- Travel from Hobart and experience Tasmania's most famous sights
- Visit Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park and Lake St Clair
- See Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Ocean Beach and Cradle Mountain
- Explore Launceston, soak up the beauty of Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay
- Visit historic Port Arthur and learn about convict history
- Explore Hobart and take in kunanyi/Mt Wellington and Salamanca
- Visit famous MONA
- Head to Bruny Island and Adventure Bay for wildlife encounters and local tastings
- 7 nights accommodation included
- 4 breakfasts included
- National Park entry fees included
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian Devils included
- Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise included
- Local produce tastings (varies with seasons) included
- MONA museum entry included
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs included
- Bruny Island Ferry included
- Gordon River Cruise and the Penguin tour can be purchased for an additional cost.
Why do we love this
"This is an amazing way to see the best of Tassie, and take in some of the state's most famous sites. We love that this tour gives you a mix of experiences, from wildlife encounters to scenic ferry rides and gallery visits."
WHAT TO EXPECT
This tour has it all! Discover the very best of the island and experience the Tassie 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, and your guide will share the famous local landmarks, as well as some unique insights and hidden surprises with you. You'll sample local products, see unique wildlife and explore the rich and varied surroundings that make Tasmania such a fantastic place.
Day 1: 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.
Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.
Day 2: Wild West Coast
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes.
Afterwards, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or, if you fancy, join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
(overnight Strahan, breakfast included)
Day 3: Cradle Mountain - Launceston
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. Here, choose a walk to suit you, and get exploring!
With an extensive range of tracks, 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.
(overnight Launceston, breakfast included)
Day 4: 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).
(Overnight Bicheno, breakfast included)
Day 5: Freycinet National Park - Hobart
An early start means you'll be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.
Later, continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as you make your way to Hobart.
(Overnight Hobart, breakfast included)
Day 6: Port Arthur Historic Site
After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbour cruise are included today.
Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins and imagine yourself tranported back in time as you explore.
Day 7: MONA and the mountain
Heading 1272m above sea level, arrive at the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington to enjoy stunning views over Hobart and southern Tasmania.
From there, it’s the Organ Pipes track for the adventurous or a more relaxed morning with guided sightseeing of the mountain.
There’s time for lunch around Hobart’s waterfront before heading to the unique MONA museum, now Tasmania’s most visited attraction. This is an incredible collection of old and new art, so get ready for an experience!
Day 8: Bruny Island
Located at the mouth of the Derwent River, Bruny Island is the home to unique wildlife like the white Bennett’s wallabies. There's also dramatic scenery and delicious local produce.
After a short ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, head to the spectacular seascape of Cape Bruny and the Bruny Island Lighthouse.
Enjoy some coastal walking and breathtaking beaches as you explore this stunning island.
Later, end the day with local produce tastings of cheese and oysters. Yum!
This is an 8 day tour, starting in Hobart at 7.00am and finishing in Hobart at 5.30pm.
Departure days (according to season)
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DEC/JAN/FEB: Mon Tue Thu Fri Sun
MAR: Mon Tue Thu Sun
APR: Tue Thu Sun
MAY-SEP: Thu Sun