Hartz Mountains and Tahune Forest Reserve

including Tahune Airwalk

Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s World Heritage natural environment, ancient landscapes and in the treetops amongst giants of the forest…

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

Duration: 8-9 hours | Recommended departure time: 8.00am

An all-inclusive private tour
Private transport | Personal local guide | Fully-guided walks
Hartz Mountains National Park
entry | Tahune Airwalk entry
Morning tea | Picnic lunch | Drinking water
Photography hints and guidance throughout the day

Whether you are an avid photography enthusiast, a leisure or holiday photographer, or simply storing the images of the experience in your photographic memory – you will be sure to capture unique photos, not just snapshots.

This tour may be adapted into a more comprehensive tuition-focused experience.

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.

For the Shutterbug…

During this photography-inspired sightseeing tour to Hartz Mountains National Park and Tahune Forest Reserve there’s so much to focus on so you’ll be surrounded by a diversity of photographic opportunities such as…
– Colours, patterns and textures of a rugged and ancient glacial landscape
– Miniature forests of fungi, mosses and lichens on the forest floor
– Frost crystals on foliage offer macro or close-up photographic opportunities
– Snow-capped mountain ranges at any time of the year
– The local resident wildlife and birds often pose for a portrait
– Shoot from a different perspective from the top of forest canopies

The weather and conditions in the Hartz Mountains varies dramatically throughout the year; what may be more common in one season may also be experienced in another. Unexpected changes may occur suddenly at any time so the scenes enjoyed are diverse year round.

To book your tour to the Hartz Mountains and Tahune Reserve…
Enter the number of participants using the dropdown field below, select a date of travel and we will confirm your booking by reply. If your preferred date is indicated as not available or is within the next 7 days please contact us by email or telephone.