Have you always dreamed of doing a multi-day walk through Tasmania’s coastal wilderness, but have never been quite ready to surrender all your creature comforts? Well, don’t worry, you don’t need to give them up.
The pure white beaches, vivid orange boulders, emerald seas and rich forests of the Bay of Fires on the barely touched north-east coast of Tasmania, for example, can be reached without lugging big bags for the entirety of the trek.
Walking specialist Life’s An Adventure offer a variety of three-day guided tours on which they will carry your overnight bag, set up your tent (or provide quality accommodation).
In fact, all you have to carry each day is your water, lunch, snacks, camera and raincoat.
And the best part? At the end of the day, scrumptious meals made from 100 per cent Tasmanian food (sourced from local producers where possible) will be waiting for you, coupled with wonderful Apple Isle wine.
There are even hot showers and foot baths to help you relax after an adventurous day.
Changed your mind about wilderness walks?
Here are five stunning, three-day walk options:
Bruny Island: Stay at 43 Degrees eco accommodation (as opposed to camping like some operators), while you take advantage of Bruny’s rich foodie heritage.
Three Capes: After a day of cliff-hugging wilderness walking (on the Tasman Peninsula), rest your weary head at Stewarts Bay Lodge and dine at the in-house restaurant.
Freycinet National Park: You won’t forget your first time hiking around the sparklingly beautiful Wineglass Bay and you can relive it over and over from the comfort of Freycinet Lodge in the evening.
Bay of Fires: A wonderfully remote coastal walk during the day, come the evening you can indulge in Ninth Island wines and cheeses at the waterfront beach shack on beautiful Ansons Bay.
Maria Island: Spend one of the nights at the World Heritage-listed Darlington Probation Station, a former convict penitentiary built in the 1830s, and dine under the stars. Here you’ll ready yourself for the unparalleled views from the 620-metre high Bishop & Clerk.
For more information on these walks and others see LifesAnAdventure.com.au