It seems like not that long ago when Tasmania was the butt of many a joke of mainland Australia. The inhabitants of the bigger states considered it an unsophisticated backwater, home to not much more than apple trees, simple hicks and a dark colonial history. But then a little museum called MONA opened and suddenly perceptions of Tasmania as a tourist destination changed dramatically. Travellers who visited for the world-class art gallery found untouched (and uncrowded) national parks, a vibrant food and drink scene and a pristine coastline. Now the word is out and Tasmania is top of the list for Aussies and international visitors alike to visit all year round.
Best Tasmania Day Tours & Trips from Hobart
Hobart will be the first stop for most travellers to Tasmania and the city’s small-town feel makes exploring the city easy by foot. It’s also a great base for many of Tasmania’s best day tours, with Bruny Island and Port Arthur within easy reach. Discover the dark colonial past and the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsular on a day trip to Port Arthur. The trip includes a boat cruise, walking tour at Port Arthur and plenty of photo opportunities at the spectacular lookouts that dot the craggy coast.
If you can’t get enough of rugged coastline, then a day trip to Bruny Island will be right up your alley. This one-day tour takes you to explore this pristine wilderness just 40 minutes from Hobart, enjoying nature walks, spectacular lookouts and award-winning local produce.
Unlike much of Australia, Tasmania’s (relatively) small size means you can explore much of the island state in a few days. If you have the time to journey beyond Hobart, we’ve got the multi-day tours to take you discover some of the best-known attractions including Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay.
Our 7 Day Best of Tasmania Tour is exactly what it says on the packet. This is the tour to join if you want to see the best of what Tasmania has to offer in just seven days. We’ll traverse the island to visit all the famous attractions, plus many more secret gems. It’s the ultimate tour for those who really want to discover what the hype about Tasmania is all about.
For those with less time on their hands, we have smaller bite sized journeys of five, three or two days. On our 5 Day Tasmania Tour, you’ll see top spots including Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Bay of Fires, with dormitory accommodation included. If you can only spare a couple of days, our 3 Day Tasmania Tour with Cradle Mountain will take you to explore the west coast, with stops at Russell Falls and Lake St Clair.
Multi-day Tasmania Tours from Launceston
For travellers starting in Launceston, our 2 Day Tasmania Tour with Wineglass Bay departs from the northern city. On this tour you’ll discover the wild beauty of the east coast including Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and the little penguins of Bicheno. You’ll enjoy magnificent lookouts and meet some of Tasmania’s native wildlife, before finishing the tour in Hobart on day two.