The Great Tasmanian Traverse

Specialist walking operator, Tasmanian Expeditions, has launched a unique trekking adventure – a five-week traverse of Tasmania – the company’s most ambitious, fully-guided, wilderness experience yet, and the first of its kind in Australia.

The Great Tasmanian Traverse combines five of the operator’s most popular adventures; Penguin to Cradle, The Overland Track, Frenchmans Cap Trek, Franklin River Rafting and the South Coast Track.

By adventuring via land, sea, and air, travellers can traverse the entire length of the Apple Isle, from top to bottom, over 39 days.

“This is the ultimate Tasmanian adventure for the experienced trekker looking for their next challenge,” Tasmanian Expeditions manager field manager Scott O’Leary says.

“It is about exploring the more remote parts of Tasmania that encapsulate the pristine and untouched wilderness environments that Tasmania is so well-known for.”

Highlights of the adventure include a week rafting down the iconic Franklin River, trekking in Tasmania’s pristine world heritage regions, a memorable scenic flight over the West Coast and Southwest World Heritage area and transfer to Strahan on the famous Stormbreaker yacht.

The traverse will start in Northern Tasmania at the beginning of the Coast to Cradle Trail and finish at Cockle Creek, Australia’s southernmost town.

The inaugural Great Tasmanian Traverse will depart from Launceston on 18 February and will conclude in Hobart on 27 March 2018, with more departures expected in future years.

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