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 loop 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 and meeting a Tasmanian devil, to tasting our delicious local produce 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, Gordon River
Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils
Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
5 nights’ accommodation
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):
‚Gordon River Cruise
What to bring:
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)
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 ‚Äòtown 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.
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