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. No special skills are required other than excellent fitness and an open, flexible approach to being in remote areas for consecutive days.
|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|
It was a pretty wet and muddy journey but apparently this was somewhat unusual. I went with Tasmanian Expeditions even though I am quite experienced. Could not begin to explain how well the trip was run. Right from the time I booked through the pre-trip briefing to the actual walk all was handled with the utmost professionalism. To walk with people who have a passion for the Tasmanian Wilderness was invaluable. I would highly recommend this walk if you like a true wilderness walk.