Tasmania 6 Day Explorer from Hobart

Embark on a 6 day adventure around Tasmania and explore its most iconic sights!

Tasmania, Australia
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Start time
7:00 am
Group size
24
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
8 yrs
Meals
Included
FromAUD $795
Person (Twin / Double): AUD $945
Person (Single): AUD $1270
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Highlights

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Entry fees National Park 
  • Entry to Wildlife Sanctuary (including Tasmanian Devils)
  • Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise)
  • Locally produced tastings (varies with seasons)
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs 

What's excluded

  • The Gordon River Cruise is optional
  • The Penguin tour is optional

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come and experience Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on a 6-day loop around the island.

 

Our experienced guides will ensure you discover all the major highlights and attractions (as well as some hidden treasures). Explore Tasmania to the fullest in a small and fun group. We will give you a taste of all the things Tas has to offer: exploring Tassie's wilderness, meeting a Tasmanian Devil, or trying out our delicious local produce and exploring our cultural and historical attractions. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN

Hobart is our point of departure. Driving through the Derwent Valley, we will travel across the island, from east to west.

Admire the stunning Russell Falls, wander under the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees and visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. Discover the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park. We will end this day in the harbour-side village of Strahan. 

Overnight: Strahan

 

Day 2: WILD WEST COAST

In the untamed wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, we will conquer the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. We continue our journey into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Montezuma Falls, Tasmania’s highest waterfall. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional + at your own expense).

Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)


Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON

The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park (World Heritage listed) is situated 950 m above sea level. Choose a walk at the National Park that suits you: stroll around Dove Lake or opt for a more challenging hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.

Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)

 

Day 4:  LAUNCESTON > BICHENO

We head towards the East Coast and its breathtaking 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 (Breakfast)

 

Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART

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. See the iconic Tasmanian Devil in action at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. A short drive will take us back to Hobart.

Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)

 

Day 6: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE

After a sneak peek at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, we head south and absorb Tasmania’s fascinating convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Learn all about the life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.

Highlights:

  • Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
  • Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
  • Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
  • Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
  • Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils
  • Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site 

 

Departure time

Hobart - 7:00 am

 

Departure day

  • October - November: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • December - January - February: Every day
  • March - April: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • May - September: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

 

What to bring?

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

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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
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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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Person (Single): AUD $1270
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