Walk on the Wild Side
9 day Tasmania walking holiday from $6,695 per person
If squeaky white-sand beaches and wild coastline appeal to you, the Bay of Fires is a spectacular reason to lace up. Pull on your boots and head for stunning scenery on a walking holiday along some of Tasmania's favourite tracks. Wander off-course for picnics, swims and locally guided experiences. Put your feet up in boutique lodges surrounded by National Park and refuel on gourmet meals that honour the extraordinary local produce. There’s no better way to experience the heart and soul of a destination than by foot, and this Tasmania walk is a must do experience for all.
- Stay in boutique lodges surrounded by National Park at Bay of Fires Lodge & Lake St Clair Lodge
- City stays in central location at the boutique Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart & Sebel Hotel in Launceston
- Carry day packs only in a small group up to 12 guests accompanied by APT Walking Leader and local walking guide
- Enjoy locally-inspired gourmet dining – a total of 18 meals including all meals, soft drink and limited Tasmania wine at the Bay of Fires Lodge
- Guests (and luggage) travel between accommodation and trail-heads aboard a comfortable vehicle with an expert Driver-Guide
- Walk through pristine locations including Lake St Clair National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area
- Entry to the incredible Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) including the Mona Ferry ‘Posh Pit’
- National Park pass
- Return airport transfers
- Stay surrounded by national park at Bay of Fires and Lake St Clair lodges
- Unwind at Quamby Estate country retreat after the Bay of Fires walk
- City stays at Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart and The Sebel Launceston
- Enjoy a ferry ride before a rainforest walk at Lake St Clair
- Visit the unique MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
December 2020 - March 2021
From $6,695 per adult
From $9,995 per adult
Based on 12 February 2021 departure
Subject to availability
Day 1: Arrive Launceston
Be met on arrival in Launceston by your APT Walking Leader. Transfer to your hotel and settle in before enjoying a Welcome Drink and briefing, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet your fellow walkers.
Stay: The Sebel Launceston
Day 2: Bay Of Fires
This morning, travel to Eddystone Point on the Bay of Fires. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the famous lighthouse overlooking the azure waters. Here you’ll set off on your first walk along the white sand of the bay named for the flaming-orange coloured boulders that line its shores. Arrive at the Bay of Fires Lodge and enjoy time to relax and indulge in the lodge’s spa and outdoor hot tubs before a ‘long table’ dinner featuring local wine and produce this evening.
Approximately 4 hours walking
Stay: Two Nights, Bay of Fires Lodge
Day 3: Bay Of Fires
Today after a leisurely breakfast, you have a choice to set off on a walking or kayaking exploration of the area. By kayak, paddle along the winding Ansons River, known for its abundant birdlife, enjoy a picnic lunch and finish with a stroll over the dunes of the Abbotsbury Peninsula, returning back to the lodge. This evening, after another gourmet dinner, take the opportunity to look out for the area’s nocturnal wildlife including wombats, wallabies and even the elusive Tasmanian devil.
Approximately 4-6 hours kayaking/walking (optional)
Day 4: Bay Of Fires To Launceston
After breakfast, perhaps take a stroll along the beach keeping an eye out for dolphins and whales before setting off on a picturesque walk through calming eucalypt forest and coastal heathland, enjoying a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural surrounds. After returning to the lodge, travel by coach to Quamby Estate, a luxury country-house hotel just outside of Launceston. Perhaps enjoy a luxurious bath in your deluxe room before a special, chef-prepared dinner in the homestead’s grand but relaxed dining room.
Approximately 1 hour walking
Stay: Launceston area, Quamby Estate
Day 5: Launceston To Lake St Clair
Today, travel across the central highlands to Lake St Clair, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area that covers Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stop along the way at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and wander the gardens that provide the ingredients for the products that you can sample. Also stop to see The Wall in the Wilderness art project at Derwent Bridge, before arriving at Lake St Clair Lodge, one of only two resorts in the world situated within a Wilderness World Heritage area. Here you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in ecofriendly luxury surrounded by pristine natural beauty.
Stay: Two nights, Lake St Clair Lodge
Day 6: Lake St Clair, Ferry & Walk
This morning, set off for Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair where you’ll board the lodge’s ferry for a scenic cruise followed by a walk through the rainforest that surrounds the lake. The walk, of around four-hours is of medium grading with some steep descents and steps. Return to the lodge, for time to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds before dinner.
Approximately 4 hours walking
Day 7: Lake St Clair To Hobart
Bid farewell to the wilderness today and travel to Tasmania’s capital Hobart. Set off on a walking tour where you’ll learn about Hobart’s convict past, then check in for a two-night-stay at the acclaimed Henry Jones Art Hotel overlooking the waterfront.
Stay: Two nights, Henry Jones Art Hotel
Day 8: Hobart Mona
Today head off for the fascinating Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) enjoying the ferry ride over in the exclusive 'Posh Pit', which includes drinks and canapés. Enjoy time to wander Mona’s eclectically bedecked halls and galleries. Discuss the art experience over a Farewell Lunch at The Source restaurant, which is part of Moorilla Winery, located on the same site as Mona. Return to Hobart this afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 9: Depart Hobart
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Offer available until sold out
Small groups of max. 12