Lake Peddar 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, some over 3000 years old. See unique varieties of plants and see an abundance of native fauna such as quolls and platypus.
This fantastic 3-day walking holiday explores the remote South West Wilderness region near Lake Pedder. The Southwest National Park is over six hundred thousand hectares, and 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, being cut off from the chaos of the modern world.
A Pack Free Walk
Our speciality is providing Pack Free walks allowing our guests the opportunity to walk with as little as their water lunch, and camera.
2 nights at Giants’ Table & Cottages
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.
We keep our group sizes small and personalised with a maximum of 10 guests per trip, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.”
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.
Hearty Meals featuring local produce and Tasmanian wine
Each night dine in the restaurant at the hotel, showcasing a fantastic Tasmanian inspired menu designed by Chef Benjamin Knack utilizing locally sourced produce and served with Tasmanian wine.
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 ridge lines, crossing beautiful streams, and taking in stunning views across the landscape dotted with waratah and boronia meadows.
Easier Option: We can offer a walk along the same track but turns back earlier a Rodway Hut. This is a 7 km option with 4 hours of walking.
After our walk, we continue to our accommodation for the next 2 nights 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.
After breakfast, we head to the start of our walking trail. Our walk today is stunning from the get-go. We reach the peak after ascending through a magnificent, pristine rain forest 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. We return to our accommodation for a wonderful evening dinner served with Tasmania wine. Again as we have two guides, we can offer a slower and faster group for this walk.
Again as we have two guides, we can offer a slower and faster group for this walk.
Today we firstly explore the Lake Pedder Dam. It is an amazing man-made achievement in it’ self 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’s as good as rainforest gets and expect to not see another person and stop for morning tea 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 succulent 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, Leatherwoods, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person or qualifies for a Free Pre-Tour night. Conditions apply see pricing page.
|4th – 6th Dec||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|8th - 10th Jan||Few spots remaining||Not applicable|
|19th – 21st Feb||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|18th – 20th Mar||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
|7th – 9th Apr||Available||Free Pre-Tour Accom + Spot Special|
Date of your choice is available for groups of 12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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October Special: FREE Pre tour Night + Spot Specials save $150 per person on specific departure dates.
For the month of October we are offering a special deal on specific departure dates. Book now and pay in full and you can receive a FREE Pre tour night at in Hobart. Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are also available on some departure when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See our departure dates page for applicable dates. Accommodation will vary for each departure date and will be at either the Hobart RACV Apartments or Hobart Grand Chancellor. (with hotel pickups available at either hotel). Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $100 per person extra. (see conditions below).
Private groups of 10 -12 people can save $50 per person off Normal Prices when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Or enjoy a $200 savings if you book and pay in full at time of booking. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.
Spot Special Price Shoulder Season
1 to 30 Oct 2019 and 1st April to 30 April 2020
$ 1149 /p
Past Passengers only $1049
SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
Past Passenger Price ……$1049
Group Normal Price…. $1249
Spot Special Price Peak Season
1 November to 31 March 2020
$ 1249 /p
Past Passengers only $1149
SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
Past Passengers Price $1149
Normal Price $1399
Group Normal Price $1349
Singles not wanting to share and wanting their own room. Add $199.
Subject to availability at time of booking.
PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: In order to receive the $100 Past Passenger Discount, you must state on your booking each tour you have been on with Life’s An Adventure and what year, so we can cross check these details for each client. Please note our Reservation staff will apply this discount manually, so select “Deposit Only” at the booking checkout stage (even if choosing a Super Earlybird price) and will send you a payment link for the remaining payment once the discount is applied.
FREE PRE TOUR NIGHT: October special only for bookings paid in full at time of booking. Available on specific dates – see departure dates tab for applicable dates. The specific hotel will vary depending on the departure date and will either be the Hotel Grand Chancellor or RACV Hobart Apartments. Offer is based on a standard room on a twin share basis. King or twin beds available. Solo travellers will need to pay an additional fee. Hotel Pickups will be available from both hotels.
EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: 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.
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. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.