Canberra Grammar School: Tasmania Adventure

Canberra Grammar School: Tasmania Adventure

Trip Highlights

  • Explore on foot the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Kayaking in Freycinet National Park
  • Summit Bishop & Clerk and enjoy other walks - and wildlife - on Maria Island
  • Learn about our convict past at historic Port Arthur
  • Tasman National Park to view the unusual geological formations - Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen and Blowhole

Trip Summary

This is a unique and active way to experience the gems of Tasmania’s East Coast. This itinerary is modelled off a World Expeditions trip that was selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazines '50 Tours of a Lifetime'. This complete active adventure on the East Coast of Tasmania traverses all the great spots from Launceston to Hobart. Enjoy some of the best walks on offer in Cradle Mountain National Park, including Dove Lake Circuit, Weindorfers Forest and The Enchanted walk. Learn about the plight of Tasmanian devils at Devils@ Cradle. Embark on a half day of kayaking on Coles Bay in the Freycinet National Park before taking in some stunning walks on Maria Island, home to wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian devils and an interesting convict history! Learn even more about our convict past at historic Port Arthur before a stunning day walk to Cape Hauy to wrap up an action packed week on the Apple Isle.

2014/15 Itinerary

Early morning flight into Launceston (aim to arrive between 8:00am and 9:30am). Drive to Deloraine for briefing and onto the Mole Creek Caves for mid-morning tour. Lunch at Croesus Cave Reserve and onto Discovery Park at Cradle Mountain National Park. Complete the King Billy walk and Pencil Pine waterfalls late afternoon. Dinner and next day briefing. Accommodation: cabins Drive time: 2.5 hrs

Meals:  L,D

Dove Lake Circuit, Weindorfers Forest and The Enchanted walk. Accommodation: cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

Split the group into two groups based on varying fitness / interest levels. Group 1 does the Cradle Mountain summit and Group 2 does Marions Lookout and Crater Peak circuit via the Horse Track. Accommodation: cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

Early morning visit Devils@ Cradle. Afternoon Dove Canyon walk, followed by ice-cream at the Cradle Lodge. Accommodation: cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

Drive back to Launceston via the Gog Range and then stop for 1.5 hours at Trowunna Wildlife Park. On arrival in Launceston walk around Cataract Gorge and take lunch in the basin. Drive to Campbell Town and onto Freycinet. Do the Cape Tournville and Honeymoon Bay walks. Accommodation: cabins Drive time: 3.5 hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Students choose between morning activities - kayaking, cycling, abseiling or walking. Walk to Wineglass Bay in the afternoon. Accommodation: cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

Drive to Triabunna and catch mid-morning ferry. Explore Darlington and the Painted Cliffs. Accommodation: Bunk style dormitories Drive time: 1.5 hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Split into two groups and aim to summit the peaks Bishop and Clerk. Accommodation: Bunk style dormitories

Meals:  B,L,D

Optional activities on Maria Island - walk or swim. Ferry and drive to Tasman National Park Accommodation: Cabins Drive time: 2 hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

Excursion to view the unusual geological formations - Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen and Blowhole. Afternoon walk to Cape Huay. Drive to Port Arthur. Accommodation: cabins Drive time: 30 mins

Meals:  B,L,D

Early morning tour of Port Arthur. Drive to Hobart and visit Mt Wellington. Final farewell dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Drive time: 1.5 hrs

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast the group transfers to the airport for flight home.

Meals:  B

What's Included

  • 3 nights bunk style dormitory accommodation & 8 nights cabin accommodation (twin and multi-share)
  • 2 x professional guides
  • Bicycle hire and cycle hemlet
  • Maria Island ferry transfers
  • Half day kayaking activity
  • All national park entrance fees and sightseeing entrance fees
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Use of private vehicle with driver for all airport transfers, sightseeing and road transfers.
  • Economy QANTAS flights from Canberra to Launceston and Hobart to Canberra (including taxes)

What's Not Included

  • Items of a personal nature - carbonated beverages, email etc
  • Travel insurance

Upcoming Travel Dates

 

AT A GLANCE

Duration:12 Days
Starting Point:Joining Canberra (min 15 students) >
Activities:Cycling
Day Walking
Sea-kayaking
Grade:Introductory to Moderate  Click for more information
Trip Code:SOG4808