- 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
- Tarkine Rainforest
- Port Arthur
- Bay of Fires
- Freycinet National Park
- Wineglass Bay
- Cape Tourville
- 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.
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.