3 Days Untamed Adventure

Jason Charles Hill

Mt Field | Lake Pedder | New Norfolk

If you’ve only got three days and you want jaw-dropping landscapes and adrenaline pumping activities, then look no further.

Day 1

Person looking over lake
Lake Pedder / Stu Gibson Photography

Kick off your adventure from Hobart, stopping on the way at the quaint town of Westerway on the edge of Mount Field National Park.

Drive to Mount Field, Tasmania's oldest national park, and take your pick from a range of wilderness walks. The highlight is Russell Falls, a stunning multi-tiered cascade that featured on Australia's very first postage stamp.

If the thought of some sparkling and an indulgent spa tickles your fancy, drive on to celebrate the first of two nights at a remote wilderness lodge that sits beside Lake Pedder.

Day 2

Dam wall
Gordon Dam / Rob Burnett

Brace yourself – today's the day for the adventurous! It's time to take on the southern hemisphere's highest commercial abseil at Gordon Dam. This frightening 140-m sheer drop nestled in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area will be sure to have your knees buckling.

Not quite your thing? Join a local tour and spend the day exploring the River Derwent or Lake Pedder in a kayak.

Retire to your lakeside lodge and enjoy a drink by the fire as you reflect on your adventurous day in the wilderness.

Day 3

Two people riding bikes in wilderness
Maydena Bike Park / Kane Naaraat and Pinkbike.com

In the morning, drive to the village of Maydena. Mountain biking enthusiasts will want to spend the day accessing a range of world-class, gravity-focused trails through stunning wilderness at the local mountain bike park. No bike? No problem. You can hire one.

For the final leg, drive through hop growing country on your way to the historic town of New Norfolk. Feast on a lunch made with seasonal produce at a local eatery.

Head back to Hobart with a full stomach and new collection of adventures to share.