Guided walks operator, Tasmanian Expeditions, has announced that it will begin offering a five-week traverse of Tasmania, thereby providing a supported option for those seeking to walk clear across the Apple Isle.

The ‘Great Tasmanian Traverse’, as the product has been dubbed, begins at the start of the Coast to Cradle Trail in northern Tasmania and combines the Overland Track, rafting the Franklin, a flight into the Southwest World Heritage Area and finishing with a hike along the South Coast Track, terminating at Cockle Creek.

Franlin River rafting

Rafting the Franklin is one part of the five-week adventure. Photo: Glenn Walker.

Tasmanian Expeditions, a division of World Expeditions, expects each traverse to take 38 days, with the first group to depart Launceston on the 18th of February, 2018.

Those interested in the experience should note that the traverse isn’t one continuous walk, as there are several breaks of two and three days spent in ‘comfortable accommodation’, according to a press release describing the experience.

According to Tasmanian Expeditions field manager, Scott O’Leary, the products is one of the company’s most ambitious wilderness adventures ever.

“Highlights of the adventure include a week rafting down the iconic Franklin River, trekking in Tasmania’s pristine world heritage regions, a memorable scenic flight over the West Coast and Southwest World Heritage area and a transfer to Strahan on the famous Stormbreaker yacht,” O’Leary said.

“Beyond the sheer magnitude of this unique adventure, the Great Tasmanian Traverse is about exploring the more remote parts of Tasmania that encapsulate the pristine and untouched wilderness environments that Tasmania is so well known for.”

Prices for the Great Tasmanian Traverse are currently set at $12,890 per person, which covers all accommodation, camping and rafting equipment, transfers, meals and guides.