Tour ID: 10053035
Enjoy the picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and magical locations such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. You may be tempted to paddle in the clear blue water, perhaps even swim (conditions permitting), or maybe just relax on one of the secluded beaches. There will be the history lesson at Port Arthur and be glad you never called this place home! No visit to Tasmania is complete without seeing a Tassie Devil and this tour takes you to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for you to meet them.
With awesome beaches, amazing history and visits to local wildlife, this 3-day tour of Tasmania’s East Coast shows you a unique part of the world.
Enjoy the picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and magical locations such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. You may be tempted to paddle in the clear blue water, perhaps even swim (conditions permitting), or maybe just relax on one of the secluded beaches. Next is a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, where you will experience the Tasmanian devils in action, then its south for the magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed - Port Arthur Historic Site including a guided walk and harbour cruise.
Starts: Launceston: 7.30am
Finishes: Hobart: 5.30pm
Day 1: 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 you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Day 2: 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. Meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, before a short drive back to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 3: 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.
• 2 nights’ accommodation with 2 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
Options (at own expense):
• Penguin tour
3 days / 2 nights
7:30 AM Wed, Sun
Hostel and hostel pick ups in central Launceston at 7:30am (Devonport City & Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Pick Up available on request). Please ring to confirm your final pick up arrangements using the details on your booking confirmation.
What to bring:
• 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)
Child prices apply for children between 8 and 16 years of age, inclusive. Minimum age on tour is 8 years. A child must be accompanied by an adult.
Hobart, Bicheno, Launceston, St Helens, Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires, Richmond, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Dunalley and Ross
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