Tasmania Explorer 6 Day 5 Night Tour - Start & End Hobart

Embark on a 6 day adventure around Tasmania and explore its most iconic sights, from Wineglass Bay to Port Arthur!

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Duration
Duration
6 days
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
8 yrs
Meals
Meals
Included
AUD $869
ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
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Infant: AUD $869
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What's Included

  • 5 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)
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop-offs
     

    WHERE WE VISIT

  • Russell Falls
  • Mt Field National Park
  • Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain
  • Sheffield
  • Launceston  
  • Bicheno
  • Tarkine Rainforest
  • Strahan
  • Port Arthur
  • Bay of Fires
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Cape Tourville

What's excluded

  • The Gordon River Cruise and penguin tour are optional and can be purchased at an additional cost. 

 

Why do we love this

"We love that this tour manages to pack some of Tassie's best features into just 6 days! Freycinet National Park, the stunning Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain, even local Tasmanian Devils - you miss nothing on this epic trek across Australia's smallest state." 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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

Experienced guides will ensure you discover all the major highlights and attractions, as well as some hidden treasures. Explore Tasmania to the fullest and get a taste of what the state has to offer. Experience the beautiful Tassie wilderness, meet a Tasmanian Devil, try delicious local produce and escape into nature at Wineglass Bay.

Your adventure begins now. 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Port Arthur Historic Site 
Start your day with a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond. Then, you'll head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. The area was a 19th-century penal settlement and today is an open-air museum. Learn about Tasmania's convict history and hear stories at what is on best-preserved convict sites in the country. Rich in visual history, you'll learn about the chilling life as a convict and can imagine yourself transported back in time as you explore.

A guided walk and harbour cruise are included today. You'll head back to cosy Hobart, arriving at 5.30 pm. There, it's time to wave goodbye to your new friends. 

 

Day 2: Hobart - Strahan
Leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.

Later, explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.


Day 3: Wild West Coast 
Escape into the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast today and explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. These beauties stretch for 15kms along the coast. 

Afterwards, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. This is truly an incredible sight. If you fancy exploring the rainforest by water, you can join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).

Later, after you've soaked up the stunning scenery, return to Strahan for the night. 


Day 4: Cradle Mountain - Launceston 
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, full of rugged beauty and amazing views. This is where your day begins! Choose a walk to suit you, and get exploring. There's an extensive range of tracks, and you can choose to stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout.

After soaking up the scenery, it's a short drive through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston for the night.


Day 5: Launceston - Bicheno
Make your way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires today. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim.

Later, Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where you'll visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil.

Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).


Day 6: Freycinet National Park - Hobart 
An early start means you'll be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Beating the crowds means you'll be able to snap that postcard photo. Wineglass Bay is among the top beaches in the world, so it's worth capturing the moment!

Walking into the Bay, you'll be wowed by the crescent of dazzling white sand set against a bright blue sea. With pink and grey granite peaks in the background, this is one of Australia's most beautiful natural environments. Relax for a while on the secluded beach here, or, if you're feeling like a challenge embark of the Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.

Later, continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford. Both are small, friendly towns with a quaint coastal air that adds to their magic. They're perfect for a quick afternoon explore. After wandering their streets, you'll continue on the road toward Hobart where your tour will end.


This is a 6-day tour starting in Hobart at 7.00am and finishing in Hobart at 5.30pm.

TOUR OPTIONS
  • Tasmania Explorer Tour - Hostel Dorm
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    ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
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4 breakfasts are included on this tour.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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The Gordon River Cruise: This is an iconic cruise you can join on our tour. Normally $105.00 but by joining our tour the cost is only $90.00 (this will also include a buffet lunch!). Please note this price is subject to change.

The Bicheno Penguin Tour: This is a great way to view Tasmania’s Fairy Penguins up close in a natural setting. This tour takes place after sunset and has greatly assisted in the conservation of our feathered friends in Bicheno. $40.00 per person. Please note this price is subject to change.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • A traveller must be a minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.
  • 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.
  • You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 30 days before departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Cancellations between 29 and 8 days of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 7 days of departure: 100% of the cost
  • Please note: changes to bookings can be made, however, changes will incur up to a $100 change fee


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  • Argyle Motor Lodge
  • Argyle Motor Lodge @ 07:00
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  • Astor @ 07:30
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  • Grosvenor Court Apartments
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  • Somerset on Salamanca
  • Somerset on Salamanca Hobart
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AUD $869
ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $144.83 with
Child (8-12 yrs): AUD $869
Infant: AUD $869
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