Autumn in the Tarkine – the forest floor comes to life
We have limited places available at the special price of $1699 per person* this March
As we roll gently in to Autumn, things begin to happen in the Tarkine. As the rain picks up, the rainforest comes into bloom. A huge array of fungi push their heads from the forest floor and emerge clinging to the sides of fallen trees. The shapes and colours bring the forest floor to life. Lurid blue, bright red, sunny yellow, lime green – the colours you usually associate with flowers can be found in the Autumn fungi.
The mosses and lichens are also worth close inspection. In 2011 a species of lichen was found in the Tarkine that had previously only been found in the British Isles and Scandinavia.
All kinds of creatures make their home in this vast rainforest – including plenty that are on the endangered list: burrowing crayfish, the southern bell frog, spotted-tailed quolls, Tasmanian devils and the orange-bellied parrot.
Of course, the walking is what will get you out amongst this glorious rainforest. On Park Trek’s 5-day Tarkine Wilderness walking tour, we’ll walk to the summit of Mt Donaldson, stroll through the old forest at Hellyer Gorge and visit the beautiful Montezuma Falls. We’ll take a boat trip down the Pieman River to get a view of the rainforest from the water.
The beautiful walk to Philosophers Falls is a highlight. On the narrow track through dense green forest, where you’ll get a good chance to test your fungi-spotting skills.
March and April are beautiful months to hike in the Tarkine. We have two departures of our 5-day Tarkine Wilderness walking tour in Autumn that still have places available.
Autumn Tarkine walking tours on special at $1699 per person twin share
Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 March – only 3 places available
Saturday 28 March to Wednesday 1 April – only 4 places available
Call us on (03) 5639 2615 for more info or to book – or you can book online using the special code AutumnTarkine. You’ll need to be quick – Autumn is nearly here!
*$1699 twin share price, single supplement available at additional cost