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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.

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 three regions, 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 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 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, but with modern interiors, ensuite and facilities.

Our Life’s An Adventure Wow Factors
We carefully design our walks to ensure we include 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 personal 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 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.

Photos above 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?

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 with ensuite
  • Private cruise to the start of our walk day 2
  • 2 x a la carte dinners in the restaurant at Corinna Wilderness Resort 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 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.

Day TwoTarkine Coast Track
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Private Boat Transfer Pieman River - Tarkine Coast Track

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.

Day Three:Tarkine Mountains
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

Mt Farrell. Easier Option: Montezuma Falls

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.

Save the Tarkine
Tarkine Wilderness Walk

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.

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 the 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 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.

DateAvailabilitySpecial Offer
17th – 19th Jan 2020 AvailableSpot Special Date Save $150 per person
23rd – 25th Jan 2020Limited places availableNot applicable
21st – 23rd Feb 2020 AvailableSpot Special Date Save $150 per person
28th Feb - 1 Mar 2020Limited places availableNot applicable
28th – 1st Mar 2020 AvailableSpot Special Date Save $150 per person
6th – 8th Mar 2020Limited places availableNot applicable
17th – 19th Apr 2020 AvailableSpot Special Date Save $150 per person
Sept 2020 - Apr 2021AvailableSee calendar below

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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.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Spot Specials save $150 per person on specific departure dates.

Spot Special Savings of $150 per person are available on some departure when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See our departure dates page for applicable dates. Life's An Adventure Past Passenger save $100 per person extra. (see conditions below).
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PRIVATE GROUPS
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 20 Sept to 30 Oct '19 and 1st April to 30 May 2020
$ 1549 /p

Past Passengers only $1449

SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
on specific departures
SAVE $150 per person
Book and pay in full at the time of booking.
Spot Special Price
………….$1549

Past Passenger Price ……$1449
SAVE $250 per person

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NORMAL PRICES
Deposit of $250 per person.
Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Normal Price
…………….$1699
Past Passenger Price ..$1599
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Private Group Special Price…. $1499
Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Group Normal Price…. $1649
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously

Book Now

Spot Special Price Peak Season 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020
$ 1649 /p

Past Passengers only $1549

SPOT SPECIAL PRICES
on specific departures
SAVE $150 per person

Book and pay in full at the time of booking.
Spot Special Price 
$1649

Past Passengers Price $1549
SAVE $250 per person

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NORMAL PRICES
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Normal Price $1799
Past Passenger Price $1699
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10-12 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Private Group Special Price $1599
Book & Pay in full at time of booking.

Group Normal Price $1749
Deposit of $250 per person. Final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure.
$100 extra Past Passenger discount available for those in the group that have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously.

Book Now

Single Supplement

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

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: 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.

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.

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 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.
  • 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.

Cancellation Policy and Conditions of Travel

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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
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