- 6 nights’ accommodation
- 5 breakfasts
- National Park entry fees
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
- Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
- Locally produced tastings (varies with seasons)
- Mona museum entry and ferry transfers
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
- The Gordon River Cruise (optional)
- The 'Ship that never was' performance (optional and only in season)
- The Penguin tour (optional)
WHAT TO EXPECT
This trip will take you on a journey along all the must-sees of Tasmania! Discover amazing sights such as Bay of Fires, Port Arthur Historic Site, Wineglass Bay, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Cradle Mountain and more.
Join this exciting small-group tour. Meet Tasmanian Devils, visit Mona and wander through rainforests. Enjoy this feast of natural beauty, culture, wildlife and history in 7 days. Experienced guides will ensure that you get a taste of the diverse and amazing natural wilderness that Tassie has to offer.
Day 1: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
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 (Breakfast)
Day 2: 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. Meet the iconic Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. A short drive will take us back to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 3: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
After a sneak peak at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, we head south. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless 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.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 4: MONA & THE MOUNTAIN
We head to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, 1272 m above sea level. Enjoy stunning views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Be adventurous and opt for the Organ Pipes Track or choose a more laid-back morning with guided sightseeing of the mountain. We will have lunch on Hobart’s waterfront before heading to the unique Mona museum, Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.
Day 5: HOBART > STRAHAN
We will leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – crossing 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. We will then explore the unspoilt Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park. Our day ends in Strahan.
Day 6: WILD WEST COAST
In the untouched wilderness of Tassie’s West Coast, we will conquer the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. We travel into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Montezuma Falls, Tasmania’s highest waterfall. You can also choose to join the famous Gordon River Cruise (optional + at your own expense).
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
Day 7: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park (World Heritage listed) is situated at around 950 m above sea level. Choose a walk that suits your level: stroll along Dove Lake or opt for a more challenging hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive will take us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.
- Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
- Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils
- Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
- Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit, Mountain walks, Mona museum
- Bruny Island, Adventure Bay, Local wildlife, Local food tasting
- Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
- Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
- Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
Launceston - 7:30am
What to bring?
- 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)