Your guide will collect you from your Hobart accommodation, and set off for Derwent Bridge via the Lyell highway through the central midlands towns of New Norfolk, Ouse, Gretna, Hamilton and Tarraleah, which are rich in farming history and continue to play an important role in the production of Tasmanian beer.
At Derwent Bridge we stop at “The Wall”, a 3 metre high, 100 metre long timber wall, hand carved by Greg Duncan from rare and unique Huon pine, detailing the history of the Central Highland Region. From there we continue our journey through the Franklin Gordon World Heritage Area and along the Lyell Highway, stopping for photo opportunities featuring Frenchmans Cap, Surprise Valley and the Franklin and Derwent Rivers. Lunch is at the historic mining town of Queenstown.
From Queenstown we wind our way north along the Zeehan highway through the Mount Douglas Regional Reserve to Zeehan, and then wind our way down into the coastal shack town of Trial Harbour and set up camp for the night. From our camp site you have the opportunity to enjoy some of the shorts walks on offer, as well as the local history room; just be sure to have your camera ready to capture the amazing west coast sunset!
After breakfast we depart for Corinna in the heart of the Tarkine Wilderness. After making our way through the mountains, we board the Fatman Barge and cross the Pieman River to arrive at the remote settlement of Corinna. From here we offer a 4.5 hour cruise aboard Arcadia II, a historic 17 metre vessel crafted from Huon Pine in 1939. The Arcadia II is the perfect way to experience the sheer beauty of the Pieman River, the ancient Tarkine rainforest, Lovers Falls, and Tasmania’s famous huon pine. The incredibly remote shack town at Pieman Heads, provides a lunch stop that you will never forget. Lucky visitors will get photos of platypus and sea eagles.
On your return to Corinna and after an opportunity to sample a quiet ale at the Arberg Bar, we will head up the Western Explorer, otherwise known as the Road to Nowhere, to the fishing harbour of Temma. Don’t expect to see many other cars or people in this extremely remote part of Tasmania, just native wildlife. After stretching our legs with a short walk around Temma, we prepare the vehicles for the challenging Temma - Greens Creek track. This track consists of various creek crossings, waterholes and soft sand and is only accessible to a fully equipped 4WD and experienced driver.
Arriving at Brookes creek, we set up camp for nights two and three at Ordinance Point. From here you can experience another breathtaking sunset, Aboriginal middens and the rugged coastline adjoining the Southern Ocean.
It's here guests understand the true meaning of 'remote'.