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Lake St. Clair and Western Wilderness Active Day Trip from Hobart

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    Lake St. Clair
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
    Explore the southern end of the Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park with a series of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”. We commence our day from Hobart with a scenic drive west arriving at Australia’s deepest lake: Lake St. Clair. This is an area carved out by ice during several glaciations over the last 2 million years. A panorama of mountains and wild forests form the backdrop around the spectacular lake. We have time here to enjoy a range of short walks exploring the forests and wild rivers that abound the area of Lake St. Clair. Or, you may choose to relax on the shoreline, slow down and enjoy the fresh air and surrounding scenery. Moving onwards from Lake St. Clair we head into the heart of the Western Wilderness. In this National Park we explore more of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks. This first walk, a beautiful rainforest walk, along the edge of the wild Franklin river. Discover the fascinating history of this river as our Tour Guide shares the stories of the politics that played out in the area in the 1980’s. Then it’s onwards to what we rank as one of the greatest of the “60 Great Short Walks” of Tasmania! A short uphill hike (around 30 minutes) takes us to Donaghy’s Hill Wilderness Lookout where we have 360 degree views of mountain after mountain. Wild rivers, forests, button grass plains, 30,000 years of Tasmanian Aboriginal history – as far as the eye can see. A stunning and awe-inspiring view of one of the world’s greatest wild areas that survives today. This is a humbling and inspiring place to stand taking in our surroundings. “The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area offers all people, for all time, the opportunity to seek joy and inspiration amidst the untrammelled grandeur of nature, and refuge from an increasingly artificial world. It is waiting for you to discover it, and, perhaps, discover a part of yourself.” – www.parks.tas.gov.au We retrace our steps and begin the return trip to Hobart. After a full day out west, we arrive back to Hobart around 6.30 – 7.00pm.
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    To arrange a Hotel pickup please email your tour operator at bookings@tourstas.com.au
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National Park entrance fees
    • Professional guide and interpretive walks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Small, friendly groups
    • We offer a Hotel pick up from most central city Hotels and Hostels
    • Entry/Admission - Lake St. Clair
    • Food and drinks (please either pre purchase, or there will be the opportunity to purchase on tour)
    • We do not offer pick ups from Air BnB’s and private residences
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years
    • Walking is involved; a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential
    • We provide accurate interpretation, and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts.
    • Hotel pickup time is between 7 AM and 7:30 AM depending on your location. Hotel pickup is available from central city Hotels and Hostels ( no AirBnB’s). Please arrange pickup from your hotel at least 48 hours prior to departure with the tour operator.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    This trip was a great activity with beautiful walks and scenery. Nick the tour guide was great at his job. He was always informative about the surrounding nature, walks and Tasmania in general.
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    Response from ManagerToursTasmania, Manager at Lake St. Clair and Western Wilderness Active Day Trip from Hobart
    Responded May 22, 2019
    Hi Chelsea! Thanks for posting this review and for joining us here in Tasmania on our newest Active Day Tour - our tour to Lake St. Clair and the Western Wilds! We are really happy to hear your had a great day out, enjoyed the short walks with our guide Nick, and the beautiful nature we experience on this tour day. Thanks again!
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    By: Tours Tasmania
    286 reviews
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    Dorset, United Kingdom
    Informative Day Out
    Delightful day out. Port Arthur is a must for anybody interested in Australian history. Our guide Dan was very
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    Joyce B
    John with Tasmania tour did a very good job of giving us historical information. Went to different sites. We were
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    Port Arthur and beautiful Waterfall Bay
    Our guide Clinton was very informative and enthusiastic and giving enough time to appreciate the gorgeous scenery!
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    Sydney, Australia
    Great overview of Cradle Mt
    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the indigenous and modern history of the region. He kept us on a tight
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Sydney and Tasmania tour.
    Great tour but quite a long day. Good to see the Tasmanian devil along with the other wildlife. Also enjoyed Port
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    Well rounded tour of Tasman Peninsula!
    Booked this trip direct with Tours Tasmania online in advance and the process was very easy. The pick-up at our
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Active Tour in Scenic Destinations
    This tour is very good value for money. There are several stops each day and all the entrance fees are included
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    Brisbane, Australia
    Very good tour with a must to try lavender/pepperberry ,leatherwood honey& lemon myrtle icecream
    Everything was really great but I couldn't give 5 stars because of very unfriendly approach towards customers
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    Great experience
    Our guide, Andrew, was very nice and knowledgeable about the places we went. I loved the Port Arthur Historic site
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Port Arthur and Lavender Farm Tour
    Enjoyed the tour at the historic Port Arthur site. Had a short forest walk along the waterfall bay lookout and it
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    Very enjoyable with lots of interesting stops
    My partner and I did the wineglass bay tour with Rod as our guide, and we really enjoyed it ☺️ Rod was very chatty
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Not too bad of a tour, just some things to watch out for
    The 3 day tour managed to cover most of the tourist area that you would want to visit while in Tasmania. Being on
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    Cradle mountain tour
    Not that great as our guide Graeme drove like a maniac and didn’t get any guided walks with him. We were under the
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    Alright but long drive
    This is a full day trip but 5hours will be spent on the road as it is a 2.5hours drive from Hobart to the National
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    Emmeline D
    Excellent day out
    I had an excellent experience on this trip! The host Audrey was wonderful and I think we spent a good amount of
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