Gear and Clothing
Tasmania's weather is best describe as 'unpredictable'. It can be hot one day and snow the next. Even in Summer! It has a reputation for having four seasons in one day. During the colder months, warm clothing and rain gear is a must. Expect to get stuck in the rain at some stage. Full wet weather gear will help you keep dry and comfortable. Layering your clothing works well in Tasmania giving you the option to either warm up or cool down easily depending on the conditions. Make sure you bring spare clothes to change into just in case you do get wet. During the warmer months you will need less, but it gets cooler of a night. Once again layering your outfit will help make personal temperature adjustments. This tour involves walking on mixed terrain. It can be anything from rocky to soft sandy, wet, and slippery to dry ground. You will need appropriate walking/hiking boots for this trip. Tour Participants are expected to bring their own toiletries and personal hygiene gear. Participants are also required to bring all their own camera gear. This trip done include some minor walking and extended walking if you wish. A good day pack will help carry your camera gear, but also snacks, clothing etc for your next adventure.
Flexibility on Tour
Having had over fifteen years of local and international photography experience we understand the importance of capturing that image you are after. Given the nature of the ever changing light here in Tasmania we offer the flexibility of capturing that 'special moment' without the restraints of a larger group tour. This allows us more time and flexibility within a region catering for all interests of the group.
Not Included in Tour
The cost of the tour does not include:
- Visas, Domestic and International Flights
- Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Meals, Drinks and snacks unless specified
- Items of a personal nature
- Clothing and Photography Equipment
- Travel insurance
All prices are in Australian Dollars. Full payment will be taken at time of tour confirmation. Payments can be made with either PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer. Details on payment instructions will be given at time of booking.
Cancellation more than 14 days prior to tour will incur a 50% refund only. Cancellation less than 14 days before tour will have no refund on trip.
Accommodation, Transport and Meals.
Accommodation for the duration of the tour is include in the price of the tour. Pre-tour and post tour accommodation is excluded from the tour cost (post tour begins on the evening the tour concludes). Booking of accommodation before and after the tour is the responsibility of the individual traveller. Here at Southern Wilderness Tours we can advise on places to stay whilst staying in Launceston or surrounds.
Tours will commence on Day 1 from the city of Launceston. Individual guests will be picked up from their accommodation in early morning at a pre arranged time. On the conclusion of the tour (last day), guests will be transported to their pre-arranged accommodation in Launceston. On tour we use clean and comfortable twin share accommodation varying between holiday cabins to wilderness lodges. If you prefer a private room then we can arrange this at cost subject to availability. Please note than bedding will be supplied in all accommodations for tours unless specified otherwise.
We use comfortable, modern four wheel drive vehicles to transport you between locations. Access to each photography destination will include a mixture of sealed and dirt roads. We will also be driving through 4x4 vehicle only tracks as well as across some of the best beaches Tasmania has to offer. Some parts of our journey will get bumpy due to the nature of the terrain we will be crossing. Please note: Due to Tasmania's ever changing weather; here at Southern Wilderness Tours, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary if adverse weather conditions does not permit us to access parts or part of our journey.
Some meals and snacks will be provided given the remote nature of some locations. However, facilities will be available to purchase food and refreshments that aren't provided within each tour.