Great East 4
Join our active and eco-certified tour along Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive. Experience picturesque beaches and stunning coastal scenery, such as the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, staying overnight in Tassie’s favourite seaside town, Bicheno. We explore the best of Bruny Island (Tassie’s own island paradise) where we’ll taste some local gourmet delicacies and hike to Fluted Cape. On our final day we’ll discover the phenomenal coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula at the geological wonders of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, with brilliant walks to Crescent Bay and Waterfall Bay.
- 3 nights accommodation
- National Park entry fees
- Guided commentary
- Guided walks and free-walking options
- Bruny Island Ferry fees
- Local produce tastings of oysters, cheese and honey
- CBD Hostel and motel pickups and Hobart drop offs. Airport drop offs available.
- from $595pp
- 4 Days
Day 1: HOBART OR LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
Departing Hobart we’ll travel to Northeast Tasmania to begin our journey along the Great Eastern Drive. Our first stop is the charming coastal town of St Helens, then on to the stunningly beautiful Bay of Fires, with its turquoise waters, white sands, and orange lichen cloaked boulders. Weather permitting you can swim, or simply stroll barefoot along the pristine sand. We’ll take our time travelling south along the coast to relish the incredible scenery until we reach the cosy fishing village of Bicheno, our home for tonight. After dark, you may want to join an evening viewing of the little penguins as they return from the sea to the shore (own cost).
Day 2: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
The scenery, colours and landscapes of Freycinet National Park are captivating. We arrive in the Park early, beating the crowds to the Lookout of Wineglass Bay. Choose a walk to your liking; the summit of Mt Amos offers a challenging hike, or you may wish to descend to Wineglass Beach or simply relax on a secluded beach. Later, we take the board walk to Cape Tourville which is one of Tassie’s ‘Great Short Walks’ due to its tremendous panoramic views of the Freycinet Peninsula including Wineglass Bay and the pink granite peaks of the Hazards mountains. We travel to Hobart after an incredible day exploring nature at its very best.
Day 3: BRUNY ISLAND
With breathtaking beaches, unique wildlife, dramatic scenery and mouth-watering local cheese, honey, and oysters, it’s clear why Bruny Island is possibly the best daytrip experience from Hobart. Highlights today include South Bruny National Park with its amazing views and a hike to Fluted Cape, Truganini Lookout at The Neck, as well as exploring the pristine beach of Adventure Bay (with luck we will see unique white wallabies). This day is diverse, made even more special by our guide’s insights and storytelling, providing an authentic experience of what is a favourite destination for locals and visitors to Tasmania.
Day 4: TASMAN PENINSULA
We’ll visit the charming, colonial village of Richmond, then head south to explore the Tasman Peninsula. At Pirates Bay Lookout we’ll get our first glimpse of the Peninsula with Cape Huay in the distance. In Tasman National Park we’ll take in the dramatic coastal scenery and geological formations of Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen, and walk along the towering cliff line to the aptly name Waterfall Bay, where waterfalls cascade into the sea from immense heights. From Remarkable Cave we’ll walk the windswept coastline to the moon-shaped Crescent Bay, with its staggering sand dunes and powerful ocean vistas; or you may choose to forego the walk to Crescent Bay in place of a cultural excursion to Port Arthur Historic Site (own cost) to learn about one of Australia’s best preserved convict sites.
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD)