Our self-guided tour is an option over summer months, for those groups (two or more) who have done some research and are confident in their own abilities to complete more established track walks without a guide. A popular choice minimising the logistics & need for planning on your behalf.

Inclusions

  • Walk planning advice
  • Relevant Park Permits
  • Ferry or other contract transport fees (other than flights)
  • Pick-up (Launceston and Devonport) transfer to our tour base and up to the trailhead.
  • Contract of staff member/driver for the duration of outfitting.
  • Access to our comprehensive range of equipment (including stoves and gas), no extra charges*
  • Flexible itinerary (gear hire pricing set for the average walk length as described in the guided tour pages, longer hire available at minimal extra cost)
  • Pack weight from around 12kg (plus food, usually adds from 0.6-0.9kg per day/ per person)
  • Emergency beacon hire included.
  • Visit to local supermarkets for food provisioning.
  • Pickup at the completion of the walk and return to Launceston/Devonport /Hobart**
    *  See equipment lists (PDF) linked from associated ‘guided’ tour pages for the walk you want to do.
    ** Hobart pickup / return option included for South Coast track or by arrangement for other areas.

Not Included

  • Meals/Food Supplies* (other than complimentary beverage, snack during outfitttng)
  • Personal Clothing layers, walking footwear
  • Guiding Staff (while walking)

* Meals are available pre-packaged from many outdoor stores and commercial outlets. It is also possible, and cheaper, to source everyday items from supermarkets that are suitable for carrying (long shelf life and minimal water content). Rather than try to cater for food and the vast variance of tastes and cooking skill and effort, we will give you a menu sample and help with suggestions based on what you prefer.

Food drops
Pre-prepared food packages can be sent to meet you mid-way along some tracks, thereby lightening your carried weight. They are usually limited to larger groups due to cost, especially for more remote locations. Prices by negotiation.

Self-Guided Tour Prices 2016/17

Overland Track (6-7 days) $795ea (Overland Track Pass required – available from Parks and Wildlife)
Around Cradle Mt (2/3 days) $570ea
Walls of Jerusalem (3/4 days) $625ea
Frenchmans Cap (5/6 days) $875ea
South Coast Track (8/9 days) $1050ea (plus flights)

Group Discounts apply (2 person minimum, discounts for three or more by quote)
See also Minimum Numbers/Discounts/Refund Policy in Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


Alternative Date: (Please suggest a range of choices if possible, especially for singles and smaller groups)