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Hobart: Lake St Clair and Western Wilderness Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 183260
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Join a journey to the Western wilderness of Tasmania, one of the world’s premier World Heritage areas. With amazing cultural and natural history to discover, explore this awe-inspiring area with a series of Tasmania’s great short walks.
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 7:30 AM
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Pickup included

Pickup is available from central Hobart hotels and backpacker hostels (not AirBnbs). Please ensure this has been organised at the time of booking or well in advance of your tour departure with the operator. Your guide will be wearing a uniform and will collect all hotel guests from the reception area. All pickups from hostels require guests to be waiting directly outside for their pickup. See the Voucher Information section for more details.

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  • Visit Tarraleah Village and learn about Tasmania’s hydro history
  • See Lake St. Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake
  • Visit Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Experience Donaghys Hill Wilderness Lookout
Full description
Travel West towards the magnificent wilderness, passing alongside Tasmania’s Hydro-Electric history with a bird’s eye view of massive feats of human engineering! Stop in the quirky village of Tarraleah for some great views from the local lookout.

Head to Lake St. Clair National Park. Stand beside Australia’s deepest lake, carved out by ice over the last two million years. Choose from a range of short walks to explore beautiful forests and wild rivers, or relax lakeside, enjoy the scenery, indulge in some photography and take in the spectacular setting.

Move on to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, surrounded by Tasmanian temperate rainforest. Learn the stories of the area and the fascinating Australian political history that played out here. Take a short uphill hike to Donaghy’s Hill Wilderness Lookout for 360-degree views of mountains, wilderness, and aboriginal history as far as the eye can see. Finally, after a full day out west, arrive back in Hobart around 6:30 PM.
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide & interpretative walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Pick up and drop off in the city center
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

If pickup arrangements are not organized with the tour operator, please make your way to the general pickup location at the Tasmanian Travel & Information Center, 20 Davey Street, Hobart at 7:25 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note, this tour is active and involves some walking; although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
• This is an outdoor activity, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions
• Minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years of age
• There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility
• What to bring: sensible shoes for walking; a variety of warm and weatherproof clothing; a hat; sunscreen; large water bottle; snacks and lunch

From US$ 87.60 per person

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Product ID: 183260