Land of the Giants Wilderness Tour

Head into the wilderness of North West Hobart, feed giant fish, explore Tasmania’s oldest national park and admire some of the world's tallest trees.

Tasmania, Australia
Duration
Full Day
Start time
7:30 am
Group size
24
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
8 yrs
Fitness level
Low
FromAUD $120
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Highlights

  • National Park entry fee
  • Salmon Ponds entry and fish feeding experience
  • Local products tastings (in season)
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Spend an exciting day enjoying amazing natural vistas, giant fish feeding and stunning walks through large fern forests and under some of the world's tallest trees. 

 

Itinerary

We will drive up to kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit, 1272 metres above sea level.

 

At the summit, we will enjoy the alpine environment and the spectacular views of Southern Tasmania. Then we will pass Bushy Park hop fields. We make our way to the Salmon Ponds, large ponds brimming with a wide array of freshwater fish.

 

The gardens at the Salmon Ponds are the perfect setting to enjoy lunch or stroll along the river. You might get lucky and spot a platypus. 

 

Next on our list is the wilderness wonderland of Mt Field National Park. Get ready for stunning walks through large fern forests, some of the world’s tallest trees and the beautiful Russell Falls. 

 

Kunanyi / Mount Wellington 

Mount Wellington is officially known as Kunanyi / Mount Wellington and is situated in the south-east coastal region of Tasmania. Hobart city is built on the foothills of the mountain. It also is the summit of the Wellington Range. 

 

Kunanyi / Mount Wellington has an altitude of 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) above sea level. It is often covered by snow, even on some summer days.  The lower slopes are covered by green forest. It boasts many walking tracks through the forests. Near the summit, you can find a lookout that provides stunning views of the city of Hobart. From Hobart City, you can see characteristic cliffs of dolerite columns. These are known as the Organ Pipes. 

 

Bushy Park  

Bushy Park is often called the hop capital of Tassie. It is a charming village with an English feel to it. Its charm comes mainly from the 19th-century houses, deciduous trees and hop fields. The village is surrounded by tall hop vine frames. Cute and exotically shaped oast houses are waiting to process the harvest.

 

Mt Field National Park 

Mt Field National Park is the first national park of Tasmania. It is known for its stunning vistas, abundant wildlife, great walks and excellent visitor facilities. 

 

The star attraction of the park is Russell Falls. It also featured on the first Australian stamp. A short walk from the visitor centre takes you to Russell Falls, through enormous fern forests and some of the world's tallest trees. The park boasts an array of natural wonders and incredible plant diversity that increases with altitude.

 

Highlights

  • Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
  • Bushy Park hop fields
  • Salmon Ponds with fish feeding
  • Mt Field National Park
  • Russell Falls
  • Tall Trees walk 

 

Departure / Return time

Hobart - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

 

Departure day

  • October - November: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • December - January - February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • March - April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • May - September: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

 

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case) 

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Due to the diverse mix of our guests we believe they prefer to do their own thing for most meals, this means you to try out Tasmania great food and drinks that are suited your taste and budget. Our tours normally include breakfast and some include meals that showcase Tasmanian produce or provide a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.

 

For the meals not included you will have the chance to dine out and enjoy the local foods and produce with recommendations from the guide, or visit the local supermarket to purchase items that can be prepared in the kitchen at each hostel, either individually or as a group.

For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, juice, tea & coffee. If there’s something you can’t do without, just bring it with you! Please advise your dietary requirements at the time of booking.

 

Some of our tours will include opportunities to taste and sample local produce; check the individual tour information for these details.

 

We do not supply lunches or dinners on any of our trips however our guides will recommend great places to eat along the way and stop at supermarkets to stock up on any supplies needed if you prefer to cook yourself.

We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.

Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.

All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel.  Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.

The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour

Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.

 

Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania

We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:

  • Experienced friendly Guides
  • Meals as indicated
  • Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
  • National Parks passe
  • All Entry Fees
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Terms & Conditions:

AGE

A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional activities, as described in the itinerary, are at your own expense, are not included in the price of the tour and do not form part of these terms and conditions.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.


Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more prior departure: 75% refund
  • 8 to 29 days prior departure: 50% refund
  • 0 to 7 days or no show: No refund


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