- 3 nights accommodation (dorm/private rooms available)
- National Park entry fees
- A young, experienced Tasmanian tour guide
- All linen
- Port Arthur historic site entry
- Boat cruise and guided walking tour at Port Arthur
- Land transport & Bruny Island Ferry
- Cheese tasting
- Free pickup and drop-off from central city locations
WHERE WE VISIT
- Port Arthur
- Doo Town
- Devil's Kitchen
- Pirates Bay Lookout
- Tasman Arch
- Waterfall Bay
- Bruny Island
- Bay of Fires
- Pyengana Dairy Company
- St Helens
- Wineglass Bay
- Kate’s Berry Farm
- Meals are not included. Throughout the tour, you will stop at supermarkets and will be able to purchase food. You will also be able to go out for meals. There are cooking facilities at each accommodation stop.
Why do we love this
We love that you get to check out Port Arthur and Bruny Island - history and nature (and cheese)... what a combo!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Make the most of your East Tassie trip. Combine the Bruny Island and Port Arthur day trips with an East Coast adventure to create an experience like no other!
Day 1: Launceston - Bay of Fires, Bicheno & East Coast
Departs Launceston at 8.00 am.
This morning, head north-east to admire the amazing memorial carvings at Legerwood.
Then, get a taste for Tassie's local produce as you sample the cheesy delights of the Pyengana Dairy Company.
In the afternoon it’s time for the highlight of the day - the stunning Bay of Fires. With some of the whitest sand and clearest water you’ll ever see, take your time to explore the beach or maybe take a swim. If you like oysters you can purchase some of the best nearby at St Helens.
In the evening head to your accommodation in the seaside town of Bicheno. As darkness falls head to the beach to see the little penguins come ashore to nest.
Day 2: Bicheno - Wineglass Bay, Freycinet & Kate’s Berry Farm
This morning, you'll have the option to check out animals at East Coast Natureworld, a popular wildlife sanctuary ($20pp). Arrive at feeding time for the Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, koalas and many more animals that call the park home!
Next, it’s time to pack a picnic lunch as you set off to another Tassie icon - the sparkling waters of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. There's a tough walk to be had here, but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views from the lookout.
This afternoon, travel down the scenic Great Eastern Drive back to Hobart with a stop at Kate’s Berry Farm at Swansea. This a great afternoon tea stop with some more spectacular views.
Day 3: Port Arthur
From Hobart, you'll take a short 25-minute drive to the historic village of Richmond. This spot boasts fine colonial buildings and the oldest bridge in Australia.
After looking around, continue on to the Tasman Peninsula, stopping to enjoy the view from Pirates Bay Lookout. Check out Doo Town, gaze out over Tasman Arch and see what’s cooking at the Devil’s Kitchen.
Then, walking on to Waterfall Bay you’ll enjoy spectacular views from the clifftops.
Next up is the highlight of the day, the opportunity to check out Tasmania’s convict heritage at Port Arthur. You have plenty of time to see the sights on a guided walking tour and harbour cruise. Hear about the harsh conditions that the earliest European residents of Tasmania experienced after being sent across the world.
After hearing all sorts of stories from the past and exploring the fascinating old buildings, it's time to head back to Hobart.
Day 4: Bruny Island
Spectacular Bruny Island is a feast for the senses. After a short ferry ride from Kettering, a private tasting at Bruny Island Cheese awaits!
Afterwards, heading south, you'll walk up the steps to the Truganini lookout at the Neck, with incredible 360-degree views.
Continuing on, look for Bruny’s famous white wallabies and watch the surf roll in during lunch at Adventure Bay.
Later, choose between the Bruny Island Cruise (extra cost) or the beautiful Fluted Cape walk. Local oysters can be purchased on the drive back to the ferry.
Your Tasmania tour ends in Hobart at 6.00 pm.