All our tours cater for both experienced walkers and those who haven’t done a great deal of bushwalking.
We offer tours to a variety of destinations: either camping or lodge-based overnight bushwalking tours, or day walking tours from either accommodation in Hobart or with fully serviced accommodation packages based at our wilderness retreat at Base Camp Tasmania.
For independent walkers and travellers we can also ‘unbundle’ our tour services and supply any of the individual elements as required (eco-interpreter guides, bus transfers, accommodation, lightweight food, fuel, National Park passes, equipment and clothing hire, etc).
Our tour guides are all suitably qualified academically and by experience, and all hold First Aid and Food Handling qualifications.
They have been specially selected because of their:
– demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
– personal experience and general knowledge of Tasmania’s environment,
flora and fauna
– commitment to preserving Tasmania’s unique environment
– enthusiasm and energy
We provide a range of practical services to suit either beginners or independent bushwalkers, including fully guided bushwalking tours, a transport shuttle service from Hobart to all National Parks, comfortable accommodation, equipment hire and food for the track.
We provide all the equipment and comforts to ensure that all you need to worry about on your walk is taking photographs of Tasmania’s remarkable landscapes, stunning wilderness, wildlife and fauna.
We want to share our love of the extraordinary diversity of Tasmania’s unique wilderness areas with other Australians and visitors to our country by Walking Tasmania with you!
“We have just returned from a brilliant and unique 3 days walking with Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences. Graham organised everything, down to pick ups and drop offs, a personalised itinerary in 3 very different areas. We were in the capable, knowledgeable and pretty special hands of guide Heidi and fed and looked after magnificently by Carolyn at Base Camp. Accommodation is top notch. We have no hesitation in recommending TWE.”
A client who recently completed our Hiking Highlights of Tasmania Tour sent us a link to her blog. It sounds as though she thoroughly enjoyed her holiday with us. We hope to see her back in Tasmania again soon.
“A group of 8 bush walkers from Qld needed assistance to get us about Tassie to do a series of extended difficult independent walks. Graham and his staff picked us up and dropped us off at our isolated destinations without a hassle. He was exceptionally reliable, punctual and flexible and great value. I will use again and recommend his service to all my walking fiends. Many thanks.”
“Base camp Tasmania is the home ground for Tasmanian Wilderness Experience, who did a fantastic job getting our gear together for the Overland Track. We stayed there after having finished walking this fantastic 6-day walk. Apart from the excellent service by picking us up at Lake St Clair, we enjoyed staying at the Base Camp for only one night. Beautiful surroundings, great wildlife and for us the perfect getaway before going back into the “real” world in Hobart.
The dormitory has very comfortable beds and perfect facilities for laundry, BBQ (which can be prepared upon request), and just chilling out on one of the balconies overlooking the valley. I highly recommend this place and Tasmanian Wilderness Experience. Don’t hesitate, just book it!!”
“I recently completed a four day walk in the area, organised by Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences, and stayed before and after the walk at Base Camp Tasmania. Base Camp provides very comfortable accommodation with a beautiful outlook and native animals to enjoy. Thanks to Graham for ensuring my needs regarding gluten free food were met both at the camp and whilst on the walk.
Kate, our guide for the walk, ensured we enjoyed the beauty of the national park-she was attentive to our needs, knowledgeable about the area and choose an interesting circuit which allowed us to camp in areas not frequented by others. I can recommend both Base Camp Tasmania and Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences if you are wanting a “hassle-free” holiday enjoying Tasmania’s natural beauty.”
“The folks at Base Camp checked our gear and understood our passion for Mt Anne.” “How did you find out about it?” “Base camp sold us some food to take and picked us up after a great time had by all. We learned heaps. Thankyou to Base Camp Tasmania and Stefan Hampel, our guide. We had the best four days on Mt Anne. Base Camp are people who know walking and adventure in Tassie and will sought out what you want to do with their contacts and knowhow. They also care for Wires animals and inspire you to be kinder to the planet, more caring, get fit and to be skilful in the wilderness, but do not come across like boy scout leaders, they assume you can do, keep an eye on what you can’t and support you in having a good time. Four nights at base camp is better than 10 nights in an international hotel in Bali, I reckon.”
Graham’s association with Tasmania began during the 1950s as a young teenager when he hitchhiked around the island camping and using YHA Hostels.
His love for Tasmania’s national parks was further influenced by Sir Edmund Hillary with whom he was fortunate to spend a week at a mountaineering camp in 1960, snowed-in during a blizzard at Mt Field National Park.
Before qualifying as an Eco Adventure Guide, Trevor ran his own landscaping business for 25 years.
He writes: “As a seventeen year old I was introduced to some overseas visitors who had come to Tassie to take part in the protest against the damming of the Franklin River…”
‘Inger, out where the wild things grow”
Inger is a passionate environmentalist with a particular interest in our State’s unique flora and fauna. She lives on the outskirts of New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley on a semi-rural property where she enjoys veggie and fruit gardening.
John has discovered life after the Public Service as a tour guide! He has had a lifetime interest in leading bushwalks that has ranged from ‘peak-bagging’ to ambling along admiring the wildflowers – more leaning towards the latter nowadays. This interest has spawned some 1400 media articles in a regular newspaper column, and a rather higher number of bushwalks.
Ken has been enjoying the outdoors since attending a primary school camp in Lamington NP many years ago. An active bushwalker, he explored the rugged Scenic Rim of SE Queensland and trips to Nepal, India, France, Iceland, New Zealand and Tasmania. His 25 year career in medical science finished four years ago with a tree change to Tasmania enrolling in a Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation in Hobart.
Stefan is one of our most experienced senior guides.
He writes: “I was born in Germany and have lived in Australia for over 30 years, 21 of them in Tasmania, where I have hiked extensively over the years and am very passionate about the place. I have been working as a professional guide in Tasmania for six years, after qualifying at TAFE Tasmania as an Eco Adventure Guide.”
Madeleine somehow finds time to combine a scientific career (she’s an Oceanographer with a PhD in Physical Oceanography), motherhood (three children), rock climbing, kayaking and even competitive ocean swimming with bushwalking and tour guiding! She qualified as a guide in 2006 and has led many tours for us since then.
Kate, a working mother of two and a passionate bushwalker, as well as leading our tours, still finds time in her busy life to volunteer with the State Emergency Service and the Scouts. She is a qualified Eco Adventure Guide (Certificate III) and has been a Tour Leader now since 2006.
Greg, (with a PhD in ‘a bit of everything – fisheries crises in particular and understanding societal dysfunctions and sustainability failure in general’), has a varied background that includes remote area logistics and tourism, academia, and government natural resource science and management. His passions include bushwalking, trout fishing, travel, reading and good conversation.
Born in Tasmania, Heidi loves showing off the island to visitors. A nurse in her other life she feels that guiding is her more important work as it gives her the chance to enhance people’s experiences and appreciation of our amazing state. Heidi says that studying eco-guiding is THE best thing she’s ever done and believes that a guide can add to a visitor’s knowledge of how unique and important our wilderness is.
Joe’s love of the outdoors has led him to accomplish a certificate in tourism, enabling him to participate in extended walking tours. He enjoys sharing the beauty of this enchanting island with others who appreciate the hidden treasures that can be accessed with each step that is taken.
Alex has been interested in life in the outdoors since growing up in the highlands of the Andes in South America. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecotourism while working as a guide and mountaineer on the volcanoes of Ecuador. Serendipity and random moments brought him to Tasmania where he has now settled with his young family, and has broadened his interest in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Billie is a recent addition to Tasmania Wilderness Experience’s team and brings with her an extensive knowledge of bushwalking in Tasmania. She has travelled widely and seen some amazing places (Canada, USA, Africa, South America, and Antarctica) but there is no place like home in her opinion. “Tassie offers such wonderful diverse walking opportunities and if you are looking for a true wilderness experience, this is the place.”
Maureen was born and raised in Tasmania and went to school in Sheffield. It was from here she first climbed Mt Roland as a 10-year old and subsequently first walked the Overland Track as a 16-year old. She joined the North West Walking Club in 1985 and became a regular walk leader for the club in 1990.
Vale Glen: 1951 – 2014. You are sorely missed.
Glen, a former Survival Training Officer, Antarctica, and Station Leader, ANARE Macquarie Island, was one of our most senior guides with over 40 years of bushwalking experience in all seasons in Tasmania.