I really do feel a part of the Trek Tasmania family and that is because of the way every member of the Trek Tasmania Team goes out of the way to make our trekking experiences so special – from the way you respond to all our questions in such a timely way and with such helpful advice, to the way the guides shape the trek to take into account the needs of the group (and always pick the right moment to bring out the chocolate), to the way Holger just appeared on both our trip briefing/gear check and on the last day to pick us up for lunch and to take us back to Hobart . It is all those little touches that mean I will keep coming back to Trek Tasmania for more and more.
I had a wonderful, exhilarating, awe-inspiring South Coast trek. We certainly did get to experience all the South Coast can offer in terms of weather conditions – hail, blustering winds, rain and glorious sunshine. Dealing with those conditions made the trek all that more memorable for me, but it was only because of the brilliant leadership of our guides – Jacob and Warwick – that I had the confidence to complete the South Coast track (something I have been yearning to do for ages).
Nothing I write could reflect just how highly I think of Jacob and Warwick. They were absolutely wonderful. I really appreciated their positive attitudes, good humour and calmness in the face of pretty wild weather conditions and some serious mud/leeches/water crossings. It was so reassuring to have two guides who were prepared to handle every situation the trek threw at us. They were true jacks-of-all-trades – being navigators, rowers, doctors and chefs (just to mention a few!). It was such a luxury to have our camps prepared and meals made for us every day. We earned the envy of all the independent walkers for the food we were served. The rest day was particularly memorable – pancakes, sushi and a curry with fresh naan bread…seriously yummy after our experience on in the Ironbound Ranges. My tastebuds have also been awakened to the pleasure of Bengal spice tea – when I drink it now it always brings back memories of camp.
I will definitely be travelling with Trek Tasmania in the future.
Since returning from Flinders Island, I have been reliving this wonderful week through my numerous photos, and promoting both the island and Trek Tours frequently.
Flinders Island is an unspoilt gem on our doorstep. On a sunny day, the beauty of the aqua and dark blue ocean lapping the white sands is stunning. Add to this the wonderful rock sculptures and forms, often adorned with orange lichen, it provides a magical backdrop to any holiday. Being able to explore through extensive walks along the coast, over the rocks, and up the mountains to look back on it all and admire it from afar, is the best way to embrace it.
The camping was basic, but the experience was amazing. Guided by the wonderful Anne and Nick, we could enjoy the various walks, learning about this special environment, confident that we would be encouraged and helped if the going got tough. I probably only needed it a couple of times, but it was comforting to know support was there.
Sitting in an exquisite National Park area, enjoying the company of your group while sipping a wonderful Tassie wine and having nibbles, knowing a magnificent meal was being prepared for us, was heaven. Watching the sun set after a day of activity, walking and swimming, was wonderful. Equally it was enjoyable to learn of the history of the island, and the balance provided by other activities from the museum visit to a wine tasting was great.
As a single female traveller in my 60s, I am enjoying discovering the support available through tours such as this which make it possible for me to do things I love, in the company of like minded people, with professional and friendly support.
Thank you Trek Tasmania.
There were so many highlights it is difficult to choose just one. On reflection, the whole expedition was an amazing experience, full of many highs and a few challenges. The professionalism of Brad, Kat, Clare and Holger was quietly evident at every turn; their friendliness, knowledge, ability to read our group, encouragement and support should be considered a highlight as this made for a very relaxed and enjoyable travelling group. My personal high was sitting on top of Mt Jerusalem. Wow, what an amazing country we live in. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service, support, education, encouragement, equipment, beautiful cuisine and choice provided throughout the trek. To be able to set up camp every night with your own private lake front, river side or bush camp is something we treasure and you managed to provide this time and time again. I would like to congratulate your team for providing such a unique experience, one of extremely high standard but mostly for the enjoyment you create. Our group enjoy life. We are great friends and it is wonderful to be able to share this experience together, especially because we could share it with you. See you next time.