Tassie Tracks - Southern Sojourn November 2024

Tassie Tracks are back with a brand new itinerary!
~ Southern Sojourn ~
Saturday 9 – Monday 18 NOVEMBER 2024

 
Horizon Guides' new 10-day itinerary takes in some of the most wild, beautiful and dramatic landscapes of southern Tasmania. Pristine beaches, towering dolerite cliffs, sub-alpine forests and glacial tarns. Dip into the history, life and culture of these unique areas so close to Hobart. You will be treated to a truly memorable experience -
from mountains to sea!


Tour Highlights include:

TASMAN PENINSULA

  • 3 nights at the Lufra Hotel overlooking the Tessellated Pavement
  • Spectacular 3 hr Tasman Island Cruise to view Australia's tallest sea cliffs (Pennicott Wilderness Journeys)
  • Hike dramatic Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula


HUON VALLEY

  • Stay 3 nights at historic Kermandie Hotel overlooking the Huon River
  • Hike to Ladies Tarn and Hartz Peak (360 views across the SW and to Bruny Island!)
  • Marvel at the delicate features in Hastings Caves
  • Visit the Wooden Boat Centre


BRUNY ISLAND

  • Stay 3 nights (private lodge) on ruggedly spectacular Bruny Island (access by vehicle ferry only)
  • Hike South Bruny Island taking in beaches, heathland and clifftops
  • Also … delightful art studio on North Bruny Island
  • Sampling delicious local fare


Plus you can expect many more serendipitous delights along the way...

The tour is fully accommodated with all breakfasts, dinners and most lunches included.
 
We'd love to know if this is the Tasmanian adventure for you ... please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. We are currently putting all the finishing touches on this trip - and working out the price. As soon as all the details are available you will be able to reserve your place …
 

DATES: Saturday 9 - Monday 18 November 2024
9 nights - Fully accommodated – private and shared facilities
Level of challenge: Moderate + (Carry daypack only)
Price:  TBA per person twin share
Ex: Hobart
Group Size: Minimum 5 / maximum 10 guests + 2 Guides

Questions?

To receive a comprehensive information and reservation package, or if you have any further questions or would like to discuss the suitability of these walks for you, call 0417 760 966 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 
Read more...

Tassie Tracks - Bruny Island to the Western Wilds - Returning in 2025!

TASSIE TRACKS: BRUNY ISLAND to the WESTERN WILDS!
 
Our 14-day trip will take your breath away and fill your soul ℘
Covering a tremendous sweep of Tasmania's wild and iconic southwest we travel in a small van as well as on foot, by kayak, by train and under sail.

Places are strictly limited to 10 guests so please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. straight away if you wish to book your place. Please call Teresa on 0417 760 966 to make sure there is availability before you pay a deposit.

Tour Highlights include:

  • Stay 4 nights (private lodge) on ruggedly spectacular Bruny Island (access by vehicle ferry only)
  • Full day of sea kayaking with Sea Kayaking Bruny Island
  • Hike Bruny - Fluted Cape and Cape Queen Elizabeth
  • Also … Bruny Lighthouse, local art studio and stops to sample delicious local fare
  • Stay 3 nights at Pedder Wilderness Lodge in the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers NP
  • Kayak on Lake Pedder with Tassie Bound
  • View the spectacular engineering of the Gordon Dam
  • Hike a beautiful valley to glacier carved Lake Judd in Southwest NP
  • Stay 2 nights at Derwent Bridge Chalets (self contained, shared facilities)
  • Hike the lovely Shadow Lake Circuit beneath Mt Rufus in Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair NP
  • Drive through some of the world’s most mineral rich landscapes on the Lyell Highway to Queenstown and on to Strahan
  • Take the half-day ‘Rack and Gorge – Wilderness Class’ trip on the famous steam train with the West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown
  • Stay 2 nights at waterfront Risby Cove on Strahan Harbour
  • Hike to Ocean Beach where the Indian Ocean breaks on a wild, wide shore
  • Enjoy interactive and fun theatre at ‘The Ship That Never Was’
  • Explore the Historic Foreshore and the Huon Pine Precinct in Strahan
  • Overnight aboard the ‘Stormbreaker’ – sailing up Macquarie Harbour via Sarah Island and overnight at Heritage Landing nestled in the silence of the Gordon River – truly awesome!
  • Stay 1 night at The Empire Hotel in Deloraine for our final dinner. On the final day, take the byways through historic villages en route to Launceston

The tour is fully accommodated with all breakfasts, dinners and most lunches included. To receive the detailed itinerary please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GUIDES

Based in Boonah (Queensland) Teresa Cause set up Horizon Guides in 2007 to offer a specialised bushwalking guide service. She has extensive experience in guiding tours in Australia and overseas with a particular emphasis on natural history. Providing experiences that connect people to places and to each other is especially rewarding! Teresa also owns and runs Far Outdoors outdoor equipment business in Boonah.

Born and raised in Pyengana Lesley Nicklason describes herself as … "a 4th generation local, Blue Tier protection campaigner for 25 years, wilderness lover, big tree hunter, mother, grandmother, nurse and inveterate bushwalker". Lesley is all this and more and it is a delight to have her co-guide this Tasmania journey!

Arriving early – staying after? There are myriad reasons to arrive early for this tour – and to stay longer!

Hobart: If you arrive before the tour Hobart has much of historical and contemporary interest. Here are a few links to get you started …

Wooden Boat Festival  10 - 13 February 2023

Salamanca Market – Saturday mornings.

Cascade Brewery – can be reached by walking along the Rivulet

Female Factory (highly recommended – and best experienced by taking the guided tour and experiential theatre tour)

Historic Houses - Markree and Narryna – these have links to the experience of female convicts in Hobart.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Mawson’s Hut replica museum – excellent!

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) (requires a full day)

Port Arthur – thoroughly great experiences to take in on the Tasman Peninsula

Port Arthur Historic Site

Osbourne Heli Tours

Tasman Island Cruises - Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Launceston

The Cataract Gorge

Design Tasmania wood and craft centre – fine craft gallery and store.

Clarendon House near Evandale


We look forward to walking with you all and sharing these magnificent Tassie tracks!

Questions?

To receive a comprehensive information and reservation package, or if you have any further questions or would like to discuss the suitability of these walks for you, call 0417 760 966 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 
Read more...

Tassie Tracks South

Mt Field National Park, Freycinet National Park and Tasman National Park.

Please Contact Us now to register your interest  in the 'Tassie Tracks South' and be added to our mailing list for upcoming walks and tours.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed

Join Our Mailing List

 

Contact info

7 Church St, Boonah QLD 4310

Phone +61 07 54634 114
Mobile +61 0417 760 966

walks@horizonguides.com.au

Facebookfacebook.com/HorizonGuides