About Tassie 5 Highlights
Experience the highlights of Tasmania over five days. Discover our premium National Parks plus enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site and visit a wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian Devils. Starting on the Tasman Peninsula, we’ll explore Port Arthur and the geological wonders within the Tasman National Park. As we travel along the East Coast you’ll discover the stunning beaches of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, the Bay of Fires and Bicheno. We’ll then explore the wildlife and walking tracks of Cradle Mountain. In Launceston we’ll enjoy Cataract Gorge before making our way back to Hobart via historic Ross, Richmond, and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where we’ll meet Tasmanian devils. This active small group tour is eco-certified and best suited to guests with a moderate fitness level so you can enjoy the superb walks on offer.
Experience the highlights of Tasmania.
- Accommodation for 4 nights
- Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site and harbour cruise
- Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see Tasmanian Devils
- Guided commentary, guided walks and free walking options
- National Park entry fees
- Pick-ups and drop-offs at selected Hobart CBD locations. Airport Drop off available upon request.
- Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasman National Park, Tasman Peninsula
- Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Cape Tourville
- Bay of Fires, St Helens, Bicheno, St Columba Falls
- Cradle Mountain National Park, Launceston, Cataract Gorge
- Ross, Richmond, Tasmanian Devils at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
- Advanced Eco-Certified Tour
- From July 1, 2024, this tour departs Sundays (all year) and Wednesdays (October to April)
- Starts Hobart 7.30am
- Finishes Hobart 5.30pm
Additional activity options available (at own expense):
- None for this tour
PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE AND TASMAN PENINSULA
Departing Hobart/nipaluna, spend the entire day exploring the breathtaking Tasman Peninsula. Tasman National Park has some of the world’s tallest sea cliffs and we’ll explore several sites in the park such as Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Next, we’ll discover the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Port Arthur Historic Site. Here we’ll walk amongst the vast grounds of this open-air museum and learn about Australia’s best preserved convict settlement, before returning to Hobart this evening.
HOBART > FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
As we venture north along the Great Eastern Drive, the highlight today is Tassie’s East Coast jewel, Freycinet National Park. At Honeymoon Bay we will gaze at the pink granite peaks of the Hazards mountains. Then, choose between a challenging walk to the summit of Mount Amos for incredible views across the park, or climb to the Lookout for lovely views to the iconic Wineglass Bay. You may wish to continue down to the beach and walk along its white sands and turquoise waters. At Cape Tourville, we’ll enjoy stunning scenery across Freycinet and across the Tasman Sea. Tonight, we’ll stay in the coastal town of Bicheno, where little penguins emerge from the sea at nighttime.
BICHENO > LAUNCESTON
From Bicheno we travel north to the incredible Bay of Fires/larapuna. This is a place of pristine beauty and significance to Tasmanian aboriginal people/palawa. Explore the coastline of pristine sands, vivid orange boulders and clear waters. After stopping for lunch in St Helens we’ll head inland to see the giant tree ferns at St Columba Falls. We’ll spend tonight in historic Launceston, one of Australia’s oldest cities.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Get ready for an exciting day in the mountains. The alpine landscapes within Cradle Mountain National Park are a hiker’s dream come true. Choose a challenging walk to Marion’s Lookout or enjoy a less strenuous loop around glacial-carved Dove Lake. We’ll also look for wombats at Ronny Creek. Return to Launceston via the Town of Murals, Sheffield.
LAUNCESTON > HOBART
Visit the scenic Cataract Gorge, just minutes from downtown Launceston. We’ll enjoy a short walk and keep a look out for wallabies along the river. We’ll travel south along the midlands heritage highway, stopping at historic Ross. We’ll meet Tasmanian devils at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, a conservation and wildlife rescue centre which is home to many other native species. Returning to Hobart via the colonial village of Richmond, our adventure concludes.
How active is this tour?
- The walking in Tasmania is world-class, and we’ve selected beautiful walking experiences for our guests (we include many of the 60-great-short-walks of Tasmania)
- Some walks are guided, while others are unguided (free walking)
- In many locations there is a choice between an easier or more advanced option
- Essentially, you can make this as active or as easy as you like; all walks are optional and range from 20 minutes up to 4 hours
Gallery – Tassie 5 Highlights Tour
Twin / Double
Twin / Double
This tour offers Hostel and Motel style accommodation options.
- Motel style accommodations are based on private rooms with ensuite facilities
- If booking Twin or Double accommodation options, a minimum of 2 persons is required. We are unable to match up single travellers into a Twin share option
- Hostel Dorm style accommodation is based on same gender dormitory rooms with shared same-gender bathrooms. Own toiletries and towels are required
- Hostel Twin/Double and Single rooms have shared same-gender bathrooms