Tallest Trees in the World Tour
Our signature tour takes you into the world’s highest ranked world heritage area, the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area.We visit the Styx Forest behind Hawthorn Lodge. David will show how seven out of ten world heritage criteria have been met.
- an exceptional testimony to a cultural traditionan outstanding example of a landscape which illustrates significant stage in human history
- directly associated with artistic works of outstanding universal significance
- contains exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
- an outstanding example of earth’s history
- an outstanding example of biological processes and communities of plants and animals
- contains the most important and significant natural habitats of biological diversity
We drive from Hawthorn Lodge climbing up to Maydena and then head off road into the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area. We will see the giant eucalypts the tallest hard wood trees in the world, close to 100 metres. Viewing platforms in the forest make it easy to see the top. The tour takes in a range of landscapes, rivers, caves and views with many opportunities to take photos.
The tour is led by David Hearle an expert on Tasmania, editor of Tasmania eGuide and environmentalist who works when time permits on projects around the world.
The tour departs from Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park at 9am and returns at 12.30. A transfer can be arranged from Hobart. Weather is unpredictable, rain is possible so do bring warm clothing and rain gear. Short walking on forest tracks is needed so wear suitable foot wear.
We offer a free transfer from New Norfolk. We pick up in Westerway, National Park and Maydena. For Hobart, our return transfer is $80 one way for the vehicle. We share that cost by the number we transfer on the day. An alternative is a free transfer to New Norfolk and use the bus to Hobart.