Women’s Wilderness Weekend in the Southwest Tassie (Moderate to Challenging Adventure)

Venue

Lake Pedder

Southwest, TAS 7139

Southwest, TAS, AU, 7139

Tassie Bound Adventure Tours is very excited to launch a women’s overnight Tasmanian adventure for WILD ISLAND WOMEN. This will be a life enhancing, soul-filling exclusive WOMEN’S ONLY wilderness adventure.


Over 2 days, you’ll find yourself immersed deep within Tasmania’s World Heritage Listed Southwest National Park perched upon the plateau of one of Tassie’s most spectular mountain ranges and kayaking out to your own private, secluded camp spot on a remote white quartzite island beach.


This is for women who have reasonable fitness.  Up to 8 hours of physical activity first day.


Don’t miss this unbelievable WOMEN’S WILDERNESS adventure. There are only 8 SPOTS on this trip so BOOK NOW as places will fill quickly.


ITINERARY


23 February 2018 


7 AM pick up at Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Hobart or otherwise arranged location. 


8:30 AM Arrive at Mount Mueller track.  Mount Mueller is Abel 88 and located within the Southwest National Park  approximately 15 kms outside Maydena.   The hike is approximately 12 kms long and an 6-7 hour hike with morning tea and lunch stops included around the lake and summit.  


This hike is a lesser known Tasmanian mountain however it is personally my favourite day hike in Tasmania.  I’ve seen all views from the nearby mountains but perhaps (because it is some distance away from other great mountains), the views from the summit seem more expansive and is hard to beat from anywhere else. The track starts a little scrubby and boggy (especially after rain) but before long the old bulldozer track opens up and makes for some great walking.  We will pass Fossil Lake before following the ridge and summiting the peak and taking in the views over lunch. 


3PM Head to Lake Pedder and depart from McPartlands Boat Ramp.


Once packed we head out for a approximate 3-5km paddle and set camp for the night.


8PM Dinner


SUNDAY


8AM Breakfast


Set off exploring a few remote islands of Lake Pedder and a swim at one of the many stunning white quartzite beaches with morning tea and lunch on the islands.


2PM Arrive back at McPartlands. 


3PM Head back to Granton.


5 PM Drop off at Hobart. 


TRIP INCLUDES


Pick up and return transfers from Hobart. 


All 1 x breakfast, 2 x morning and afternoon tea, 2 x lunches and 1 x dinner. Prepared by Chef Liam.


Transport between activities


All kayak and safety equipment.


Dry Bags


Extra Water


LADIES TO BRING


Good quality hiking shoes, backpack, water bottle or Camelbak, torch, sleeping bag, tent and mattress, cup, bowl and utensils. Gaitors are recommended.


Small towel & swimming costume, own medications hat, sunscreen and sun protection, camera, waterpoof raincoat (Gortex ideal) warm/thermal layer and beanie/gloves and insect repellent


Bookings strictly close 14 days prior to departure.


CANCELLATION POLICY


No refunds.  Transfers can be arranged.


PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO COVER FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS, LOST PROPERTY, MEDICAL EVACUATION, PERSONAL LIABILITY, ETC


FITNESS REQUIREMENTS


You must be fit and to be capable of carrying your small day pack for 12km up steep terrain. There will be some rock scrambling up steep ascents, exposed ridges and rock hopping. Kayak experience is not neccessary but will need to carry own equipment in dry bags on kayaks.


WEATHER


Generally February and March is the most stable weather in the Southwest with cool nights and warm dry days with light winds. Temperatures tend to be between 10 – 25 degrees celsuis. 5 days prior to trip departure you will receive a weather update and modified itinary for the weekend. Tassie Bound Adventure Tours reserves the right to change itinerary.


The lake is usually around 20 degress celsius at this time so will be perfect for swimming.


Tour will still proceed in all weather except heavy rain and strong winds/fires.  We reserve the right to change itinerary due to weather. 


TOILETS


There will be a toilet stop at Maydena.


Please note backcountry trowel and portable toilet will be provided while camping 🙂 Everything packed in will be packed out.


This is a women’s only event however please note that Liam will be supporting our trip. (Liam has been guiding for over eight years in the region and we will appreciate his chef skills!)