The largest remaining area of ancient Gondwanan rainforest is protected within the Southwest Wilderness Area of Tasmania. The fringes of these rainforests are often dominated by more recent giant Eucalypt trees and are home to a rich and unique flora of fungi, moss and lichens. The diversity of fungi is astonishing, with many species and varieties still to be documented.
- Private Touring
- 3 Day guided tour
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This 3-day privately guided tour takes you deep into Tasmania’s oldest national park, Mt Field, and the ancient rainforests of the Southwest Wilderness Area to explore and discover fungi only found in this region of the world.
This small group tour is specifically designed to allow time for macro photography, interpretation, and discussion to cater for both the novice and experienced fungi enthusiast. Your local guide, an experienced mycologist, will share his scientific knowledge of fungi, the ecology of these unique and ancient forests, and other aspects of Tasmania’s natural history.
This tour includes:
- 3 days of private touring with local guide
- Transport in well-appointed vehicle
- 2 x nights’ accommodation
- 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 1 x dinner
- All National Parks passes.
DAY 1 Hobart to Mt Field o/n Pedder Wilderness Lodge
DAY 2 Southwest National Park o/n Pedder Wilderness Lodge
DAY 3 Florentine Valley to Hobart
Accommodating and knowledgeable
Karin was very accommodating and knowledgeable. She was delightful to be with.
One of the best guides we have ever had
We loved our time in Tasmania. Our guide Richard was one of the best guides we have ever had – extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with.
Jim & Betsy Jansen
USA, February 2019 (private tour)
Excellent, and great value
This tour was excellent. We liked the idea of a small group tour and it was great value. John is an exceptional guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing, is outstanding. We were always well looked after, had any questions answered and enjoyed chatting with John. Our vehicle was always clean and ready to go and we always knew what our agenda was going to be.
USA, January 2019 (small group tour – 8 Day Tasmanian Wilderness and Wildlife Encounter)
Would highly recommend
We wanted to experience the natural environment of Tasmania, and learn more about its history and wildlife. Our guide was THE BEST! He was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and responsive to our pace and questions.
USA, March 2019