Tasmania offers pristine wilderness, exceptional hiking, and jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches. There's plenty to like, and this trip, starting and finishing in Hobart, does a pretty good job of seeing it all. Taste the wilds of the west, get your hike on in Cradle Mountain and explore the East Coast including the Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park.
- 5 nights accommodation
- National Park entry fees
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
- Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs. Airport drop off available
- from $895pp
- 6 Days
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 the harbourside village of Strahan.
WILD WEST COAST
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty
Dunes, visit Ocean Beach and breathe the freshest air in the world. Then we continue into the Tarkine
region and walk amongst the rainforest and check out Tassie’s highest waterfall before returning to Strahan.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National
Park, where you can 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’ and then to Launceston.
LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
Departing Launceston we head for the peaceful north east corner of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires is remarkable for its beauty, wildlife and cultural history with long stretches of dazzling white beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, coastal heath and woodlands that abound with wildlife. We continue late in the day to Bicheno where tonight you can take a guided tour for a closer look at the life of the Little Penguins as they return nightly to their rookeries to feed their young.
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
This morning, drive east to the beautiful Freycinet National Park, home to a wild domain of sublime beaches, whose powder-white sands are lapped by translucent waters. For those seeking a challenge, try the climb to the summit of Mt Amos or join the walk to Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches. There are other free walking choices available, including the path up to Cape Tourville Lighthouse, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas across the coast. Afterwards, head back to Bicheno for the night and perhaps indulge in a delicious seafood dinner in this fishing town, from crayfish to abalone.
Head to a wildlife sanctuary for a chance to see some of Tasmania’s native wildlife up close including the famous Tasmanian Devils (they’re not as fiendish as they sound!). Travel further south along the scenic Great Eastern Drive, passing through the coastal towns of Swansea and Orford, before stopping in the historic village of Richmond in time for lunch. Visit kunanyi/Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. We’ll hit one of the many walking tracks for a relatively short and moderate walk within this stunning park (weather permitting) before returning to Hobart and bidding farewell to your travel companions and your incredible adventure.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD)