nature and eco tours Hobart Tasmania

Regular Tours

Eco Tours Tasmania offer regular tours departing the Hobart CBD in the morning and return late afternoon.

Current tours are –

Mt Field National Park and Styx Valley Tour

Styx Valley Tour

A fully guided tour leaving the Hobart CBD at 8.30am, returning between 4.00 and 5.00pm.
….Travel along the Derwent River past farmland, vineyards and hop fields.
….Experience the grandeur of the worlds tallest flowering plants, the majestic Eucalyptus regnans (giant ash) of the Styx River Valley.
….Walk through Jurassic Park type landscape of giant tree ferns to Junee Cave, where the Junee River appears out of the side of a mountain after its 30 kilometre journey through Australia’s deepest cave system.
….Explore  Mount Field National Park with a walk through the forest to Russell Falls.

National Parks Entry included in cost of tour.
Lunch is Not included so BYO or purchase it at one of the tour stops.

Tour Cost $135.00 per person – minimum 2 passengers required to run tour.

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Orchid Tours

Tasmania has over 200 species of native orchids that flower throughout the year.
Join a fully guided half day or full day tour of local orchid sites to see a range of seasonal
orchids in flower. Our Guides are all passionate about Tasmania’s native orchids and readily share
their knowlege of the orchids and the locations they grow

Tasmania also has a stunning array of seasonal fungi that is often seen during this tour.
Expect breathtaking scenery and some of Tasmania’s unique orchids and maybe some amazing fungi.

Tours are run in Parks, Reserves and Bushland accessed via tracks and trails
so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Sturdy covered footwear suitable for walking on tracks and trails is essential.
Dress for the current weather conditions and a Hat and Coat are always recommended.

Half Day Orchid and Sightseeing Tour Cost $80 per person, minimum 2 people required to run tour.

Full Day Orchid and Sightseeing Tour Cost $130 per person, minimum 2 people required to run tour.

Tour cost DOES NOT include lunch so BYO or lunch can be purchased at local shop during the tour.

For more information or to book a tour, contact Eco Tours Tasmania HERE.

 

Native Orchid tours Tasmania

Seasonal and Special Interest Tours.

Throughout the year Eco Tours Tasmania run half day, full day and multi day
tours around the state to visit various orchid hot spots and other places of interest.
Watch our Facebook page to see what orchids are flowering around the state and tours
are advertised here on the web site.

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Three Day Corybas Hunting Tour.

Come Corybas hunting with Eco Tours Tasmania on a fully guided and catered three day tour from Hobart to
Tasmania’s Native Orchid hot spot, the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.

The Arthur Pieman Conservation Area differs from typical Tasmanian West Coast habitat as it has been shaped by fire, resulting in a unique landscape that contains many threatened flora species including 7 endemic orchids and is the type location for 6 of these.
This tour will be specifically targeting Corybas and is timed to coincide with the peak flowering of the recently discovered Pink and Green varieties of Corybas unguiculatus (small pelican-orchid)
Corybas aconitiflorus (spurred helmet orchid), Corybas incurvus (slaty helmet-orchid) and other orchids will also be in flower during this Tour.

The Tour will depart Hobart at 8.00am Friday 20th July 2018 and stop at known orchid sites on the way to and from Arthur River,
returning to Hobart late Sunday 22nd July 2018. Transfers to and from Launceston, Devonport and
Burnie or other locations along our route to Arthur River can be arranged.
Facilities at Arthur River are restricted to a small take away food shop, there are no hotels, motels or supermarkets in the area.
Our accommodation at Arthur River will be a large comfortable and fully equipped Lodge with a variety of bedrooms that sleeps
up to 12 people in a mix of twin shared and double rooms.
As there are no supermarkets, hotels or restaurants at Arthur River, all meals at Arthur River from dinner Friday evening through to
breakfast on Sunday will be provided and catered at The Lodge.

Total cost for the 3 day Tour will be $600 per person, Twin Share.

Bookings and full payment can be made directly HERE

Botanical Printmaking Workshop

Eco Tours Tasmania and Professional Botanical Artist – Printmaker Deborah Wace offer One Day Botanical Printmaking Workshops.

You will be collected by Eco Tours Tasmania from convenient locations around Hobart and transported to a bush location
where Eco Tours Tasmania’s Professional Guide will conduct small group walks through the surrounding bush area, interpreting
and describing the plants, animals and natural features of the area.

We will then drive to Redlands Whisky Distillery at Kempton where we will enjoy lunch (included in the tour price). Here Deborah will have her Portable Print Studio set up and conduct the Printmaking Workshop, utilising much of the plant material we have collected.

We will explore the printmaking potential of natural objects i.e. leaves, ferns, bark and petals and also create freely from our
observations of the natural world. We will study plants and flowers under magnification and create some original art works for
you to take home with you.

“Drawing from my own arts practice as a botanical artist, I look for the meeting between art and science, I can provide
a small Herbarium of pressed plant, fungi and lichen for the class to use, plus what we are allowed to collect on our walks.
I will also show the Drypoint Plates I create to achieve the highly detailed Drypoint Prints of Tasmanian Native Orchids, root
to flower which I use to produce my own artwork.” – Deborah Wace
View Deborah’s Artwork HERE

 

Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided.
Max 10 people,  Group Bookings Welcome. Minimum of 6 people required to run the tour.

Price for the One Day Workshop $150.00 per person.

Printmaking Workshops are planned for September 2018, to participate in a workshop register your interest HERE and be notified by email as soon as the dates are set.

BOOK HERE

 

Melbourne Orchid Spectacular Tour

Travel with Eco Tours Tasmania to the Melbourne Orchid Spectacular, leaving Hobart Friday 24 August,
travel to Devonport and board the Spirit of Tasmania.
Spend Saturday 25 August at the Orchid Spectacular, then re-board the Spirit of Tasmania Saturday evening
arriving in Devonport Sunday 26 August, then traveling home to Hobart.

THIS TOUR IS FULLY BOOKED.

 

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area Four Day Spring Orchid Tour

Come orchid hunting with Eco Tours Tasmania on a fully guided and catered four day tour from Hobart to Tasmania’s Native Orchid hot spot, the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.
The Arthur Pieman Conservation Area is hailed as one of the worlds great archaeological regions with recorded human habitation for millennium and contains shell middens,
artefacts and rock engravings. It differs from typical Tasmanian west coast habitat as it has been shaped by fire, resulting in a unique landscape that contains many threatened
flora species including 7 endemic orchids and is the type location for 6 of these. You can expect to see 20+ species of orchids during this tour.

The Tour will depart Hobart at 8.00am Thursday 25th October (Hobart Show Day) and stop at known orchid sites on the way to and from Arthur River, arriving back in Hobart late Sunday 28th October.
Pickups and Drop Off’s can be arranged from Launceston, Devonport and Burnie or other locations along our route to Arthur River.

Facilities at Arthur River are restricted to a small take away shop, there are no Hotels, Motels or Supermarkets in the area.
Our accommodation at Arthur River will be a large comfortable and fully equipped Lodge with a variety of bedrooms that sleeps up to 12 people in a mix of Twin Shared and Double Rooms.
As there are no supermarkets, hotels or restaurants at Arthur River, all meals from Dinner Thursday evening through to Breakfast on Sunday morning will be provided and catered at The Lodge.

Total Cost for the 4 day Tour will be $1000 per person Twin Share.
Members of Australian Orchid Council and ANOS receive a discounted price. To access this price please quote your Orchids Australia Reference Number or ANOS Member Number in the ‘Special Requirements’ field on the online booking form.

Bookings and full payment can be made HERE