Ultimate 8 Day Tour from Hobart to Bruny Island

Experience the length & breadth of Tasmania, stopping at all major sights, including Bruny Island!

Tasmania, Australia
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Start time
7:00 am
Group size
24
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
8 yrs
Meals
Included
FromAUD $975
ValueAUD $995 SAVE 2%
person (Twin / Double): AUD $1205
person (Single): AUD $1660
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Highlights

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian Devils
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
  • Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
  • Mona museum entry and ferry transfers
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
  • Bruny Island Ferry

 

 

What's excluded

  • The Gordon River Cruise (optional)
  • The Penguin tour (optional) 

WHAT TO EXPECT

This tour has it all! Discover the very best of the island and experience the Tasmanian vibe to the fullest! 

 

Get ready for 8 fun-filled and action-packed days! You will see amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, and take in fascinating history and local culture. The tour takes you on a loop around the state, with our guide sharing the famous local landmarks, as well as some unique insights and hidden surprises. You will sample local products, see unique wildlife and explore the rich and varied surroundings that make Tasmania such a fantastic place. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN

We depart from 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.

Overnight: Strahan

 

Day 2: 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 3: 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. 

Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)

 

Day 4: 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 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. Meet the iconic Tasmanian Devil 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 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 7: 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 visiting the Mona museum, Tasmania’s most visited tourist highlight.

Overnight: Hobart

 

Day 8: BRUNY ISLAND

Bruny Island is situated at the mouth of the Derwent River and accommodates stunning scenery, unique wildlife (such as the white Bennetts wallabies) and delicious local produce. We will hop on a short ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and then head to the spectacular Cape Bruny sea cliffs and the Bruny Island Lighthouse. Enjoy great coastal walks and breathtaking beaches as we explore this breathtaking island. Our day ends with locally produced tastings at Bruny Island Cheese and Get Shucked Oyster Farm.

 

 

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
  • Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit, Mountain walks, Salamanca, Mona museum
  • Bruny Island, Adventure Bay, Local wildlife, Local food tasting 

 

Departure time

Hobart - 7:00 am

 

Departure day

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