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Wild Pedder


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Wild Pedder



 

4 DAYS

BUSHWALKING

KAYAKING

PREMIUM TASMANIAN FOOD AND WINE

TASMANIAN WILDERNESS  

LODGE ACCOMMODATION


FULLY GUIDED.   ALL INCLUSIVE.   INTIMATE GROUP SIZES.


MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK

KAYAKING ON LAKE PEDDER

MT ELIZA

THE FLORENTINE VALLEY


Join us - Two young Tasmanian entrepreneurs: Cody & Lou  - for the inaugural WILD PEDDER season commencing October 2016.

The Walking and kayaking adventures at WILD PEDDER are designed to amaze and challenge people.

Our itineraries are suited to those with some bushwalking, adventuring, kayaking or trekking experience - however with preparation and enthusiasm our itineraries are suitable for most people with limited experience and an adventurous heart.

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The Pedder Experience


Our Itinerary

The Pedder Experience


Our Itinerary


The Pedder Experience

4 Days - All inclusive

$ 2200 inc GST per person

 

  • All transport included from Hobart pick-up on Day 1, through to Hobart drop off on Day 4

  • Intimate wilderness experiences, with group sizes of no more than 8 guests

  • Vehicle supported day trips based out of the lodge; return to lodge each evening

  • All meals for the duration of the trip including delicious picnic lunches, and a relaxing set dinner menu all utilising Premium Tasmanian produce

  • An allocation of Premium Tasmanian wine, and other Tasmanian beverages each evening

  • Accommodation within the comfort of Pedder Wilderness Lodge's "Pedder Wing" rooms

  • The company of both Lou and Cody - the owners and guides of Wild Pedder - for all bushwalking and kayaking activities


For more information follow the link

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The Wilderness


Tasmania's Southwest WIlderness

The Wilderness


Tasmania's Southwest WIlderness


Tasmania's Southwest Wilderness

 
 

The Pedder Experience is designed to give the intrepid traveller a taste of all that Southwest Tasmania has to offer.  Boasting jagged mountain peaks strewn with endemic flora, and  magnificent temperate rainforests lined with a myriad of mosses, fungi and ferns; the Southwest is home to some of the tallest hardwood trees on Earth.

We visit Tasmania's oldest National Park (Mt Field N.P.), and Tasmania's largest National Park (Southwest N.P.).  We hike through glaciated valleys atop 180 million year old rock evidence of Gondwana the super-continent, and witness the massive folding of billion year old quartzite rocks revealed by the lapping of the Lake Pedder impoundment upon the shore.

The Southwest is steeped in a very rich and diverse history and has always been of interest to the more adventurous, the brave, and the willing. Indigenous Tasmanian's have travelled & connected with these lands for some 36 000 years, and  early settlers setting forth where no European had set forth before in search of green pasture only to find the endless stacks of mountains standing tall over deceiving buttongrass plains. Think then more recently of the first industrialists: miners, foresters, hydro-workers - enforcing the might of man upon the ancient landscape; and then think of the naturalists - the bush walkers, trout fishers, artists of both brush and film - of whom many have spent their lives dedicated to the beauty of this majestic place. 


For more information follow the link

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Our Story


our story

Our Story


our story


Our Story

Louis balcombe - mt stuart, Tasmania

cody mccracken - battery point, tasmania

 

Wild Pedder is the dream of two young Tasmanian entrepreneurs - best mates Cody McCracken and Lou Balcombe. 

The two men forged a friendship guiding along the deserted beaches of the Bay of Fires, with a shared passion for the endless pleasures and benefits of the wilderness, it wasn't long before the Wild Pedder idea was spawned. Lou and Cody began working with the idea of an all inclusive multi-day guided wilderness tour in the Southwest of Tasmania. For weeks they waded buttongrass moorlands, climbing rugged mountain peaks and paddling Lake Pedder in search of the ideal itinerary. 

Cody (a Williamstown footy-playing environmental scientist/geographer lad with a tendency toward mountains),  and Lou (a Hobart town surfboard-riding Engineer with a tendency towards the ocean) met back in 2012 when Cody pitched his swag on Lou's roof in Hobart town following a night of festivities. At the time Lou thought this was a little different, and they fast became good mates and both started guiding a multi-day wilderness experience for a Tasmanian operator at the magnificent Bay of Fires.

An extraordinary passion for the outdoors and specifically Tasmanian Wilderness brought these two young men together, but it was their unique and personable style of guiding that gelled them into a fantastic team. With years of commercial guiding experience between them - taking the famous, the enthusiastic, the determined and the most timid of people into the wilds - the fellers have developed an individual style of Wilderness guiding renowned in the state. 

The pair have qualifications  and experience across the areas of Environmental Science, Engineering, Wilderness first aid, Expedition Medicine, Sea Kayak Guide, White Water Guide, Abseiling Instructor, Swift Water Rescue, Search and Rescue and Navigation Instruction. With a true love for adventure; months upon end spent hiking, kayaking, mountaineering and dancing their way across the state, Cody and Lou have a fantastic balance of qualifications and knowledge to present a truly unforgettable wilderness experience. 

For Cody and Lou, this new venture is not considered work, merely their life, love and passions on display. Come and join them on their next adventure into the wild.

It is with very much pride, and very much pleasure that Cody and Lou would like to present Wild Pedder.