Southwest Wilderness Adventure

Southwest Wilderness Adventure

Explore the wildest and most remote parts of Tasmania

Join us in Tasmania for this incredible adventure to the far south coast. You will arrive to splendid isolation on a private chartered flight from Hobart to Melaleuca. There are then 4 days to explore this incredible landscape as you unwind from the stresses of everyday life. We promise you will come back relaxed and revitalised. 

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Southwest Wilderness Adventure

4 days

Group Size 6

Trek Grading Moderate

Trip Dates

5-8th Mar 2020

Available

$2275 per person

$1000 deposit to secure your place

Overview

Accommodation

3 nights camping under the stars in Southwest National Park

Food

4 Lunches, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, hot drinks and snacks.

We make delicious fresh food and cater to all dietary requirements

Transport

Return Private Chartered Flight between Hobart and Melaleuca

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Day 1: Hobart to New Harbour (4 hours hiking)

After arriving in Hobart, we’ll be transferred to our private chartered flight. 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.

The trip literally brought me to tears…I stood on the beach with the emotion of the place and time and released the tension within. It was way beyond my expectations – it was fun, challenging, invigorating. The guides helped me feel loving embrace of mother earth, to be more connected to the land, and above all reconnect with feeling and acting respectfully. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime!
David D.

David D.

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.

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.

Day 4: New Harbour to Hobart (4 hours hiking)

On our final day, we’ll head back across the buttongrass 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.

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You will be led by Peter Saw and Amanda Morrison, who have both been leading groups into the wilderness for decades. They are trained in wilderness first aid and will carry a personal locator beacon and satellite phone. You will be in expert hands during this incredible adventure!
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.

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.

Essential Items

hiking boots
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)
hiking pants
polypro/thermals – top & long-johns
2 pairs of hiking socks
warm hat or balaclava
gloves/mittens
sun hat/cap
sunscreen and sunglasses
drink bottles (2 x 1 litre)
spare shoes or sandals
flashlight/head lamp with spare batteries
insect repellent
spare set of clothes
whistle

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 7am on Day 1 and drop you off at approximately 7pm on Day 4.

$2275per person

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 to Hobart.

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.