Saffire Ben Lomond & White Knights
A day out in north-east Tasmania’s stunning wilderness
Ben Lomond, campfire lunch, Evercreech Forest Reserve
Depart Freycinet by helicopter for a 40 minute flight to the base of Ben Lomond where you will be greeted by your guide. Go off the beaten track to Tasmania’s highest drivable point, a day of stunning landscape, amazing scenery and photographic opportunities and a campfire lunch on private acreage.
Ben Lomond National Park – Ben Lomond is the largest alpine plateau in Tasmania, and is a mountain environment with extensive and dramatic dolerite cliffs and columns. It’s scree slopes, swirling mists and frost-stunted forests are reminiscent of a Tolkien landscape. Drive up Jacobs Ladder, a series of hairpin bends to marvel at the breathtaking view from the platform lookout at the top. The Ben Lomond plateau has 8 of the 20 highest peaks in Tasmania and is the highest drivable point in Tasmania and where Bennett’s wallaby and wombats may be seen in daylight hours.
Tyne Valley Lunch – Lunch is a 4 course campfire and somewhat bush tucker affair consisting of Tasmanian cheese platter with Tasmanian smoked chicken, salmon and wallaby and followed by wallaby mountain burgers and native spiced poached salmon. Settle back and relax with a Tassie beer or wine over a leisurely lunch.
Evercreech Forest Reserve – An impressive natural reserve located in north east Tasmania. Visit the world’s tallest white gum trees standing at over 90 metres and aptly named the “White Knights” and explore the short short bush-land walking tracks and wander through the forest alongside the headwaters of the river and stand in awe amongst the ancient tree ferns.Download Brochure