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When it comes to Luxury adventures, you can be guaranteed to have an action packed fun day out. Whether your looking to take some of Tasmanian's many short walks, including Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain, St Columba Falls or the Big Tree walk, or perhaps a walk along the pristine white sandy beaches of the Bay of Fires,we have a package to meet your needs. All tours are inclusive of morning tea, lunch, National Park entry fees and attractions. Get in touch to learn more.
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East Coast Wilderness/Blue Lake Tour
Departing Launceston we travel East towards Scottsdale, taking a short break at the Sidling to look over the beautiful lush countryside. Our next stop is at Legerwood where we take in the incredible tree art, dedicated to the WW1 Soldiers of the Dorset area which has all been hand carved with chainsaws.
We head towards Ringarooma and Mount Victoria Reserve on our way to Ralph Falls, where you are able to take in the stunning Ringarooma Valley and roadside waterfalls. We travel through a section of road high up along Mount Victoria Road, sections of which are of a dry wall construction, hand built in the 1920’s.
We then arrive at Ralph Falls. It’s a short 30 min walk through mysterious Myrtle rainforests, where you will see Fungi of many different varieties, shapes and colours, moss and lichen covered trees, and if you keep an eye out you may see a Wombat or two, it’s almost like entering a different world. The track brings you to Norms Lookout where you see Ralph Falls in all its glory, etched into the craggy cliffs, the streaming ribbon of Ralph Falls plunges 100 metres into a fern filled chasm.
Travelling through the Tasmanian Plantation timber reserves which are grown throughout the Mount Victoria Reserve, we cross the Inlet Bridge and on to St Columba Falls. It’s a 30 min return walk to the falls through fern filled gullys - we have sited quolls here in previous visits, so keep your eyes out, but don’t approach them.
Returning to the vehicle we travel towards Pyengana, through beautiful farm land. You will also see the famous Pub in the Paddock, before arriving at the Pyengana Cheese Factory where we stop for a short break to have lunch. Pyengana produces some of the best local cheeses around - free cheese tastings are available, and also an array of local produce for purchase.
A light lunch is included in your Tour package (Tasmanian Gourmet Platter, includes a variety of cheeses, pickles, meats, salmon, nuts fruit, crackers and sourdough, or items from the menu) Coffee, Tea or cold non-alcoholic drink.
After lunch we travel to the Anchor Stampers, which are all that remains of the Anchor Tin Mine. It’s a 30 min return walk, with interpretative boards to give you an overview of the history behind Tin Mining in Eastern Tasmania.
Leaving the Anchor Stampers we travel North towards the Little Blue Lake, passing through Moorina along the way, where you will find the Tin Dragon Discovery trail and cemetery. If you would like to stop and walk through the cemetery and take in a small part of the Tin dragon Discovery Trail, please advise your Tour guide and we will be happy to take a detour. There are many interesting stories about the early Tin miners and the 1,000 odd Chinese who came to the state looking for not only gold but other minerals.
Off the Highway and out towards the Mt William National Park, we arrive at the Little Blue Lake, so named because of the extraordinary blue colouring of the water. This phenomenon is due to alluvial tin mining, as the Lake was initially an old mine pit and when the mining was finished it was filled with water. Visitors are advised not to swim in the Lake as it is full of toxic heavy metals from past mining.
We turn homeward now travelling via Derby, Branxholm and Scottsdale to Launceston.
Leven Canyon, Gunns Plains Tour
We start our journey by heading north along the Bass Highway to Ulverstone, where we leave the highway and travel inland to the Leven Canyon. Leven Canyon is Tasmania’s deepest limestone ravine, some 275 meters deep, and from Cruickshank’s lookout you have the most breathtaking views down to the Leven River, which flows out into Bass Straight. There are many beautiful walks through out the Canyon, taking in the various wildlife and amazing ferns.
After an invigorating walk we head for Gunns Plains Caves where our Tour of the caves begins. The cave was discovered by Bill Woodhouse in 1906 while on a hunting trip. Your informative tour guides will show you the amazing limestone cave featuring spectacular flowstone formations, including one of the southern hemisphere’s largest calcite shawl formations, glowworms and underground streams in which you will find crayfish, fish, eels and platypus.
After this wonderful tour we head down the road to the Wings Wildlife Park, where we will stop for lunch before taking a tour of the park.
Wings Wildlife Park has the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife, they also have deer, birdlife, meerkats, bison, eagles and of course Tassie devils, as well as many other animals. Most of the native animals at Wings Wildlife Park have been rescued following injury and are released into their natural habitat when rehabilitated. Those unable to be released stay in care for the remainder of their lives.
We then make our way back to Launceston.
On this tour there are many steps and in the caves, some tight spots and areas where you need you watch above for obstacles. A medium level of fitness is required.
In the event of snow, the Leven Canyon is not accessible; a change of itinerary may mean that we travel on to Burnie to other areas of interest.
Cradle Mountain / Marookpooka Caves
Travel with us as we leave Launceston and head towards beautiful Cradle Mountain.
We leave the Highway and head towards Deloraine, taking in the beautiful lush farming areas and rainforest, with the back drop of the Great Western Tiers. Our first stop is Tulampanga - Alum Cliffs, an enchanting short walk to the lookout at the Alum Cliffs Gorge, which hovers over the mighty Mersey River. With spectacular scenery and informative commentary along the way, you will discover an installation which is part of the Great Western Tiers Sculpture trail - Soulevement-Triangulaire, point de vue, created by David Jones. This structure acknowledges the triangulation of three major physical references, Quamby Bluff, Alum Cliffs Gorge and Western Bluff. The Alum Cliffs lie within the Alum Cliffs State Reserve and form part of the Gog range. This area is of particular social and spiritual significance to Aborigines because of the ochre, found in that area of the Gog range. Also keep your eyes peeled during this walk to see some of the pretty local wildlife.
After this invigorating walk we travel to the Mole Creek - Karst National Park, and take a Guided Tour of the Marakoopa Caves. Marakoopa Caves were first discovered in 1906 by 2 brothers, Harold and James Byard, but was keep a secret within the family until 1911 and was opened to the public in 1912.The cave boasts two underground streams, stunning expanses of glittering flowstone, dramatic stalagmites and contrasting delicate straws. Marakoopa Caves also boasts that they have the largest display of Glow worms in Australia.
We then travel on to Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park. Upon reaching Cradle Mountain we visit the Cradle Mountain Lodge Bistro for lunch before continuing to Dove Lake, where you can take a walk along any of the short walking trails around the Lake, Glacier Rock and the Boat Shed. You will experience the beautiful Alpine region of crisp clean air, cold crystal clear creeks, rugged cliffs, Moss and Lichen covered trees, flora and fauna, in this beautiful, almost spiritual, place.
Returning to Launceston via Lake Barrington, time permitting, we will stop for photo opportunities at the Internationally acclaimed Lake Barrington Rowing Course. Lake Barrington is an artificial lake; it is 20kms long and was built on the Forth River in 1969 to provide a head of water for the Devil’s gate Power Station. In 1990, lake Barrington’s rowing course hosted the World Championship Rowing competition, and is actively used by many of the schools rowing clubs, and also a popular venue for a vast selction of water sports including water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and fishing. We continue on our homeward journey to Launceston via Promised Land and Sheffield, stopping for photo opportunities of the rugged, imposing Mt Roland.
*Marakoopa Caves Guided Tour is conducted with other guests visiting the caves on the day (up to 30 people). If you would prefer your own private tour of the Caves, a separate tour can be arranged - extra charges apply, please contact us for details.
Tasmanian Luxury 4WD Tours invite you to truly experience Tasmania.
We offer small boutique tour groups, travelling in absolute comfort and luxury. Sit back and relax, immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful, rugged wilderness of Tasmania whilst we showcase some of the iconic, historical, and also some out of the way places.
Based from Launceston, our boutique tours will take you to iconic Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park, where you will see rugged mountains, glacial areas, stunning lakes, diverse alpine vegetation and an in-depth view of the world’s largest carnivorous marsupials, Tasmanian Devils and Eastern and Spotted Quolls at Devils@Cradle Conservation. Travel the wilds of the East Coast in the comfort of our luxury 4WD, to witness stunning sites such as Little Blue Lake, Ralph and St Columba waterfalls, scenic landscapes from The Sideling, lush farming areas and beautiful white sandy beaches of The Bay of Fires.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tasmanian Luxury 4WD Tours offer boutique small group tours based from Launceston. We offer tours with a difference; being a small tour group, we offer set tours which if all clients are happy can be adjusted on the day, we can mix it up and add stops for photos, or even add another attraction. We visit the magnificent Cradle Mountain - St Clair National Park, the stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and bright orange lichen covered rocks of The Bay of Fires and St Helens region and so much more. Beautiful wildness areas, amazing cool climate wines, and fresh produce. Our boutique tours cater for small groups (max 4 people) so that you are able to enjoy your day without the hustle and bustle of large crowds, and be able to venture into areas of the Tasmanian Wilderness.
OUR LUXURY VECHILES
Our Luxury Vehicles.
Tasmanian Luxury 4WD Tours operates with the Ti Nissan Patrol, a sophisticated and luxurious highly capable 4WD, with industry-leading safety and comfort.
Enjoy the luxuries of Climate Control for all-year round temperature comfort, 13 speaker Bose sound system, Electric sunroof, Heated and cooled leather front seats, and state of the art Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) suspension system for the smoothest of rides, even off the beaten track.
The Ti Nissan has full off road capabilities - although we do not offer full off road tours, we have the advantage of being able to offer Tours into most areas all year round with the utmost safety (with the exception of serious weather events).
At www.tasmanianluxury4wdtours.com.au, the sky’s the limit in terms of creating your next travel itinerary. Our knowledgeable and experienced team are waiting to plan every last detail of your upcoming trip, so all that’s left for you is to enjoy it. We work M-F: 7am-6pm, but you can send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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