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.
3 nights camping under the stars in tents in Southwest National Park
4 Lunches, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, hot drinks and snacks.
We make delicious fresh food and cater to all dietary requirements
Return Private Chartered Flight between Hobart and Melaleuca
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 at 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.
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.
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.
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.
Full payment is required 8 weeks before the date of your trek.
GUIDES & SAFETY
20 to 10 days prior to departure – 50% refund of full ticket price minus deposit
Less than 10 days prior to departure – NO REFUND
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.