One problem many hikers face when visiting Tasmania is transport to and from the start of the walk. It can be a tricky and expensive exercise. Many of the start and finish points are not serviced by public transport or, at best, it is seasonal or intermittent.
Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania contacted us recently to share information about his new transport service for bushwalkers. We have dealt with Ian for several years. He is an experienced “local” who knows his way around the walking tracks of Tassie and we congratulate him on his new endeavour.
Over to Ian:
Mountain Bike Tasmania are now able to offer transport options to the start of the major bushwalking areas in Tasmania. This can also include pickup from the end of your walk with return transport to either Launceston or Hobart.
While we have been offering a hire gear service for some time it became obvious that a total package would give customers more options rather than being locked into a set timetable from the major transport providers.
This flexibility means Mountain Bike Tasmania can meet you at the airport for transport direct to the start of you walk on the same day, or to accommodation at Cradle Mountain so you can get an early start the following morning. Drivers are all former or current Overland Track guides so can provide plenty of track info while you travel to the start of the walk and obviously, if you don’t need to hire gear, the transport service is still available and you can add in the option of organising your stove fuel in advance so there is no need to stop in a major town between when you arrive and your walk starts.
Pricing is dependent on numbers so for more info email to the address below with details of how many passengers, the walk you are planning, dates of flights, walk start/finish etc
You can contact Ian via the Mountain Bike Tasmania contact page.