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!
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 experience Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day Road Trip 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 exploring Tassie's unique wilderness, meeting a Tasmanian devil and exploring our cultural and historical attractions.
Starts: Hobart 7.00am
Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm
• Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
• Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Ocean Beach
• Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
• Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian Devils, Bicheno
• Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Cape Tourville
• Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
Starts: Hobart 7.00am
Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm
Day 1: 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.
Day 2: 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
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National
Park, where you 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’, to Launceston.
Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)
Day 4: 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 visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)
Day 5: 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 Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 6: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, we head south to explore
Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk
and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the
restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
• 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
6 days / 5 nights
7:00 AM Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun
5.30pm on Day 6
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.
Departs Thursday and Sunday year-round, as well as selected Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in peak periods.
• 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)
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.
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
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