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Wilderness Expeditions Pty Ltd align with truth in advertising, we welcome any questions on the listed attributes of traveling with us. We don’t use travel or booking agents other than a booking platform, savings are passed on to our tours, for both participants and staff.

Wilderness Expeditions 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 winter tours and summer 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, we include more than can be easily listed and if not you should assume we’ve got things covered, 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 and maintain 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.

Rather than a collection of profiles unrelated to your particular walk, just ask if you want to know which particular guides will lead you and know more about their qualification.

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 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
Our clients on camping tours carry the lightest packs! Equipment options are carefully researched to provide the most modern, high quality and lightweight gear, continuously upgraded. Everything (practical) 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 are 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 possible, easily 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.