5 unique places to spend New Year’s Eve in Tasmania


New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and for many of us, how you spend this holiday sets the tone for the year to come. Right?

So, how about adding a little bit of adventure to your night?

We’ve got five champagne ideas for bringing in the start of 2019 in the Tasmanian wilderness. These five trips offer the best, most unique way to spend New Year’s Eve this summer, with the support, comfort and care of our expedition team. As you can imagine, they’re booking quickly so you’d better get packing.

An iconic trail: The Overland Track

Overland Track

What’s better than walking through pristine wilderness on one of the finest walking trails in Tasmania? Bringing in the New Year while you do it! The Overland Track takes you through the diverse landscape of Cradle Mountain National Park, along glaciated landscapes, lush rainforests, alpine moorlands and more. Could this be one of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve? Picture camping under the stars, listening to the sounds of wildlife coming to life in the evening, creating the perfect ambiance for you to reflect the year that was.

The ultimate challenge: The South Coast Track

South Coast TrackWant to bring in the New Year surrounded by empty beaches, towering rainforests and alpine heights? The South Coast Track is a 9 day trek that traverses 85 kilometres across the South of Tasmania, and is renowned for being one of Tasmania’s finest long distance walks. Spend your new years eve climbing the Ironbound Ranges, with the first day of 2017 a well deserved rest day at Little Deadman’s Bay. On this challenging and truly unforgettable trek you’ll have the chance to see wildlife, rare bird species and some of the best views across Tasmania.

True variety: Cycle, Walk, Kayak Tasmania

Cycke Kayak Walk Voted as one of National Geographic Traveller Magazine’s “50 tours of a Lifetime”, the Cycle, Walk, Kayak Tasmania trip will take your breath away. Traversing all of the great spots from Launceston to Hobart, you will be able to begin the year with hiking, cycling, and exploring Tasmania’s finest wilderness destinations and quaint villages. You’ll get fit but also also have time for relaxing and soaking in the endless views- not a bad way to set yourself up for the year ahead, right? This 6 day cycling trip is an active and thoroughly rewarding way to bring in the New Year!

Remote and tranquil comfort: Tarkine Rainforest Walk

rainforest_walkers-mediumWant to experience the southern hemisphere’s largest cool temperate rainforest in comfort? The Tarkine Rainforest Walk is a truly unforgettable experience. Over four days you will be surrounded by trees, wildlife, and endless vistas, miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Tucked away in nature, you will wake up on New Years Day to jaw-dropping views of the Tarkine’s finest wilderness scenery. Best of all, you only need to carry daypacks as you explore the surrounding wilderness; perfect for those who are looking for an achievable active adventure that doesn’t need too much training.

Adrenaline rush: Raft the mighty Franklin River

West Coast Multi Activity ExplorerIf you’re after an adventurous way to finish off the year, the multi-day Franklin River Rafting expedition may very well be the trip for you. Combining 8 days of rafting along Tasmania’s iconic river with real wilderness camp spots, and a day sailing to Strahan along the Gordon River, there is much fun to be had on this exhilarating trip. Regardless of the river level, you will be in good hands as our professional guides have an exceptional safety record. And, the trip has been named the world’s best river journey by Outside Magazine in 2012, making it a trip that will definitely finish of the year on a high.

What’s your favourite place to travel to in Tassie? Let us know in the comments below.

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