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					  Blue Tier & Bay
  of Fires, TASMANIA
Tour Date:         11
23 - 28 October 20

  For SINGLE WALKERS 6 days / 5 nights
  Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October 2011 (40 TO 59 Years)
  Launceston • Pyegana • Blue Tier • Bay of Fires • Binnalong Bay • Mt William National Park • Evercreech Forest Reserve • Launceston

  Walking Blue Tier & Bay of                               Trip Grading & Preparation                              Trip Operator
  This spectacular six day tour                           This is graded introductory to moderate                  Tasmanian Expeditions has been
  combines the rare and varied beauty                     and is suited to anyone who enjoys                       in operation for over 30 years.
  of Tasmania’s northeast. The Blue Tier                  walking with a reasonable to good                        They offer economical, reliable,
  is a mountain plateau and the Bay of                    level of fitness. Fitness enables you                    environmentally friendly, small group,
  Fires beaches are some of the most                      to do more, see more or simply relax                     fully inclusive adventure holidays
  pristine in the world.                                  more. The best way to train for an active                to some of the most beautiful and
                                                          holiday is to simulate the activity you                  pristine parts of Tasmania.
  Beginning in Launceston, this                           will be undertaking on the trip.
  six day trip heads north east and                                                                                Fellow Passengers: Share your
  encompasses a variety of terrain and                    Train for uneven terrain by finding a                    journey with other like-minded single
  attractions, which is covered in easy                   rough narrow bush track, even just                       travellers. Plus, we ‘go the extra mile’
  and moderate day walks.                                 your local park or sports field, go for a                and offer a pre-departure contact
                                                          lovely long walk in your trekking boots                  service to our group of guests (see
  The experienced guides will bring                       (nothing spoils a trekking holiday quite                 itinerary page for details)
  the area alive with their local                         as much as poor fitting boots!) - splash
  knowledge and enthusiasm for the                        in the puddles or kick up the dust!
  Tasmanian Wilderness.                                   Prepare yourself for adverse conditions
                                                          by getting out there at a prearranged
                                                          time despite rain, hail or shine.
     Small group
                         - limited
    places. Boo
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    s e c u r e yo u r
                                                                                                                  TOP 5 REASONS
                                                                                                                  TO BOOK
                                                                                                              1. Age-matched holiday groups
                                                                                                              2. Travel with like-minded singles
                                                                                                              3. Tours provided by leading tour
                                                                                                              4. Early bird savings with many tours
                                                                                                              5. Room-mate matching option

 Tour Inclusions                                                   Accommodation on Trip                          About Us

• 2 experienced guides                                             The first two nights will be spent at          At arendezvous travel & leisure we offer
• 5 nights accommodation with separate                             ‘The Pub in the Paddock’ at Pyengana.          holiday groups for single travellers. All
  facilities                                                       There are 9 bedrooms available at the          trips age-matched so there’s more chance
• All meals; lunch day 1 until lunch day 6                         property (double, twin and/or triple           you’ll share your journey with like-minded
  Bus transfers and support                                        share). The remaining three nights             travellers. Visiting destinations across
• Waterproof jackets and over-pants                                of the tour will be spent at Binalong          Australia and around the globe, choose
• All linen except towel                                           Bay in large rental holiday homes that         from short escapes to adventure trips
• Communications for emergency use                                 are booked many months in advance.             and leisurely touring.
• Group first aid kit                                              Larger groups will be divided up
  All cooking & eating equipment                                   between two houses that are close to           Contact Us
                                                                   one another. If you are travelling alone
                                                                   you will be accommodated with others           arendezvous travel & leisure
 Tour Dates                                                        (same gender) as either twin or triple         Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm
 Sunday 23 to Friday 28 October 2011                               share.                                         Friday 10am to 5pm (AET)
 * Bookings will close before published date if places sell out.
                                                                   The Pre and/or Post tour hotel is the          Phone       1300 653 692
                                                                   City Park Grande, Launceston a 4.5 star        Fax         02 8001 6196
                                                                   hotel. The room rate provided does not         Email
                                                                   include breakfast.                             Website

                                                                   Tour Prices                                    T/A Licence No. 2TA08183
                                                                                                                  For your protection and peace of mind we are a
                                                                                                                  member of the Travel Compensation Fund.

                                                                   Tour Price                    $1995

                                                                   Pre & Post Tour           Twin    Single
 What to bring: A detailed list will be                            Hotel                     Share   Room
 provided with pre departure informa-                               2 NIGHTS:
 tion. In brief, you need to bring: jump-                          1 night pre tour &
                                                                                             $152     $290
 ers, thermal tops, thermal pants, t-shirts,                       1 night post tour hotel
 warm trousers, walking trousers, walking                          stay *
 socks, gloves, sunhat, beanie, underwear,
                                                                   * The pre/post tour hotel room rate provided
 boots/shoes for walking, shoes/sandals,
                                                                   does not include breakfast
 daypack, torch, sunglasses, water bottle,
 towel, swimwear, sunscreen, insect repel-
 lent, camera, binoculars, books.
Itinerary for Walking Blue Tier & Bay of Fires, TASMANIA
Day 1: Launceston to Pyengana via Derby &           cheese tasting and cup of coffee before            climb to the summit to enjoy spectacular
Waterfalls                                          making our way back to the Pub in the              views of the east coast, Flinders Island, Cape
Walking Distance: up to 10km                        Paddock where your guides will prepare a           Barren Island, Eddystone Lighthouse and
Overnight: Pub in the Paddock, Pyengana             delicious evening meal.                            even Ben Lomond!
Time: 3-5 hours                                     MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                    MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will be picked up from your
accommodation in Launceston between                 DAY 3: Waterfalls in the Blue Tier                 DAY 6 : St. Mary’s and Evercreech Forest Reserve
8.00am and 8.30am & transferred to a pre-           Walking Distance: up to 10km                       Walking Distance: up to 6km. Time: 3-4 hours
departure briefing at the Arthouse Hostel           Overnight: Binalong Bay                            This morning we enjoy a private encounter
in Launceston beginning at 8.30am. Your             Time: up to 6 hours                                with Gloria Andrews, a local aboriginal
guides will present a general overview of           Today we may return to Poimena to complete         elder who shares the story of her cultural
the trip, conduct a gear check and provide          any of the above walks that were missed            heritage with us and may show us examples
you with the opportunity to hire/borrow             out on yesterday before we visit the historic      of aboriginal basket work and tools etc.,
any equipment/clothing that you may need.           site of the Anchor Stamper Batteries, where        that have been passed down through the
After the briefing we drive approximately           mining relics are disappearing into the            generations in her family.
90 minutes north east of Launceston                 regenerating cool temperate rainforests.
to the Derby Tin Mine Centre (www.                  Another option is the two hour Mt Michael          Saying farewell to the East Coast we drive to where we discover          Circuit Walk which on a clear day, provides        Evercreech Forest Reserve to see the tallest
the story of how this small township was            us with spectacular views of the surrounding       white gums in the world that stand over 90m
once the world’s largest exporter of tin ore.       area and peaks. After lunch we depart for          high and are referred to as the ‘White Knights’.
The afternoon is spent exploring nearby             the coastal town of St. Helens where we            Here we have the opportunity to explore
waterfalls such as Ralph Falls, Cuckoo Falls        enjoy some free time to explore the local          two short walking tracks that take us through
and St Columba Falls. We overnight at the           stores, enjoy a coffee and perhaps purchase        forests of Blackwoods & Manferns and to the
quaint ‘Pub in the Paddock’ at Pyengana             some Tasmanian beer and wine that can be           picturesque Evercreech Falls. After lunch we
where we will enjoy a traditional country           enjoyed over the following three nights at         drive past Mathinna and return to Launceston
pub meal. This is the first of two nights           our spacious holiday houses at Binalong Bay.       via forestry roads. You will be dropped off
we will spend at Pyengana which is an               MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                    at your accommodation at approx 5pm and
aboriginal word meaning the meeting of                                                                 usually the group arranges to meet later that
two rivers. MEALS: Lunch, Dinner                    DAY 4: Bay of Fires Beach Walk                     evening to share a final meal in Launceston
                                                    Walking Distance: 14km. Time: up to 6-8hrs         together.
Day 2: Blue Tier Exploration                        Overnight: Binalong Bay                            MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
Walking Distance: up to 10k. Time: up to 8hrs       Today we set out to explore the Bay of Fires
Overnight: Pub in the Paddock,                      Conservation Area by walking along the             This itinerary is subject to change with any change
Pyengana                                            isolated coastline from Policeman’s Point          in Community regulations as well as Governmental
Our morning walk today takes us to the              to The Gardens. We spend the whole day             changes and natural circumstances beyond our
foothills of the Blue Tier where we visit a         exploring pristine, white sandy beaches, rock      control.
pocket of remnant old growth rainforest             pools and ancient aboriginal middens (shell
containing giant Eucalypt & Myrtle Trees.           & bone deposits) under the watchful gaze of        WHAT YOU CARRY
The highlight of this spectacular 90 minute         various sea birds usually circling overhead.       The Blue Tier and Bay of Fires Tour offers a
circuit walk is the opportunity to see ‘The         Along the way we will stop for lunch and           series of day walks. During the day walks
Big Tree’ which has a massive girth of              the opportunity to have a swim or to simply        you will need to carry a small backpack. It
19.4m and has braved the tests of time &            sit back and take in the breathtaking views        needs to contain water bottles/bladder of 2L
nearby forestry activity. Next we drive up          of the iconic orange lichen covered granite        capacity, warm and waterproof clothing, sun
to the Blue Tier Nature Reserve and enjoy           rocks contrasting with the aquamarine colour       protection cream and clothing, your camera
a picnic lunch at the site which was once a         of the sea – an image that is representative       and a snack that your guide may offer before
thriving mining town called Poimena. Now            of Tasmania’s spectacular east coast. When         departing the bus. It needs to be at least 25-
deserted, this reserve becomes our base for         our walking is complete, we will be driven the     40 Litre capacity and should not weigh more
the afternoon from which we can enjoy a             short distance back to our accommodation at        than about 7 kg max once packed.
selection of the following walks:                   Binalong Bay to enjoy dinner and each others
                                                    company as the sun sets over the bay.
Australia Hill Circuit Walk: This 2 hour walk has   MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                    PRE-DEPARTURE CONTACT SERVICE.
great aboriginal significance and fantastic                                                            With your permission, we share your first
views back to Ben Lomond and surrounding            Day 5: Eddystone Lighthouse & Mt. William          name, state and email (or other preferred
mountains.                                          National Park                                      contact method) with the rest of the
Weldborough Creek Walk: A walk through              Walking Distance: up to 10 kms.Time: up to 6 hrs   travellers on your tour. This provides the
regenerating rainforests that displays              Overnight: Binalong Bay                            opportunity to get in touch with others in
remnants of the region’s tin mining history.        This morning we drive to the northern most         the group prior to travel. This contact list is
Moon Rim Walk: This 2 hour circuit walk takes       end of the Bay of Fires Conservation Area          provided after bookings close.
us to the summit of Mt Poimena providing            to see Eddystone Lighthouse which was
great views to the east coast, St. Helens and       constructed in 1889. We will explore the           TERMS AND CONDITIONS
the Furneaux Island Group.                          surrounding coves before continuing to Mt.         Full terms and conditions are available
Three Notch Track: Follows an old mining pack       William National Park to see one of the only       on the holiday website. Information was
trail to McGoughs lookout – superb views of         areas where Forrester Kangaroos still exist in     correct at the time of publishing however
the coastline.                                      Tasmania.                                          some details may change without notice.

                                                                                                       This holiday is operated by Tasmanian
If time permits, we will stop by the historic       After lunch at Stumpy’s Bay we make our way        Expeditions for arendezvous travel & leisure
Pyengana Cheese Factory and enjoy a                 through costal vegetation to Mt. William and       ABN 23 119 642 992.

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