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Tasmanian Wilderness Hiker – Auswalk

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  • 8 days hiking a range of Tasmania’s most stunning wilderness areas, including part of the Overland Track
  • Spend two nights at Cradle Mountain’s luxury eco lodge
  • Carry only a daypack and have the option of easier hikes on some days

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$3,195 per person (plus $695 single supplement)

Take in Mt Field National Park’s famous Russell Falls and the breathtakingly beautiful Tarn Shelf, Lake Pedder, Liffey Falls, and Mount Roland, and then move on to the Cradle Mountain region where you’ll hike the northern section of the Overland Track. This trip squeezes the best of Tasmania’s wilderness into 8 days. You’ll only need to carry a day pack, and have all the creature comforts when you return to your motel at the end of each day, with the highlight being two nights at Cradle Mountain Lodge.


  • Two friendly and knowledgeable guides
  • All transport from Hobart on day 1 to Launceston on day 8
  • 7 nights accommodation (at Lakeside lodge at Pedder, motels in New Norfolk and Sheffield, eco lodge at Cradle Mountain)
  • Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • National Park fees
  • Insulated lunch bag
  • Maps & map case
  • Memento DVD containing photos of your trip


  • You will provided with a comprehensive gear list upon booking your trip


  • Walking time: 3 – 7 hours per day
  • Walking distance: 8 – 18 kilometres per day
  • Difficulty: This trip requires a good level of fitness. While having two guides allows for easier walks to be provided on some days, there are challenging sections that can’t be avoided.
  • Child friendly: No


Cradle Mountain 4 Day Walking Holiday – Adventurous Women ($1,480)
  • Women-only tour
  • 4 days instead of 8
  • Cabin accommodation instead of motels (no stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge)
  • See more of the Cradle Mountain region (but less of the rest of Tasmania)
Cradle Mountain: 4 day walking holiday – ParkTrek ($1,480)
  • 4 days instead of 8
  • Cabin accommodation instead of motels (no stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge)
  • See more of the Cradle Mountain region (but less of the rest of Tasmania)
The Overland Track – World Expeditions ($2,095)
  • 6 days instead of 8
  • Hike the full Overland Track from end to end
  • Camp on the trail (no motel accommodation and no stay at Cradle Mountain Lodge)
  • Carry a full multi-day hiking pack
  • Requires a greater level of fitness
  • A pre-trip briefing is required (you must arrive in Launceston a day earlier to attend)
6 Day Overland Track Photography Tour – Overland Photography Tours ($1,999)
  • 6 days instead of 8
  • Hike the Overland Track from end-to-end (no hiking in other parts of Tasmania)
  • Photography tour – receive 6 days of photography tuition from a professional photographer
  • No accommodation – Camp along the trail (camping gear and food not provided)
  • Carry everything you need on your back
  • One guide (instead of 2)
  • Includes a finale dinner in Launceston
  • Includes transfers from Hobart or Launceston


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Day One This holiday commences in Hobart at 9.30am. Travel through the picturesque Derwent Valley to Mt Field National Park. Walk at Russell Falls, one of Tasmania’s best-known scenic attractions. Green, graceful ferns line the track edges while the world’s tallest flowering plants, the magnificent swamp gums, tower overhead. Walk to Marriot Falls. On through the magnificent Southwest National Park to Lake Pedder. Accommodation: Lakeside lodge at Pedder
Day Two A day of scenic drives and wilderness hiking. The Southwest National Park encompasses over six hundred thousand hectares of wild, inspiring country and forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. The park, the largest in Tasmania, epitomises the grandeur and spirit of wilderness in its truest sense. We’ll hike up the Mt Anne Track to get a birds-eye view over Lake Pedder. We’ll also visit the Gordon Dam, a marvellous engineering feat. You can walk across the dam wall for a unique experience! Accommodation: Lakeside lodge on the shores of Lake Pedder
Day Three Today we’ll do a full day hike in Mt Field National Park. The route passes a delightful series of small glacial lakes before reaching spectacular Tarn Shelf, a stunning, lake-ridden shelf that was carved out by the force of glaciers from the previous Ice Age. Mt Field is unusual in that plant diversity increases with altitude, showcasing huge pandani groves and other bizarre alpine species. Accommodation: New Norfolk
Day Four Today we head north through more wilderness country to the Great Lake. There’s a short boardwalk to see pencil pine trees reflecting in the clear waters. Then a longer hike to Liffey Falls in the Western Tiers. Accommodation: Sheffield
Day Five Today we’ll do a full day hike to the summit of Mt Roland, near Sheffield. This mountain became famous when Weindorfer, the grandfather of the Cradle Mountain National Park, brought his bride to the summit for their honeymoon. He was overwhelmed by the amazing diversity of plants here and they spent two weeks camped on the top. Accommodation: Sheffield
Day Six Travel to Cradle Mountain at the northern end of the wild Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park. The first view across Dove Lake to Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s natural highlights. The mountain itself is a jagged, dolerite peak that dominates the area. Its name, supposedly, is derived from the mountain’s resemblance to a miner’s cradle. This dramatic vista can be seen on an easy boardwalk to Dove Lake. An additional walk will be offered to visit Waldheim. Nestled among the myrtles and King Billy pines at Cradle Valley, Waldheim Chalet takes you back to the time when the Weindorfers first offered their renowned hospitality to their guests. Having fallen in love with what is now Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, Gustav and Kate Weindorfer built the rustic home and guest chalet in 1912. The chalet was named Waldheim, meaning “forest home”. Accommodation: Cradle Mountain
Day Seven For many, today will be the highlight of the holiday. The hike starts with an ascent of stunning Hansons Peak. There are some airy sections and steep gradients so we’ll take it slowly. From here we’ll continue along the face of Cradle Mountain and return via the Overland Track. Join backpackers and expeditioners on a section of the famous Overland Track as it winds its way through alpine heathlands brimming with wildflowers, past cascading waterfalls and ancient glacial lakes to the foot of mighty Cradle Mountain. The traverse of this elevated alpine area epitomises the special qualities of Tasmanian wilderness. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest, alpine heathlands and button grass plains ensure there is always something to captivate you. Accommodation: Cradle Mountain
Day Eight Travel back to Launceston stopping for tastings at a local cheese factory on route. Arrive in Launceston at around 1.00pm.