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5 Days$9500USD

Activities
  • 5 days cruising
  • 5 days hiking with a day pack
Accommodation
  • 4 nights aboard Odalisque III
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts
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Introductory to Moderate
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Conquer Mt Rugby: At 771m, Mt Rugby, the highest peak in the area, stands tall over Bathurst Harbour and Bathurst Channel. Walkers taking on the 6-hour hike from sea to summit are rewarded with phenomenal panoramic views over the World-Heritage Wilderness Area and Marine Reserve.
  • Hike a wild Southern Ocean Beach: The Spain Bay to Stephens Bay walk meanders over buttongrass plains to a pristine ocean beach exposed to wild swells. Pause along the way to appreciate ancient Aboriginal cultural living site, some of the largest in Australia, shimmering with the abundance of old lives.
  • Walk the South Coast Track: The South Coast Track is renowned as one of Tasmania’s premier multi-day wilderness walks. Complete the section from Melaleuca to New Harbour Range as a day walk. Great photography opportunities lie out over the windswept bays of the island’s southernmost corner.
  • Visit a remote and spectacular harbour experienced by just a privileged few each year.

Discover the best walks and hikes in Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour and Melaleuca on our inaugural luxury guided walking holiday. Over five days, we’ll take you on the most epic, scenic wilderness walks that lie in the far corners of this remote harbour, accessible only by boat and with local knowledge.

This inaugural expedition, led by expert guides, is for active adventurers with a passion for walking. The experience makes the most of the long daylight hours during Tasmania’s summer with extended hikes along untracked beaches, up craggy mountain tops, through rainforest and over buttongrass plains. Our purpose-built adventure boats will provide scenic cruise transfers to the start of the walking tracks (and back again). Expect 4-6 hours of walking each day, carrying just a day pack. The reward? Breath-taking vistas over prehistoric landscapes and vast harbours - and at the end of each day, return to the soft lounges and boutique accommodation aboard our luxury expedition vessel for a feast of fresh Tasmanian seafood and sparkling wine. Our expedition itineraries are fluid, shaped by wind and weather, time and tide – and to the interests of our guests. Some of the top walks & experiences are:

-Summit wilderness peaks like Mt Beattie, Mt Rugby and Mt Stokes

-Explore a wild Southern Ocean beach on the trek from Spain Bay to Stephens Bay and beyond

-Walk the South Coast Track from Melaleuca to New Harbour Range

-Explore the winding bends and towering gorge of the Davey River

-Take the Port Davey Track from Bathurst Narrows via Horseshoe Inlet to Forest Lagoon South

Why this is the adventure of a lifetime:

-Rare opportunity to access remote wilderness walks within Tasmania’s Southwest National Park and UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Wilderness Area, accessible only by boat and local knowledge.

-Complete remote and breathtaking walks each day including sections of Tasmania’s iconic Port Davey Track and South Coast Tracks, carrying just a day pack.

-After the day’s adventures, savour the comforts of our floating luxury lodge, expedition vessel Odalisque III. (We think the lounges feel softer and the bubbles taste better for having conquered the mountain!)

-Return scenic wilderness flights over the tannin-stained tributaries, quartzite peaks, ancient rainforests, and buttongrass plains of Southwest National Park – a walker’s paradise.

Trip Code: OPW

Your experience begins with a scenic wilderness flight aboard our dedicated seaplane, landing on the water directly next to expedition vessel Odalisque III. Your meeting point for this flight experience is conveniently located centrally on Hobart’s waterfront, near Franklin and Macquarie Wharfs. Experiences either start at 7.45 am (for an 8.30 am flight) or 10.45 am (for an 11.30 am flight). You will be advised prior to departure as to your individual flight times and the exact location of the meeting point. Please ensure you have eaten breakfast before arriving. On the flight, you will get a bird’s-eye view of the jagged mountain ranges and rugged coastline of the vast Southwest National Park and a feel for just how far Port Davey is from civilisation. You will be able to choose from different flight options. Weather allowing, the flight will head out overland via the mighty Federation Peak en-route to our luxurious vessel and return via Southwest Cape on a coastal route back to Hobart. Our expedition itineraries are fluid, shaped by wind and weather, time and tide – and to the interests of our guests - whether that be hiking, beachcombing, bird spotting, history lessons or simply soaking up the scenery from Odalisque. Every experience is unique and tailored. This inaugural expedition, led by expert guides, is for active adventurers with a passion for walking. The experience makes the most of the long daylight hours during Tasmania’s summer with extended hikes along untracked beaches, up craggy mountain tops, through rainforest and over buttongrass plains. Expect 4-6 hours of walking each day, carrying just a day pack. Below we have includes some southwest highlights to give you an idea of how you might spend your days. Upon booking, please advise us of your interests in the area so that we may accommodate them.

Meals:  L,D

Climb wilderness peaks - Stretch your sea legs with a hike. Peaks such as Mt Rugby, Mt Stokes, Mt Beattie and Balmoral Hill offer top-of-the-world vistas of distant ranges, languid waterways and remote coastline. Explore a wild Southern Ocean beach on the trek from Spain Bay to Stephens Bay and beyond Walk the South Coast Track from Melaleuca to New Harbour Range Take the Port Davey Track from Bathurst Narrows via Horseshoe Inlet to Forest Lagoon South Rainforest to buttongrass - It’s a choose your own adventure here. Walk all different aspects of this beautiful country, from ancient rainforests to buttongrass plains, from celery top pine-crusted islands to pristine, sandy beaches. Untracked beaches - Wander pristine beaches backed by huge dunes, unmarked except for marsupial footprints. Remote river gorge - Marked by steep rocky cliffs, the Davey River Gorge is tucked up the tannin-stained waters of the peaceful, lower reaches of the Davey River. This pristine river is the only major river system in Australia utterly untouched by humankind. Explore the winding bends and towering gorge of the Davey River.

Meals:  B,L,D

Your experience ends with a return scenic seaplane flight back to Hobart. The finishing point is on Hobart’s waterfront, near Franklin and Macquarie Wharfs. Return times to Hobart are generally between 3 and 6 pm. These can vary and will be confirmed closer to departure. We highly recommend that guests do not arrange onward travel for at least 24 hours after the experience’s scheduled end time in case there are any delays to flights.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Daily guided walks and a tailored expedition itinerary
  • Daily guided shore excursions & wilderness cruises by tender
  • Tailored itinerary including walking, historic sites, birdwatching, photography, beachcombing...
  • Luxury accommodation onboard expedition-vessel Odalisque
  • Expert local crew including interpretive guide, skipper, host and chef
  • Return scenic flights from Hobart to the southwest wilderness via seaplane
  • All meals featuring gourmet Tasmanian produce
  • A curated range of local wine, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Weatherproof rain poncho for tender excursions
  • Use of waterproof expedition bag for luggage transfer

  • Airfares to/from Tasmania
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Accommodation


Departure dates


Notes

NB:
Our Coastal Cabins are our included Standard Cabin. You may pay a supplement to upgrade to our Southwest Suites.
NB:
In addition to the World Expeditions deposit, you will also be required to pay an additional deposit of 20% of the trip cost (paid in your local currency at the current rate of exchange). The balance of the tour price is payable 90 days prior to departure.
NB:
Additional dates for this trip are available by request.

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Priceper person from

$9500USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Southwest Suite Upgrade - Twin ShareUSD$1010
  • Coastal Cabin - Forced Single SupplementUSD$3850
  • Southwest Suite Upgrade + Forced Single SupplementUSD$5470
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Port Davey Luxury Cruise Wild Walks Experience trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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