Tasmania Fungi Season Nature Experience - 11 days from 6 - 16 May 2024.
Over 11 incredible days explore some of the magnificent wilderness areas of Tasmania for a specialized fungi, moss and lichen macro-photography and nature journaling experience accompanied by expert guides. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the over 2,000 fungi species, mosses and lichens of Tasmania's wilderness areas.
This specialized nature tour includes all of the major bioregions of Tasmania, and enables you to see a full a range of cold temperate fungi.
You will experience some of Tasmania's most important forest ecosystems with wilderness walks through the Mount Field National Park, the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Lake St Claire and the exceptional Cradle Mountain National Park. Enjoy the opportunity to observe and learn about hundreds of unique fungi species with the use of macro-photography and nature journaling techniques.
Enjoy a full day Gordon River World Heritage cruise with visits to Hells Gates, Sarah Island and the Gordon River boardwalk. This nature tour includes time for photo processing, nature journaling, as well as a visit to a Tasmanian Devil wildlife conservation centre for photo opportunities of Tasmanian Devils, Spotted tail and Eastern quolls. We will include dusk or night spotlighting walks at various locations to see some of Tasmania's nocturnal wildlife.
Your tour guides include passionate macro-photographer Cristy Froehlich, NatureArt Lab Director, nature journaler Julia Landford and zoologist/entomologist Alan Landford.
- 11-day guided nature tour across Tasmania
- accommodation for 10 nights
- all breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout the trip
- small group transport around Tasmania
- all national park passes
- macro-photography, astro photography and nature journaling workshops
- expert fungi talks
- gentle nature walks through many of Tasmania's most beautiful national parks
- full day Gordon River World Heritage Cruise
- visit to a Tasmanian Devil wildlife conservation centre
- a visit to the Peter Dombrovski photography exhibition at Cradle Mountain
Dates: 6 - 16 May 2024
Flights are not included for this trip: participants need to arrive in Hobart on Monday 6 May 2024 at 12.15pm to connect with our tour departure (from Hobart airport). Return flights can be made from Hobart on Thursday 16 May 2024. If you wish to extend your stay you can make your own arrangements to stay on in Hobart. Please contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Total cost with all inclusions listed above is $6,200.00 per person (based on couples or twin share accommodation). No single supplements are available.
Payments: A 25% deposit of $1,240.00 will secure your place on this nature tour and is due by 28 March 2024; the balance of $4,960.00 is payable by 10 April 2023.
Nature Tour Cancellation policy:
Comprehensive travel insurance is required for any financial loss caused by injury, illness, emergency medical evacuation, loss and damage to personal belongings, not being able to travel on a confirmed date of departure or tour cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
If cancellation by a participant takes place up to 120 days before the trip the 25% deposit is non-refundable, for cancellations 119 to 60 days before departure 50% of the cost of the tour will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place 59 days or less before the start date 100% of the tour cost will be forfeited.
If NatureArt Lab has to cancel a nature tour due to undersubscription, you will receive a refund of all payments made for the tour.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Fitness levels for participants: Moderate level of fitness required. Walking trails will range from full day walks through to short trails (ranging from Grade 1 flat walks to Grade 3 with some stairs and steep sections). All walks will be done very slowly with photography and nature journaling as our main objective.
Weather conditions: We can expect all weather conditions at this time of year including sun, rain, sleet and light snow. Fungi like cold temperate forests which are often cold, wet and muddy.
Note: An information briefing for participants will be held prior to departure.
If you are interested in joining our next fungi Tasmania nature tour please send an EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits: Alan Landford