Strahan 3-day adventure

Travel through a region of untamed wilderness, windswept beaches and tranquil waterways


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This is a journey for those that want to see the ‘other’ side of our remarkable island. The wild and untamed. The raw and the real. This is like no other region on earth. We travel through the south-west and into the western wilds on this three-day adventure. Learn the…



Tour Highlights
Wall in the Wilderness

See the history of the Central Highlands carved into 100 metres of Huon pine! This extraordinary work depicts the many stories of the region. There’s nothing quite like it.
Gordon River Cruise

Jump onboard for the award-winning six-hour cruise up the Gordon River. Visit Sarah island – the dreaded penal colony and find out how convicts survived in this remote environment.
Chase waterfalls

Walk through deep green, mossy forest to see some of our island’s most beautiful waterfalls located in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tasmanian Wilderness.


The Wall in the Wilderness is a magnificent work of art at Derwent Bridge in Tasmania's Central Highlands. Made from rare Huon pine, the sculpture is 3 metres high and over 100 metres in length and depicts the history, hardship and perseverance of the people in the Central Highlands and pays homage to the individuals who settled and protected the area.

Enjoy lunch at Lake St Claire, Australia’s deepest lake. Located at the southern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, it forms part of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area and offers spectacular scenery, an award-winning visitor centre, and a range of beautiful walks to suit every ability. The environment around Lake St Clair is among Tasmania's most spectacular. Deep glacial lakes are fringed by dense forests of ancient pines, and the high mountains provide a dramatic backdrop.

The drive to Queenstown via the 90 bends is truly epic. We pass through lush forest, over dramatic lakes, past ghost towns and into the lunar landscape around Queenstown which has been shaped by years of copper mining. It’s a sight like no other.

Embark on the famous and award-winning Gordon River Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then up the Gordon River. Enjoy the tranquillity of this majestic river in Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed South West Wilderness National Park on this six hour cruise. Hop off for a short nature walk through tall Huon pines, sassafras and myrtle.

Learn about the last attempted convict escape watching the play The Ship that Never Was. It's January 1834 and The Frederick, the last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour, is about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Ten convict shipwrights have other ideas. So begins the story of an amazing escape and an extraordinary voyage with an intriguing twist.

On our final day we chase waterfalls. Starting with the stunning Nelson Falls in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tasmanian Wilderness, we then head to Mount Field National Park where we visit Tasmania's most photographed waterfall and arguably its prettiest! The short 20-minute return walk from the visitors centre to the cascading waterfall takes a scenic boardwalk through deep green forest, past mossy glens and huge man ferns.

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 groups of maximum 16 people
Experiences to teach you about our history Stay each night in 3–4 star accommodation: a mix of hotels, motels, lodges, and retreats.
What’s also included this tour:
Accommodation for 2 nights
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
All activity entry and National Park fees
Knowledgeable local driver and tour guide
Air-conditioned minivan or small bus
Live commentary onboard