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Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Tarkine Wilderness walk

A guided 3 day Pack Free walk

There are few places left that can be truly described as wild and untouched, but the remote Tarkine is one of these places. This vast 447,000-hectare wilderness area is renowned for its remote waterfalls, stunning myrtle rainforests, pristine rivers, dramatic mountain tops and wild coastline. The Tarkine is one of Tasmania’s greatest treasures. The Tarkine’s size, naturalness and habitat diversity make it an outstanding refuge for native mammals such as the Tasmanian Devil as well as more than 130 different species of birds. It is home to more than 60 rare, threatened and endangered species and is Australia’s largest tract of temperate rainforest. This fantastic 3-day walking holiday is for our guests who want to experience the remote Tarkine Wilderness exploring three regions, the “Meredith Range” region, the ‘Heart of the Tarkine’ region, and ‘Corinna and Wild Coast’ so that you’ll experience varied landscapes including the rainforests, mountains and wild coast.

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Corinna Wilderness Retreat

2 night stay in the wilderness

Our guests will enjoy two nights at the remote Corinna Wilderness Retreat set on the banks of the pristine Pieman River and surrounded by the Tarkine Rainforest. Corinna was once a historical gold mining settlement in the 1800s and as such this remote Resort still has some of the historical buildings of this era. Our guests will stay in the best accommodation in the township in newly built 1 bedroom cottages. These cottages exterior have been designed with original materials to give the look of a shanty town. Whilst the interiors of each cottage are modern and warm with cosy fires, ensuites and individual verandahs where you can sit back and soak up the scenery and atmosphere.

Bedding configuration: Choice of Queen or twin beds available.

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 cabins available in the retreat and region.

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A Pack Free Walking Experience

Walk with only a small day pack

This walk has been designed so that you can concentrate on walking and avoid struggling with a heavy pack. Each day you will just need to carry a small day pack with your water and lunch leaving you free to enjoy your walk not endure it!

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Cruise to the start of the trail

The wow factor

During our stay at Corinna we will start day two with a spectacular private cruise down the pristine Pieman River. Glide over the mirror-like water, taking in breathtaking views of both rainforest and river. We disembark once we reach the coast, where we will explore the spectacular and remote Tarkine Coast by foot before returning.

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Flexible walking itineraries

Choose what suits you

With two guides on all our tours we offer flexible walking options with easier and more challenging itineraries. For example on day three choose a walk to stunning Mt Farrell or an easier walk to Montezuma Falls. On day 2 you can opt-out of the day’s walk and simply relax around the lodge.

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Our CEO's

Chief Experience Officers

We refer to our guides as CEOs – Chief Experience Officers whose aim is to deliver you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs with an enthusiasm for their homeland. They are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience.

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Tasmanian produce served with local wines

Hearty meals after an energetic day

Our meals will be a special time to gather together as a group and chat and laugh about the day’s adventures. Each evening will be spent in the charming restaurant at the Corinna Wilderness Retreat where you can dine on modern cuisine featuring local produce, perfectly matched with wonderful Tasmanian wine.

Enjoy hearty dinners in the Corinna Wilderness Retreat’s Tannin Restaurant each evening. The restaurant features locally sourced produce. Meals are perfectly matched with Tasmanian wines included in the cost of your walk. Below you will find a typical menu.

STARTERS

  • Crusty cob loaf, wild herb & roasted garlic butter/bush tomato chutney
  • Soup of the day with hot crusty bread
  • Tasmanian chilli jam scallops w Asian greens
  • Vegetarian spring rolls w lime & honey soy dipping sauce
  • Salt & Pepper Squid w spicy plum sauce
  • Tassie beef salad w coriander, lime, lemongrass and palm sugar

MAINS

  • Sharman’s 300gr Scotch fillet steak w béarnaise sauce, chips & salad
  • Pine Lodge crusted lamb chops w mountain pepper berry, roasted herbs, fries and tossed green salad.
  • Curry of the day served w rice, yoghurt, chutney & roti bread
  • Grilled Flathead dusted in lemon myrtle w salad, fries & lime/passion fruit mayo
  • Gazza’s Sri Lankan inspired garlic prawns stack

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Personalised tours

Maximum of 12 guests

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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Genuinely All Inclusive

You won't even pay for credit card fees

Our walks are a genuinely all-inclusive experience, when you pay for your walk there is nothing more to pay for on tour. When comparing other companies make sure you look at all the inclusions carefully. On this walk, we’ll stay in 1 bedroom cottage with ensuites ensuring you’re not sharing a bathroom with multiple members of the group. All our meals are included with dinners served in the restaurant every night and accompanied by wonderful Tasmanian wines. Also when you pay for your walk there are no additional credit card fees to pay saving you substantial costs.

Flexiwalk

NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details

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Find out more

To find out more about this walk including menus, maps and details, download our brochure.

Tarkine-Wilderness-Pack-Free-walk-brochure.pdf (17 downloads)

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

This is a genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 2 nights in 1 bedroom cottages at Corinna Wilderness Retreat with ensuite
  • Private cruise to the start of our walk day 2
  • 2 x a la carte dinners in the restaurant at Corinna Wilderness Retreat
  • All dinners include wonderful Tasmanian wine.
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 3 x walkers lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the trail
  • Transfers to and from Launceston, as well as to the trail each day.
  • 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
  • No credit card fees to pay
Day OneTarkine Forests
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Tarkine Forests - Philosophers Falls - Whyte River

SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Grand Chancellor Launceston.

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to trail. Stop en route in the pretty town of Waratah.
Afternoon: 1 hr 10 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 7kms total walking for the day. Walk 1: 1.5 – 2 hours with breaks. Grade: Easy to Moderate Walk 4kms.  Walk 2: 1-2 hour walk. Grade Easy. 3kms. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning be met by your guides at 7.30am in the foyer of the Grand Chancellor Launceston. From here we head west past Cradle Mountain to the edge of the Tarkine where our adventure begins. Today’s walking takes us into “The Heart of the Tarkine” Region. We will stop en route at the quaint township of Waratah with its waterfall in the middle of town! Our walks today take us into the stunning rainforest regions of the Tarkine. We begin with a stunning walk to the beautiful Philosopher’s Falls, a fantastic walk through magnificent tall myrtle rainforest with magical views through the forest to the Arthur River. Afterwards, we head to the pretty Whyte River to explore the rainforests. This walk features the best examples of Huon Pine and Myrtle in the whole of the Tarkine. Our walk takes us upstream along the bank of the breathtaking Pieman River through the rainforest to the Whyte River. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at the charming Corinna Wilderness Resort.  Corinna was once a historical gold mining settlement in the 1800s and as such this remote Resort still has some of the historical buildings of this era. Our guests will stay in the best accommodation in the township in newly built 1 bedroom cottages. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Resort’s Tannin Restaurant featuring local produce served with Tasmanian wine. A wonderful end to our day’s adventures.

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Day TwoTarkine Coast Track
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Private Boat Transfer Pieman River - Tarkine Coast Track

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1 hour cruise to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: 1 hr cruise back to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 6 hours walking. 8-10kms. Good level of fitness required. Mainly flat walking no inclines. Grade: Moderate.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we join our private boat transfer down the pristine Pieman River to enjoy a truly personal experience with river and rainforest. This pristine river is engulfed by stunning rainforest with mirror-like reflections at every turn. Our boat transfer drops us off at the edge of the forest, where the river spills into the sea. From here we head north to the coastline to do a section of the ‘Tarkine Coast Track’. This Coastline is one of the world’s wildest and most spectacular stretches of coastline. Looking out to sea, you would need to travel 2/3 of the entire globe before you reached land again in South America. Like nothing you have ever seen, marvel at the huge surf driven by the roaring 40s, coastal meadows and rocky headlands. Sea eagles, Tasmania devils, wombats and seabirds all make this wild coastline their home. Late afternoon we return to our accommodation at the Corinna Wilderness Lodge for a relaxing dinner in the Tannin Restaurant and to chat about today’s adventures.

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Day Three:Tarkine Mountains
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Mt Farrell. Easier Option: Montezuma Falls

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from accommodation to start of the trail.
Afternoon: 2.5 hour transfer from end of walk back to Launceston.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Choose from our main walk or an easier walk today.
MAIN WALK GRADE: 4- 5 hours walking. 7.9kms. Grade: Moderate to Difficult. Steeply inclined mountain walking.
EASIER OPTION GRADE: 3 -4 hours walk. 8kms. Grade: Easy. Mostly flat walking. Moderate to Good Level of Fitness Required.

MAIN WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast farewell Corinna and cross the Pieman River by the famous ‘Fatman’ barge. We head south-east into the Meredith Range region of the Tarkine. Our walk starts near the old hydro town of Tullah and ascends steeply through forests into the alpine environment and the summit of Mt Farrell with sweeping views over the Tarkine, down the west coast and inland to Cradle Mountain. For those not up to the challenge of Mount Farrell there is an optional easier walk available to Montezuma Falls a relatively flat walk to a stunning waterfall. Afterwards, we head back to Launceston arriving at approximately 7.00pm.

EASIER WALK ITINERARY: For those not up to the challenge of Mount Farrell – an optional easier walk to beautiful Montezuma Falls one of the highest waterfalls in Tasmania. Walk through the rainforest and the track takes you right to the base of the falls.

After our walks, the group join back together and we make the journey back to Launceston arriving at approximately 7.00pm.

Note: When there are 8 or more passengers on tour, we have two guides offering a choice of two walking options – our main walk and an easier walking option. Tours with 7 or fewer people will only have 1 guide and therefore only one option will be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

ARRIVAL TIME: We arrive back into Launceston at approximately 7.00pm.
Note our guides are happy to drop guests off directly at the airport, en route back into Launceston. If booking flights please do not book before 8.00pm.

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Save the Tarkine
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It is astonishing that we still need to campaign to save Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness in the second decade of the 21st century. But we do. The threats are up in lights, some Eucalypts and rainforest coupes are to be logged in the next three years alone, 95% of the region is subject to mineral exploration permits and off-road vehicles continue to destroy fragile aboriginal sites with nobody held to account. To see how you can help click on the link below to the “Save the Tarkine” where you can sign up to keep involved for what is happening and find out how you can help stop this.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP.

Extract above taken from Bob Brown Foundation Tarkine Trails.

 

 

Photos above courtesy of Tasmanian Tourism and the following photographers Alice Hansen, Graham Freeman, Rob Burnett, Mountain Peak photography.

Tour Availability

We run regular scheduled tours from every year from October to April. 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
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a Spot Specials savings of $150 per person. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecial Offer
23 Oct 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
27 Nov 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
4 Dec 2020AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
8 Jan 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
22 Jan 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
19 Feb 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
5 Mar 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
19 Mar 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings
9 Apr 2021AvailableSuper Earlybird Savings

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 -11 people can choose the date of their choice subject to availability. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.


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DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

SHOULDER:
Super Earlybird Price*…. $1399
Normal Price………………. $1699

PEAK SEASON:
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Normal Price………………. $1799

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

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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PAST PASSENGER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 1299 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

SHOULDER:
Super Earlybird Price*…. $1299
Normal Price………………. $1599

PEAK SEASON:
Super Earlybird Price*…. $1399
Normal Price………………. $1699

Prices for those who have travelled with us before. Please email us for your special promo code before booking.

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

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Private Groups Super Earlybirds From
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Departure of your choice of groups of 12

PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants

NEXT SEASON’S DEPARTURES:
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

SHOULDER:
Super Earlybird Price*…. $1299
Normal Price………………. $1599

PEAK SEASON:
Super Earlybird Price*…. $1399
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Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 31 August 2020. 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: $169 per person.
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PRE-TOUR NIGHT PACKAGE for 2 persons
Our pre-tour night package can be purchased with your tour. This package includes one night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston in a Deluxe Room with dinner for 2, breakfast for 2 and a drink each at the bar.
Add $225 per person.
Post tour package can also be booked on request.

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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 cottage will need to pay a single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.
3 day walk Single Supplement Price: $260

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PRE-TOUR NIGHT PACKAGE for a solo traveller
Our pre-tour night package can be purchased with your tour. This package includes one night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston in a Deluxe Room with dinner, breakfast and a drink at the bar.
Add $323 per person.
Post tour package can also be booked on request.

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Book Now Pay Later Offer + COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Book Now and Pay Later offer click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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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.

Travel Insurance

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.

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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