Sight Seeing Tours
Eco Tours Tasmania offer regular tours departing the Hobart CBD in the morning and return late afternoon.
Current tours are –
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 Swamp Gums 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.
Highlights of the Huon
Fully guided day tour leaving Hobart CBD at 8.30am and returning between 4.00 and 5.00pm.
Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Huon River Valley as you travel south.
….Stop at Huon Aquaculture’s Hideaway Bay site to learn about Tasmania’s famous Atlantic Salmon industry with the opportunity to purchase some product from the Factory Outlet Shop.
….Break for morning tea at a secluded beach with crystal clear water, white sand and Bruny Island as a backdrop.
….Visit the fishing village of Dover, one of Australia’s most southern towns.
….Stop for a lunch break in the forestry town of Geeveston.
….There is time to wander through the Forest and Heritage Centre and local artist galleries.
….Visit Franks Cider Bar and Café in Franklin for a tasting of locally made cider.
Tour cost $115.00 per person – minimum 2 passengers required to run tour.
Enquire HERE about tour availability.
Seasonal Orchid Tours
Seasonal tours are run throughout the year.
Tasmania has over 200 species of native orchids with the majority flowering in Spring.
Throughout the year Eco Tours Tasmania run half day, full day and multi day
tours around the state to visit various orchid hot spots at the peak flowering times.
Watch our Facebook page to see what orchids are flowering around the state and tours
are advertised here on the web site.
Half Day Native Orchid Tours
Tasmania has over 200 species of native orchids that flower throughout the year.
Join a fully guided half day tour of local orchid sites to see a range of seasonal
orchids in flower. Tour Guides are local orchid experts with intimate knowledge of
the orchids and where they grow.
Expect to see breathtaking scenery and some of Tasmania’s unique orchids.
Tours are run in local 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, a Hat and Coat are always recommended.
Half Day Orchid Tour leave Hobart CBD at 9.00am and returns between midday and 1.00PM.
Cost $80 per person, minimum 2 people required to run tour.
Botanical Printmaking Workshop
Eco Tours Tasmania and Professional Botanical Artist – Printmaker Deborah Wace offer a One Day Botanical Printmaking Workshop on Saturday 18th November and Sunday 26th November 2017.
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
To view Deborah’s Artwork visit www.deborahwace.com
Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided.
Max 10 people, Group Bookings Welcome
Price for the One Day Workshop $145.00 per person.