- 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
- 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.
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).
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.
- 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
Hobart - 7:00 am or Launceston - 7:30 am
What to bring?
- 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)