Accommodation & Meals
What accommodation options are available?
We offer the following range of accommodation options:
Motel Single, Double/Twin*: Private room with private ensuite bathroom.
Dormitory: Single gender rooms of between 4-8 beds with shared bathroom facilities. Double/Twin* or Single hostel rooms may also be booked – these are basic private rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
*Twin/Double – Please note that if solo travellers wish to book a private room, they will need to select a hostel or motel single room, as we do not pair solo travellers in our twin or double room options.
Is there Wifi available at your accommodation? Do we need to bring our own bedding?
Yes, Wifi is available and bedding is included at all our accommodation options. You do not need to bring along any bedding.
Are meals included?
All our tours (except the *Ultimate 10) are self-catering; there are plenty of food-stops where you can purchase from restaurants, cafes, take-aways or even supermarkets should you be accommodated in a hostel and wish to use the hostel’s kitchen facilities. We ask guests to please bring their own reusable water bottles and keep-cups for coffees, and to recycle when services are available. We also encourage guests to try local seasonal produce while supporting local farmers and businesses.
Our guides can give you recommendations to help you try Tasmanian food and produce.
*The Ultimate 10 includes 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners as part of the tour.
Who will I meet on the tour?
Get ready to tour Tasmania with like-minded travellers from all parts of the world. A typical group will include a mix of nationalities and ages. For this reason we are a great option for solo travellers, couples, and groups who are excited for Tasmania’s wild places and wildlife.
Are there any age restrictions?
We have a minimum age of 8 years old. There is no maximum age provided as long as you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness to ensure all guests get the most from the tour and can take part on the walks included each day.
Buses and Group Size
Our maximum group size is 24 guests plus the tour guide (except for the Ultimate 10 which has a maximium of 21 guests). These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow travellers and guide.
Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. Luggage for multi-day tours is carried in a trailer.
Concessions or Discounts?
We have year-round, non-seasonal prices and choose not to apply peak period surcharges. For these reasons we offer the same price to all travellers. When setting tour rates, we prioritise value and quality.
Are our tours accessible?
Travel is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. We endeavour to make our small group tours as accessible as possible. We invite persons with disabilities to enquire about our tours to discuss any requirements and expectations. You can read a bit more on this topic as part of our accessibility statement.
How can you explore Tasmania as a responsible traveller?
As an Advanced eco-certified tour company with Ecotourism Australia, we make every effort to practice responsible tourism.
As a guest visiting Tassie and discovering our exquisite parks, wildlife and people, you have a role to play too. Please consider your impact as you travel. Here’s a few easy tips to make your experience a positive one for the environment and its people.
- Leave No Trace as you explore– our guides will share our minimal impact bushwalking tips when you explore #wildplaces with us.
- Buy local – support local businesses and sample Tasmania’s finest foods, produce and goods.
- Bring a “keep-cup” (for coffees), refillable water-bottle and a reusable shopping bag, and you’ll save considerable waste from entering landfill!
- Turn taps off when not in use, and please be especially mindful of places that rely on rain-water tanks – even in Tasmania water is a precious resource.
- Turn off lights, heating or aircon when you’re not in your room. Everyone’s efforts make a difference.
- Help us Keep Wildlife Wild – our guides will explain more about how to do this while on tour.
Before the Tour
How can I get from the Airport to the city centre?
HOBART AIRPORT INFORMATION
LOCATION – Hobart Airport is located 17 kilometres (roughly a 15-20 minute drive) from the city centre of Hobart. You can get to and from the airport via shuttle bus or taxis.
SKYBUS HOBART EXPRESS SHUTTLE SERVICE– Skybus operates a regular express bus service between Hobart Airport and select locations in Hobart’s city centre. The service costs $19.50 one way and $36 for the return and are available to be booked here. Check the timetable for departure times here. From the airport to Brooke st Pier it should take approximately 30 minutes.
TAXIS – Taxis are located directly out the front of the building and cost approximately $40 to $60 each way to/from Hobart’s city centre. If you need a mini-van or special taxi ask one of the kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.
UBER – Uber is available in Hobart and rides can be organised through their app. To get an Uber from Hobart Airport to your accommodation you will need to wait in a designated area; you can find out more information here: https://www.uber.com/en-AU/airports/hba/
CAR HIRE – You can hire a car from the airport to travel to and from Hobart: HobartAirportCarHire.com.au
LAUNCESTON AIRPORT INFORMATION
LOCATION – Launceston Airport is located 15 kilometres south of Launceston on the Evandale Main Road. You can get to and from the airport via shuttle bus or taxis.
SHUTTLE BUS – The Airporter shuttle can take you into Launceston’s city centre and drop you at your accommodation. You can also book this bus for drop off at the airport when you’re ready to leave. Contact details and prices are available on their website: https://www.launcestonairport.com.au/parking-transport/transport/taxi-rideshare-and-shuttles
TAXIS – Taxis are located directly out the front of the building and cost approximately $30 to $35 each way to/from Launceston’s city centre. If you need a mini-van or special taxi ask one of the kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.
Can I arrive in Tasmania the day my tour departs?
No, You will need to arrive into your departure city at least the day before your tour is scheduled to depart, due to the early start to our day tours and multi-day tours you cannot arrive the same day your tour is set to depart.
Can we depart Tasmania the day our tour finishes? Can we be dropped off at the Airport?
We can arrange an airport drop off on the final day of your tour, however we recommend booking a flight for 7.30pm or later. If you wish to be dropped at the airport on any of these please discuss with your guide and ensure you have all possessions with you on the final morning of your tour as you will be dropped at the airport on the way back into Hobart.
For all other guests you will be dropped into the city centre.
What to bring?
In general, bring clothing that suits the season, including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable closed-toe walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, and 1-2 litre refillable water bottle. To travel more sustainably, please bring a keep-cup (for coffees) and a reusable shopping bag.
You may bring a backpack or suitcase up to 20kg that will be stored securely in our trailer during the day and unloaded each evening. We recommend bring a smaller day pack to store your daily essentials such as drinks, jackets and sunscreen while on tour.
How can I book?
You can make bookings using the following methods.
Online (Recommended) – You can see departure dates, live availability and purchase tours directly through our website by hitting the “Book Now” button on any of our individual Tour pages.
Phone – You may call and speak to our reservations team by calling 03 6232 4800 during our office hours Monday to Friday 9am-5pm AEST. Email – you can email any tour requests or through to [email protected]
What is the difference between the Famous 5 and Tassie 5?
The Tassie 5 and Famous 5 tours are identical in terms of tour length, price, highlights, inclusions and the locations we visit. The difference is that one just starts up the East Coast, the other the West Coast as they travel around Tasmania. The Tassie 5 operates between October and April each year, while the Famous 5 offers departures year-round.
Do you pick up guests at the start of the tour?
All of our tours begin and end in Hobart. Our tours include pick up and drop off from selected locations in Hobart’s CBD.
At the time of booking you can select from a list of pick-up points around the city. If unsure at the time of booking your tour, please advise us of your pick up location no later than 72 hours prior to your tour’s departure.
You can view a list of our pick-up locations and times here.
What are the walks like?
The walking in Tasmania is world-class, and we’ve selected beautiful walking experiences for our guests that range in difficulty and duration. All walks are optional, and take from 20 minutes to up to 4 hours. Track conditions vary considerably, and may include: boardwalks, steps, rocks, mud, sand, gravel or paved paths. In general, there are easier and harder options to choose from at each location. Some walks are guided, while others are unguided (free-walking). Your guides will provide you with information on the walks in advance. Most importantly, choose a walk suitable for your fitness level and physical capacity, the weather, and your experience, ensuring that you have the appropriate attire such as sturdy walking footwear, rain gear and warm clothing. Safety is our primary concern at all times.
How fit do you need to be?
We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. Our tours are active in nature and a moderate level of fitness will enable you to get the most out of these tours. Wherever possible, our guides will always endeavour to give a moderate walking option as well as a more difficult one.
Each tour has different inclusions and price depending on accommodation style, and these are detailed in each tour itinerary.
Accommodation, National Park entry fees, guide, transport, Hobart pick up and drop offs (in the CBD area) are standard inclusions in each tour.
It is important to read each tour itinerary to see which tours include a visit with entry fee to key attractions (like Port Arthur Historic Site) and a wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian devils.
Some tours have optional activities available for you to join which can be booked prior to departure if you book through our website.
Almost all activities on our tours are included within the price; however on selected tours we also offer a few attractions or activities that you can join at your own expense such as:
Being optional, the decision to join is completely up to you. You may book the activity at the same as booking your tour (if booking direct through our website). You may also inform your guide once your tour has commenced and we can arrange it for you, subject to availability.