This holiday starts in Hobart and finishes in Launceston. Both are accessible by plane from the mainland. Mt Anne is a moderate climb with one steep section. Mt Field offers moderate walking with a couple of short sections of steep uphill and short sections across boulders. At Lake St Clair, the walking is moderate. Cradle Mountain offers some choices ranging from moderate to quite challenging. The tracks are mostly well cared for, dry and firm this time of year. However, on the odd occasion we have encountered the uncharacteristically wet portion of track. Most of the walks are moderate. The easier alternative walks are great for first timers. Keep in mind that the walks often involve challenging walking, 5 to 6.5 hours each day, with some steep ascents and descents so the experienced hikers won’t be disappointed.
This trip operates with two professional and experienced guides, knowledgeable of the area and natural surroundings, including the local fauna, flora and history. They can offer easier and harder walk options along the way.
Pre and post tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Hobart, however we pick up at one central accommodation, the St Ives Apartments, 67 St. Georges Terrace, Battery Point, Hobart. The tour starts at St Ives Apartments at 8.30am. We arrive in Launceston at approximately 4.00pm on the last day and will drop off at Launceston Airport and the Quality Hotel Colonial, 31 Elizabeth Street, Launceston.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
Summer is our preferred time of year for hiking in Tasmania. It is suitable to hike Tasmania’s wilderness from November to May. See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. We absolutely require that you purchase a travel insurance policy for all travel overseas. We charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.