Guided tour

Hobart: Lake St Clair and Western Wilderness Full-Day Tour

Hobart: Lake St Clair and Western Wilderness Full-Day Tour

From $86.71 per person

Join a journey to the Western wilderness of Tasmania, one of the world’s premier World Heritage areas. With amazing cultural and natural history to discover, explore this awe-inspiring area with a series of Tasmania’s great short walks.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Visit Tarraleah Village and learn about Tasmania’s hydro history
  • See Lake St. Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake
  • Visit Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
  • Experience Donaghys Hill Wilderness Lookout
Full description
Travel West towards the magnificent wilderness, passing alongside Tasmania’s Hydro-Electric history with a bird’s eye view of massive feats of human engineering! Stop in the quirky village of Tarraleah for some great views from the local lookout. Head to Lake St. Clair National Park. Stand beside Australia’s deepest lake, carved out by ice over the last two million years. Choose from a range of short walks to explore beautiful forests and wild rivers, or relax lakeside, enjoy the scenery, indulge in some photography and take in the spectacular setting. Move on to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, surrounded by Tasmanian temperate rainforest. Learn the stories of the area and the fascinating Australian political history that played out here. Take a short uphill hike to Donaghy’s Hill Wilderness Lookout for 360-degree views of mountains, wilderness, and aboriginal history as far as the eye can see. Finally, after a full day out west, arrive back in Hobart around 6:30 PM.
  • Pick up from select city center hotels and hostels
  • Airport drop-off available on request with prior arrangement
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Professional tour guide & interpretative walks
  • Small, friendly groups
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

If pickup arrangements are not organized with the tour operator, please make your way to the general pickup location at Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 20 Davet Street, Hobart for your 7:25am pick up.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note, this tour is active and involves some walking; although most of the walks are classified as easy, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • This is an outdoor activity, please dress appropriately for the weather conditions
  • Minimum age to participate in the tour is 8 years of age
  • There is no maximum age provided all participants have a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility
  • What to bring: sensible shoes for walking; a variety of warm and weatherproof clothing; a hat; sunscreen; large water bottle; snacks and lunch
Customer reviews

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Very enjoyable day from start to finish.   Our guide was on time in the morning and the group we traveled with were friendly.   We did some great walks and our guide Dan was very experienced with a lot of information and stories about the area.  He never made us feel rushed.  The scenery is remote and wild.  The wilderness lookout walk that we did was very impressive.  This tour into the western wilderness definately feels like you have left the busy tourist areas.  It is a great day out if you are looking for walks and nature.  I also went on the Wineglass Bay & Freycinet tour with Tours Tasmania and it was another fun, well organised tour.

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December 18, 2019

It's great to have an experienced guide leading me to the unique lake.

April 21, 2019

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