Tarkine Wilderness.
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Summer walking holidays

THIS summer promises to be one of the greenest and most vibrant summers in Victoria and Tasmania. Above average rain has continued to fall across the region, replenishing and rejuvenating the natural world giving the outdoor enthusiast an above average experience. 

Park Trek has composed a few compelling walking holidays that will showcase the best areas for visiting during the Christmas and January period.

Alpine High Plains

  • December 27 to 30, 2011
  • $980.00
  • (single room additional charge of $165)

Several lodges in the alpine village of Dinner Plains form Park Treks accommodation base for the four days away on their Alpine High Plains trip December 27 to 30.

Shared rooms or own rooms are available. Except for one lunch and one dinner, all other meals are catered for to a very high standard including wine with dinner and lots of fresh organic produce.

Work off the Christmas excess and enjoy some of Victoria's best alpine walking. Only a small daypack on your back, expansive alpine views and wildflowers in every scene and manageable distances of 12 or more kilometres, depending on how much you can manage.

Leave the noise of the world behind you and experience walking that is stress free, safe and sociable. Luxury coach transport from Melbourne, several guides and lots of hospitality are all included in this alpine escape.

Tarkine Wilderness

  • January 9 to 13, 2012
  • $1590
  • (single room additional charge of $240 for the four nights)

This January pump yourself full of fresh air, give your legs a good stretch and forget the workaday world as you wander through the Tarkine Wilderness.

Park Trek will ensure you get to see the best this area has to offer in its five day journey that begins and ends in Launceston. Whether its wandering through the depths of the rainforest, enjoying the early morning cruise down the mist filled Pieman River, sleeping in modern surrounds at Corinna, eating superb Tassie fare and being looked after by your Park Trek guides who'll walk you, drive you and make sure you're ok are all good reasons to join this excellent wilderness experience.

Cradle Mountain

  • January 14 to 17, 2012
  • $1100
  • (twin share only)

Why not stay on after the Tarkine and experience Cradle Mountain. If you do Park Trek will offer you a discount of $170 off your second trip.

Leaving Launceston and the rest of the world behind Park Trek will have you settle into the wilderness surrounds using the Waldheim Cabins, located inside the National Park, and right on the front door of some of Tasmania's best walks.

The vistas in Cradle Mountain are the best in the state and the network of tracks ensure a safe and memorable walking holiday. What's more we'll have you wined and dined after each day's activity with plenty of fresh local produce.

Southern Alpine Walking Track

  • January 20 to 22, 2012
  • $870
  • (single rooms available for an additional $120)

Only two hour's drive from Melbourne begins the Australian Alpine Walking Track in the town of Walhalla.

Park Trek has a three day escape that gives your legs a good work out, fills your lungs with plenty of fresh air, treats your taste buds to some high class eating and feasts your eyes on lush and fresh alpine scenery.

We take you from Melbourne, get you walking with only a small daypack and have you staying in the Star Hotel in Walhalla the first night and the Alpine hotel in Mt Baw Baw the second night. Plus both dinners, lunches and breakfasts are included. And while you are being guided across the alpine landscape your luggage is being moved on to your next place of stay. Superb value for a superb break.

For more information visit Parktrek.

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