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Lake Pedder Walk

Lake Pedder & South West Wilderness walk

A guided 3 day Pack Free walk

Lake Pedder situated in Tasmania’s South West Wilderness region is a world heritage area of ancient rainforests, majestic peaks and pristine lakes. On this 3 day walk you will marvel at forests of towering sassafras, myrtle and huon pine trees, some of which are over 3000 years old. See unique varieties of plants and an abundance of native fauna such as quolls and platypus. We explore the remote South West Wilderness region near Lake Pedder, which is surrounded by the Southwest National Park. At over six hundred thousand hectares, this is the largest National Park in Tasmania and one of the last remaining temperate wilderness areas on Earth. The park holds some of Australia’s most striking features including wild rivers, rugged mountains, button grass plains and green rainforests. The beauty of this area is its seclusion, cut off from the chaos of the modern world.

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A Pack Free Walk

Walk with as little as your camera, lunch and water

Our speciality is providing Pack Free walks allowing our guests the opportunity to walk with as little as their water lunch, and camera. This freedom allows you to enjoy your walk not endure it, so you can fully absorb the magnificent scenery you encounter.

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Giant's Table & Cottage

Charming rustic accommodation

On night one we stay on the edge of the remote South West Wilderness at the Giants’ Table & Cottages. Our accommodation is in cute cottages centred around a giant tree surrounded by World Heritage Wilderness areas and National Park where we will be well looked after by our charming hosts. The main building has a bar and restaurant you can relax in after a day’s walk enjoying wonderful varied menu accompanied with fine Tasmanian wine.

Rooming: We utilise 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages on the property.

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Pedder Wilderness Lodge

Remote accommodation

On night two we enjoy a relaxed evening on the shores of Lake Pedder at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge. This remote 3accommodation has a cosy bar and lounge to relax in after a day’s walk and restaurant for dining.

Rooming: Couples and singles paying a single supplement will stay in a Pedder Wing Lakeview Room with a queen bed. Those requiring twin beds will stay in the Pedder Wing Rooms, these rooms are the same size but face the other direction.

Please note this is an extremely remote region and therefore accommodation and facilities are comfortable but more basic than what you will find in a major city, we have chosen the best accommodation and rooms at each property and the best available in this region.

 

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Hearty Meals featuring local produce

Accompanied with Tasmanian wine

This tour explores the remote regions of the South West Wilderness and Lake Pedder. We have chosen two accommodation providers to minimise travel each day.

On night one dine in the restaurant at Giants Table showcasing a fantastic Tasmanian inspired menu designed by Chef Benjamin Knack utilizing locally sourced produce and served with Tasmanian wine.

Whilst on night two we dine at the Twelve Trees Restaurant at Pedder Wilderness Lodge featuring Australian favourites paired with Tasmanian wines.

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Flexible walking itinerary

Choose what suits you.

With two guides on all our tours of 8 or more guests, we offer flexible walking options with easier and more challenging itineraries most days.

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Our CEO Guides

Passionate Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are proudly 100% Tasmanian. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our chief guide in this region Jef is Tasmanian born and bred. His wonderful storytelling ability and his vast knowledge of the Tasmanian wilderness, provide the perfect combination to make your experience all that more enjoyable.

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Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 guests per tour

We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's Best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
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This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 1 night at Giants’ Table and Cottages
  • 1 night at Lake Pedder Wilderness Lodge
  • 2 x delicious dinners in the hotel restaurant
  • Tasmanian wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.
    Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine is served to enjoy with your dinner only. If you would like to enjoy alcohol pre or post-dinner you will need to purchase this at your own expense.
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 3 x packed lunches
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate to enjoy on the trail
  • Transfers to and from Hobart
  • Transfers to the trail each day
Day 1: Mt Field National Park Walk
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SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Grand Chancellor Hobart

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from Hobart to start of the trail. Afternoon: 30 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

TRAIL DETAILS: Walk: 12kms, 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade

TERRAIN: Track has steep ascent and descent, over rough and rocky surfaces. There are sections of boardwalk but the natural sections of track are rocky and uneven. Other sections of natural track are well formed and free of obstacles. There is a short sections of gravel road to walk.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Shorter Option: We can offer a walk along the same track but which turns back earlier at Rodway Hut. This is a 7 km option with 4 hours of walking.

WALK ITINERARY: Be met by your guides at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart at 7.30am. Our journey takes us westwards to our first stop at Mt Field National Park, one of Tasmania’s most loved National Parks.  Today we walk to the Tarn Shelf, a series of pretty glacial lakes, where you can marvel at the unusual geology of the tarn, with the colours and crystal clear clarity of the water spectacular on a sunny day.  Guests will love the ever-changing diverse scenery on this walk as we follow the undulating ridgelines, crossing beautiful streams, and taking in stunning views across the landscape dotted with waratah and boronia meadows.

After our walk, we continue to our accommodation at the remote Giants’ Table and Cottages. After freshening up, relax in in the lounge and bar area with fellow guests and chat about the day’s adventures, before enjoying a la carte dining in the restaurant served with Tasmanian wine.

Day 2: Mount Wedge
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40 minute transfer from our accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 30 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

TRAIL DETAILS: 14km walk, 6 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade.

TERRAIN: Steep ascent and descent, total climb 750m. Natural trail that is uneven. Rainforest sections can be slippery at times with raised tree roots. Rocky terrain up high with some sections of easy boulder scrambling.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Again as we have two guides, we can offer a slower and faster group for this walk.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we head to the start of our walking trail. Our walk today is stunning from the get-go. We reach the summit of Mt Wedge after ascending through a magnificent, pristine rainforest and then a sub-alpine belt of pandanus, scoparia and heaths, before reaching the dolerite-boulder strewn gully which provides final access to the small summit plateau. The views from the top are sensational – the whole panorama of the southwest is before you, from the lakes below to Frenchmans Cap, the “ice-chewed” Arthur Range and Mt Anne, and even glimpses of the Southern Ocean beyond. On the return trip, if there is time, we will make a brief side-trip to the “Creepy Crawly” nature walk. Our accommodation for tonight is at Pedder Wilderness Lodge set on the waterfront of Lake Pedder. We enjoy dinner together in the restaurant served with Tasmania wine.

Day 3: The Florentine Valley & Florentine River Walk
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from our accommodation to start of the trail. Afternoon: 2 hour transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

TRAIL DETAILS: Walk 9kms. Easy grade.

TERRAIN: Natural trails, which can be uneven underfoot with obstacles such as fallen trees, exposed tree roots, mud and rocks.

WALK ITINERARY: Today we firstly explore the Lake Pedder Dam. It is an amazing man-made achievement in itself and gives a different view of the lake. There are so many great walks around Lake Pedder, one of them being the Twisted Sister Track. It is as good as rainforest gets and expect to not see another person. We stop for morning tea here and enjoy the serenity. Then head back to explore the Upper Florentine Valley, part of the South-West wilderness of Tasmania which is celebrated for its wet sclerophyll and temperate forests, and is one of the greatest temperate wilderness areas on Earth. After years of dispute and protest amid forestry industry staff and environmental groups, the Florentine River Regional Reserve adjoined the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in June 2013 as UNESCO officially recognised the environmental and cultural values of the area. The lower canopy of the valley floor is dominated by an assortment of sassafras, leatherwood, ferns, mosses, lichens and outcropping limestone, whilst this curtain of green is pierced by the trunks of some of the tallest trees on earth. Threatened species, such as the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, the Spotted-Tail Quoll, and the White Goshawk, find important habitat in the old growth forests that are still left in the Upper Florentine Valley. Afterwards, we return to Hobart the end of a remarkable journey.

ARRIVAL TIME: We arrive in Hobart at approximately 7.45pm depending on the pace of the group.

Tour Availability

We run regularly scheduled tours from October to the end of April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
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Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecial Offer
28 Jan 2021AvailableSpot Special saving
24 Feb 2021AvailableSpot Special saving
24 Mar 2021AvailableSpot Special saving
30 Apr 2021AvailableSpot Special saving

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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice subject to availability.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SPOT SPECIAL From
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SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price*………. $1549
Normal Price………………. $1699

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Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price*………. $1449
Normal Price………………. $1599

PEAK SEASON:
Spot Special Price*………. $1549
Normal Price………………. $1699

The prices are for guests who have travelled with us before. To be able to book online please email us for your special code.

Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants

DEPARTURES:
2020 to 2021

SHOULDER:
Spot Special Price*………. $1449
Normal Price………………. $1599

PEAK SEASON:
Spot Special Price*………. $1549
Normal Price………………. $1699

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Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups. Spot special savings available on specific departures only when you pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Shoulder season: 1 to 30 October and 1 to 30 April.
Peak season: 1 Nov to 31 March.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

FLEXI-WALK ADD ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: Add $169 per person.
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
Solo travellers willing to share with someone of the same gender will pay no extra.

Those wanting their own room will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.
3 day walk Single Supplement Price: $220
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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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