22km cruise down the stunning Pieman River and out to the Tarkine Coast.
At the heads you will disembark with your Park Trek guides and explore the area. The track can be muddy and wet in places as it deviates in and out of the coast. There is the opportunity for a lunchtime swim if weather permits.
We spend several hours out on the trail. We come across many Aboriginal middens that line the coast and may be lucky enough to spot a Tasmanian Devil in the wild.
We make our way north before turning around to retrace our steps and hop back on board the MV Arcadia for lunch and an early afternoon cruise back to Corinna.
If you’re feeling energetic there is the option to hire a kayak and paddle up the tranquil Pieman or Whyte river (at own expense) for the afternoon.
Or, you can always relax on the porch of your cabin.
Pre-dinner nibbles and a sensational two-course meal prepared by Park Trek guides
Today after breakfast and lunch making we enjoy some short morning walks around Corinna before packing up and heading off.
By mid morning we’ll be loading ourselves onto the Fatman Barge, crossing the mighty Pieman River. We make our way south to the idyllic village of Zeehan for morning tea.
One of Tasmania’s great short walks – Montezuma Falls is our next stop.
While it is a relatively easy walk nonetheless it is a 9.6 km undertaking so you should get a good stretch of the legs. The falls themselves are Tasmania’s highest single drop and quite spectacular after rain. We enjoy lunch at the base of the falls.
6 kms (approx. 3 hours walking) moderate to hard grade
Breakfast and then time to embark on the challenging but rewarding trail to Mount Farrell. This 3 hour return walk is graded moderate to hard with a steep incline but the views from the summit are well worth the climb, offering a vista over the Tarkine, Lake Tullah, Roseberry and Cradle Mountain.
Then its onto Sheffield for a coffee stop (own expense) and a journey that sees us returning to Launceston around
4.30pm. We can take you to the Launceston airport or drop off at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston on your
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
About our accommodation:
Corinna Wilderness Experience (3 nights): Our eco wilderness retreat cottages have their own private facilities; all linen is included. Our accommodation includes two-bedroom cottages which have a twin room and double room, shared bathroom plus its own lounge and kitchen area.
Each cabin has its own bathroom, but none of the individual rooms within the cabin have their own en suite. You can choose a single supplement if you would prefer not to share a room, this means you would have one room in the two-bedroom cabin and could be sharing the cabin (and bathroom) with one or two other guests.
Corinna runs on solar power so just be mindful of this, there is electricity for charging devices, but no television, mobile coverage or WI FI at Corinna. For heating purposes there is a small gas fired log fire in each cabin.
Tullah Lakeside Lodge (1 night): Our accommodation at Tullah Lakeside Lodge is in spacious premium rooms, either twin or double bedding configurations (single room available for additional expense at time of booking). Each room has its own bathroom facilities with toilet and shower, linen/towels and tea/coffee facilities are included.
Return flights need to be booked from Launceston from 6.30pm onwards
Single supplement is $300.00 (incl. GST) for four nights away
I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip to the Tarkine. I would like to compliment our wonderful guide Andrew, he is such a nice person and so knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble.
Robyn – Tarkine
Thank you for another wonderful Park Trek holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed an adventure in the Tarkine Wilderness with our guide, Andrew and five others. Again, we were very well looked after and had a superb time. Walking in untouched rainforest was magical. Thank you for your excellent organisation.
Jenny – Tarkine
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip to the Tarkine. What a wonderful place and such spectacular scenery. I would just like to compliment our wonderful guide Andrew, he is so knowledgeable and a lovely guy. Nothing was too much trouble. Staying at Corinna was a great experience, all in all a great holiday.