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 –

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.

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Half Day Orchid Tour

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 at 1.00PM.
Cost $80 per person, minimum 2 people required to run tour.

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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 Four Day Tour.

Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.
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 the type location
for 6 of these. You can expect to see 20 to 30 species of orchids during this tour.

The Tour will depart Hobart at 8.00am Thursday 26th October (Hobart Show Day) and stop at known orchid sites on the way to and from Arthur River,
arriving back in Hobart late Sunday 29th 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. The Lodge is an Airbnb so everyone will be expected to assist our Catering Team with some domestic chores.
As there are no supermarkets, hotels or restaurants at Arthur River, all meals from Dinner Thursday evening through to Lunch on Sunday will be provided and catered
at The Lodge.

Total Cost for the 4 day Tour will be $700 per person.
A non refundable deposit of $100 will be required at time of booking and the remainder paid before Wednesday 18th October 2017.

A minimum of 4 people are required to run this tour.

BOOK HERE to book tour and pay full price.
or
Use the CONTACT Tab to register your interest in the Tour and arrange to pay a deposit.

Botanical Printmaking Workshop

Eco Tours Tasmania and Professional Botanical Artist – Printmaker Deborah Wace offer One Day Botanical Printmaking Workshops on Saturday 16th December, Thursday 28th December 2017 and Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

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.

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