East Coast Adventure 2 Days/ 1 Night (depart Launceston)
Prices are listed in Australian dollars and include GST.
- Tour Details
Included in price:
Dorm room accommodation, sheets & blankets, national park entry fees
Available for purchase/hire:
Optional visit to Wildlife Park & Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary, $15 per person
2 Days/ 1 Night
8:30 AM Thu
6:30pm finish in Hobart (Approximately)
Pickup available at the following times and locations: 8:30AM - Launceston Backpackers, 103 Canning St Launceston 8:40AM - Launceston Transit & Visitor Information Centre, Cnr St John & Cimitiere Sts Launceston 8:50AM - Arthouse Backpackers, Lindsay St Launceston
What to bring:
Shoes to walk in, swimming attire, suncream and a warm, waterproof jacket
Fitness level required:
Hobart, Bicheno, Launceston, St Helens, Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay
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Offering a complete contrast to Tassieâ€™s western rainforests, the east coast boasts sugar white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. With highlights like the famous Wineglass Bay and the magical Bay of Fires, itâ€™s an awesome experience and an awesome bargain!
Day 1 - This morning we head north-east to the incredible Sideling Lookout, stop to admire the amazing memorial carvings at Legerwood and taste the cheesy delights of the Pyengana Dairy Company.
In the afternoon itâ€™s time for the highlight of the day - the stunning Bay of Fires. Named Lonely Planetâ€™s Number 1 destination for 2009, the bay has some of the whitest sand and clearest water youâ€™ll ever see. Take your time to explore the beach, swim in the turquoise waters or simply admire the view over a coffee!
In the evening we arrive at our accommodation in the seaside town of Bicheno. As darkness falls head to the beach to see the fairy penguins come ashore to nest.
Overnight - Bicheno
Day 2 - This morning thereâ€™s an optional stop ($15pp) to check out some unique Tasmanian fauna at East Coast Natureworld - soon after we arrive itâ€™s feeding time for the Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas and koalas and many more animals that call the park home.
Now itâ€™s time to pack a picnic lunch as we check out another Tassie icon - the gorgeous sparkling waters of Wineglass Bay. I hope you had your Weetbix because this is a walk that will get the heart pumping, with the reward of fantastic views at the top of the lookout. If youâ€™ve still got some gas in the tank trek down to the beach itself - itâ€™s rated as one of the top five beaches of the world!
In the afternoon we head inland to the beautiful, historic coaching town of Ross (whose bakery is particularly well known to our Japanese guests!) Admire the work of the convict stonemasons dating back to the early decades of the colony, including one of the oldest surviving bridges in Australia.