Is it time for that TASSIE Safari? 🌴

Safari Shelter

Price - $345 (inc b/f) - Up to two people - not including festival ticket

This ADD ON package includes:
✔ 4 person Coleman tent
✔ Bedding & mattress included x2 people
✔ All setup and ready to go!
✔ Transfers to & from Launceston
✔ Tassie Survival Kit 😉

Party plus the Safari

Price - $699 (inc b/f) - Not including festival ticket

This ADD ON package is a super lush guided tour that takes place on from the 5th-8th of Feb with a destination location of PITP! This actual Tassie Safari is ran by our good mates See Tasmania and explores some of Tassie’s most beautiful north east landscapes & beaches and includes catering & accomodation. This very exclusive option includes all of the perks of the above Safari Shelter package and additionally:

✔ 4 days, guided tour road trip experience
✔ 3 nights Accommodation
✔ Guided National Park Walks
✔ Fresh Tassie produce
✔ Wine & beer tasting
✔ Hike and explore Bay of Fires
✔ Mountain bike at Blue Derby
✔ Waterfalls, Native Forests, Dramatic View

Pick up | Meet and greet | Launceston & Cataract Gorge

Airport Pick up’s until 10:30am. First up we get to know Northern Tasmania’s natural gem, Launceston’s Cataract Gorge. Stoll the stunning walk ways, hike up to lookouts, take a swim in the fresh water pools, meet a few peacocks and take in the wonders located in Launceston’s backyard. Back to ‘town’, we look over the map for the coming days, grab a bite to eat, have a bonding beer then hit the road for the annual Party in the Paddock Safari.

Tamar Valley Wine Tastings | local Beach Walks | waterfalls

On the road we drive via the stunning East Tamar wine region, stopping in for short waterfall walk in the country town of Lilydale. A short ten-minute stroll takes us to lush cascade and a sample of fresh Tassie rainforest. Next up we visit a couple of vineyards for wine tasting and to pick up a few bottles for the coming days. Arriving in the beach side town of Bridport, we check into our accommodation then head down to the beach for a dinner and a swim before the sun goes down for night one.

Mountain Biking | Tin Dragon History | Nature Walks

After a morning coffee we head off to Australia’s premier mountain biking town, Derby. After an hours drive via the farming hub of Scottsdale we arrive in the sleepy bike crazed village. Here we spend the first half of the day riding the trials, wandering the streets and learning of the regions mining history. There are many quirky things to explore, short walks and we enjoy a pub meal for lunch after riding.

North East Corner | Kangaroo Safari | Ancient beaches

After lunch at the iconic Weldborough Pub, we head north via the old mining town of Pioneer, beneath the summits of Mount Cameron and stop in at a local favourite, Little Blue Lake. An old flooded mining site, the water is vibrant blue and make for a striking photo. A short and dusty drive north we hit the very north east corner of the island. Cape Naturalist, when on a clear day Flinders Island can be sighted. Our accommodation for the night is on an old farm with a comfortable rustic feel. As the sun sets we head out to Mt. William National Park, for a wildlife safari.

Azzure bays | orange rocks | pure white beaches | Beer tasting

After a morning stretch we drive south towards the famous Bay of Fires regions. Named due to the fires seen burning by the Aborigines, this 40km stretch of bays and beaches is probably the best looking stretch of coast in the country. Visiting Eddystone Point light house, pirates cove, Deep Creek, the gardens and Binalong Bay we will take to you best coves we know. After lunch in the fishing port of St. Helens, we hit the road south for an hour along the Great Eastern Drive stopping at Iron House brewery for an afternoon Beer.

Bicheno | Little Penguins | blowhole | The last night

After settling into our accommodation for the night, we venture down to the Blow Hole and The Gulch for some evening fish and chips. Tasmanian Coastal Seafood’s serve up what we think is the best freshly cooked fish on the island. With a new bar a stones throw from the water, here we say cheers to our last night of our North East Safari. Just after dark we head down to the beach to watch the local little penguin colony go about their evening living alongside the Bicheno community.

Waterhole swimming | Douglas Apsley | Mountain towns

Saying goodbye to the coast, we venture inland to visit the Douglas Apsley National Park, the largest native dry eucalyptus forest in the state. Also home to the Apsley water hole, a local favourite in the summer months for a fresh water dip. Admire the steep gorges and lookout for native critters. Driving via the small towns of St. Mary’s and Fingal we head into once heavily populated now ghost town of Mathinna, a short drive further we visit a very underrated local waterfall.

Ben Lomond national park | festival pre party

Our last stop of the tour is the second highest mountain on the island. A hair raising drive up Jacobs Ladder rewards us with rugged alpine terrain and Tasmania’s only ski village. From the plateau we can see over where we have travelled the previous few days and lookdown on the stunning country side where Party in the Paddock awaits. Arriving mid afternoon, we settle in to camp and get ready for the festival Thursday night pre party.