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Only 200km from the mainland of Australia, Northern Tasmania is a treasure trove of natural wonders with stunning landscapes, unique animals and plants and a rich diversity of sea life.

Home to the world’s second largest temperate rainforest - the Tarkine, spectacular dolerite mountains, wild river and cave systems and a rugged coastline with long sandy beaches and grassy woodlands, there is so much to discover in this magnificent region!

With over 477,000 hectares of Tarkine wilderness to explore and such a vast array of experiences available (suitable for all ages and levels of fitness – on land and in the water), why not let one of our remarkable certified operators take the stress out of your next trip on the wild – or mild – side, by making sure you don’t miss out on anything!

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Our operators know the region like the back of their hand and will have you walking, living and breathing in all the natural beauty and wonder of the Tasmanian wilderness before you can say platypus.  They offer a wide variety of unique experiences to suit everybody’s needs, including walking and floating through canyons, short and easy walks through temperate rainforests, multi-day trekking adventures along the world-famous Overland Track, and mountain biking down the iconic Cradle Mountain.

So, whether you want to experience it all with your own two feet (bushwalking, hiking, trekking, tramping (whichever you like to call it!)), explore it on two wheels (enjoying everything from cross country and downhill trails, to relaxing rides along quiet country roads with scenic coastal views) or see it from a boat (to enjoy the vast river network that offers everything from white water thrills to calm, peaceful rides), we’ve got plenty of operators ready to take you on an unforgettable journey.

And just for your convenience, we’ve listed them all below to help get your holiday ball rolling!Tarkine Trails Hidden Gems USE ME

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Tarkine Trails offer small group walking experiences into the wilds of the takayna/Tarkine wilderness of Tasmania. Specialising in quality, deep immersion wilderness experiences that showcase the true beauty and power of a wilderness landscape, their expeditions are between four and six days long.

Check them out on our Green Travel Guide.

Tasmanian Walking Company Hidden Gems USE ME

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Tasmanian Walking Company offer fully guided walking experiences that will immerse you in some of the most pristine environments Tasmania has to offer - including the incredible Cradle Mountain. Tasmanian Walking Company’s goal is to provide an outstanding opportunity for visitors to step out of everyday life into nature and be revitalised, and to experience a fresh, profound perspective of humanity, the environment and the possibilities they embody.

Find them on our Green Travel Guide here.

Tasmanian Expeditions Hidden Gems USE ME

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Tasmanian Expeditions offer active, responsible, memorable and experience-rich trips exploring the remote, rugged and iconic parts of Tasmania. They’ll give you opportunities to challenge yourself in nature and tick off some bucket list-worthy destinations. Meanwhile, you’ll bypass some of the main Tasmanian tourist attractions in favour of exploring Tasmania’s more remote corners, giving you access to places you may never have discovered on your own.

Check them out on our Green Travel Guide.

 Cradle Mountain Canyons Hidden Gems USE ME

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Cradle Mountain Canyons is a small outdoor adventure company owned and operated by Tasmanians with a passion for the great outdoors.Experienced and qualified guides will lead you through the stunning canyons found only a stone's throw away from Cradle Mountain. You can choose between an action-packed day of waterfall jumps and slides in the Dove Canyon or a much easier introduction to the world of canyoning in the Lost World Canyon.

Find them on our Green Travel Guide here.

Overland Track Hidden Gems USE ME 

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The Overland Track is a true wilderness walk which travels through spectacular mountain scenery, near beautiful waterfalls, through a variety of fascinating ecosystems and close to Tasmania s highest mountain, before finishing at Australia’s deepest lake, Lake St Clair.

Check out the Overland Track here.

Tarkine Wilderness Lodge Hidden Gems USE ME

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If you’re looking for a stunning place to lay your head after all of that adventure, check out Tarkine Wilderness Lodge. Nestled on 200 acres of privately-owned land, this lodge offers guests complete seclusion from the outside world and guarantees you will fall in love with and lose yourself in the serenity that is the Tarkine. Relax and enjoy the exclusive use of the lodge and its facilities, including three luxurious suites with private bathroom facilities and beautiful vistas of the surrounding rainforest. You can also let their experienced guides take you on a breathtaking and informative journey through the ancient 60-million-year-old forest.

Find Tarkine Wilderness Lodge on our Green Travel Guide here.

41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm Hidden Gems USE ME

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 If you’re looking for something a little different, why not check out 41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm? Thisfarm is a family-run sustainable inland farm and unique tourist attraction located in the heart of Tasmania's North. The farm grows Atlantic salmon and ginseng varieties in natural conditions and is open seven days a week for free tastings and self-guided tours of the farm and wetlands, allowing you to wander past the freshwater salmon ponds, ginseng nursery, along a boardwalk through wetlands and to a viewing area of Montana Cascades.

Find them on our Green Travel Guide here.

If you’re keen to check out the rest of the state, make sure you visit our Green Travel Guide and search for ‘Tasmania’ for more great eco experiences, including:

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