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

Duration: 8-9 hours
No. of Guests: 1-7

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 the 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 luxury vehicle with bottled water, local treats and in-car wi-fi. Take the short, scenic drive out of town to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy a little time to relax and get to know your host.

Bonorong is a sanctuary, not a zoo, and proceeds help with endangered breeding programs. See young Tasmanian Devils fed by hand, meet wombats, koalas, kangaroos and dozens of other Aussie natives. Expect to learn loads about our unique fauna from the passionate keepers and your Localing host.

Stop for a quick stroll, morning tea (or lunch, depending on how we’re tracking) in one of Tasmania’s most historic regional towns. The quaint streets of New Norfolk are lined with old pubs, charming stores and impressive colonial buildings. For an exceptional gourmet dining experience, the Agrarian Kitchen is one of the islands finest.

Continue on to Mt. Field, Tasmania’s most diverse National Park. Get up close and personal with one of the planets tallest trees, the Mountain Ash towering at nearly 100 metres.  The park has 4 distinct levels of vegetation starting at rain forest to alpine and along the journey, your guide will give you a hands-on introduction to the diverse plant life, like the fagus, Australia’s only cold climate winter deciduous tree.

If you’ve opted for a picnic lunch, your Localing host will arrange a meal of delicious Tasmanian fare and hot tea or coffee in a beautiful natural setting.

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 echidnas, 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 5 pm.

Tour Highlights & Inclusions
– Expert Localing host
– Morning tea
– Activity expenses and park fees
– Insightful, vivid storytelling
– Stunning country views
– Guided rainforest walks
– Mt. Field, Russell Falls and New Norfolk
– Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Pricing
$1260A for up to 2 guests (excludes lunch)
$180A for each additional guest (up to 7 in total)
Children under 5 travel free

Recommended Add-ons (allow for extra time)
Public holidays   +$250A total
Airport pick-up (1-4)   +$120A total
Local picnic lunch   +$60A P. P.
Agrarian Kitchen dining and tour   +$110A P. P. (Weds-Sun)
Private, Keeper-led wildlife encounters   +$160A P. P.

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