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5 Day Tyndall Ranges Walk

Tyndall Ranges Great Walk

A 5-day Guided Pack-Free Walk

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of the Tyndall Ranges in Tasmania on our exclusive 5-day pack-free walk. Picture yourself summiting Mt Murchison, the crisp mountain air filling your lungs as you soak in panoramic views that stretch for miles. Feel the tranquility wash over you as you stroll along the serene shores of Lake Sandra, surrounded by ancient forests and clear, reflective waters. Prepare for an awe-inspiring experience aboard the Southwest Expedition StormBreaker vessel as you navigate the enchanting waters of the Macquarie waterways, to Kelly’s Basin, where history and nature converge in a mesmerizing blend. Then, it’s time to hit the trails again for the East Pillinger walk, where every step is a journey through time and wilderness. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, our tour offers flexible options for shorter walks, ensuring that everyone can experience the magic of the Tyndall Ranges at their own rhythm. And for a truly unforgettable experience, witness the spellbinding performance of “The Ship That Never Was,” a captivating play that vividly brings to life the convict era. With a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural immersion, this tour promises an unforgettable journey through Tasmania’s remarkable landscapes and rich history.

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Pack Free Walking Experience

Walk with as little as your water and lunch

The biggest advantage of this tour is you don’t have to carry all your clothes for the entire tour, these will be transported for you each day. This is a big plus for our walkers, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back each day with your clothes and personal items. With Life’s An Adventure you will carry as little as your water bottle, camera, lunch and hat every day – a wonderful pack free experience.

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The Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

1 night stay

Enjoy your first night in Launceston at The Hotel Grand Chancellor overlooking the city. Centrally located near City Park – Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium, the hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.

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Tullah Lakeside Lodge

Immerse yourself in the Tasmanian Wilderness with a 2-night stay

Tullah Lakeside Lodge is nestled amidst the wilderness and perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Rosebery. The lodge’s architecture and design blend harmoniously within the natural surroundings, providing a calm atmosphere with warming hospitality. For two nights you’ll stay close to the trails in the comfortable rooms at Tullah Lakeside Lodge. The rooms feature in-room amenities, wifi, heating & a private ensuite.  

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Strahan Village

1 night in the west coast wilderness, where nature meets tranquility

Strahan Village is in the center of the charming harbourside town of Strahan. The Hilltop rooms are well-appointed with boutique amenities, ensuite bathrooms and free wifi. Each room includes a queen and single bed with bush views. 

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Wow-mazing Inclusions

Sail through the enchanting Macquarie waterways

Prepare to be wowed as you set sail on the Southwest Expedition StormBreaker vessel, cruising through the enchanting Macquarie waterways. This experience includes a fascinating tour of historic Sarah Island, offering insights into Tasmania’s rich maritime history.

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Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 guests

Our group sizes are small and intimate with a maximum of 12 people, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Local Tasmanian Produce and wine

Included in your tour

Providing our guests wonderful Tasmanian local produce, as well as supporting local business is paramount to us and where possible the majority of the food we consume on tour has been sourced from Tasmania.

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Flexible Walking Itinerary

Choose what suits you

We understand that many people come on our walks with partners or friends who have different levels of fitness and abilities. With two guides on tours with 8+ people, we can cater to different needs and offer shorter or longer walking options.

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Our CEO Guides

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 who are committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching and memorable walking experience for you.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

When you travel on one of our walking tours, you won’t be asked to put your hand in your pocket for extras along the way. All meals featuring local produce as well as Tasmania wine are included in your walking tour with nothing more to pay.

NO Credit card fees apply.

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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
5 Day Tyndall Ranges Walk

With Life’s An Adventure we believe we provide exceptional value for money with all the creature comforts you require. Our walking tours include…

PACK-FREE WALK:

  • Pack-Free Walk – carry as little as your lunch, water, and camera each day

WOW-MAZING INCLUSIONS:

  • Cruise through the Macquarie waterways aboard the Southwest Expedition Stormbreaker vessel
  • Watch the exciting and dramatic play – The Ship That Never Was

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 nights at Tullah Lakeside Lodge
  • 1 night at Strahan Village

MEALS & WINE

  • Complimentary Tasmanian wine served with dinner
  • 3 x delicious dinners featuring Tasmanian produce
  • 4 x packed lunches
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate served on the trail

GUIDES & TRANSFERS

  • 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
  • Return transfers from Launceston
  • Transfers to the trails each day
  • National Park fees
Day 1: Arrival Day
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Arriving in Launceston promises the beginning of a memorable journey in the heart of Tasmania. After making your own way to The Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, you will check into your deluxe twin or king room. The accommodation is based on twin share (see pricing tab for single supplement details). Conclude your arrival day with a leisurely walk along the city streets, taking in the charming architecture and dining at one of the many great restaurants Launceston has on offer. (Flights & meals are at your own expense) 

Day 2: Lake Sandra
5 Day Tyndall Ranges Walk

MEETING TIME: 7:30 am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hours and 40 minute transfer from Launceston to the trail head with a stop enroute in the “town of murals” Sheffield, to stretch the legs & grab a coffee.
Afternoon: 15 min transfer from the end of the walk to the accommodation. 

WALK GRADE: 4.5kms return hike – 3hrs walking with breaks. Medium grade. Good fitness level required. 

TERRAIN: The track gradually climbs to the shores of Lake Sandra through moss covered forest which can be slippery and muddy when wet. Climbing 402m the track opens to an exposed vantage spot looking down onto the Lake and surrounding mountains. 

MAIN WALK ITINERARY: After enjoying breakfast, your guides will greet you in the foyer before starting the journey through picturesque Tasmanian countryside. We’ll enjoy a stop in Sheffield where you can marvel at the town’s impressive murals whist enjoying a coffee from one of the many cute cafés in town.  Afterwards we head to Lake Sandra, located in the Mount Murchison Regional Reserve just north of the Tyndall Ranges. The hike sets off in Gondwanan rainforest, where you’ll walk through moss- covered Pandani, Fagus and Myrtle trees before ascending to a high knoll offering a serene view over the mountain ranges and lake below. Lunch will be enjoyed on the sandy shore of Lake Sandra overlooking pristine water. After warming up with a cuppa, you’ll return to the bus before a short drive to the gorgeous Tullah Lakeside Lodge where we’ll spend the next two nights.  Dinner will be enjoyed in the Lakeside Bar and Grill overlooking Lake Rosebery. The chefs are passionate about serving fresh and locally sourced ingredients, providing an unforgettable meal served with local Tasmanian wine.  

Day 3: Mt Murchison
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TRANSFER TIMES: Morning and afternoon: 10 mins to and from the Lodge & Trailhead. 

WALK GRADE: 5.3km return hike – 6hrs walking with breaks. Hard grade. Excellent fitness level required. Flexible walking: Shorter walks available today

TERRAIN: A difficult walk, through steep terrain, scrambling rock gardens, high elevation, and potential slippery and muddy sections. Climbing 786m. 

MAIN WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast, we’ll take a quick drive to the start of the trail. At 1,275 meters above sea level, Mount Murchison is the highest peak within the West Coast Range and is classed as a glacial cirque – an amphitheater-like valley formed by glacial erosion. We believe it’s one of Tasmania’s best-kept secrets and rated as one of the best walks in Tasmania. The trail begins straight into an enchanted world of tangled trees and rocks, blending together in a blanket of furry moss. The steep gradient path climbs over a maze of tree roots and fungi before the forest fades as you reach the ridgeline. Ahead you can see a glimmer of a distant waterfall, crashing into one of the many basins within Mt Murchison. As you look around, you’ll start to see through the valley of green and blue hued mountains emphasizing how high you’ve climbed already. As the walk continues creeping higher, Mount Murchison’s craggy peak looms in the view. From here the track becomes harder as you scramble through a series of steep, impressive rock formations before the final ascent to the peak. A 45-degree angle rock slab stands ahead, here you may be required to crawl to reach the summit.  Once standing on the peak you’ll have breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and scattered glacial lakes. An experience we promise you won’t forget!  If the weather permits, we’ll enjoy lunch and a hot drink at the top before beginning our decent back down. Our guides are extremely experienced and will be there to assist every step of the way. Once back at the hotel, you’ll have the afternoon to relax before enjoying a well-deserved glass of wine with another delicious 2-course meal at the Lakeside Bar and Grill.  

DAY 4: Mt Tyndall
5 Day Tyndall Ranges Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 30-minute drive from the accommodation to the start of the trail. 
Afternoon: 1hr drive from the end of the walk to Strahan accommodation. 

WALK GRADE: 7.3km return hike – 6hrs walking with breaks. Hard grade. Excellent fitness level required. Flexible walking: Shorter walks available today

TERRAIN: A difficult walk, through thick vegetation, muddy buttongrass moorlands and up steep rock slabs. Climbing 709m. 

MAIN WALK ITINERARY: After enjoying our final breakfast at Tullah Lakeside Lodge, we’ll pack up and head south to the Mt Tyndall trail head. This stunning range is largely untouched by human labor and is only accessed solely from the embedded footsteps of hikers. A rich history of glaciation is etched into the sprawling plateau, with alpine tarns and obscure peaks spreading throughout the rambling range. The walk begins in true Tasmanian fashion where long pants and/or gaiters are beneficial for navigating the lush field of muddy button grass plains. After about 30 minutes or more banksias and melaleuca’s hug the trail, creating a tight canopy as you climb higher. The use of the branches help work your way through the loose soil and busy tree roots. Each gap in the green offers glimpses of the elusive mountainous range ahead. Pushing forward we’ll squeeze through the thick vegetation that’s covering the steep western face before the trees recede to unveil the extraordinary west coast wilderness. Layer upon layer of mountains, dressed in multiple shades of misty blue suddenly drop dramatically into the Southern Ocean.  A perfectly flat boulder is a welcoming surprise for a tea stop and a rest while we enjoy front row seats to the Whitham Bluff.  Continuing, more buttongrass and conglomerate rock slabs engulf the subalpine trail providing relief from the tight trees. With The West Coast Range at our backs, we climb through many boulder clusters before reaching a ridgeline. Laid out before you are panoramic views you’ll never forget. The Tyndall Range extends along rocky ridgelines dotted with strikingly blue alpine tarns and the peaks of Mt Geikie, The Bastion and Whitlam Bluff, all waiting to be explored! On a clear day, the eye can see as far east as Eldon Peak and the many mountains included in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Not a single town or human structure can be seen, creating a sense of complete and utter freedom. It’s just us and the intoxicating scenery. Lunch will be enjoyed at the top before we make our descent back to the bus. Views on the drive to Strahan this afternoon will be enjoyed while you rest after the big day.  

Today we check-in to our Strahan Village accommodation for 1 night, we’ll watch the exciting and dramatic play ‘The Ship that never was’ before enjoying a fantastic buffet dinner served with wine at The View 42-degrees Restaurant. 

DAY 5 – Macquarie Harbour cruise to Kelly’s Basin & East Pillinger walk
5 Day Tyndall Ranges Walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 3-hour boat tour and transfer to start of walk
Afternoon: 4.5 Hours from end of walk to Launceston 

WALK GRADE: 5.4km one-way walk – 2.5 hours walking with breaks. Easy-medium grade. Moderate level of fitness required. 

TERRAIN: Trail follows the former railway line, it’s often wet under foot with 240m elevation gain.
Note in wet weather the itinerary will be adjusted to involve a cruise back to Macquarie Harbour and not disembark at Kelly’s Basin due to entry road at Kelly’s Basin not being accessible.

MAIN WALK ITINERARY: This morning you’ll enjoy breakfast overlooking Macquarie Harbour before jumping aboard The Southwest Expedition Stormbreaker vessel for an ideal morning exploring the Macquarie waterways and 1hr tour of Sarah Island. This 3-hour journey will be an insightful and relaxing experience while the staff aboard serve up a delicious lunch with hot cups of tea and coffee to keep you toasty. We’ll disembark at Kelly’s Basin at the south-eastern end of the Harbour.  Our walk today is along an old railway track which begins at the abandoned town of East Pillinger. In the late 1900’s East Pillinger was a thriving little town in Macquarie Harbour. Served as a port and industrial hub, the town’s population peaked at 600 people and 80 dwellings. Relics of this historic town can be seen along the trail including brick kilns, a railway carriage, and an old jetty. The track passes through luxuriant rainforest and at times the passage becomes almost tunnel-like with a dense growth of ferns, mosses, and other rainforest species. The tannin-stained water of the Bird River flows beside the track for much of the length and the forest floor is rich in lichens and fungi. Once we reach the end of the walk, your guides will transfer you back to Launceston where this epic 5-day journey ends. 

ARRIVAL TIME: 8:15 pm

Tour Availability

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regularly scheduled tours from September to the end of April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
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: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

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If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost.

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For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking. Please enquire for availability.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $460

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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. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

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. Earlybird 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.

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We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

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    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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