Forests of the Deep South Ecology Tour

This ecology tour will immerse you in the fascinating forests of Tasmania’s Deep South
Hours

7

Adult

$245

Child

$175

So much more than a walk in the woods, this ecology experience will immerse you in the fascinating forests of Tasmania’s Deep South. Learn the science and the magic of our ancient forests with your knowledgeable botanist. Having featured in various documentaries and television programs, your curiosity will be piqued…

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DAY TOURS-Deep South
Tour Highlights
Ecologist with specialist knowledge

Learn the science and the magic of our ancient forests with your knowledgeable botanist. Having featured in various documentaries and television programs, your curiosity will be piqued as he shares his passion and years of experience on this perspective-shifting day trip.

Historical relics

Your senses will be heightened as you breathe the fresh mountain air, listen to native birdsong and search for unique plant species and forestry relics embedded into growing trees. Discover the history of our fascinating forests and their possible future.

Reflect over lunch at Duckhole Lake

Our expedition destination is the idyllic Duckhole Lake. Lying within the Southwest National Park the delightfully tranquil lake is actually a flooded sinkhole. It is part of the extensive regional cave and karst system that includes the nearby Hastings Caves. The lake is a peaceful place to sit and listen to the birds and frogs while we enjoy our picnic lunch.

THE EXPERIENCE

Our ecology experience to the forests of Southern Tasmania departs from Hobart at 8am and the Kermandie Hotel in Port Huon at 9am. This day adventure takes you deep into the south of Tasmania so you can experience the unexpected beauty of the forests in this stunning region. We travel to the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Southwest National Park, past spectacular craggy mountain ranges and ancient forests.

Our expedition destination is the idyllic Duckhole Lake. Lying within the Southwest National Park the delightfully tranquil lake is actually a flooded sinkhole. It is part of the extensive regional cave and karst system that includes the nearby Hastings Caves. The lake is a peaceful place to sit and listen to the birds and frogs while we enjoy our picnic lunch.

The easy there-and-back track to Duckhole Lake is a short 4.2km walk, most of which is boardwalk and follows a beautiful stream through regrowth forest to the lake. The track follows a late 19th century sawmill tramway for much of the way, and remnants of the tramway can be seen.

Your senses will be heightened as you breathe the fresh mountain air, listen to native birdsong and search for unique plant species and forestry relics embedded into growing trees. Discover the history of our fascinating forests and their possible future as the expert botanist shares his knowledge. He will bring all the equipment which may include a laser rangefinder, tape measure and spherical camera.

You can’t miss the views across the wild waters of the Huon and Picton Rivers and out towards the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

We return from our forest expedition along the banks of the pristine Huon River past Roaring Bay Beach and Surveyors Bay. Enjoy views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island as we drive to the charming town of Geeveston, made famous as the location of the filming of the television series Rosehaven. Here we seek the elusive platypus in its natural habitat.

After our enriching ecology experience to the forests of Southern Tasmania, we aim to return to the Kermandie Hotel by 4pm and Hobart by 5pm.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
What's also included on every TAT tour:
Passionate and knowledgeable local guide
Comfortable and air-conditioned bus transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
What’s also included this tour:
A picnic lunch will be provided
National Park passes into spectacular forests
Qualified ecologist as your expert tour guide
All ecological observation gear
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