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. No special skills are required other than excellent fitness and an open, flexible approach to being in remote areas for consecutive days.

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

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!

S Bruce. Windsor, QLD.

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Trip Code: SCT
Trip Grading: Challenging
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  08 February 2015
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price: £1,290.00 GBP

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