Lou & Cody invite you to wander up kunanyi / Mount Wellington!

With a dusting of a snow gracing her shoulders Mount Wellington is calling!

In the depths of Tasmanian winter, deep within the darkest of days, the Wild Pedder boys - Lou & Cody - will literally walk away from their computers on a frigid winter's morning to summit the Mountain... It's all in a day's work!

Join us for an epic as we hike through Hobart & Beyond , and up kunanyi / Mount Wellington on Tuesday 27th. We will be posting live from Facebook, and snapping all the glory on our Instagram!

June 2017 Newsletter

Wild Pedder

Our latest newsletter is out and about touching on the past, present and future. A snapshot of our friend Andy's Federation Peak adventure, a look at some of our recent press exposure and other exciting news!

The Weekend Australian: Wild Pedder feature

One of the most amazing write-ups we've had was just featured in the Weekend Australian. The national and international attention towards Wild Pedder has been astounding and the team is pretty excited for what the 2017/18 season might hold. Thanks to Matthew Denholm for his stunning wordcraft, along with a big shout out to Chris Crerar for the absolutely gobsmacking images. Lou and Cody are poised for another ripping season, so share this article to those who you know need a wilderness escape.

"This roof-of-the-world feeling is matched only by the spectacle below of Lake Pedder, revealed in its full glory, massive and meandering. Its glimmering blue tentacles stretch, curve and arc around countless coves and bays, surrounding mountain tops in a watery embrace"

Take us back..

#discovertasmania #hobartandbeynd #derwentvallytasmania

Lonely Planet: Wild Pedder feature

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/05/18/hiking-trail-tasmania-luxury/

And the ball keeps on rolling! We are ecstatic after finding out that we have been featured in Lonely Planet's article: The Wild Pedder Experience in Tasmania's Southwest could be the most exhilarating hike yet.  Another milestone achievement for us - Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world!

Have a read, and please share it around! Thanks - Cody & Lou x

Instagram: The Latest from Wild Pedder

Are you following us on Instagram? Check out the latest selection of beautiful imagery that we have shared using our @Wildpedder instagram account....



 

Tourism Australia Recognition

Tourism Australia Recognition

It was an absolute pleasure talking with Tourism Australia's Georgia Rickard about all things Wild Pedder. The following article gives us an incredible insight into the 'The Pedder Experience' another thread in the Tasmania's incredible adventure tourism bow.

http://www.australia.com/en/australian-insider/australian-adventure/tasmania-beautiful-hiking-experience.html

Click on the beautifully written article for more info

Click on the beautifully written article for more info

Following on from this amazing coverage, Tourism Australia also posted an instagram photo with over 40,000 likes that Chris Crerar snapped for us during a trip this season. If everyone that liked the photo could come on a trip, we would be having a very successful 2017/18 season indeed! Check out our Wild Pedder Instagram for all of our incredible adventures.  

Lou and Cody hit Instagram in a big way

Lou and Cody hit Instagram in a big way

We Did It! Thank You!

A massive thank you to all of you! Our inaugural season is complete, and everything worked out better than we could've imagined. To all the people who have assisted us, worked with us, and joined us for our adventures - you're the greatest. Wild Pedder would not be what it is without all of you!

- Cody & Lou x

Click through for more.

We Did It! Thank You!

Cody Takes Home the Gong!

Thanks, Destination Southern Tasmania for the commendation for rising star. Lou and Cody, we're proud as punch and can't thank everyone enough for your support. Great to see @derwentvalleytasmania well represented in the awards with Rachel from @waterfallscafemtfield and Fiona from @tassiebound pulling in awards respectively. Onwards and upwards for @wildpedder. Bring on our three trips for April! #wildguidesdoitbetter #derwentvalleytasmania #hobartandbeyond#discovertasmania @derwentvalleytasmania @cosuza

The Weekend Australian: Wild Pedder feature

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Here's a little look at the article we featured in on the weekend. It's such a pleasure taking people to these remote places, immersing ourselves in the environment, sharing the stories, creating new ones. The Pedder story is one of turmoil, heartbreak, grandeur, loss, gain, gusto and new horizons. This is a mere snippet of the immensity of this tale. Do yourself a favour and look into it for yourself.

Click through for the link.

Wild Pedder #2

Wild Pedder #2

We were promised an experience comprising breath-taking scenery, challenging walks, kayaking on the incredible Lake Pedder as well great food and accommodation, all set in the world heritage wilderness area of South West Tasmania. Wow...we got all of this and more! It was an experience we will never forget.
— Bernard, VIC

On Friday December 9 2016, a group of five intrepid explorers from Victoria set out with Cody and Lou for Wild Pedder #2 - the second ever Pedder Experience - in what can only be described as classic Tasmanian weather conditions!

Over the four days the team were lucky to witness some absolutely incredible Southwest Tassie wilderness: from blizzards to sunshine, mountains to lakes, and everything in between. 

A huge thank you to the crew. Check out the photos below!

Wild Pedder features in Tas Weekend magazine

Wild Pedder are proud to have been featured within the Saturday Mercury's Tas Weekend Magazine. A fantastic article written by Alice Hansen (of Tailored Tasmania) truly captures all that the Pedder Experience offers: wilderness, adventure & pleasures...

Check it out at Tas Weekend Online or download the PDF.

The Premier Wild Pedder Adventure!!!

The Premier Wild Pedder Adventure!!!

Over the weekend just passed Lou and Cody were joined by a fantastic group of four to experience the very first Pedder Experience! EVER!

What a weekend it was! With initial weather forecasts predicting torrential rain and gale force winds across the state, everything turned out quite the opposite with the easterly weather system holding off until the third of four days and even then it hardly brushed against Southwest Tassie. A miracle indeed!

The group was incredibly lucky to have still conditions upon Mount Field providing for fantastic wilderness sights and sounds. Kayaking upon Lake Pedder was like a dream. The Mount Eliza ascent was best described as windy, and well worth the effort. And the Florentine Valley - well the photographs speak for themselves!

Cody and Lou could not have been happier with how the tour unfolded. Over 18 months of planning had built up to this moment and to finally get to share the jewel that is Southwest Tasmania, and witness the wonderment of their new friends was like nothing else.

A huge thank you to the team, and to everyone that has helped us to get this far!

A guide to Tasmania's mythical huts series

A guide to Tasmania's mythical huts series

There are places in Tasmania’s wilderness where a little slice of home pierces the belly of the wilds. It might be as simple as a few enamel cups hung off some rusty and bent old nails or the warmth of a fireplace that has seen the gaze of a thousand weary travellers. It is Tasmania’s high country huts that I speak of and their deep and sorted histories.

Winter Wanderings

Winter Wanderings

A little boggy in places, but the most incredible mountain vistas...

Pilot Trip Pleasures - Our very first trip!

Pilot Trip Pleasures - Our very first trip!

Over fours days in April we ran our very first full Pedder Experience in the form of a "pilot trip". With a few friends along for the ride, the trip was a method of testing our logistics, gathering feedback on our selected activities and operations, and to taste the delicious menu designed for us at  Pedder Wilderness Lodge.

A great deal of effort had gone into getting the Wild Pedder idea to this stage and Cody & I were both nervous and incredibly excited to be running our first trip.

Whilst everything ran as smoothly as we had hoped there was still so much gained from the pilot trip. Some really great feedback from our friends and some great opportunities to experience and reflect upon the Pedder Experience and how to make it the absolute best tour of it's kind in Tasmania.

We had a fantastic trip. Check out some of the beautiful photos taken by Alec below of the mesmerising wilderness encountered on the Wild Pedder pilot trip...