Well winter is on the way and for many bushwalkers that signals a stop to exploring our snowbound areas, but it doesnt have to. Tasmanain Expeditions have launched snowshoe tours. Thats right, strapping tennis racquets to your feet and ploughing through the snow. Only these days snowshoes have come a long way from the left over tennis gear to become a highly tuned activity.
Tasmanian Expeditions have been kind enough to provide some material about their tours
New Snowshoeing trips in Tasmania
Discover the Overland Track and Walls of Jerusalem in winter
Tasmanian Expeditions are set to challenge the traditional concept that walking in the island state is only a summer activity with the release of their exciting new range of snowshoeing trips along the iconic Overland Track and in Tasmania’s only true alpine national park, the Walls of Jerusalem, which begin in July.
Their new 4-day Walls of Jerusalem Winter Experience and 7-day Overland Track Winter Trek will appeal to hardier hikers keen to experience Tasmania’s magnificent wilderness regions void of the crowds that are more common during the warmer months.
While you don’t need any previous snowshoeing experience you will need to be quite fit and prepared to brave icy camp conditions. The rewards will be numerous however as you enjoy the sites of surrounding peaks such as Cradle Mountain blanketed with fresh snow, the tranquillity of the frozen lakes and enjoy the eerie silence broken only by the sounds of your feet crunching through fresh snow.
For more information on these pioneering alpine excursions contact Tasmanian Expeditions on 1300 666 856 or visit www.tasmanianexpeditions.com.au
About Tasmanian Expeditions: Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of walking and adventure holidays in Tasmania. The company offered its first walk along the Overland Track in 1969, when trading as Craclair, and as a division of World Expeditions were the first to offer a commercial descent of the Franklin River. A founding member of the Great Walks of Tasmania, Tasmanian Expeditions offers every iconic walk in Tasmania in their pioneering active holiday program.
Images supplied by Aran Price
Image climbing Mt Ossa supplied by Adam Holbrook www.tasmaniart.com.au visit his site for some awesome prints you can hang in the lounge or office and pretend your somewhere else.