Pictures from Oz | Tasmania
When our friends Timon and Yana quit their jobs to start traveling the world three years ago, we had no idea how long their travels would last, or where their adventures would take them. They’ve always been avid hikers, planning ambitious 30 or 40 mile backpacking trips seemingly every weekend. Boldness and sheer determination are two of the characteristics that come to mind when thinking about what traits define them as individuals, and as a couple. They’re love of the wilderness continues into their travels today, where they visit some of the most remote destinations in the world, trekking to capture breathtaking vistas, surrounded by nothing but Mother Earth.
One of those destinations is the island of Tasmania. Here’s what Yana had to say about their time there:
“We spent just under one month exploring the vast wilderness of Tasmania, Australia. This beautiful island is one of our favorite places for trekking. We spent roughly two-thirds of our time hiking on remote trails sleeping in our tent or in a hut. Similar to New Zealand, Tasmania has an awesome hut infrastructure. Because Tasmania has harsh weather and lots of rain, huts are a perfect place to stay warm and dry at night.
There are some intermediate hikes, but Tasmania is known for some gnarly knee-deep mud trenches and fierce leg attacking shrubbery. Hikes within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park or Southwest National Park are protected wilderness areas that are for experienced hikers with navigational skills. We spent seven days on the Western Arthurs Traverse, a full-on sadomasochistic hike that left us bloody, worn out, and full of leeches. It is known to have some of the most unpredictable weather on the island. Lucky for us, we only had a little rain.
In between hikes, we would visit the rugged coastline including the Tasman Peninsula, Freycinet National Park, and our favorite, the Bay of Fires. If you are considering a trip to the Land Down Under, don’t miss out on the raw beauty that Tasmania has to offer.”
You can see their full guide on their blog here | Guide to Tasmania: Best Places, Best Hikes, Best Itinerary
And follow along with all their stunning adventures on their instagram at @beard_and_curly