Luxury Wilderness Adventure Retreat

Truffle Lodge glamping

Adventure, relax and retreat with a women-only getaway in Tasmania’s stunning autumn season.
Experience the magic of a slowing down to nature’s pace. Challenge yourself on a day hike through the golden deciduous beech at Mount Field National Park and find your flow on the seat of your own kayak through platypus feeding pools on the picturesque River Derwent.  Unwind of an evening in a luxurious glamping tent, feel inspired by women’s adventure films and nourished by freshly prepared meals fireside.
When women join in a safe and supportive space, amazing things happen!

Only 11 spots available.  Come solo and make new friends or get a few favourite friends or family together.

Tent Share Option 1
2 x Share King Bed Option

– 4 People spots – $699.00 per person/weekend

Tent Share Option 2
2 x King Twin Singles

– 4 People -spots $799.00 per person/weekend

Exclusive Tent
3 x King tents

– 3 people spots – $999 per person per weekend
11 Maximum

What is included:
Glamping tent – Share with a friend, sister or daughter or treat yourself to your own tent. Transfers from Hobart 5:30 pm on Saturday and return approximately 3 pm Sunday (you can also check in independently at the Truffle Lodge from 6pm to 7pm on Friday).

  • 2 x dinner
  • 2 x lunches
  • 2 x breakfasts
  • Women’s adventure film screenings on Saturday evening
  • Yoga class
  • Women’s lead Hiking Day 1 and Kayaking Day 2

Alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately

Packing List

  • Hiking boots and hiking clothes
  • Thermals
  • Warm waterproof jacket
  • Activewear for yoga
  • PJs
  • Kayaking clothes


  • (activewear, old runners, wetsuit if you have, sunglasses, hat)
  • Change of clothes and extra towel
  • Water bottles
  • Any personal medications

Photos provided by @trufflelodge, @ and @wanderingandalwayslost on Instagram

#SheisAbelChallenge – Empowering Women to Summit Tasmanian Mountains

Tasmanian Abels information

Why the #SheisAbelChallenge?
Tasmania is a wild place. A brutal beauty. Australia’s most mountainous state. Tasmanian is the perfect choice for hiking, trekking and summiting accessible mountain ranges achievable in a day. Our island home is covered in so many networks of World Heritage Areas, protected Parks and wilderness reserves it’s almost impossible to avoid hiking and walking. However, getting started, hiking solo, finding like-minded friends and reaching your first few summits can feel a little intimidating, time consuming and a lot of hard work for most women.

#SheisAbelChallenge hopes to:

  • Change perceptions that summiting mountains is predominantly a male pursuit and suitable only for the super fit;
  • Encourage women to explore and feel confident exploring Tassie’s wild places;
  • Celebrate and connect everyday women adventuring and living in Tasmania; and
  • Attempt to Summit an Abel.

What is an Abel?
There are lots of mountains in Tasmania, ranging from gentle sloping hills to rugged cliffs and snow-capped peaks. An Abel is a Tasmanian mountain which has a minimum height of 1100m and has a summit or minimum drop of 150 m on all four sides. Bill Wilkinson coined the term for these mountains which meet the above criteria after Abel Tasman the first European to sight them. At last count there is 158 Abels in total scattered across the state which range from an accessible moderate hike to remote and extreme multi-day options.

What is an Abelist?
An ableist are hikers/bushwalkers who have completed all the Abel ascents. As at May 2016 only 15 men ‘bagged’ all 158 Abels and just one badass female.

How to get involved?

  • A comprehensive list of all Abels can be found here.
  • Join our Wild Island Community here and find a buddy
  • Check out our blog on Tasmania’s six most accessible Abels.
  • Join our closed Facebook community or Instagram page.

Featured image credit: carmelboyd_ Instagram

How to enter our competition and go in the draw to win awesome prizes?

** this competition has closed **
Simply post a photo of you on the summit of an Abel (or close by) and tag:
#wildislandwomen or
#sheisabelchallenge to Instagram or Facebook; and/or
Post a photo of you on a summit of an Abel in our closed Wild Island Women Facebook Group.
Competition runs from 1 November 2018 to 1 May 2019 and lots of prizes are up for grabs!