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WALKING IS ONLY PART OF THE ADVENTURE

WALK TARKINE WILDERNESS

TASMANIA

JOIN US FOR A GUIDED PACK FREE 4 DAY WALK

INCLUDED WOWS – PRIVATE WILDERNESS CRUISE TO TRAIL, REMOTE COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION, WATERFALLS, LOCAL TASSIE WINES & FOOD + MORE

SAVE UP TO $1000 PER COUPLE OR $500 PER PERSON WITH OUR SUPER EARLYBIRD SPECIALS* BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. ON SALE UNTIL 31 MAY 2024!

WALK SNAPSHOT

4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS

PACK FREE GUIDED WALK – ONLY CARRY A DAY PACK

2.5 STAR REMOTE WILDERNESS COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION

LOCAL TASSIE WINES

LOCAL TASSIE SOURCED MEALS

ALL TRANSFERS FROM LAUNCESTON TO THE TRAIL

ALL MEALS 

ECO FRIENDLY – ECO TOURISM ACCREDITED

TOURS FROM OCT 2023 TO APR 2024

PRICES FROM $2199 PP*

TOUR PRICES

Super Earlybirds out now for 2024/25 season – Save up to $1000 per couple!

BOOK NOW AND SAVE – OFFER ENDS 31 MAY 2024!

Super Earlybird savings of up to $1000 per couple or $500 per person are available on September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Spot Specials of up to $500 per couple or up to $250 per person are available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. On sale until sold out!

Private group walks are available and require a minimum of 10-12 guests. Groups can choose a departure date subject to availability. See details and prices below.

SEPTEMBER 2024 – APRIL 2025
SUPER EARLYBIRD DEALS

Normal Prices:
Low season…. $2699
High season… $2799

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
SUPER EARLYBIRDS:
Low season.… $2299
High season… $2399
SAVE $400 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE
SUPER EARLYBIRDS:
Low season.… $2199
High season… $2299
SAVE $500 per person

Low Season:
Sept – Oct 2024
Dec 1-23 2024
January 2025
April 2025

High Season:
November 2024
Dec 24-31 2024
Feb – March 2025

Super Earlybird prices available on September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. BOOK NOW AND SAVE – offer ends 31 May 2024! Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

JANUARY  – APRIL 2024 DEPARTURES
SPOT SPECIAL DEALS
Normal Prices:
Low Season….….$2599
High Season…….$2699

FIRST TIME PASSENGERS
SPOT SPECIALS:
Low Season….….$2449
High Season…….$2549
SAVE $150 per person

TRAVELLED WITH
LIFE’S AN ADVENTURE BEFORE
SPOT SPECIALS:
Low Season….….$2349
High Season…….$2449
SAVE $250 per person

Low season: April 2024
High Season: Jan – March 2024

Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available – offer ends once sold out! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subject to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

FLEXI-WALK ADD-ON
Cancel for Any Reason:

Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason. See conditions below for full details.
Price: $269 per person.
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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE
If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost. Subject to availability at time of booking.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost will be charged at the time of booking. Subject to availability.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $400
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

FLEXIWALK – CAN CANCEL FOR ANY REASON

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

Click here for full conditions on our FLEXIWALK Option.

DISCOUNT INFORMATION

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT

Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS

Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • NO Credit card fees apply.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

CREDIT FOR CANCELLED ACTIVITIES

If a tour activity has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a credit for this missed activity can be applied to any future bookings. Click here.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here.

CHECK OUT THE WOW-MAZINGS YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

This is a genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras.

SEPT TO DEC 2023 DEPARTURES

  • 1 night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 nights in 1 bedroom cottage at Corinna Wilderness Retreat with ensuite
  • Private cruise to the start of our walk day 3
  • 2 x a la carte dinners in the restaurant at Corinna Wilderness Retreat
  • Dinners at Corinna Wilderness Lodge
  • Tasmanian wine served with dinner every night
  • 1 x buffet breakfast at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
  • 2 x breakfasts at Corinna
  • 3 x walkers lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the trail
  • Transfers to and from Launceston, as well as to the trail each day.
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information

JANUARY 2024 ONWARDS ITINERARY

  • Visit to Stanley to see the iconic volcanic plug The Nut
  • 1 night at beautiful Tall Timbers Smithton
  • Dinner with wine at Tall Timbers Smithton
  • Breakfast at Tall Timbers Smithton
  • 3 days walking through the Tarkine rainforest, coastline and mountains
  • 2 nights in 1 bedroom cottages at Corinna Wilderness Retreat with ensuite
  • Private cruise to the start of our walk day 3
  • 2 x a la carte dinners in the restaurant at Corinna Wilderness Retreat
  • All dinners include wonderful Tasmanian wine.
  • 2 x breakfasts at Corinna
  • 3 x walkers lunches
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the trail
  • Transfers to and from Launceston, as well as to the trail each day.
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information

Please note day 1 and 2 itinerary will be changed for all departures from January 2024 onwards.

A price variance also applies. See details below.

FOR DEPARTURES SEPT TO DEC 2023

ARRIVAL DAY LAUNCESTON – OVERNIGHT GRAND CHANCELLOR

Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time in to Launceston and make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor in the heart of the city. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe twin or deluxe king room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note:  solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost of  $75). Tonight enjoy a free evening to explore one of the many restaurants in Launceston, alternatively dine in the hotel’s restaurant. (own expense).

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FOR DEPARTURES FROM JANUARY 2024

ARRIVAL DAY – TRANSFER TO SMITHTON

From January 2024 our itinerary for day 1 will change to maximise your time in the remote Tarkine. Guests will be picked up at 2.00pm from the Grand Chancellor in Launceston and driven to Smithton the gateway to the Tarkine in the North West. (3 hours drive). Enroute we will stop to the visit the quaint seaside town of Stanley and see ‘The Nut’, an iconic volcanic plug rising dramatically from the coastal landscape. We continue on to our accommodation for tonight at the Tall Timbers hotel in Smithton. We savour a delightful dinner in the hotel restaurant, featuring local Tasmanian produce accompanied by a fine selection of wine.

PLEASE NOTE: When booking your own flights into Launceston ensure your flight arrives no later than 12pm midday to allow for any unexpected delays. After arrival into Launceston make your own way to the Hotel Grand Chancellor to meet our guides in the foyer of the hotel. (the hotel may be able to hold your luggage if you get in early and wish to explore the town).

ITINERARY FOR DEPARTURES SEPT TO DEC 2023
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DEPARTURE TIME:

7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES:

Morning: 2.5 hour transfer from Launceston to trail. Stop en route in the pretty town of Waratah. Afternoon: 1 hr 10 minute transfer from end of walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 

7kms total walking for the day. Walk 1: 1.5 – 2 hours with breaks. Grade: Easy to Moderate Walk 4kms.  Walk 2: 1-2 hour walk. Grade Easy. 3kms. Moderate to Good level of fitness required.

TERRAIN:

Wide and narrow formed walking trails with some steps and occasional fallen trees to negotiate. The tracks can be slippery at times. Short, steep section at Philosopher Falls.

WALK ITINERARY:

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant, before meeting your guides in the hotel foyer of the Grand Chancellor Launceston at 7.30am. From here we head west past Cradle Mountain to the edge of the Tarkine where our adventure begins. 

We will stop en route at the quaint township of Waratah with its waterfall in the middle of town. We begin with a short walk to the Philosopher’s Falls, a walk through magnificent tall myrtle rainforest with views through the forest to the Arthur River. Afterwards, we head to the pretty Whyte River to explore the rainforests exploring Huon Pine and Myrtle.

Afterwards, we head to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at the charming Corinna Wilderness Resort.  Corinna was once a historical gold mining settlement in the 1800s and as such this remote Resort still has some of the historical buildings of this era.

Our guests will stay in the best accommodation in the township in 1 bedroom cottages. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Resort’s Tannin Restaurant featuring local produce served with Tasmanian wine. A wonderful end to our day’s adventures.

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ITINERARY FOR DEPARTURES FROM JANUARY 2024

From January 2024 our itinerary on day 2 will change to allow you more time to discover the rainforest areas of the Tarkine.

DEPARTURE TIME: 

8.00am

TRANSFER TIMES:

Morning: 35 min transfer from Smithton to Balfour Track.

Afternoon: 1 hr 45 minute transfer from Balfour Track to Corinna.

WALK GRADE:

Morning walk 8.2kms. 2.5 hours. Medium Walk.
Afternoon walk: 6.8kms. 3.5 -4 hours. Elevation 311m. Some short steep sections. Shorter walking option also available.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast we transfer 35 minutes to the start of our walk in the Northern Tarkine region.

Our journey takes us on the historic Balfour Track in the Tarkine. The track follows the Stephens Rivulet and was cut in the early 1900s for packhorse and prospectors wanting to track to the mining township of Balfour.

As you embark on this scenic journey through this beautiful, cool, quiet, temperate rainforest you find yourself surrounded by ancient rainforests of towering myrtle, eucalypt and sassafras trees and ferns.

Afterwards, we make our way to the remote Corrina and discover an extraordinary world-class rainforest trail renowned for its beauty. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the river area, adorned with vibrant ferns and majestic tall trees, evoking a sense of enchantment.

As we traverse the trail, be captivated by the allure of moss-covered trees, diverse fungi, adding to the trail’s allure. This extended hike seamlessly combines the elements of river, forest, hill, and a secluded pontoon to take in the tranquility.

We then head to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at the charming Corinna Wilderness Resort. Corinna was once a historical gold mining settlement in the 1800s and as such this remote Resort still has some of the historical buildings of this era.

Our guests will stay in the best accommodation in the township in 1 bedroom cottages. Take a well-deserved break before indulging in a hearty meal accompanied by fine wine at the esteemed Tannin Restaurant.

TRANSFER TIMES:

Morning: 1 hour cruise to the start of the trail.

Afternoon: 1 hr cruise back to accommodation.

WALK GRADE:

6 hours walking. 13kms. Good level of fitness required. Grade: Moderate.

TERRAIN:

Mainly flat walking, no inclines. Some walking on sand, rock hopping and formed trails.

WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast, we join our private boat transfer down the pristine Pieman River to enjoy a truly personal experience with river and rainforest. This river is engulfed by stunning rainforest with mirror-like reflections at every turn. Our boat transfer drops us off at the edge of the forest, where the river spills into the sea.

From here we head north to the coastline to do a section of the ‘Tarkine Coast Track’. This Coastline is one of the world’s wildest and most spectacular stretches of coastline. Looking out to sea, you would need to travel 2/3 of the entire globe before you reached land again in South America.

This spot is like nothing you have ever seen; marvel at the huge surf driven by the roaring 40s, coastal meadows and rocky headlands. Sea eagles, Tasmanian Devils, wombats and seabirds all make this wild coastline their home.

Late afternoon we return to our accommodation at the Corinna Wilderness Lodge for a relaxing dinner in the Tannin Restaurant and to chat about today’s adventures.

*Please note dependant on weather conditions if they are not favourable the captain of the boat may choose to travel in a southerly direction and the walk will not be as advertised .

TRANSFER TIMES:

Morning: 1.5 hour transfer from accommodation to start of the trail.

Afternoon: 2.5 hour transfer from end of walk back to Launceston.

WALK GRADE:

Main walk – 5 hours walking. 8kms. Grade: Moderate to Difficult. Steeply inclined mountain walking. Easier option –  3 hours walk. 8kms of same walk

TERRAIN: 

Steeply inclined mountain walking. Rocks and fallen trees to negotiate. Can be slippery with occasional muddy sections. Easy rock scramble near the summit of Mt Farrell. Easier option – Mostly flat walking on a formed trail. Can be slippery with occasional muddy sections.

MAIN WALK ITINERARY:

After breakfast farewell Corinna and cross the Pieman River by the famous ‘Fatman’ barge. We head south-east into the Meredith Range region of the Tarkine.

Our walk starts near the old hydro town of Tullah and ascends steeply through forests into the alpine environment and the summit of Mt Farrell with sweeping views over the Tarkine, down the west coast and inland to Cradle Mountain.

Afterwards, we head back to Launceston arriving at approximately 7.00pm.

ARRIVAL TIME:

We arrive back into Launceston at approximately 6.00 – 6.30pm. Note: our guides are happy to drop guests off directly at the airport, en route back into Launceston. If booking flights please do not book before 8.00pm.

ENJOY A LONG WEEKEND IN TASSIE WITH FRIENDS – WALK TARKINE WILDERNESS.

SAVE UP TO $1000 PER COUPLE OR $500 PER PERSON WITH OUR SUPER EARLYBIRD SPECIALS* BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND SAVE. ON SALE UNTIL 31 MAY 2024!

SAVE THE TARKINE

It’s astonishing that we still need to campaign to save Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness in the second decade of the 21st century. But we do. The threats are real and current: some Eucalypts and rainforest coupes are to be logged in the next three years, 95% of the region is subject to mineral exploration permits and, off-road vehicles continue to destroy fragile coastal aboriginal sites with nobody held to account. To see how you can help. Click on the link below to the “Save the Tarkine”. You can sign up to get involved and find out how you can help save this unique and threatened landscape.

(Extract taken from Bob Brown Foundation Tarkine Trails.)

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PERSONALISED TOURS

Our tours are curated to be personal and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 – 16 guests. However, if you’d like to have a bigger group, contact us for more details.

CEO GUIDES

Our guides are CEOs – Chief Experience Officers – and their passion is to give you a world-class walk. We pride ourselves on employing a talented team of passionate CEOs who all have a passion for their tour. They’re committed to your safety and have a genuine desire to provide an enriching, immersive and wow-mazing walking experience.

21 TOURISM AWARDS

We don’t mean to boast but it is awesome to be recognised for having tours that people love walking on. We’ve won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

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Our walking tours are all genuinely all-inclusive – so once you pay for your tour there are no hidden extras. During your evening meals, you won’t need to put your hand in your pocket to pay for wine as it’s included in the price of the tour and if you tour has a stunning scenic chopper flight or eco wildlife cruise – it’s 100% part of your tour package. What’s more – there are No Credit Cards fees.

FLEXIWALK

Our FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows guests to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. 

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