Park Trek » Tarkine Wilderness – 5 day walking tour
Park Trek walking holidays, Australia
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Duration: 5 days
Location: Ex Launceston
Price: from $1,950 including GST
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Tarkine Wilderness 5 Day Walking Tour

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.

Tour inclusions

  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Corinna Wilderness Experience and one night at the Tullah Lakeside Lodge
  • All transport and guiding
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners (one dinner at own expense)
  • River cruise on MV Arcadia
  • Amazing walks including Mt Donaldson, Mt Farrell, Tarkine north coast, Philosophers Falls and Montezuma Falls

2018 trip dates

  • Thursday 6 to Monday 10 December – FULLY BOOKED

2019 trip dates

  • Wednesday 16 to Sunday 20 January – FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 14 to Monday 18 February – ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT
  • Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 March – FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 12 to Tuesday 16 April
  • Monday 29 April to Friday 3 May – 5 PLACES LEFT

Itinerary

DAY 1
9km walking, (approx. 2 hours) easy grade

We depart Launceston at 8am

Then it’s just under two hours of driving before we arrive in Burnie where we stop to enjoy morning tea. 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 will then head off and the afternoon walk is a two hour walk through towering myrtle and sassafras to the beautiful Philosophers Falls.

We then head off to Corinna – our place of stay for the next three nights.Overnight in Corinna in the heart of the Tarkine

Two-course dinner at Tannin Restaurant, Corinna. (Drinks at own expense).

Meals: Lunch and dinner

DAY 2
12km (approx. 5 hours walking combined) 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 afternoons 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 for today’s walk.

We finish the day with pre-dinner nibbles and a delicious two-course dinner prepared by your Park Trek guides.

Overnight in Corinna

Meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3
12km (approx. 3-4 hours walking combined) 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.

One of the prize features of today is witnessing the size of the many Aboriginal middens that line this coast.

We spend most of the day out on the coast exploring, and making our way up north until we turn around, retrace our steps and beach comb our way back on board the MV Arcadia for an early afternoon cruise back to Corinna. Lunch is served on board.

If you’re feeling energetic there is the option to hire a kayak and paddle up the tranquil Pieman River (at own expense) for the afternoon.

Pre-dinner nibbles and a sensational two-course meal prepared by Park Trek guides

Overnight in Corinna

Meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4
10 km (approx. 3 hours walking combined) easy grade

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.

Then its onto Tullah Lakeside Lodge.

Overnight at Tulla Lakeside Lodge

Dinner at local restaurant (at own expense)

Meals – breakfast and lunch

DAY 5
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 (OE) 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
return.
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.

Guest notes

Return flights need to be booked from Launceston from 6.30pm onwards

Single supplement is $300.00 (incl. GST) for four nights away

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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.
Robyn – Tarkine