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The Cradle Mountain Huts and Bay of Fires Lodge Walks in northern Tasmania will introduce several exciting new experiences for guests when the walking season operates again from October 1. This iconic six-day walk through the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park takes guests along the Overland Track in small groups of no more than 10 with two highly experienced guides. Taking in a diversity of landscapes including sedgeland moors, glacial mountain lakes and rainforests, craggy peaks, button grass plains and alpine meadows, walkers will often come face to snout with wombats, echidnas, wallabies and Tasmanian Devils all making the area their home.

 

This season sees the introduction of "Adventure Walks" for those looking for something a little more challenging. This walk will follow the same path but will allow all guests on the departure to climb the mountains that are found along the way. These include Cradle Mountain, Barn Bluff, Mt Oakleigh and Mt Ossa providing some of the most outstanding views in the country. These walks will have limited departures but will also be available for groups who want to sign up together.

 

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is also a four day walk - in this case along the pristine beaches of the north eastern coastline of Tasmania and past the granite boulders covered in bright orange lichen that gives this location its name. Noted by National Geographic as one of the top 15 walks in the world, this experience not only takes in the white sandy stretches of beach but also the grassy windblown heath-lands that make for great marsupial spotting. Native birds and marine life such as seals and dolphins are often spotted along the way.

 

In 2012/2013 a new guest experience will be introduced to complete the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk adventure. On the return journey, walkers will have a stop at renowned winemaker, Andrew Pirie's new winery near Labrina. Credited for his award-winning wines at Ninth Island and Piper's Brook Vineyards, Andrew will be offering guests the chance to try his new sparkling wine variety and some delicious canapés before returning to their Launceston accommodation or the airport. This allows for guests to meet the late departures back to the mainland. www.bayoffires.com.au






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