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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 reknowned 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.

Carrying just a day pack, enjoy three days of guided walking in the stunning Tarkine, discovering its wild and varied landscapes including the rainforests, mountains and wild coast.

Explore the dramatic Tarkine

This fantastic 3 day walking holiday is for our guests who want to experience the remote Tarkine Wilderness exploring four regions the ‘West Coast and Wild Country’, the “Meredith Range” region, the ‘Heart of the Tarkine’ region, and ‘Corinna and Wild Coast’.

A Pack Free Walking Experience
This walk has been designed so that you can concentrate on the 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!

2 nights at Corinna Wilderness Lodge in one bedroom cottages
Our guests will enjoy two nights at the remote Corinna Wilderness Resort 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 1800’s 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, but with modern interiors, ensuite and facilities.

Our Life’s An Adventure Wow Factors
We carefully design our walks to ensure we includes activities that will enrich your walking experience, we call it our Wow Factor. On this tour we will enjoy a private boat transfer down the Pieman River to the start of our walk to access a section of the Tarkine’s ‘Coast Track Walk’.

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

Our Guides
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.

Fabulous restaurant meals featuring local produce
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 Resort where you can dine on modern cuisine featuring local produce, perfectly matched with wonderful Tasmanian wine.

Genuinely All Inclusive
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 the best accommodation available. Guests will enjoy 1 bedroom cottage with ensuites ensuring your 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 with wonderful Tasmania wines. Also when you pay for your walk there are no additional credit card fees to pay saving you substantial costs.

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

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Why should you choose us?

Corinna Wilderness Resort

in 1 bedroom cottages

Pack Free Experience

Carry only a day pack

Eco Friendly Company

Eco Tourism Operator

Award-winning company

Winner of Best Australian Adventure Company

The Tarkine Walk Inclusions

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

  • 2 nights in 1 bedroom cottages at Corinna Wilderness Resort
  • Private cruise to the start of our walk day 2
  • 2 x delicious restaurant dinners in the Corinna Wilderness Resort Restaurant featuring beautiful Tasmanian produce
  • All dinners include wonderful Tasmanian wine.
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • 3 x lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Transfer to and from Launceston
  • 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
    Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine and beer is served to enjoy with your dinner only.
  • No credit card fees to pay!

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Tour Itinerary

Day OneTarkine Forests
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Tarkine Forests - Philosophers Falls - Whyte River

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 enroute 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 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 1800’s 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 or beer. A wonderful end to our day’s adventures.

Day TwoTarkine Coast Track
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Private Boat Transfer Pieman River - Tarkine Coast Track

WALK GRADE: 6 hour 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.

Day Three:Tarkine Mountains
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Mt Murchison. Easier Option: Montezuma Falls

MAIN WALK GRADE: 4- 4.5 hours walking. 3kms. Grade: Difficult. Steep inclined mountain walking. Some rock scrambling over boulders to summit. Excellent level of fitness required. Amazing views from the top

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 we farewell Corinna and cross the Pieman River by the famous ‘Fatman’ barge. We head south east into the ‘West Coast Wild Country’ region of the Tarkine, a land of ancient conifers, towering peaks, glacial lakes and dramatic mountains. Our walk today is to the spectacular Mt Murchison which has been described as one of the best day walks in the whole of Tasmania. Our drive to the start of the trail takes us half way up the mountain. We depart our vehicle and join the trail which leads us through the rainforest as we head along the ridgeline eventually reaching alpine vegetation. To reach the summit, some rock scrambling will be required. Once at the top the views are spectacular and vast with vistas across the Tarkine, Meredith Range, Mt Ossa, Cradle Mountain and all the way to the coast. You’ll also enjoy beautiful views from the ridge of the summit back towards the Murchison glacial valley to Shaded Lake.

EASIER WALK ITINERARY: For those not up to the challenge of Mount Murchinson – 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 6.45pm.

 

Note: When there is 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 less people will only have 1 guide and therefore only one option will be available. Please feel free to check with our office when booking.

Save the Tarkine
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

It is astonishing that we still need a 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.

Tour Accommodation

Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Corinna Wilderness Resort

2 nights accommodation

For two nights stay at the iconic Corinna Wilderness Resort. All guests will stay in newly built one bedroom cottages with ensuites. Each cottage has been built with a rustic exterior in keeping with the gold mining town that once thrived in this location. 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.

Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Superb Restaurant meals served with Tasmania wines

Enjoy wonderful dinners in the Corinna Wilderness Resort’s Restaurant Tannin each evening. The restaurant features locally sourced produce including Cape Rim Beef, Black Ridge Pork and Strahan Salmon. Meals are perfectly matched Tasmanian wines or beers all included in the cost of your walk!

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Tour Availability

We run a tour every month from October to the beginning of May every year. To check real time availability on all our Tasmanian walking tours please see information below. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Spot Special Dates – book & pay in full on any of these departures to save $150 per person.
2019: Jan 21; Feb 8; 19; Mar 19; Apr 5; May 3

Private Groups:
A date of your choice is available for groups of 10-12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Savings of $150 per person available on specific departures

Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See availability tab for specific dates.

PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10-12 participants can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose a date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.


Spot Special Price SHOULDER
$ 1249 /p

1 October to 24 December 2018. Plus 1 to 30 April 2019.

Pack Free walk
2 x nights in 1 bedroom cottage at Corinna Wilderness Resort
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
2 x delicious dinners in Tannin Restaurant
Private Boat Transfer to start of walk day 2
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Launceston
No credit card fees

Spot Special Price $1249
Available on specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price  $1399
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS
(10 -12 participants):
Special Group Price  $1199
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Departure of your choice – subject to availability.

Private Group Normal Price $1349
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

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Earlybird Special Price PEAK
$ 1349 /p

23 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Pack Free walk
2 x nights in 1 bedroom cottage at Corinna Wilderness Resort wtih ensuite
Fine Tasmanian Wine served with dinner
2 x delicious a la carte dinners in Tannin Restaurant
Private Boat Transfer to start of walk day 2
2 x breakfasts
3 x lunches
National Parks Fees
Return transfers to Launceston
No credit card fees

Spot Special Price $1349
Available on specific dates only when you book and pay in full at time of booking.

Normal Price  $1499
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

PRIVATE GROUPS
(10 -12 participants):
Special Group Price  $1299
Book & Pay in full at time of booking. Departure of your choice – subject to availability.
Private Group Normal Price $1449
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Book Now

Single Supplement

Singles not wanting to share and requesting their own cottage. Add $200.
Subject to availability at time of booking.

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 QBE Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $250 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 8 weeks of your departure date – we will require full payment at 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 on-line 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.
  • EARLYBIRD CANCELLATION POLICY: 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 Red Hot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at time of initial booking.
  • Note: tours that fall over a public holiday will be more expensive than other seasonal dates to cover public holidays rates for staff.
  • Where a tour is altered due to unsuitable weather conditions, our guides will provide the best alternative itinerary possible, no refunds are provided for cancelled activities on tour.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: 4/23 Narabang Way,
    Belrose NSW 2085. (Regional office: 6955 Arthur Hwy, Port Arthur Tasmania. All enquiries to be directed to Head Office).
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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