This tour is any orchid hunters dream, join us for this fully escorted, 7 day Tasmanian orchid tour. Experienced local guide and photographer Geoff Curry will take you around the state to numerous sites where you are able to marvel at the diversity and beauty of the orchid species you find.View Dates & Book
From Suburbia, grasslands, bush reserves, forest reserves and coastal areas different species of orchid thrive. However, you have to know where to look to find them.
Experienced local orchid tour guide Geoff Curry will escort you around the beautiful state stopping at special locations where you will be surprised at the diversity of orchid species growing in Tasmania. There is much to see so I suggest bringing your camera to document your finds.
*This tour is limited to 10 people*
*Accommodation in Hobart can be arranged at an additional cost*
Price: Single $2,990 | Twin share $2,790 per person
Final Payment Due: 28th September 2022
Pick-ups: Pick up times and locations will be advised closer to the departure date.
We start our tour travelling south of Hobart, visiting known orchid sites in parks and reserves. You will be surprised at the diversity of orchid species growing in suburbia.MT
Today we will visit an area known to orchid hunters as Paradise Peninsula because of the large number of orchid species that grow in this area making it an orchid hunters paradise. We will then travel north along the Great Eastern Drive towards Bicheno, stopping at special locations along the route to soak up that beauty of the east coast.
*If we organise accommodation in Hobart for you for the night prior breakfast will be included for today*
Leaving picturesque Swansea we will continue north to Bicheno and see the southernmost population of the Dendrobium / Dockrillia family growing in harsh conditions on bare granite boulders. We will then travel inland to Campbell Town in the centre of the Tasmanian Midlands where we will look for dry grasslands orchid species growing on private property. Later in the day we will stop at one of Launceston’s bush reserves before checking into our hotel.D
From Launceston we travel along the Bass Straight coastline towards Smithton where we will stay for the next 3 nights. As well as stunning scenery today, we have some great stops planned that include a forest reserve and a coastal area that is slashed annually making it ideal for orchids to thrive.B, D
Day 5 & 6
We head south to the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, hailed as one of the world’s great archaeological regions with recorded human habitation for millennium. The Conservation Area covers over 100,000 hectares and 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. Since European settlement, miners, cattlemen, fishermen, campers, bushwalkers, photographers, surfers, four-wheel drivers, shack-owners, field botanists and orchid lovers have come to the area for its diverse natural beauty. The area is so extensive and rich with orchids it cannot all be done in a single day so we will visit different sites over 2 days, returning to Smithton each evening.B, D
Unfortunately we must head back towards Hobart today but will break the journey with stops in the Midlands to search dry Eucalypt Forest and grasslands for the orchid species that thrive in these habitats.B
B=Breakfast, MT=Morning Tea, D=Dinner
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