Tasmania's East Coast Escape: 2 Days 1 Night

Escape to Tasmania's spectacular East Coast on this 2 day adventure including Freycinet National Park & Wine Glass Bay.

Tasmania, Australia
FromAUD $290
Person (Twin / Double): AUD $320
Person (Single): AUD $385
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Highlights

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 1 breakfast
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
  • Locally produced tastings (varies with seasons)
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs 

What's excluded

  • The Penguin tour (optional)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Take in all the highlights of Tasmania's spectacular East Coast on this 2-day escape. Admire the stunning eastern beaches, including the beautiful Bay of Fires, where the sand is gleaming and the water inviting. 

 

Day two starts at Freycinet National Park. A stimulating walk leads us to the iconic Wineglass Bay. There you can choose between two options: relaxing on the secluded beach or hiking the more demanding Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.  

 

The journey continues down the East Coast shoreline in the direction of Hobart. We will visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and come face to face with the Tasmanian Devil as well as other unique Tasmanian wildlife. 

 

Bicheno 
Bicheno is a seaside holiday town close to wildlife. It is located north of the Freycinet Peninsula, on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania. In Bicheno, you can join the popular penguin tour (optional + at own expense) that let you get up close to fairy penguins at dusk. 


Freycinet National Park 
Freycinet National Park was declared a national park in 1916. It offers plenty of stunning sights. Granite peaks, secluded bays, white crispy sand beaches and abundant wildlife can be found all over the national park. It is one of the many gems that you can find on Tasmania's wonderful East Coast. The park covers the biggest part of Freycinet Peninsula and offers stunning sights of the Tasman Sea. 


Wineglass Bay
The Wineglass Bay views are just as captivating as its history. It used to serve as a thriving whaling station for some 20 years in the 1800s. Whalers used to hunt the Humpback, the Southern Right and the Sperm Whale. By 1840, whaling came to an end as whales had been overexploited and the work was no longer financially viable. 

Whaling was a very messy and demanding kind of work. That is how the name Wineglass Bay came to life. The water in the bay is said to have been crimson because of the blood of slaughtered whales. Almost like a glass of red wine. Fortunately, the whaling has ended, but the stunning beauty of this bay is still there to be admired.

 

Highlights:

  • Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
  • Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils 

 

Departure time

Hobart - 7:00 am or Launceston 7:30 am

 

Departure day

  • October - November: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • December - January - February: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • March - April: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • May - September: Wednesday, Sunday

 

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit different weather conditions (layers are a good idea)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting) 

 

ITINERARY
Start Point:
Hobart
End Point:
Hobart

We head towards the East Coast and its beautiful Bay of Fires. The perfect place for a swim if the conditions are right. Tassie’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno. In Bicheno, you can join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional + at your own expense + seasonal).

 

Overnight: Bicheno

We start our day early and arrive at Wineglass Bay lookout before the big crowds. Postcard photo alert! Choose between two options: relaxing on the secluded beach or hiking the more demanding Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Meet the iconic Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. A short drive will take us back to Hobart. 


(Breakfast) 

TOUR AVAILABILITY
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Due to the diverse mix of our guests we believe they prefer to do their own thing for most meals, this means you to try out Tasmania great food and drinks that are suited your taste and budget. Our tours normally include breakfast and some include meals that showcase Tasmanian produce or provide a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.

 

For the meals not included you will have the chance to dine out and enjoy the local foods and produce with recommendations from the guide, or visit the local supermarket to purchase items that can be prepared in the kitchen at each hostel, either individually or as a group.

We offer a range of accommodation options to suit your budget!

 

The accommodation included in the base tour price is for a dormitory room in a hostel. The places we use throughout Tasmania are small, quiet and comfortable and we place our guests in same sex dormitory rooms. If you prefer more privacy and or comfort, you can choose a private twin/double or single room at the hostel or a nearby hotel/motel for an additional cost.

For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, juice, tea & coffee. If there’s something you can’t do without, just bring it with you! Please advise your dietary requirements at the time of booking.

 

Some of our tours will include opportunities to taste and sample local produce; check the individual tour information for these details.

 

We do not supply lunches or dinners on any of our trips however our guides will recommend great places to eat along the way and stop at supermarkets to stock up on any supplies needed if you prefer to cook yourself.

We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.

Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.

All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel.  Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.

The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!

Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.

 

Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.

We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:

  • Experienced friendly Guides
  • All bedding
  • Meals as indicated
  • Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
  • National Parks passe
  • All Entry Fees
Small print
Terms & Conditions:

AGE

A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Optional activities, as described in the itinerary, are at your own expense, are not included in the price of the tour and do not form part of these terms and conditions.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.


Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days or more prior departure: 75% refund
  • 8 to 29 days prior departure: 50% refund
  • 0 to 7 days or no show: No refund


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28 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000

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