Transport Tasmania

Bushwalker Transport

We provide a comprehensive transport service for bushwalkers seeking to access Tasmania’s walking tracks. With our convenient and flexible schedule we have solved the problem of finding connecting transport to and from Hobart Airport, and the many possible walking destinations around Tasmania. On demand, we will pick up bushwalkers either in Hobart CBD or Hobart Airport in our 14-seater buses, and will drop them off in time to connect with return flights.

Tasmanian Wilderness Experiences Transport


Bookings

Bookings are essential for this service. Contact us first before you make your airline reservations so we can discuss your requirements, and coordinate your travel plans with our existing bookings and airport schedule.

Bushwalkers arriving late may choose to stay at Base Camp Tasmania overnight before departing for their walk the next day, as may those completing their walks before returning home. Our transport service operates from Base Camp Tasmania to facilitate these options. We can also provide track food, protective clothing and other sundry camping/hiking supplies as an additional service if required. Click here for more information about our wilderness lodge, Base Camp Tasmania.


Fares

Walking Track or Destination Estimated Travel Time (hrs) One Way Fare (inc GST) from…
Most Popular
Overland Track (Cynthia Bay) 2:00 $85
South Coast Track (Cockle Creek) 3:00 $90
Western Arthurs (Huon Campsite / Scotts Peak) 2:25 $95
Maydena Bike Park 1:30 $90
Frenchmans Cap Track 3:00 $135
Other Trips
Airport/City Transfer 0:20 $35
Bay of Fires (The Gardens or Mount William) 4:45 $205
Blue Derby MTB 3:30 $175
Federation Peak Track (Farmhouse Creek) 2:00 $100
Leeaberra Track (Douglas Apsley) 4:30 $135
Mount Anne Track (Condominium or Red Tape Creek) 1:50 $90
Mount Field (Lake Dobson) 1:30 $95
Overland Track (Cradle Mountain) 4:45 $195
Overland Track (Cynthia Bay to Cradle Mountain shuttle) 3:00 $210
Three Capes Track (Tasman Peninsula) 1:30 $80
Walls of Jerusalem Track 4:00 $185
Wineglass Bay (Freycinet) 3:00 $130
…and even more destinations on request

Notes:

  • All transfers are to or from Hobart CBD except the Cynthia Bay to Cradle Mountain Shuttle.
  • Some prices increase during the winter months from May to September inclusive.
  • Airport parking fees are not included in the above fares and are payable by our clients.
  • We have allowed for a brief stop en route at a public convenience on journeys greater than two hours – additional unscheduled stops will attract a charge of $42/hour or part thereof (including GST) waiting time to cover our driver’s wages.
  • We offer discounts for large groups, and will also travel to other destinations if our booking commitments allow. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
  • With ever-increasing fuel prices, regrettably, our fares are subject to change without notice, so please check with us for the current fare before making your travel arrangements.

Terms and Conditions

  • A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • All transfers operate on demand with a minimum requirement of 4 fares.
  • To guarantee departure for 3 people or less an agreement to pay the additional fare(s) is required.
  • Partial or full credit (refund) of the additional fares will be arranged if other passengers book onto the same transfer.
  • Full fare must be paid at least seven days in advance of the scheduled pickup date.

Sometimes we must cancel a scheduled trip because of conditions beyond our control (severe weather, impassable roads, bush fires). We reserve the right to cancel a trip without notice, and if we can’t find an alternative trip to suit you, we will promptly refund your fare in full. We will not be responsible for any consequential losses arising from a cancellation.

If you cancel a confirmed booking, we will refund your payment in full if we are able to fill your seat for the proposed trip. If not, we will refund your payment after deducting an administration fee based on the following table:

Cancellation Notice
(days)
Administration Fee
< 7
full cost
7 – 14
25% of cost
15 – 30
15% of cost
> 30
nil

Note that we will construe a failure to turn up at the pre-arranged time or place for your tour/trip as a cancellation and will apply the above administration fee.

If we make an extra pickup trip without passengers (see ‘Unforeseen delays’ below), we will charge bushwalkers a surcharge of 75% of the fare for the trip. We will ask you to provide your credit card details in advance to cover this possibility.

Note that we have allowed for a brief stop en route at a public convenience on journeys greater than two hours – additional unscheduled stops will attract a charge of $42/hour or part thereof (including GST) to cover our driver’s wages.


Unforeseen Delays

We recognise that bushwalkers may experience unforeseen delays on the track and may not arrive at their end-point by the prearranged time.

If there are delays, this is our standard operating procedure:

We will:

  1. Arrive at the agreed pickup point at the agreed time (subject to any unforeseen delays we might also encounter en route, for example, roadworks, accidents, etc);
  2. Wait a further hour for the bushwalkers if they are not at the pickup point before returning to Base Camp Tasmania without them;
  3. Leave a message at the Walkers’ Registration Point advising of our expected return time the next day;
  4. Return the following day as soon as possible after fulfilling prior booking commitments;
  5. Contact emergency services on the bushwalkers’ behalf if the bushwalkers have still failed to arrive at the pickup point, and there is no apparent reason for their delay. Before departure bushwalkers should provide us with a Trip Intention Form to assist emergency services.

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