Tasmania South Coast Track Hike SCT
Tasmania South Coast Track Hike
This tour is over 8 nights / 9 days and it explores the whole southern coastline from Melaleuca to Cockle Creek. Early explorers labelled this part of Southern Tasmania as the “worlds end”. A true wilderness experience sums up that same feeling today. You will begin your 9-day journey with a light aircraft flight into the airstrip at Melaleuca then travel from west to east along wilderness beaches and over dramatic peaks, through temperate rainforest, and across pristine rivers and creeks. Aboriginal people used this same route for thousands of years as did ship-wrecked sailors. Evidence of the aboriginal’s culture can still be seen today. The diversity of plant and animal species in the park is amazing, particularly the abundant birdlife. These include aquatic birds such as the oystercatcher, gulls, and albatross and forest birds such as cockatoos, orange-bellied parrots, and fairy-wrens.