4 DAYS | 20kms | TIGER RIDGE BASE CAMP
Group Size: maximum 10 guests
The Tarkine is a remote and secluded mystery awaiting your discovery. The Tarkine region is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s second largest expanse of cool temperate rainforest; whose biological evolution dates back millennia, providing us today with a unique richness in biodiversity, unseen in most parts of the world.
4 Magical days immersed learning and harnessing photography skills and knowledge in the Tarkine Wilderness
- Suitable for all levels of photography experience, including beginners
- Brilliant day walks based out of the Tiger Ridge Camp
- Led by legendary Tasmanian wilderness photographers Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly
Come with Tarkine Trails to experience this ancient rainforest, full of cathedral-like groves with mosses and fungi carpeting the forest floor and discover why our guests have “life-altering” experiences in this “untouched paradise”. Spend your evenings accompanied by views of the forested valley whilst indulging in some fine local produce; the perfect way to end each day of total forest immersion.
Designed with a broad range of fitness and photography skill levels in mind, this four-day tour provides participants with access to the stunning takayna/Tarkine wilderness while still maintaining that level of comfort. The emphasis for this journey is on enjoying the remote wilderness, in comfort. We spend our days exploring the surrounds of the magnificent rainforest, the unique natural wonders of the surrounding forest and the untouched Huskisson River. Each days’ walking is completed at a leisurely pace to suit the fitness of the group, carrying only your own lightweight day pack and plenty of time to harness and share your nature photography passion. Upon your return to Tiger Ridge after your day of exploring, enjoy a cup of tea on the balcony or visit our warm water Japanese-style washroom. It’s like camping, but with little luxuries. For meals, our dining table, set among the ferns, transforms nightly into a platter of fresh local foods. Accompanied by some Tarkine yarns from your guides, it is the perfect way to end a day walking amongst one of the most ancient rainforests on earth. Retire to your private standing tents fitted with comfortable beds and the sounds of the rainforest to help you drift off to a most restful sleep.
TIGER RIDGE CAMP
Tiger Ridge is unique and the perfect base camp for you to truly experience the wonder of the Tarkine Rainforest. Its design creates a balance between offering you some creature comforts whilst not removing you from the ability to immerse yourself in this rainforest home. We feel it is extremely important to the experience to be able to be a part of the landscape that you are visiting rather than detached inside built-up infrastructure. Tiger Ridge allows our guests to truly get back to nature and fully immersive themselves in the magical rainforest surrounds.
Day 1 : Pick up Launceston, transfer to Tiger Ridge Camp | 2kms
There is a pre-trip briefing this morning at the Aspire Adventure Equipment Gear Store 136 York Street, Launceston
Day 2 : Exploratory rainforest valley walk | 5kms
Day 3 : Discover an ancient rainforest river system| 7km walk
Day 4 : Depart Tiger Ridge Camp, return transfer to Launceston via Waratah | 2kms
Note: Each day has special processing, theory and practice sessions facilitated by your expert nature photographers
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDES
Rob Blakers has photographed in Tasmania’s wild places for 35 years. He is an enthusiastic advocate for nature and wilderness and is interested in the evolution of photographic values and techniques in the age of digital photography
Pease click here for more information on Rob.
Loic Le Guilly has been a professional photographer for 20 years with a passion for nature and landscape photography. He is also a specialist in night photography and 360-degree imaging.
Pease click here for more information on Loic.
- Exclusive accommodation and camp equipment at Tarkine Trails’ Tiger Ridge camp
- 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
- All delicious snacks for on and off the trail
- Professional photography workshops by Rob Blakers and Loic Le Guilly
- Professional wilderness guides with a passion for Tasmanian wilderness
- All bedding, including high quality sleeping bag, inner sheet and pillow
- All wet weather gear, including waterproof jacket, overpants and gaiters
- Emergency satellite communication/navigation equipment.
- Wilderness first aid equipment, safety gear and supplies.
- Transport from Launceston and return.
- Alcohol is not included
Maximum 10 participants
NOTES TO CONSIDER
Your 4 Day Tarkine Rainforest Photography Workshop is graded as an introductory/ moderate tour. We advise you to do as much training as you can before your tour. 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. Please note that Tasmanian weather can be unpredictable; storms can arise very quickly and heavy rain and even snow can fall at any time of the year. It is very important that you bring the right gear for the conditions.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change with any change in Community regulations as well as Governmental changes and natural circumstances beyond our control. The Tarkine is a remote wilderness and therefore, access via remote roads is required and driving times might differ depending on local conditions.
TARKINE TRAIL NOTES
The terrain experienced on this trek is a mix of natural walking trails. The trails we explore are generally in good condition. However, we stress that the Tarkine region can experience all year-round inclement weather conditions, which can affect trail conditions.
WHAT YOU CARRY
The things you need to carry on your walk each day are: your personal equipment for the day in a 25-30L day pack (with waist harness), wet weather gear (we supply), water, snacks, sunscreen etc.
Please keep all other personal clothing and equipment in a smaller duffel bag / suitcase for your support vehicle to transport to and from the Tiger Ridge Camp.
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 to enjoy and be prepared for your holiday.