Southern 4WD Tours provide the opportunity for small groups to visit spectacular areas of southern Tasmania that are not serviced by highways or sealed roads.
A luxury 4WD vehicle will be used to carry a maximum of 4 passengers initially, and potentially up to 6 passengers (subject to demand) in comfort to these areas. Passengers will be collected in the greater Hobart area, on the morning of each tour and returned to the same location (or similar by request) in the late afternoon of the same day.
Within several hours of Hobart, customers can experience world-class natural environments including spectacular coastal scenery and pristine alpine regions. Such locations usually require some travel on gravel roads, and the tour vehicle is ideally suited to this. On every tour, passengers may take a packed lunch or are given the opportunity to buy a high quality/gourmet take-away lunch during a morning stop.
Morning tea at these selected high quality locations is included. Lunch-time is focused around specific scenic destinations of interest (subject to weather), usually reached after a relatively short walk (can be up to 2 hours 1 way). Afternoon stops often involve selected, locally produced refreshments. Native wildlife is also regularly encountered.
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From $680 to $780
We travel south of Hobart into the countryside quickly, passing through scenic farmland, beside the Huon River to Port Huon, then onto Geeveston or Southport for morning tea and to collect our lunch.
In no time we are passing through tall forests and up into the alpine regions where we take a short easy stroll to the Arve Falls and then drive up to the visitor centre inside Hartz Mountains National Park.
Two relatively easy walks are available, to Lake Osborne in about 25 minutes or the slightly more challenging walk up to Lake Esperance in about 45-60 minutes (subject to weather & fitness levels). We can enjoy our lunch overlooking either lake. After a pleasant walk back to the car, we travel back through the southern forests and to the Arve River picnic ground where passengers may partake of a beautiful walk along the river among the manferns.
Depending on the time, we can return to Hobart directly or if time permits, stop at Geeveston (or Franklin) for afternoon refreshments. On the way into Hobart a short visit to the Pinnacle Observation Shelter at the top of Mount Wellington may be possible, subject to time and weather.
From $170 to $680
We travel south out of Hobart into the countryside, passing through scenic farmland, beside the Huon River for a short stretch and then down to Geeveston or Dover for morning tea and to collect our lunch and local fruit in season.
Another hour sees us circling the western side of Recherche Bay and over the Cockle Creek bridge into the South-west National Park.
Walks to the west coast and far south coast of Tasmania (southernmost tip of Tasmania) originate from this site but we are taking a shorter and easier walk along sparkling white beaches around the bay and through bushland (Fishers Point) where we can enjoy our lunch overlooking the southern ocean.
After a pleasant walk back to the car, we travel back through the southern forests to Franklin to relax with some local refreshments near the Huon River. We then return to Hobart in time for dinner.