Peaks, Falls & Furry Locals: Mt. Field & the Derwent – Private Day Tour

Duration: 8-9 hours
No. of Guests: 1-6

Mt. Field is one of the Island’s best-loved national parks. Experience iconic Russel Falls and stunning rainforest walks among ancient ferns and towering gum trees. Visit one of Australia’s best wildlife sanctuaries and enjoy a picnic lunch in the wild or a fabulous dining experience at a local vineyard or the culinary institute, Agrarian Kitchen (open Wednesday-Sunday).

Suggested but highly flexible itinerary:

Be picked up from your hotel at 9 am by your expert Localing host in a premium vehicle with bottled water and local treats. Take the short, scenic drive out of town to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy this scenic short country drive to relax and get to know your host. 

Bonorong is a sanctuary, not a zoo, and proceeds help with endangered breeding programs and onsite native veterinary clinics. See Tasmanian Devils, everyone’s favourite wombats, meet kangaroos and plenty of other Tassie natives. Expect to learn loads about our unique fauna from the passionate keepers and your Localing host.

Stop for a quick stroll, morning tea in one of Tasmania’s most historic regional towns. The quaint streets of New Norfolk are lined with country pubs & charming stores. Stop alongside the River Derwent  for seasonal berries, cherries, apples or honey, available fresh from roadside stalls and seasonal local farms. 

Continue on to Mt. Field, one of Tasmania’s most diverse National Parks. Get up close and personal with some of the planet’s tallest trees, the Swamp Gum, towering over 70 metres. Your local guide will give you a hands-on introduction to the diverse plant life and history of the park.

If you’ve opted for a picnic lunch, your host will arrange a meal of delicious Tasmanian fare in a beautiful natural setting. For an exceptional gourmet dining experience, the Agrarian Kitchen is one of the country’s fines (additional expense).

Visit Russell Falls and a few other notable natural attractions, keeping a keen eye out for platypus in mountain streams or a wedge-tailed eagle soaring high on mountain thermals. It is not uncommon to see native wildlife on short walks in the national park including wallabies and pademelons.

While the exact order of the day may change according to the season, conditions and your preferences, your host will have you back safe and sound in Hobart by 6 pm.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions

Expert Localing host
– Morning tea/coffee
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Stunning country views
– Seasonal produce tastings
– Guided walks Mt. Field to Russell Falls & beyond.
– Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Pricing
$1660A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$240A for each additional guest (up to 6 in total)
Children under 5 travel free
+$400A during Public holidays & peak season

Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Airport pick-up (1-4)   +$120A total
Local picnic lunch   +$80A p. p.
Agrarian Kitchen dining (Fri-Sun)   +$320A p. p.
Bonorong Private Feeding Frenzy   +$540A p. p.

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