Frequently asked questions

The following are a few frequently asked questions about the Tasman Long Weekend that you may find useful.

  • How often do trips depart?
    Our trips depart between October and April each walking season. Please refer to our booking calendar for dates. 
  • Walk accommodation

    Standup Point Camp is secluded accommodation on private coastal land. Our camp represents the perfect place to retreat. Although the camp has been built completely off the grid, we are not without our creature comforts including hot showers, which is well appreciated after a long day of walking.  

  • How many guests will be on my trip?
    Each trip requires a minimum of seven guests and has a maximum of 14 guests. All accommodation is twin share.

    If you book on as a single walker or in an odd-numbered group and the trip fills to capacity, you will share a room with another walker of the same gender. 
  • How fit do I need to be?
    Our walks can be challenging at times, but easy enough to be within most people's ability. We recommend that you be in good health and be moderately fit to undertake the trip. We cover about 14km on the first day, with a shorter walk on the last two days. As each trip has two guides, we are able to split the group according to ability if necessary, challenging the fit walkers without pressuring walkers who prefer a more leisurely pace. If you are wondering if these walks are within your ability, or perhaps if they are challenging enough for you, please contact us. We would love to have a chat. 

    If you have any concerns about fitness, check out which walk is right for me please call 03 6392 2211 and speak with one of our friendly Reservations staff members. We are more than happy to discuss additional information about what you can expect.
  • How much weight do we carry?
    One of the great aspects of the Tasman Long Weekend is that we return to camp both nights so there’s no need to carry a heavy pack. 
  • What do we carry?
    All you need to carry is a day pack, containing a drink bottle, rain jacket and a camera. The guides carry the rest! 
  • What style of shoe/boots should we have?
    You will need lace-up hiking shoes or boots that have sturdy, treaded soles (full-grain leather or Gore-tex with Vibram soles recommended).

    We cannot over-emphasise the importance of appropriate footwear.  Running shoes, sand shoes, elasticised boots and similar are not acceptable.  Boots must be worn in to minimise the risk of blisters.  You will be unable to commence the walk without the appropriate footwear, so please feel free to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to discuss footwear with you.
  • Do we need travel insurance?
    We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for details and contact us if you have any questions.
  • How many guides are there?
    Every trip has two experienced guides. This allows our guests plenty of opportunities to rest, take photos and walk at your own pace. 
  • How about food?
    All meals and snacks are provided. The guides prepare scrumptious meals each night. We are quite happy to cater for special dietary requirements, we just need to know in advance.  We use fresh Tasmanian produce and evening meals are served with a selection of Tasmanian beer and wines. *Please note in the best interests of our guests and staff we promote the responsible service of alcohol.
  • What time does the trip commence and conclude?

    Our shuttle picks up guests in front of MACq 01 Hotel (18 Hunter Street, Hobart) at 7.05am, and from reception at The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, (1 Macquarie Street) between 7.10 - 7.15am if needed. You must advise us if you need collection otherwise the bus will not stop. If you would like to make your way directly to our walker’s base located at 164 Murray Street, Hobart, please ensure to arrive no later than 7.30am. 

     Ph: 03 6392 2211  

    E: bookings@taswalkingco.com.au  

    At the conclusion of your walk: the group will arrive back into Hobart at approximately 4:45pm with a Hobart airport drop off approximately 4.15pm - 4.30pm. 

  • What accommodation options do we have pre-and post-walk?
    The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart 

    This multi- award winning hotel has a reputation for being one of Australia’s most welcoming and relaxing inner-city hotels. The rooms are spacious and the hospitality friendly. To receive your discount at the time of booking, visit www.oldwoolstore.com.au

    • Type in the Promo code 'TWC'

    The Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter Street, Hobart 

    A hotel where art and history collide. Hobart’s oldest waterfront warehouse has been transformed into Australia’s first dedicated art hotel with views capturing the bustling wharf. Close to galleries, restaurants, bars and cafés.

    The Henry Jones offers luxury boutique accommodation with warm friendly service. To book please email reservations@thehenryjones.com and quote "Tas Walking Co" to receive your 10% discount.

    MACq01, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart.  

    MACq 01 lives on Hunter Street on the old Hunter Island, one of the earliest sites of European settlement in Tasmania. Surrounded by yachts, docks, convict-built sandstone warehouses and a huge expanse of open water, the hotel boasts gorgeous views alongside supreme convenience.

    MACq 01 is the perfect place to start telling your own Tasmanian story. Accommodation is available in a variety of luxurious suites and rooms. Each of the hotel’s 114 rooms are linked to a real character central to the story of Tasmania - heroes, villains, explorers, inventors, convicts, bushrangers, first people, industrial giants, political mavericks and much more.

    To book please email reservations@macq01.com.au and quote "Tas Walking Co" to receive your 10% discount.

    Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS

    Victorian-era style accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania. Perfect for couples, families, groups or corporates. Our central CBD location means we are within walking distance to shopping, eateries, activities and site seeing plus the popular Salamanca precinct. To receive your discount at the time of booking, visit www.hadleyshotel.com.au/

    • Type in the Promo code 'TWCHOH'

     

  • Are there age restrictions?
    The minimum age for guests walking with us is 10 years old.  There are no upper age restrictions, however, for guests walking with us who are 69 or above we do require a GP to sign off on a letter we provide.

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