Tour ID: 10053101
Do you want to travel around Tasmania and know you have not missed a thing? If your answer is yes, this is the ultimate tour for you. You travel and explore the 5 regions of Tasmania and each one is so different. Your guides are passionate and will impart their knowledge in a such a way that you feel part of this special place. Tasmania is one of natures finest examples, I urge you to take the time and see for yourself!
Highlights, too many to list!
We give you the ultimate Tasmanian experience as you travel a full loop of our island, stop at all the major attractions and then hit Hobart’s highlights.
If you're looking for the ultimate Tasmanian experience that captures the very best the island has to offer this is the tour for you because we do it all! Over 8 fun-filled and action-packed days you will see amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, and take in fascinating history and local culture. The tour takes you on a loop around the state, with our guide sharing the famous local landmarks, as well as some unique insights and hidden surprises. You will sample local produce, see unique wildlife and explore the rich and varied surroundings that make Tasmania such a fantastic place.
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 own expense).
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 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. Meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, before a short drive back 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.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 7: MONA & THE MOUNTAIN
Heading 1272m above sea level, we arrive at the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington to enjoy stunning views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. From there, it’s the Organ Pipes Track for the adventurous, or a more relaxed morning with guided sightseeing of the mountain. There’s time for lunch on Hobart’s waterfront before heading to the unique Mona museum, Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.
Day 8: BRUNY ISLAND
Located at the mouth of the Derwent River, Bruny Island is home to unique wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies), dramatic scenery, and delicious local produce. After a short ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel we head to the spectacular sea cliffs of Cape Bruny and the Bruny Island Lighthouse, we’ll enjoy great coastal walks and breathtaking beaches as we explore this stunning island. We end the day with local produce tastings at Bruny Island Cheese and Get Shucked Oyster Farm.
• 7 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)
• Mona museum entry and ferry transfers
• Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
• Bruny Island Ferry
Options (at own expense):
• Gordon River Cruise
• Penguin tour
Tour departs 7:00am on day 1
7:00 AM Tue, Thu, Sun
5:30pm to Hobart on day 8
This tour departs from central Hobart accommodation at 7:00am. Please advise us of your accommodation when booking, so that we can confirm the correct pickup time and location for you.
Departs Thursdays and Sundays 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.
Hobart, Bicheno, Launceston, St Helens, Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur, Sheffield, Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires, Strahan, Richmond, Russell Falls, Derwent Valley, Derwent River, Lake St Clair, Freycinet National Park, Mt Field, Mt Wellington, Coles Bay, The Tarkine, Henty Dunes and Bruny Island
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.
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.
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