The Tasmanian Tarkine Wilderness region encompasses 447,000 hectares of wilderness including the Southern Hemispheres largest single tract of temperate rain forest and a wild coastline with an extraordinary wealth of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage sites. Until recently the forests of Tarkine were inaccessible for walking tours. In collaboration with the Tarkine National Coalition, Tarkine Trails has opened a forest trail that provides access to the ancient forests the Tarkine is famous for.
It is without doubt, Australia’s best kept wilderness secret, but one that will not last forever, so we urge you to join us sooner rather than later while this remoteness and isolation lasts.
Choose a Tarkine Trails Walk to suit you:
The Tarkine Tasmania region is an area of international significance. Its ecological, cultural and financial values combine to powerfully justify its long term protection as a National Park- World heritage area. By joining us for guided walking tours in the Tarkine, Tasmania you not only enjoy its natural brilliance, you also make a positive contribution to its full protection for generations to come.
The Tarkine Trail (6 Day Walk)
The Tarkine Coast Trail (6 Day Walk)
The Tarkine Rainforest Walk (4 Day Walk)
The itinerary features light weight packs, warm showers, spectacular day walks and an historic Pieman River boat cruise. The accommodation includes two nights of cabin/hotel accommodation, two nights beneath a rainforest canopy at Tiger Ridge, our remote forest standing camp and one night at our standing camp at Kings Run.
Tarkine Trails Trip Inclusions:
Not included in Tarkine Trails Walks
A comprehensive gear list will be forwarded to you at time of booking. Aside from those items above, the gear list describes all of the clothing items you are required to bring to ensure that you are comfortable during your trip.
Meals - Tarkine Trails creates an array of culinary delights from around the world. Our guides create tasty, healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We also provide you with a plentiful supply of healthy nibbles, muesli bars, lollies and chocolate (of course!). Evening meals include: curry, Italian pesto pasta, Asian stir fry, Mexican beans and Indian dahl. Our deserts include halva, pancakes, pudding and custard. Lunches include laksa soup and mountain breads served with fresh vegetables, local gourmet cheeses and tasty condiments. We can cater for food allergies or preferences - celiac, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut allergies etc, please let us know your specific details (including preferred substitutes) when you book.
Trip Grading - Many people who join our walks have no previous experience in overnight walking and no concept of the standard track classification system. The Tasmanian track classification system classifies walks into four categories according to the difficulty level of the track. This grading is fine if you are a regular walker and understand it. For first time or irregular walkers however, the system fails to define the specific tracks challenges and weigh them up against people’s confidence and fitness levels.
The grading system refers to the challenges of each walk we offer and explains these challenges according to confidence and fitness levels. Please contact us with any concerns regarding your chosen walk prior to booking. If you book, then we highly recommend that you participate in the pre-trip training program that is specific to your walk.
Health - All Tarkine Trails tour participants need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the group travel experience. If in the opinion of our group leader or company representative any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Tarkine Trails reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.
We therefore ask that you read the itinerary in these trip notes thoroughly and then realistically self-assess your physical ability to complete the trip as described. If you are over 65 we request that you show your medical practitioner the trip notes and ask them to prepare a medical certificate indicating that you are clear to participate in this trip. Please forward to our office at least two weeks prior to trip departure.
Pick up point instructions
Hobart - city centre only (no Eastern Shore pickups or south of Battery Point)
Launceston - city centre only
Devonport - city centre only
Burnie - city centre only
If your accommodation is not suitable for pickup then the alternative pick up locations will be advised.
Flying In - Recommended arrival times
Hobart - the night before departure
Launceston - flight must arrive prior to 7.30am on the morning of departure else the night before departure
Devonport - flight must arrive prior to 9.00am on the morning of departure else the night before departure
Burnie - flight must arrive prior to 10.30am on the morning of departure else the night before departure
Flying Out - Recommended departure times
Burnie - flight must depart no earlier than 7pm on the final day
Devonport - flight must depart no earlier than 8pm on the final day
Launceston - flight must depart no earlier than 9pm on the final day
Hobart - no flights on the final day
Group size - Maximum of 10 travellers per group plus two guides