Pick Up in Hobart: 8:00am
Return to Hobart: 6:00pm
Lake Pedder and Gordon Dam
Tasmania's wilderness is a headline act in “The Hunter” – a movie filmed and set in this State and starring Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe. This is the renowned area of the extinct Tasmania Tiger.
Your tour starts with pick-up from your hotel followed by a scenic drive through the apple orchards and berry farms beyond historic New Norfolk and the Hop Fields at Bushy Park.
We stop off at either The Possum Shed Café, at Westerway, or Mount Field Visitor Centre for morning tea. We will spend around an hour in Mount Field National Park. Firstly, we will take the 20-minute return walk to see the beautiful Russell Falls and then walk the Tall Trees Circuit to view some of the giant Swamp Gums and ferns that thrive in this very ancient rainforest. We will pick up lunch to take away with us for a picnic along the journey or, if the cafe is open at Lake Pedder Lodge, we can enjoy lunch there. (to be discussed on the day)
We then make our way out to Gordon Dam driving along picturesque roads in view of often snow-capped mountains in the background during the winter months. On your way you will experience some of the highlights of where parts of the movie, "The Hunter", was filmed. We will also explore the short, but challenging, Creepy Crawly Nature Trail.
The pinnacle of the trip, so to speak, is a walk on Gordon Dam (if you have the head for heights). This is an impressive piece of engineering, standing at 140 metres in height, making it the tallest dam in Tasmania. It was constructed by the Hydro Electric Commission and completed in 1974.
To break up your journey back to Hobart we will do the Junee Cave Walk on the edge of the Southwest National Park, at Maydena. The walk takes us through some picturesque fern glades to the entrance of a cave where the Junee River disappears underground. The walk is around 30-minutes return.
We will then make our way back to Hobart to your accommodation.