Tassie Traveller: 4 Days 3 Nights (from Launceston)

Travel along Tasmania’s East Coast stopping at the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Kunanyi/Mt Wellington and MONA museum.

Tasmania, Australia
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Start time
7:00 am
Group size
24
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
8 yrs
Meals
Included
FromAUD $575
Person (Twin / Double): AUD $660
Person (Single): AUD $835
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Highlights

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • National Park entry fees
  • Entry to Wildlife Sanctuary including Tasmanian devils
  • Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site, guided walk and harbour cruise
  • Locally produced tastings (varies with seasons)
  • Entry to Mona museum and ferry transfers
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs 

What's excluded

  • The Penguin tour is optional

WHAT TO EXPECT

A unique selection of the best that Tasmania has to offer : enjoy the truly magical beaches, scenery and wildlife.

 

As we head down the East Coast, you will see the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, with the azure blue water and soft white sand. Have a swim if the conditions are right, or just relax on the secluded beaches. You’ll visit Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see the famous Tasmanian Devil in action.

 

Next, you’ll explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site, take a trip to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington and visit Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO

We head towards the East Coast and the stunning Bay of Fires. The perfect place for a swim, if the conditions are right. The most scenic coastal drive of Tasmania will take you from St Helens to Bicheno. In Bicheno, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional + at your own expense + seasonal).

Overnight: Bicheno 

 

Day 2: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART

We start our day early and arrive at the Wineglass Bay lookout before the big crowds arrive. Postcard photo alert! Choose between two options: relaxing on the secluded beach or hiking the slightly more demanding Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Encounter the famous Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, before heading back to Hobart.

Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)

 

Day 3: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE

After a sneak peek at Richmond, Australia’s best preserved colonial village, we will continue southwards and explore Tasmania’s fascinating convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Take in its visual history and 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

Heading 1272 m above sea level, we reach the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, offering breathtaking views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Next on our list we have two options: the Organ Pipes Track for the adventurers or a more laid-back morning with guided sightseeing of the mountain. We have lunch on Hobart’s waterfront before heading to the unique Mona museum; Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction.

 

 

Highlights:

  • 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 

 

Departure time

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

 

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) 

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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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