For our guided and self-guided walks we make all specific hiking equipment you’ll need available, included in the tour pricing by default. We do this so each group is properly outfitted and to a similar standard. Providing equipment also means the carried weight can be kept down and is similar for all.

We use some of the lightest gear gear available with a margin to not compromise on safety or comfort and with a practical life-span. It’s easy enough to get down to 9-10kg on most guided track tours by staying close to the suggested additional things to bring. You are welcome to bring your own alternative hiking equipment and discuss suitability with guides, we can always store excess of your own items for you if not chosen to take on the walk.

Consider the lists below for adding your personal clothing etc. if you are unsure, just bring extra with you, again it can always be stored. The tour leader can advise on your final choices more easily in-person, when you have seen our equipment and had the chance to show.discuss specifics.

Provided on all Guided Walks:

  • Tent- twin share (or single option is available for most track walks)
  • Groundsheet for tent.
  • Backpack (50L) -internal frame pack and liner bag.
  • Mattress- insulated/inflatable .
  • Sleeping Quilt / Bag (-9c) – down filled, water repellant.
  • Sleeping bag liner- silk sleeping sheet.
  • Waterproof Jacket- Goretex™ or Event™ jacket with hood.
  • Waterproof pants (over-pants).
  • Head-torch- Small LED headband torch & attached whistle.
  • Water bottle/s  (2x 750ml).
  • Mess/Meal kit (bowl/plate/cup spoon/fork).
  • Toilet roll/s & hand sanitiser.
  • Microfibre towel & biodegradable soap.
  • Insulated jacket-  to put on when you stop walking, you’ll need this or your own equivalent. heavy fleece or synthetic or down filled jacket.

Total weight with this in your pack is around 4.5- 6.0kg (variance depending on tent share)

Provided (optional):

These are provided in the tour price and we will make them available though you may choose to leave them behind:

  • Gaiters- Nylon shoe/boot & sock covers.
  • Mittens (polar fleece/ convertable) – optional for most in mid-summer.
  • Day pack- lightweight / stowable 20L backpack for optional side-walks.
  • Crocs™-  camp shoes
  • Wash basin- personal basin to collect water and take it away from the source
  • Walking Poles- recommended if you have any former lower leg or balance issues

Provided in Winter:

  • Insulated vest
  • Additional Insulated ground mat
  • Ice Cleats as needed
  • Snowshoes as needed

Provided on Day-walks:

We supply a 25/30L backpack, big enough to carry a waterproof layer, warm layer clothing, water, snacks, camera and other personal items.

Additional gear as needed is made available (from the listings above) e.g., if lunch is planned during the walk a mess kit (bowl/cup) is included.

The guides normally carry group shelter, cooking equipment/ lunch (where applicable) as well as safety, and first aid supplies.

Provided on Self-Guided Walks:

Choice of anything each person needs from summer lists above plus:

  • Map/Compass (if needed, you may want to buy a map early or bring a GPS)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (minus medications)
  • Emergency Beacon
  • Stove/s, Lightweight Titanium Pot/s and Gas supplies
  • Dish Cloth | Sponge | Soap
  • Toilet Trowel

Personal Items (Additional to the above, things you should bring):


  • Walking boots/shoes – we recommend whatever you bring is relatively new as the glues do age and soles can delaminate.
  • Long pants (or shorts – synthetic fibers are best, something quick drying, not cotton as it is slow drying and ‘cold’.
  • Underwear/Additional Underwear- You may want to bring long light thermal underwear if you would wear this while exercising/walking in the expected temperatures. A set of heavier thermal underwear  also makes efficient pyjamas at night.
  • Shirt or T-shirt-  again synthetic or some wool blend options are better than cotton (which wont dry very quickly)*
  • Light synthetic- fleece jacket or vest for walking on colder days.
  • Socks- three pairs work well (synthetic or wool blend, one can be light ‘liner’ socks, another kept dry for the evenings)
  • Sun hat- baseball type or legionnaire style fits best under raincoat and with pack.
  • Warm hat (beanie)- for cold days and extra sleeping warmth, especially useful for quilts
  • Hydration Bladder- Minimal carried water is necessary on most tracks and guides carry some where it is. We do provide a water bottle, though you are welcome to bring a bladder of your own, all our packs take bladders.
  • Toiletries- biodegradable soap is provided – shampoos etc. are not recommended.
  • Personal medications/sanitary items**

* Many experienced Tasmanian walkers will make do with one set of walking clothing as there is often not the opportunity to dry clothing and it gets heavy/packs wet.

** Please bring a personal pain relief. Also consider personal antihistamines, diarrhea medications and re-hydration salts (in addition to more specific personal medications). Many Tasmanian walkers and guides don’t use water sanitation products, you are welcome to bring them (tablets will suffice) but flowing water courses and large lakes are considered to be safe sources. Guides carry bandages, tapes, dressings and antiseptic paste as well as some other first aid supplies, extra sunscreen and insect repellent.

Winter (You should consider adding):

  • Heavier thermal underwear and some form of thermal/insulated or fleece pants.
  • Balaclava (for day and/or night wear).
  • Neck muff/warm scarf