Explore some of the wildest part’s of Tasmania on this incredible Primal Adventure to the Far South Coast!
Dates: Thursday 1st November to Sunday 4th November 2018
Accommodation: 3 nights camping under the stars in Southwest National Park
Food: Lunch x 4, Dinner x 3, Breakfast x 3 and Refreshments (wholefood, nutritious meals)
Group size: 6
Investment: $2975 (includes return private chartered flight between Hobart and Melaleuca)**Super Special $2275 for bookings made before 1st June 2018**
Day 1: Hobart to New Harbour (4 hours hiking)
After arriving in Hobart, we’ll be transferred to our private chartered flights with Par Avion. This one hour flight takes us over rugged Tasmanian Mountains to the far tip of Tasmania. We’ll head south on the South Coast Track, crossing Moth Creek and button grass plains towards the New Harbour Range. We’ll then veer west on the rarely used Wilson Bight Track to arrive at a beautiful, wild beach called New Harbour. After setting up camp, we’ll explore the beach and keep our eyes out for Spotted-Tail Quolls that are often seen in this area. LD
Day 2: New Harbour to Wilson Bight (4-6 hours hiking)
On Day 2, after a healthy breakfast, we’ll head west to Ketchem Bay. We’ll be crossing a number of remote beaches, stunning headlands, and wild forests to reach one of the most remote camp spots in Australia. The terrain is rugged and challenging and truly spectacular! After setting up camp, we’ll have the option of heading with day packs to Wilson Bight, another beautiful, remote beach. We’ll then head back to camp to enjoy a well-deserved hearty meal. BLD
Day 3: Ketchem Bay to New Harbour (4 hours hiking)
Today we retrace our steps across the wild beaches and stunning headlands to our camp at New Harbour. In the afternoon, we’ll explore a number of side tracks, creeks and forests and climb to vantage points that look out over the Southern Ocean. BLD
Day 4: New Harbour to Hobart (4 hours hiking)
On our final day, we’ll head back across the button plains to Melaleuca. At Melaleuca we’ll then finish with the Needwonnee Walk, an award winning walk that explores Aboriginal culture with sculptural installations. We’ll also look at the Denny King bird hide, built here to observe the endangered orange-bellied parrot. After our flight back to Hobart, we’ll have time to enjoy a drink to celebrate this epic adventure. BL
We will be walking for around 4-6 hours each day carrying a pack weighing around 16kg. Above average fitness levels required (speak to us if you want to know whether this is suitable for you). Uneven track surfaces and river crossings.
Guides and Safety
You will be guided by 2 guides who are licensed to lead trekking groups in Tasmania. In addition, they are trained in wilderness first aid and will carry a personal locator beacon and satellite phone. They will enjoy talking to you about training and living the way that nature intended on this incredible adventure!
What to Take
Tasmania experiences some of the wildest weather in Australia! Weather is always unpredictable and its necessary to prepare for all conditions and to have good-quality warm clothing. Jeans and cotton clothing are not suitable for hiking.
backpack (65 litres minimum)
2 backpack liners (strong plastic bag)
3-4 season sleeping bag
waterproof raincoat and pants (Gore-tex or similar)
warm fleece/down jacket/wool jersey
hiking shirt (quick dry material)
polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
2 pairs of hiking socks
warm hat or balaclava
sunscreen and sunglasses
drink bottles (2 x 1 litre)
spare shoes or sandals
flashlight/head lamp with spare batteries
spare set of clothes
Optional items: Gaiters, binoculars, earplugs, walking poles, camera, swimmers, travel towel, inflatable pillow.
We supply: cooking equipment, tents, mattresses, plates/cutlery, first aid kit, safety equipment, satellite phone and maps.
We will travel between Hobart and Melaleuca on a private, chartered aircraft.
All the meals as indicated above are included in the price. The food is based on nutritious, healthy, wholefood recipes. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Among the group equipment is a portable stove which we will carry on the trek.
The tour starts and finishes at Hobart Airport. We will pick you up at 9.30am on Day 1 and drop you off at approximately 5.00pm on Day 4.
$2975 **Super Special $2275 for bookings made before 1st June 2018**
Includes return flights between Hobart and Melaleuca on private, chartered flight, 4-day guided walk (with 2 Primal Adventures Guides), 3 nights accommodation (twin share camping), all meals as stated above together with healthy snacks, National Park permits, first aid kit, safety equipment and cooking equipment.
Excludes sleeping bags, travel insurance (compulsory) and flights.
A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is required to secure your place.
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your trek.
Deposits are not refunded. More than 20 days prior to departure – 70% refund of full ticket price minus deposit
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price minus deposit
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
Comprehensive personal travel insurance is required for this trip. We will also ask you to fill out a disclaimer before you begin your training/the adventure. You must follow the instructions of your guide at all times.
When you book you must notify us of any medical condition, medical history, or medications that you are on. In particular, asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, allergies to wasp/ bee stings and food allergies.
With any outdoor activity, there is an element of risk. Primal Adventures operates in remote and mountainous areas. Risks in undertaking this activity could include hypothermia due to adverse weather conditions, personal injury, or property damage from hiking over rugged and uneven terrain.
The staff and management of Primal Adventures take all practicable steps to identify and minimise potential dangers. However you must follow our instructions (and use the safety equipment provided) at all times. Adults accompanying any person under the age of 18 must ensure that the underage person follows our instructions at all times. You must release or indemnify Primal Adventures and our staff against any liability we incur to anyone else, resulting from your failure to follow our instructions or the failure of any person accompanying you under the age of 18 to follow our instructions.
Primal Adventures and their guides reserve the right to make any alterations to the itinerary in the interest of safety, comfort or unforeseen circumstances due to causes such as weather, illness, or misadventure. Every reasonable endeavour will be made to keep to published schedules but no guarantee is given. Primal Adventures will not be held liable for costs incurred by change, delay, or the missing of connecting services.
Primal Adventures reserves the right to exclude a person from a tour at anytime if in the opinion of the guide or operator that person may be likely to risk the health, safety or comfort (including unsociable behaviour) of other clients, him or herself, or the environment. In such circumstances Primal Adventures will not be obliged to offer any refund or transfer of ticket.