What sort of food do you serve on your treks
You’ll love our food.
Tarkine Trails prides itself on preparing fresh and wholesome meals. Our guides are skilled and passionate cooks who love to surprise and delight you with a tasty array of nutritious dishes.
Anyone for coffee? The first meal of the day sets us up for a great walk. We love making a beautiful cup of coffee first thing in the morning, which we gently plunge for your pleasure.
Tea drinkers find that our dozen or so tea varieties offer a cup to delight.
A great breakfast sets us up for a big day on the trail. You can look forward to a range of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, toast, porridge and juice.
A great trek starts with having great guides and we think ours are the best in the business. Along with their professional qualifications and our own in-depth training, Tarkine Trails guides all have that something special, that thing you can’t learn from a book or in a classroom – passion.
Your guides’ magical pack provides an amazing lunch selection of fresh and tasty salads, cold meats, cheese and an array of condiments and dips – served with wraps or rolls in a shady buffet setting.
While you’ve been out hiking the trail, your camp host has been busy preparing another scrumptious three course meal (sorry, no one on our treks loses weight 🙂 Think gourmet cheeses, exotic dips, roasts, pastas, risottos, stir frys, grills, camp oven specials and fresh tasty salads. A surprising sweet finish is always a lovely way to end the day.
We can cater for vegetarian and other medical and allergy dietary requirements with prior notice.
We believe the combination of our delicious food served in amazing places, make our treks a truly tasty experience.
Do you cater for special dietary requirements
With notice, we are able to cater for most medical and allergy dietary requirements and receive consistently glowing reviews from our guests who have enjoyed their specialised diet on a trek with us. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets are a common dietary requirement of our guests – all of which are deliciously catered for. For remote treks catering can be more difficult for specialised diets, so we appreciate your understanding with catering limitations for these treks.
Is it true that most people do not lose any weight at all on your treks
Yes, this has been the consistent feedback from our guests on every trek. Sorry 🙁
Do you supply all the food on your treks, including snacks
Yes we do. Our trail snacks typically consist of fresh fruit, muesli bars, biscuits and cake. Each guide has a very special ‘scroggin’ recipe which will have a mix of nuts, dried fruits, seeds, grains, oh and lots of lovely bits of chocolatey energy boosters!
I would consider myself a very fussy eater, can you cater for my needs
We have catered for many different and unusual dietary requirements in the past, perhaps it would be best to contact us to discuss your needs before booking.
Do you serve alcohol on your treks
We do not provide alcohol on our treks – we do supply lots of drinking water, cordials, juices, tea and coffee. You are free to bring along any drinks you wish to enjoy, however please take into account that depending on your trek you will have to carry your alcohol with you (full pack treks), or take into consideration space/cooling capacity available in our trailers or at camp. Please decant any drinks into plastic bottles to reduce the likelihood of spillage and injury. If you have further questions about how much you can bring and any opportunities to stock up on drinks on the trek, please contact us.
Can I bring my own drinks on your treks
Yes, you are welcome to bring any drinks you would like to enjoy on your trek. Please be aware that there are space restrictions in our trailers and fridges and that food will take priority over alcohol. If it is possible please purchase cans rather than bottles. For full pack treks take into account that you will have to carry your drinks and the empty packaging for the entire trek. Please contact us for more information and if you have any questions.
How much water do I need to carry each day
For most days on most of our Tarkine treks we ask that you carry 2 litres of water. Your guides will brief you about each days requirements prior to starting your trek. We recommend using a combination of a water bladder and a water bottle, in case one or the other springs a leak.