7 DAYS | 71 KM
Group size: maximum 6 guestsDeparture Dates
This trekking adventure takes you through the deep interior of the fabled South West National Park, culminating on the shores of one of the most unique marine reserves on the planet – Port Davey. Experience forgotten time, ancient flora and landscapes that embody the values of a true wilderness trekking experience.
The scenery in this part of Tasmania is truly ancient. Our 7 day trek enables us to travel through a land forgotten in time, passing imposing mountain ranges and crossing, following timeworn river courses that have moulded to the landscape shifting of this epic wilderness. A challenging adventure, this trek takes our small group on a journey towards one of earth’s most pristine marine reserves located in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area – Port Davey. Ancient, forgotten pockets of cool temperate rain forest contrast the moorland steppe of the Lost World plateau. Join us on this journey of discovery on a truly remarkable, life transforming trek, through a landscape also shaped by the first peoples of Tasmania. This trek can be combined with our 9 day South Coast Track Walking Tour to offer one of Australia’s most remote and challenging trekking adventures.
There is a pre-trip briefing and a full gear check the afternoon before Day 1.
Day 1 : Depart Hobart, walk Huon Campground to Junction Creek | 8kms
Day 2 : Junction Creek to Crossing River | 9kms
Day 3 : Crossing River to Watershed Camp | 14kms
Day 4 : Watershed Camp to Spring River | 15kms
Day 5 : Spring River to the Narrows Crossing | 13kms
Day 6 : Narrows Crossing to Melaleuca Camp | 12kms
Day 7 : Melaleuca to Hobart
2 professional wilderness guides.
6 nights camping.
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners.
All delicious snacks on the trail.
Return transport from Hobart including scenic flight from Melaleuca.
National Park fees.
Twin share tent and sleeping mat.
Group camping equipment including all cooking and eating equipment.
Emergency communications and group first aid kit.
Maximum 6 people.
NOTES TO CONSIDER
Our 7 day Port Davey Trek is a demanding walk, we advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour with us. The more you train for the walk the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world. It’s also important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions. The Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable, storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain and even snow can fall at any time of the year. Quality backpacks, sleeping bags, rain jackets, and over pants are also available for hire. If you are at all concerned about your ability to complete this walk, please contact us for more information/advice.
PORT DAVEY TRACK TRAIL NOTES
The terrain experienced on this trek is classic South West Tasmanian remote bushwalking topography. We venture into remote wilderness where trekking through river valleys, dense rainforest and through muddy moorland country is very challenging when coupled with weather exposure and other wilderness conditions. Wet equipment and footwear are to be expected during this adventure. Minimal Impact Trekking Techniques are used in sensitive areas and certain route options are determined by local conditions and hazards.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in community regulations as well as governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control.
WHAT YOU CARRY
The things you need to carry are: all your personal equipment in a full trekking backpack that is 70-90 litres in capacity. This includes sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, and a proportion of the shared tent, a proportion of the group’s food and all personal items as specified in our gear list. Depending on the quality and quantity of personal gear and toiletries, your pack may weigh up to 20kg.
A comprehensive gear list is available at the end of the itinerary detailing what equipment is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you.
A pre-trip briefing and a full gear check with your guides before your Port Davey trek departs will ensure you have the right mix of gear for your adventure. This will be held 3PM the day before your trip – location will be advised upon booking. Please bring your pack and what you intend to bring on your trek.