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Tasmania’s Astonishing Wilderness

With national parks and World Heritage Sites covering one third of the country, Tasmania’s outdoor wilderness is unlike any other. One of Australia’s greatest hidden secrets, a journey through this land will open your eyes to empty white beaches, deserted forests, dramatic mountains and sensational food and wine. Prepared to be amazed by the endless wonders this small island state has to offer.

When to go:
December – May

Begin your journey in Tasmania’s capital Hobart, a buzzing waterfront town with fantastic diversity. Boasting quirky craft-beer bars, cafes, fishing boats, museums and festivals, Hobart has also developed its reputation as a world-class gastronomic destination with top-quality local and seasonal produce. Be met by a private guide and taken to Agrarian Kitchen; one of Tasmania’s most loved regional restaurants. Enjoy the freshest ingredients as part of a three-course meal with paired local wines in this beautiful, airy restaurant in the charming township of New Norfolk. Take a tour of the internationally acclaimed kitchen garden and cookery school for an interesting insight in the farm’s background. Drive or hike up the region’s defining Mount Wellington for a show-stopping view over Hobart and beyond.

Venture to Tasmania’s premier fly fishing retreat; a beautiful private estate nestled amongst verdant forest in the east coast highlands. Enjoy an exclusive day of fly fishing, learn about the sport and enhance your skills in this stunning natural environment of Currawong Lakes. Due to limitation of guest numbers, you are guaranteed complete privacy and a peaceful outdoor experience.

Continue your journey in the heavenly Freycinet National Park where azure bays, fine beaches and striking mountains are plentiful. Being a walker’s paradise, delight in a fabulous hike from the stunning Hazards Beach to Wineglass Bay to appreciate the peninsula’s most diverse walking trail. Learn from your experienced guide about the native flora and fauna, as well as local geological and human history. End your hike with a relaxed tour of the Freycinet coastline by private boat or kayak for an exclusive opportunity to observe marine life, pristine beaches and pink granite mountains as you weave along the coastline. Plunge into the water to swim, dive or snorkel and be rewarded with excellent underwater spectacles. Take a spectacular scenic flight over the region for unparalleled vistas over the glorious combination of forests, white beaches and rivers below. Your aerial perspective of this landscape will take your breath away.

Travel to the vibrant town of Launceston where art and design is highly valued and the focus on food, wine and culture is wonderfully evident. Be met by your Bush Adventure guide and transferred to Ben Lomond National Park for one of Australia’s most exceptional wildlife experiences. Enjoy a superb campfire dinner surrounded by kangaroos, before embarking on your “quoll patrol” evening. Receive a nocturnal encounter with some of Tasmania’s unique and endearing wildlife species such as eastern quolls, wallabies, wombats and brush tail possums and learn about the park’s invaluable role in the region’s wildlife conservation throughout this experience. PELORUS have negotiated a VIP behind the scenes experience at Trowunna Wildlife Park which hosts the world’s largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian devils and places incredible focus on conservation, education and rehabilitation. Delight in a wild horseback riding experience through magnificent landscape and go in search of the elusive platypus.

Explore Cradle Mountain National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting ancient rainforests, rugged beauty, rich vegetation and abundant wildlife. Picture a special wilderness area containing many Aboriginal historic sites such as stone tools, caves and rock shelters. Embark on a private canyoning tour through Dove Canyon, launch yourself off waterfalls, abseil down cliffs and shoot through nature’s waterslides. A guided trip will lead you deeper into this magical land where you will be introduced to some of the endemic flora and fauna species of the region as you trek beneath the craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain and around Dove Lake. For a first-class experience, take a heli over these central highlands and marvel at unique views of Tasmania’s natural treasures.