Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW

South Coast Track

Challenge yourself to one of Tasmania's finest long-distance walks, carrying a full pack along the unspoiled wilderness of Australia's southernmost shores. This nine-day, 85-kilometre walk offers a spectrum of Tasmanian scenes, from empty beaches to towering rainforests and the alpine heights of the Ironbound Range. It's a place of wild scenes and wildlife, with the chance to see wombats, quolls and possibly even the orange-bellied parrot, one of the world's rarest bird species. After a spectacular flight along the coast or mountains to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca in the World Heritage-listed Southwest National Park, you will walk 10 to 15 kilometres each day, carrying up to 20 kilograms and camping at night. The walk has a flexible itinerary that allows for a rest day and time for swims or exploration along the succession of south-coast beaches. Following in the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers - the South Coast Track was built as an escape route for shipwreck survivors - our knowledgeable guides will lead you through a true wilderness experience and the challenge of a lifetime. If you have have a thirst for full pack hikes, have excellent fitness and an open, flexible approach to being in remote areas for multiple days then this could be the perfect hiking adventure for you!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Depart Hobart, fly into Melaleuca, trek to Cox's Bight
DAY 2 Trek to Louisa Creek / Louisa Bay
DAY 3 Walk to Louisa River
DAY 4 Trek across the Ironbound Ranges
DAY 5 Rest Day at Little Deadman's Bay
DAY 6 Walk to Osmiridium Beach
DAY 7 Trek to Granite Beach
DAY 8 Trek to South Cape Rivulet
DAY 9 Walk to Cockle Creek, return to Hobart

traveller reviews

I recently completed the South Coast track. At almost 67 I knew it would be hard and it was. Each day involved breathtaking landscapes which often varied hourly. The challenges were many including avoiding bogs and cutting grass and descending the Iron Bound Range but at every stage the guides Ash and Ken were supportive and knowledgeable and equipped with everything needed to meet challenges e.g. my gaiters blowing out because they were Velcro which Ken repaired so well that they lasted for the rest of the trip. The camp sites were exceptional and again varied from beachside to an incredible sunset and sunrise on top of the Ironbounds! The food was exceptional and the equipment provided - tents sleeping mats etc - reminded me how far things have progressed since my last big walk about 8 years ago. To emerge at Cockle Creek at the end was exhilarating and I would encourage fit people of any age to do the walk. It is an experience that I will never forget; bookended by Ash's magnificent mushroom risotto on a rock out in the South Cape Rivulet in the afternoon sun on our last night on the track

J. Robertson. QLD, Australia.

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Trip Code: SCT
Trip Grading: Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  22 November 2015
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price: $2,295.00 AUD

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