I really enjoyed this tour. It involved going deep in the Huon Valley with Experience Tasmania. I quickly fell in love with the Huon Valley but felt that this tour was a bit overwhelming. I’d recommend driving and spending more time in the region, if possible.
This was a lovely area but, as it was winter, most of the shops were closed. Most of the time was spent in the coffee shop that was open trying to stay warm.
It was picturesque. The driver tipped us off to pick up some Huon pine as it is no longer legal to cut down these trees.
The airwalk is promoted as one of the main attractions of the day but I didn’t get that much out of it. It was beautiful but I felt like all the beauty was at the ground level. None of the views were particularly great until you got on the wobbly part that is sticking out. I got some lovely views of the Derwent river here.
We only got 3 hours to spend here. I wish we had skipped the airwalk and had opted to explore some of the other walks. I also wanted to go hang-gliding but we ran out of time.
The airwalk is a fun experience – especially if you have a mild fear of heights. The trees were just so darn tall that you were staring at trunks the entire time.
On ground level
This is the type of scenery that made me fall in love with Tasmania. I’ve bitched a bit about hating the cold while I was there, but I was so glad that we went there in winter. It was like being trapped somewhere magical and isolated. The fungi was just amazing.
Most of the trees were covered in moss. The lighting was just right and I could have gotten some really good photos if I knew what I was doing.
I live Geelong, Victoria. This means I’ve explored the otways and Dandenongs. I love both of them but something about Tasmania felt different. With the Otways, you always felt really close to civilization. The Dandenongs is incredibly popular – for good reason – so you never felt like you were away from the city.
When I was in the Huon Valley, it was like it was from another time. I felt really upset that we had to leave after a week and that we’d spent so much time staying in Hobart.
I don’t believe that this particular tour is worth it for everyone. We loved it, but it was just a small (and expensive!) taste of the Tasmanian wilderness. It was great for a first time trip but next time I want to go to the north west. I want to see the truly wild areas and just lose myself.
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