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Wilderness Expeditions Pty Ltd is a locally owned private company founded in 2007, an association between several long-standing guides and industry professionals. We initially filled a niche for six day itineraries on the Overland Track and have since expanded our services, pioneering winter snowshoe treks to several locations, exploring more remote routes and most recently (since 2013) adding ‘self-guided’ options for popular tracks.

Our Tours
We offer a comprehensive service allowing you to just focus on making the most your time. Experienced guides, modern light-weight gear and wholesome meals as well as meticulous planning and support. These are by far the easiest/lightest possible option for well-trodden popular walks but also make access to more remote locations much simpler in the planning, enjoying the holiday without the (what can be) weeks of planning.

Our Tour Leaders
Guides are chosen for their ability to provide a safe, fulfilling and enjoyable experience. As well as having a solid base of outdoor skills and an affinity with Tasmania’s natural environment, we look for those who demonstrate an empathy with people from all walks of life.

Guides come from a variety of backgrounds; some have many years, even decades of local knowledge. Some have specialist skills related to a more specific aspect of the environment, often tertiary qualifications in various natural sciences. Others have direct experience from working in other guiding operations or for the park service (with current and former staff also employed as track rangers on some walks).  Above all, as you could probably imagine, our guides invariably have a love for wild Tasmania and like nothing better than spending time with like-minded people.

Environmental Protection
We foster and value a strong commitment to protecting the areas we visit, our guides reflect this by upholding minimal impact ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics and practices. As a company we continue to implement measures (above those required) to protect the areas in which we operate, minimise our general impact as a company and revise our operations as necessary. We also provide sponsorship support to local environmental projects and services through direct donation of funding or the provision of labour. We see this as a tangible way to demonstrate the privilege we feel as operators in such special places.

Equipment Options
Equipment options are carefully researched to provide the most modern, high quality and lightweight gear, continuously upgraded. Everything possible is provided, you can turn up with as little as sturdy footwear (and set of underwear if you like!).  In outfitting this way, we ensure that everyone is equipped to at least the same level regardless of experience (or options at least made available for what you may already own and choose to bring/compare).

Menus
Menus are devised with an emphasis on using as many fresh local items as possible. Obviously there are constraints on what we can carry though guides always make the effort towards preparing great wholesome meals. We always attempt to source organic ingredients and can cater for most diets. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to have input into the menu and we can attempt to tailor the meals to cater for individual tastes wherever practical, more-so with smaller or private groups.

Following your walk we are more than happy to assist with advice or your purchase of any gear we have access to. We can also either offer a discount on other walks or put together a self-guided itinerary if you have other private walks in mind that are within your (perhaps new found) capabilities.