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Tour ID: 10022395

On this 6 day tour you will certainly see the best of Tasmania. Every one of the five areas are different. It will be hard to pick a favourite. You will visit the West and East Coasts and discover all their beauty before finishing in Hobart. You also get to visit Tasmania's most visited sight, Port Arthur where you will learn about the earlier days and be thankful you didn't live then!

  • Travel through the Derwent Valley and visit Mt Fields National Park, Lake St Clair & Franklin- Gordon Wild River National Park
  • Explore the Wild West, Gordon River Cruise (optional) & Tarkine Rainforest
  • Hike in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Drive through the East Coast to Bay of Fires
  • Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park
  • Port Arthur & Bonorong Sanctary

 

Here’s 6-days of the best of Tasmania, as we take you exploring around our stunning island – from top to bottom and side to side!

Come and explore Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day journey around
the island. Our experienced guides will make sure you see all the major highlights and attractions (as
well as some hidden treasures). This is the best way to get the most out of your time in Tasmania in
a small and fun group as we give you a taste of all the things Tassie has to offer – from the unique
wilderness and World Heritage Listed areas to meeting a Tasmanian devil and experiencing our
cultural and historical attractions.

Starts: Hobart 7.30am
Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm

Highlights:
• Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
• Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
• Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
• Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
• Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian devils, Bicheno
• Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay,

Includes:
• 5 nights’ accommodation
• 5 breakfasts
• National Park entry fees
• Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
• Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
• Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs. Airport drop off available.

Additional activity options available (at own expense):
• Gordon River Cruise
• Strahan Theatre – “The Ship that Never Was”
• Bicheno Evening Penguin tour

DAILY OVERVIEW

Day 1: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
We begin our journey with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we
head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur
Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the
chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
Overnight: Hobart

Day 2: HOBART > STRAHAN
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.
You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit
Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River
National Park and end the day in Strahan.
Overnight: Strahan

Day 3: WILD WEST COAST
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty
Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –
Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your
own expense).
Overnight: Strahan

Day 4: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National
Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove
Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,
the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston.
Overnight: Launceston

Day 5: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is
the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to
Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening
you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense
and seasonal).
Overnight: Bicheno

Day 6: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat
for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or
a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford
before arriving back to Hobart.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • 5 nights’ dormitory-style accommodation
    • 5 breakfasts
    • National Park entry fees
    • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
    • Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
    • Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
    • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    6 days / 5 nights

  • Departure:

    7:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    5.30pm on Day 6

  • Departure points:

    Hobart

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Hostel and hotel pick ups in central Hobart at 7:00am - please ring to confirm your final pick up arrangements using the details on your booking confirmation.

    Scheduled to depart on the following days (1/4/19 to 31/3/2020)
    1 Apr to 30 April: Mon, Wed, Sat.
    1 May to 30 Sep: Wed & Sat.
    1 Oct to 31 Mar: Mon, Wed, Sat.

  • What to bring:

    • Camera
    • Drink bottle
    • Comfortable trail walking shoes
    • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
    • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
    • Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Minimum age to join tour is 8 years. Children between 8 and 18 years pay the adult rate, and must travel with a parent or legal guardian.

  • Additional Information:

  • Destinations:

    Bicheno, Launceston, St Helens, Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, Sheffield, Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires, Strahan, Richmond, Russell Falls, Derwent Valley, Derwent River, New Norfolk, Lake St Clair, Freycinet National Park, Mt Field, Tullah, Coles Bay, Dunalley, Ross and Henty Dunes

Optional Extras

  • Motel Twin Share Upgrade (per person)

    Motel Twin Share Upgrade (per person). Upgrades are subject to confirmation by the tour operator after booking. Please consider contacting us to check availability first.

    Adults: $330.00 | Children: $330.00

  • Motel Room Upgrade - Sole Traveller

    Motel Single Share Upgrade (per person). Upgrades are subject to confirmation by the tour operator after booking. Please consider contacting us to check availability first.

    Adults: $780.00

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