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
Big thanks to Great Walks magazine for another fantastic article featuring the Pedder Experience: our 4-day signature adventure!
Please check it out, and share it around!
Looking to take a short break in 2017? Check out Travellers "Guide to the best short breaks in 2017" which Wild Pedder are featured within.
Precipitous mountains, tranquil lakes, mystical rainforests. Get outta town!
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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.
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.
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
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Sprichst du Deutsch? Neither, but you should check out this nifty newsletter sent out to German adventurers that Wild Pedder has snuck into - it has some incredibly beautiful photos of Australia, including our Southwest!
Wild Pedder is proud to be included in Collective Hub's Top Australian Holidays for Workaholics! Check it out - there are some great adventures in there!
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.
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 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.
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!
Part one in a Tasmanian mythical hut series, describing the incredible Reg Wadley memorial hut
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.
A little boggy in places, but the most incredible mountain vistas...
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...
We teamed up with a Tasmanian designer Matty Sykes today for something a little special.
With Alyssa and Alec along for the experience we headed to Lake Pedder and kayaked to Wilmot Island for a picnic lunch and photo shoot.
Matty set up an incredible tea & smoke ceremony, and a feast was shared by all.
The idea has been born. Discussions are beginning. With four days set aside and a list of tracks and trails we set out into the Southwest and gave our boots a good wearing.
Day 1: Lake Judd from Red Tape Creek.
A challenging day. A muddy day.
Day 2: Mt Anne from Condominium Ck
A challenging day. A long day. A rewarding day.
Day 3: Mt Sprent from Serpentine Dam
A challenging day. Incredible views along the Wilmot & Frankland ranges.
Day 4: The Florentine Valley: Timb's, Adamsfield & Cook's tracks
Incredible rainforest, pristine rivers and dense scrub!