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|
Preparing people for the challenge of the track better will make for a safer trip for everyone involved. This could be done by better explaining the conditions you will be walking in, and that the weight you will carry is likely to be over 20kgs not 17-18kgs as per the trip notes. This is important for training and preparation. Overall a great experience and a great trip. The guides and the group made it, but also a beautiful part of the world to be walking in. I would definitely recommend Tas Ex to friends, family and unknown people given your care and consideration given to us on this adventure. Thanks very much!