We provide personalised private discovery tours of Mt Wellington, the Tasman Peninsula and Mt Field / Styx Valley. Each of these locations has been chosen to showcase the amazing diversity of Tasmania’s flora, fauna, landscapes and history; we paint the big picture. All are within a 90-minute drive of Hobart.
Your guides are expert Tasmanian ecologists with a wealth of knowledge about our state’s unique environment and natural history. Our tours ensure that you are not just an observer – you will be immersed in nature, evolution, places and stories, ensuring a genuine and truly memorable experience.
Travel is in a well appointed 4WD and you will enjoy gourmet hampers and ‘drop ins’.
Our private tours can be timed specifically to suite your days schedule.
From $750 to $1900
Blue sky, wherever you have in mind or plan a trip with our assistance. Half a day or as long as you like, even one way. You could include alternative destinations showcasing art, food and wine or link up with other operators. We can organise any additional equipment you may need, even a surf board or a fishing rod.
From $245 to $310
Follow the footsteps of this great scientist through the foothills to the summit of Mount Wellington. Stroll through spectacularly beautiful woodlands, ancient forest and alpine gardens. Learn of the ecology and plight of the threatened plants and animals that have their homes here. Contemplate todays beauty, marvel at Gondwanic flora, grass hoppers with no wings (they blow around) and the evolution of this place in eons past. Enjoy mornings tea in the bush and lunch at the Cascade Brewery.
From $330 to $390
In 1642, just 150 years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, Abel Janszoon Tasman surfed onto a beach on the Forestier Peninsular to plant the Dutch flag.
Sublime views and access to the awesome cliffs, bays and beaches that were part of this explorers odyssey on the Tasman Peninsular are less than a 60-minute drive south of Hobart. Feel the magic and the salt spray of this sensationally beautiful region of Tasmania.
These seas are home to albatross, great white sharks, blue fin tuna and penguins. Hear of their ecology, plight and conservation efforts to protect them.
Enjoy fresh coffee or tea and sumptuous tastes for morning tea in the fresh air and a beach stroll before a lunch of fresh local seafood and wine on location!
Discover a sun dappled rainforest refuge before finally contemplating melting icebergs and sea level rise as we look south from a Remarkable Cave.
From $330 to $390
Discover the tall forests of Tasmania and Gondwanaland at Mt Field National Park and the mighty Styx Valley. At Russell Falls you will learn the secrets of how these prehistoric forests have evolved and survived. Step through the intricate garden-like alpine habitats of the glacial Lake Dobson, home of ancient pines, spotted-tailed quolls and the worlds smallest possum, aptly named the “little” pygmy possum.
Then into the Styx Valley; gaze up into the canopies of the tallest flowering trees to have ever grown on earth. Find out what all the fuss has been about with regard to the exploitation and protection of these great forests and the wilderness that they dominate. Battle after battle, the war rages on! Ponder the future of the wilderness over a gourmet hamper and wine beside a pristine river, perhaps talk to a platypus.
Visit a working forest and understand the various methods employed to fell and then regrow these giants.