Hartz Mountains and Tahune Forest Reserve

including Tahune Airwalk

PLEASE NOTE: Tahune Airwalk is temporarily closed for repairs. The area was affected by bushfires in January/February 2019.
During this time, this tour will visit Hartz Mountains and Hastings Caves – no additional cost to you. Please bear with us as we create a new page for our new tour.

Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s World Heritage natural environment, ancient landscapes and in the canopy of giant trees

Mountain landscapes |Alpine and rainforest habitats
Glacial lakes | Waterfalls | Ancient trees | Wild rivers
Wildlife | Birds | Ferns | Fungi 

A typical day…

A journey south of Hobart into the picturesque Huon Valley through the historic towns of Huonville, Franklin and Geeveston will have you captivated by scenery of lush rolling hills, rugged mountains and reflective rivers.

In the southern forests and Hartz Mountains National Park we are surrounded by remote mountain ranges in a land of ancient landscapes, jagged dolerite mountain peaks and tranquil forests. We traipse along a nature trail through a landscape shaped by glaciers, a young rainforest of myrtle, sassafras and pandani and across an alpine moorland to Lake Osborne where ancient King Billy pines fringe the banks of a glacial lake  during which a wombat may even cross our paths. We pause for a while to take in the crisp mountain air and stunning scenery with plenty of time for photos. An opportunity to focus on the the little things, the interesting details, rich textures and vibrant colours of the landscape as we retrace our steps for a picnic lunch.

On the Tahune Airwalk we ascend into the dense forest canopies of blackwood, myrtle, sassafras and other Tasmanian native trees. Be immersed in nature and soak in spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the confluence of the Huon and Picton rivers from the cantilevered lookout – plentiful photo opportunities surround you. Back on ground level, we explore a tranquil forest of ancient Huon Pines in a lush forest of ferns, fungi, lichen and moss – a habitat for wallabies, echidnas and native birds. We pass historic ruins and cross the wild rivers on swinging bridges suspended from the banks of the wild rivers.

After experiencing the magnificence of the southern forests we return to Hobart and if time permits we travel via Cygnet and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel through more scenic areas of southern Tasmania – stopping for photos where possible.

Duration

9-10 hours
(recommended departure 8.00am)

Included

Private transport in comfortable & spacious SUV
Professional local guide providing insightful commentary
Fully-guided walks
Photography hints and guidance
Tahune Airwalk entry
National park entry
Drinking water

Not included

Meals and refreshments
(catered picnic lunch available)

Enhance your experience

To enrich your overall experience, we encourage you to consider one or more of the optional enhancements available for this tour (selected at time of booking your tour).

Meals and refreshments
A delicious morning tea and picnic lunch featuring local Tasmanian produce and sweet treats. Individual dietary requirements and preferences are catered for by request.

Add an accompanying expert photography tutor
Include more photography instruction into your day
(ideal for groups comprising a mix of photographers and non-photographers)

Add an overnight or more
Ask about our tailored multi-day tours and weekend retreats. Mt Field is easily visited en route to Tasmania’s south west, north-west and central highlands regions.

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Frequently asked questions about this tour

Private tour prices

1 participant (solo): $810
2 participants: $430 per person
3-4 participants: $305 per person
5-6 participants: $200 per person

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Please enquire if your preferred date is marked as not available.


Frequently asked questions about this tour

  • What is a photo-oriented tour? On a photo-oriented tour, Shutterbug Walkabouts will take you sightseeing, wildlife spotting and birdwatching. Along the way, your professional and experienced guide shares a narrative about all things Tasmanian, while helping you capture unique images, not just snapshots.
  • Is this a tour for me? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in nature, wildlife, birds and local history? Whether you’re a photographer or non-photographer, this tour is ideal for you. As it’s a private tour, activities are easily adapted to focus on what interests you most.
  • Who is my guide? Coreena has over 20 years experience and loves to share her knowledge with those who are passionate about nature and wildlife. She approaches each tour with attention and care, ensuring you achieve all that you set out to do.
  • What vehicle will I travel in? You will travel in a stylish and spacious SUV 2016 Toyota Kluger that seats up to 6 passengers* plus driver. (*5th & 6th passengers will be seated in a 3rd row, best suited to persons of smaller stature).
  • What is the benefit of enhancing my tour with a catered picnic lunch? Opting for us to organise your meals will allow you to maximise your time enjoying the outdoors – you’ll bypass the need to self-cater and eliminate wait times sometimes experienced when ordering meals at a cafe or restaurant.
  • How/when do I include enhancements with my booking? During the booking process, you will be given the opportunity to select from a range of enhancements we recommend for your tour.

Do you have a different question? Browse our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page or simply get in touch to ask.