Lots of fresh Tassie air with Caro Ryan


Specialist walking operator, Tasmanian Expeditions, has launched an exclusive trek in 2018 along Tasmania’s South Coast Track escorted by Caro Ryan, one of Australia’s most passionate bushwalkers and leading outdoor bloggers.

The 11-day, 85 kilometre itinerary, offers participants the opportunity to learn bushwalking and hiking tips from Caro Ryan while hiking along one of Tasmania’s finest long distance walks.

According to Tasmanian Expeditions Logistics & Operations Manager, Scott O’Leary, Caro Ryan has a great deal of bushwalking expertise to share with like-minded trekkers.

“Having trekked extensively on some of Australia’s most remote, pristine and secluded trails Caro knows everything you ‘need to know’ when undertaking a remote walk, such as navigation skills, gear and packing, apps for outdoors and ensuring you ‘leave no trace’ when you walk in the wilderness,” he said.

“By the end of the walk with Caro, trekkers should be confident with reading a topographic map, route planning, route finding, taking a compass bearing, and estimating distance, speed and time.

“A journey along the South Coast Track is a true wilderness experience taking in remote, pristine beaches, towering World Heritage protected rainforests and the alpine beauty of the Ironbound Range.”

And Caro Ryan couldn’t agree more.

“After hearing my bushwalking friends talk about Tassie’s South Coast Track for so long, I’m very excited to be heading down there in February next year,” she said.

“The itinerary begins with a spectacular flight to the remote airstrip at Melaleuca in the World Heritage-listed Southwest National Park,” Caro said.

“From here, trekkers will walk 10 to 15 kilometres each day (carrying up to 20 kilograms) and camping at night.

“It’s a very flexible itinerary with a rest day built in plus plenty of time for exploring and swimming at the many beaches along the south coast.

“So if you have a thirst for full pack hikes, have excellent fitness and keen to trek and camp in remote regions, this could be the perfect hiking adventure for you.”

Originally built as an escape route for shipwreck survivors, the South Coast Track follows in the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers and is one of the official Great Walks of Tasmania.

Highlights of the South Coast Track with Caro Ryan include:

• Camping, swimming & trekking along isolated and pristine beaches
• Learning about the area’s ancient indigenous history
• Discovering the regions’ unique wildlife and plants
• A scenic flight to Melaleuca
• Traversing the impressive Ironbound Range
• A full rest day at Little Deadman’s Bay

South Coast Track with Caro Ryan (18 – 28 February 2018). From $2,695 per person (departing Hobart).

More information at www.tasmanianexpeditions.com.au or telephone 1300 666 856.

Check out Caro Ryan’s blog at www.lotsafreshair.com

Book your Tasmanian Expeditions adventure in October and get a free gift voucher at WildEarth.com.au to stock up on gear and your essentials. More info here.

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