The Tasmanian Walking Company has released its winter experiences program which, for the first time, includes the opportunity to privately charter the company’s luxury yacht, Lady Eugenie.
The 23 metre yacht was acquired last year as part of the Tasmanian Walking Company’s newest experience, the Wineglass Bay Sail Walk, which has just finished its spring/summer season. It is now available for groups to privately charter along with a full crew so they can walk some of the most pristine trails in Tasmania during winter and stay on board the cosy luxury yacht each night.
The yacht offers five comfortable guest rooms accommodating two people per room, catering for groups of up to 10 people. By night, guests can relax in a spacious lounge and dining area and be treated to meals prepared by the crew, featuring fresh local Tasmanian produce and wine.
Charter rates start from $2,990 for 24 hours including the highly experienced yacht crew and walking guides, all food and beverages and National Parks Passes.
In addition, Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain Huts Walk will once again be available during the winter months, allowing intrepid hikers to choose from seven departures throughout June, July and August where they can experience this stunning wintery landscape.
The 8-day Cradle Mountain Huts Winter Walk will trek through the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park along the Overland Track in small groups of no more than 10 with two highly-experienced guides.
During the winter months, the high peaks along the Overland Track, as well as certain sections along the trail, receive fresh snowfalls, turning the Cradle Mountain National Park into a stunning winter wonderland.
Highlights of walking the Overland Track in winter including fewer people, crisp winter air, frozen lakes and frequent snowfalls which change the vistas of the surrounding landscapes.
Walkers will also often come face to snout with wombats, echidnas, wallabies and Tasmanian Devils all making the area their home.
Not for the faint hearted, the experience requires a high level of fitness for this multi-day walking experience with pack weights of around 12kg-15kg. The itinerary is designed to enable walkers to go at a slower pace to account for changing weather conditions.
Each evening’s accommodation is in one of the private huts nestled away in this remarkable Park, including Barn Bluff Hut, Pine Forest Moor Hut, Pelion Hut, Kia Ora Hut and Windy Ridge Hut. They are exclusively for guests of the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk and provide a welcome haven at the end of each day with piping hot showers, drying rooms for damp clothes and boots, and cosy heating, along with a hearty three-course dinner and fine Tasmanian wines.
The Winter Walks cost $3450 per person twin share and include two experienced walking guides, all accommodation (excluding the first night before departure), food and beverages, National Parks passes, transfers to and from Launceston, and the use of a waterproof jacket and pack for the duration of the walk.
For more information on Tasmanian Walking Company’s private yacht charters visit http://www.
For more information on Cradle Mountain Huts Winter Walks visit http://www.cradlehuts.com.au/