See Tasmania in 7 fun-filled days of spectacular sights in this great value loop of the state that takes in the best of the west, east and south!
- 6 nights accommodation
- National Park entry fees
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
- Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
- Bruny Island Ferry fees
- Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs. Airport drop off available.
- Launceston to Launceston also available on set departures
- from $995pp
- 7 Days
Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN
Our journey through the Western Wilds takes us to the picturesque harbourside village of Strahan on the West Coast. At Mt Field NP we’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest flowering trees and admire the wonderful Russell Falls. Later we’ll stop at Lake St Clair, which is Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, and enjoy breathtaking scenery as we pass through the Franklin-Gordon NP. Our last stop before Strahan is Queenstown for a glimpse of Tassie’s mining history.
Day 2: WILD WEST COAST
First we’ll take you to discover the natural beauty of the temperate Tarkine Rainforest where we’ll hike to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. At the coast we’ll explore the expansive Henty Sand Dunes. Or, today you can choose to join an optional cruise on the magical Gordon River (own cost). Later in the afternoon, we can breathe the world’s freshest air at Ocean Beach. Back in Strahan, our guide can help you search for the shy and unique platypus.
Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
The alpine and glacial landscapes within Cradle Mountain NP are a hiker’s dream come true. Choose a challenging hike to Marion’s Lookout or enjoy the less strenuous loop around glacial-carved Dove Lake. At Ronny Creek, hopefully we’ll find some friendly wombats! Before arriving in the city of Launceston we’ll admire the colourful murals in the town of Sheffield.
Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
Visit Launceston’s stunning Cataract Gorge before driving down the scenic East Coast. At the Bay of Fires, you may be tempted to swim (weather permitting). At Bicheno, we’ll visit a fabulous wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic devil, wallabies and more. Tonight, you might like to take the optional guided little penguin tour to see them walk up the beach from the sea by torchlight.
Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
Freycinet is Tassie’s East Coast jewel and we make sure to maximise your time here. We start early to reach the Wineglass Bay lookout before the crowds (and the heat). Adventurous hikers can choose the more challenging Mt Amos climb, or you can enjoy a more relaxing beach walk. The views of the pink granite Hazards mountains from Cape Tourville will cap off your Freycinet experience, before returning to Hobart via the Great Eastern Drive.
Day 6: BRUNY ISLAND
Bruny Island is the home to the rare white Bennett’s wallaby, dramatic scenery and outstanding local produce like honey, oysters and cheese. Be prepared for delicious food tasting, incredible site-seeing and easy coastal walks, with time to explore The Neck, Cape Bruny and Adventure Bay.
Day 7: PORT ARTHUR
First Richmond, Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, then on to the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Here we’ll explore some of Australia’s best-preserved convict ruins. Also, today we’ll take in the incredible rugged coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula, the Pirates Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, Blowhole and the Devil’s Kitchen geological features.