Sign up today
Don't miss anything. Get news about our walks, special offers, events and behind-the-scenes stories from Tasmanian Walking Company.
6 Days, impervious to weather our wonderful crew (Ross and Simon) and guide (Stef) made our active walks an adventurous and exciting journey through misty mountains and sunny spelled seashore.
We waded across creeks, climbed up to lookouts at a leisurely pace and trekked down through dewy bushland and windswept beaches, we sheltered in the wilderness to boil water evoking the primordial colonist to sip a welcomed spiced tea break or lunch. Always accompanied by heart-warming stories about the motley crew of early Tasmanians. A perfect setting for tales of settlers that travelled here from the old world, their lives, their personalities, their relationships, their dreams and the challenges they faced and the legacies they left behind for us to observe, photograph and reflect.
So, we retraced the path of shipwrecked whalers, runaway convicts, cantankerous bushrangers, affable industrialist and many more unusual characters meandering Tasmanian East Coast, Maria Island and Freycinet peninsula. Returning always, at the end of the day, to the comforts and luxuries of our awaiting yacht with a spirited chef, a cheerful captain and free flowing Tasman Pinots.
We sailed past seals colonies, rode the waves with the dolphins and in the interval between settling down and dinner we dived off the foredeck pulpit, splashed around, lots of fun to return eventually to the comfort of our cabin’s hot showers, slowing down at sunset around table talks and a hearty meal.
If you were up for it you could stay up for the next day strategic plan however, I usually opted for the other best alternative, soothed to sleep. Either by the whirling winds, howling through the mast and spars anchored in a sheltered cove or if a clear dead calm night than by the phenomenally bright galaxy observing the Southern Cross and darting satellites across the night vault and through my cabin’s deck hatch wondering about the exiting new adventures awaiting us the next day. Jumanji!!
Bay of Fires : March 2022
We had a wonderful time on this walk. It was the first time I had done any trekking like this so was nervous at first about carrying a pack and walking all day. But it was all great. The guides … Continue
Bay of Fires : February 2022
A super walk and kayak session on the Anson surround by national park with two great guides, amazing food and wine and world class accommodation… I probably missed something but this walk and this company are awesome. We will be … Continue
Bay of Fires : December 2021
My 15 year old daughter and i did the 3 night/4 day Bay of Fires guided walk just before Christmas and had a wonderful trip. We were lucky enough to have 3 excellent guides, Molly, Lily and Dave who were … Continue
Bruny Island : December 2021
I did the Bruny Island Long Weekend walk with a group of friends and the experience was absolutely wonderful. Our guides, Rob and Damon, were so knowledgeable about the history of Bruny, the flora and fauna, the geological structures and … Continue