Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Central Plateau
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Central Plateau

  • Day 1

    • Briefings
    • Lectures
    • Gear prep
    • Lunch provided

  • Day 2

    • Transfer to the Western Tiers
    • Trek to Lady Lake hut
    • Trek to Ironstone hut

  • Day 3

    • Explore local area and climb Mt Ironstone

  • Day 4

    • Trek back to Lady Lake
    • Descend the Tiers
    • Transfer back to Launceston via deloraine

AU$1200 per person

AU$1200 per person

Inclusions

Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from the trail, 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners. See gear list for what we supply.

All prices are GST inclusive

 

Background

The Central Plateau of Tasmania is the largest area of high ground in Tasmania. It is bound to the north east by the Great Western Tiers, a large number of hydro electric schemes emanating from rivers that flow to the south – and to the west by Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

The Great Western Tiers is an outstanding landscape feature of northern Tasmania being a series of towering cliffs and columns of Jurassic dolerite. These extend from Western Bluff above Mole Creek in the west to Tunbridge Tier in the south-east. The Tiers form the escarpment to the Central Plateau region of Tasmania, an extensive area of alpine vegetation, lakes and tarns.

 

What we supply
  • Back pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and liner
  • Sleeping mat
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the trek commencing)
  • Water bladder and bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Crampons or chains during winter activities

 

What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 3 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 2 (Merino wool is recommended. Merino will not smell after several days of use)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 2 pair (one light merino type and one wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Tent booties (or lightweight footwear for use around camp)
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad brimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)
  • Toiletries (mainly toothbrush, toothpaste and 100% natural tea tree oil which is a good antiseptic and substitute for soap and shampoo. Even biodegradable soap is unsuitable in a world heritage area)
  • Small bottle of hand sanitizing gel (Dettol 50mL)
  • Small towel (quick dry, micro travel type)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries
What you may also like to bring

 

  • Camera (consider spare batteries)
  • Book (not too bulky)
  • Notepad and pencil
  • Lip balm
  • Soft shell jacket (lightweight and windproof)
  • Wet wipes