Central Highlands Road Trip - Lake St Clair and Russell Falls - full day private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

392683


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

Friendly: Yes.
~ Your wheelchair should be compact and foldable for ease of stowing in the vehicle.
~ To allow stowage space for a wheelchair, the maximum group size is 4 travellers.
~ The itinerary will be adapted to suit your individual requirements. However, you will need to get into and out of the vehicle independently and operate your wheelchair in and around the attractions visited or be assisted by another person travelling with you.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A breathtaking scenic drive to Australia's deepest lake! Nature trails, 'Wall in the Wilderness', Russell Falls and more.


Lake St Clair is at the southern end of the world famous Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You'll take leisurely walks in the forest and along the shores of the deepest freshwater lake in Australia. You may see some of our extraordinary wildlife
- an adorable wombat maybe, or an intriguing platypus. This is also where I've seen an abundance of vibrant birds flitting about too. . . so for birdwatchers we'll keep an eye out for a diversity of species.

Enroute you'll visit the historic hydro-electric village at Tarraleah and see Tasmania's hairy coo's (Scottish highland cattle). Visit 'The Wall in the Wilderness' to interpret the story of pioneers told through the craftsmanship of wood sculptor Greg Duncan. Returning to Hobart we'll take a slightly different route via Mt Field National Park and take a short wander in the cool-climate rainforest to Russell Falls.

Itinerary

A 12 hour day starting a 7. 30am; a 2. 5 hour journey to Lake St Clair so we'll take breaks en route

Highlights & Attractions
~ Tarraleah - a historic art-deco village surround by the mega infrastructure of Tasmanian Hydroelectricity infrastructure. Also home to Tasmania's resident 'hairy coos' (aka Scottish highland cattle)

~ Lake St Clair - part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It's Australia's deepest freshwater lake and the source of the Derwent River (the mouth of the Derwent is near Hobart). Here, we'll take a couple of short walks in the forest and along the foreshore.

~ The Wall in the Wilderness - a visit to Tasmania's Central Highlands would not be complete without seeing the incredible work of artist and exquisite wood carver Greg Duncan. The Wall is an ongoing work in progress, a stunning sculpture that tells a story of pioneering times of the central highlands.

~ Russell Falls - in Mt Field National Park - take an easy stroll to the waterfall and you may even see a platypus!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: I will meet you at your hotel. Please wait inside the foyer/reception area and I will come inside to greet you.

Duration: 12 hours

This tour is available during the warmer months of the year (October to April, daylight savings time).

At any time of the year, conditions may restrict access to Lake St Clair due to ice and/or snow.

Transportation

You will travel a stylish and spacious, air-conditioned SUV. It's fully registered, insured and accredited for private tours.

2019 Toyota Kluger SUV (aka Highlander)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: -
~ Morning tea with hot beverages
~ Drinking water

I am also local nature and wildlife photographer, so you can take advantage of my knowledge to learn some hints and tips for taking great photos throughout the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 AUD - Lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Additionally any purchases of a personal nature and souvenirs are at your own expense.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: -
Morning tea is provided however you will be responsible for purchasing your own lunch from a cafe on the day.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING WITH YOU
Please wear closed toe walking shoes with adequate tread for occasional uneven pathways. Also, bring suitable clothing for changeable weather that is often experienced in Tasmania, including...
- Sunglasses, Hat & Sunscreen, especially in summer
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Jacket
- Warm Hat & Gloves, mostly in winter but even sometimes in summer too

* You may like to know that in mountain and alpine regions of Tasmania, including Lake St Clair, the temperature can often be up to 10 degC/50 degF less than it is in the city and foothills.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    392683


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by a supervising adult.

    Friendly: Yes.
    ~ Your wheelchair should be compact and foldable for ease of stowing in the vehicle.
    ~ To allow stowage space for a wheelchair, the maximum group size is 4 travellers.
    ~ The itinerary will be adapted to suit your individual requirements. However, you will need to get into and out of the vehicle independently and operate your wheelchair in and around the attractions visited or be assisted by another person travelling with you.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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