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Southern 4WD Tour

Hobart, Australia
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About Southern 4WD Tour
Are you doing a trip to Tasmania; are you into MTB? Are you interested in a Tassie one day tour? Keen to experience the beautiful scenery of Tassie from a luxury 4WD vehicle and do some hiking? Then Southern 4WD Tour is for you. We are a small company providing safe and easy short Tasmanian tours to some of Tassies most beautiful scenery and pristine environments, ranging from stunning white beaches with crystal clear water to alpine forests with gigantic tall trees, secluded fern glades and a mosaic of plant communities; upper east coast and Bay of Fires available upon request. MTB pickup and delivery upon request. Tours are day trips departing from Hobart and returning to the same pickup location, or port area in a modern 4WD Toyota Landcruiser Sahara. If you are not sure of what to do in Hobart, then this is for you; you get to see some of Tasmania’s most beautiful scenery in a one day tour or in several one day tours if you wish, package discounts are available.
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Raymond and Friends wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Derek is a wonderful tour guide. We went to Mt Field with him and we love our experience very much. We went to Mt Field on the hottest day in 122 years and Derek was so thoughtful to remind us about that days ago. On our way to Mt Field, he has shared with us a lot of information and knowledge about Tasmania and Mt Field. His professionalism has made our trip wonderful and memorable. Prior to the trip, he asked about our hiking experience and ability in order to tailor made a suitable trail for us. Our experience indeed a very nice one. We highly recommend Derek to anyone who wish to have an amazing experience on Mt Field.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Dactari69, Owner at Southern 4WD Tour
Responded 31 Dec. 2019
Thanks Raymond. Yes, what a day, beautiful weather and wonderful walks but 39C at Mt Field was a challenge for all. Hopefully it will not be quite so hot on your next visit. Happy Travels
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Nona W wrote a review Nov. 2019
Volcano, Hawaii, United States6 contributions
If you want an experienced and knowledgeable guide who makes it his job to assure you have the most enjoyable and comfortable time while touring his hometown, then this is the guy and the tour for you. From the temperature in the car to the restaurants we stopped in for tea and sweets. From the top of the mountain with the most incredible views to the hikes in the forest.where we walked among giant eucalyptus and saw beautiful waterfalls and so much more. Our desire was to learn about this place and its people. We did and more. Mahalo (thank you) Derek.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Dactari69, Owner at Southern 4WD Tour
Responded 13 Nov. 2019
Thank you Nona, I'm thrilled you had such a great time, we certainly fitted a lot in around southern Tassy while you were here and saw some of the best, and in great weather too!!. We hope to see more Hawaiian's visit our beautiful island. Happy Travels and we hope the volcano at home stays calm.
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John R wrote a review Oct. 2019
Langwarrin, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you Derek for the great day. Your assistance getting over the rocks at Recherche Bay. The food was great too. Enjoyed the advice and research that you have done behind the scenes for the trip. Weather was changeable but still enjoyed the drive through the different landscapes. The beach and rock walk was not too long and you gave us a chance to walk at our pace. Thank you also for allowing us to go to Frank’s to do a cider tasting too. Recommend people to make the time to do this tour at Recherche Bay with Derek from Southern 4WD.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Dactari69, Owner at Southern 4WD Tour
Responded 9 Nov. 2019
Thanks John, It was a great day even with the weather a bit variable but the coastal trees certainly helped. I enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure to show you a lesser known part of Tassie.
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A.G. wrote a review Oct. 2019
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We did a few day trips (Hartz mountains, Mount Wellington, Bay of Fires, Columbia falls…..) with Derek and all of them were just amazing! He is just the best. Very knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic , flexible and he was always trying his best to make us feel comfortable and safe. It wasn’t even a problem that my parents did not speak English perfectly. Derek offers private individual tours for ideally 4 people. He drives his van and you can sit down comfortably and enjoy the scenery. With Derek you can explore the real Tasmania, the insider tips, where hardly any tourists are to be found. If you want to go to the crowded Instagram hotspots you are wrong here but if you want to explore the probably most beautiful landscapes (especially beaches) with hardly a soul this is the trip to do! Derek always strives to meet the needs of his guests, there was always time for a photo stop or a coffee. We saw so much of Tasmania in just a few days and we did not have to worry about anything. We always felt safe with him! Derek also offers an apartment in his house that is spacious and really nice. Even if I had to, I would not be able to name a favorite spot or trip we did, all of them were just amazing, no matter what the weather was like! We enjoyed the days so much together and learned a lot about this beautiful, unique island! Thanks again for one of the most amazing journeys we ever did, Derek!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Dactari69, Owner at Southern 4WD Tour
Responded 23 Oct. 2019
Thanks Angie, I am very pleased that everyone enjoyed the tours so much. We did see a lot of Tassy in a short time, and we certainly saw some of the best. It was certainly my pleasure and its why I love this job so much.
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annelouise282 wrote a review May 2018
Hobart, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a fantastic day. Derek was so knowledgeable about the area. A private tour made it very enjoyable. Derek personally tailored the day to our interests. Having lunch looking over the southern ocean was a highlight.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Dactari69, Owner at Southern 4WD Tour
Responded 17 May 2018
I'm so pleased you enjoyed one of my special trips to somewhere not too many visitors see. Having a good walk, and then a nice lunch right on the southern ocean and in reasonable weather is pretty great in my book too.
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