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Adult from: $2,959
Child from: $2,959
Age Restriction: The minimum age for this tour is 8 years old.
Accommodation: Motel style. Please select the "Single Room Upgrade" if travelling alone as we cannot match single travellers with a twin share option.
Fitness Level: Our walks range from beginner to moderate levels of difficulty.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is recommended (own cost).
We begin our journey departing from Hobart as we head to the West Coast. Our first stop is at Russell Falls, which is nestled in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in the rainforest. We will continue to drive through the alpine region to see Lake St Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia.
As we continue driving through the scenic mountains, we will stop to see the Franklin River that winds through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. We’ll also take a walk to see the beautiful, cascading Nelson Falls.
After a day of appreciating the forests of Tasmania, we will head to Queenstown, a historic mining town. Here, you will be able to view Iron Blow Lookout, the peak of Mt Lyell and Horsetail Falls. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy dinner together as a group before relaxing for the rest of the night.
Day two includes a cruise down the Gordon River. You will experience two guided tours on this river cruise. One tour is along the boardwalk that winds through the lush rainforest. The other tour is at Sara Island, where you will about the island’s history as a former penal settlement.
The river cruise will take you through the narrow passageway of Hells Gate on your way to Macquarie Harbour where we’ll enjoy a lunch featuring fresh Tasmanian produce. After lunch, we’ll take a scenic drive to Tullah, a small town offering spectacular views of Mount Murchison. In Tullah we will have dinner as a group before enjoying a peaceful evening in a lakeside chalet overlooking Lake Rosebery.
On day three we will continue further north, making stops in Waratah and Hellyer’s Gorge along the way. Our drive will take us to Stanley, a coastal town on a small peninsula on the northern coast of Tasmania. Here you’ll get to see The Nut, which is a volcanic plug that juts into the sea, boasting remarkable panoramic coastal views.
In the afternoon we will head to the far northwest and see “The Edge of the World”. This region makes up a section of the Tarkine, a vast wilderness landscape consisting mostly of rainforest. We will have dinner together and spend the night at Tall Timbers, a tranquil countryside lodge.
The day will start off with a more in-depth experience of the Tarkine. We’ll explore the ancient rainforest, which reflects the living history of early plants and animals of the region. As we continue to explore the Tarkine, you’ll have a chance to look for platypuses at the flooded limestone sinkhole of Lake Chisolm. You’ll also see sweeping views of the Arthur River from the Sumac Lookout, and you’ll also see the geological wonder of Trowutta Arch.
Our journey back to the coast will include several seaside stops, including Boat Harbour and the town of Penguin. We’ll spend the evening in the seaside town of Devonport where we’ll have a group dinner and plenty of time to recharge after a fulfilling day of exploring.
Day five will be spent discovering the breathtaking Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. How you prefer to explore the national park is completely up to you. You’ll be able to choose to search for wombats along Ronny Creek or learn about the history of the park at Waldheim Chalet. Alternatively, you may decide to take a walk around the Dove Lake Circuit, surrounded by mountain peaks and flourishing greenery.
In the afternoon we will visit the town of Sheffield to admire the vibrant murals that decorate the buildings. Our evening will be spent in Launceston, the second oldest city in Australia. You will have time to stroll through the city at your leisure before resting for another adventurous day.
Spend the morning discovering Launceston’s Cataract Gorge. Located in the city centre, this is a great place to see wallabies. We will then head East, taking in the scenery of St Columbia Falls before stopping at the fishing town of St Helens. The afternoon will be spent exploring the Bay of Fires. You’ll get to stroll across the white sands of the pristine beaches and spot the orange boulders that are famous in the region.
The evening will be spent in the coastal town of Bicheno. After our group dinner, we recommend keeping a lookout for the adorable little penguins that emerge from the Tasman Sea at nighttime.
We will spend most of the day taking in all that Freycinet National Park has to offer. You can see the iconic pink granite peaks of the Hazards from Honeymoon Bay. You can also head to Wineglass Bay Lookout to see the bay’s turquoise-coloured water complimented by the curved white shores that line it. Cape Tourville is another fantastic location to find panoramic views as you look out over the park and onward to the sea.
After a day full of exploring the East Coast, we will take the Great Eastern Drive back to Hobart. You’ll be able to stroll along the lively city streets and choose from the many fantastic restaurants to have dinner. You can then enjoy a night out exploring the city or relax after an active day.
You’ll have a chance to see a range of wildlife at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Wombats, Tasmanian devils and kangaroos are just a few of the animals you’ll see at the sanctuary. We will then visit the colonial village of Richmond. You’ll learn about the history of the village as we walk around to see the heritage buildings and some of the oldest convict-built bridges in Australia that are still operating.
In the afternoon, we’ll show you some of the best spots in Wellington Park, including Mount Wellington. The natural reserve has lots of trails that you can take to find tall rock columns, eucalyptus forests and spectacular lookouts. At night you can visit one of Hobart’s historic restaurants or pubs and unwind.
Day nine will be spent exploring Bruny Island. We’ll take a short drive to catch a ferry that will take us across the D’Entrecastreaux Channel. Bruny Island is quite fascinating because it is divided into two parts by an isthmus. We will visit the isthmus and climb up 279 steps to get to the Truganini Lookout. Next, we will visit South Bruny National Park to view the beautiful island coastline from Cape Bruny Lighthouse.
Later, we’ll head to Adventure Bay and try to spot the White Wallaby that is native to Bruny Island. Our time at Bruny Island wouldn’t be complete without visiting some shops to taste some delicious locally sourced foods.
Back in Hobart, you can spend your evening however you’d like. We recommend taking a walk along the waterfront where you can find the historic Salamanca area.
We have a full day ahead of us on our final day of the tour. We will start at Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Area. Port Arthur Historic Site dates back to the 1800s as a former convict settlement. You will learn about the history of the historic site as you see the preserved ruins, view the colonial gardens and take a short cruise around the harbour.
You’ll get to experience several more viewpoints and other sites as we drive across the Tasman Peninsula. Here, you will get to appreciate Pirates Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, Remarkable Cave and much more extraordinary scenery before heading back to Hobart.
After spending a magnificent ten days exploring Tasmania, you’ll be able to take home incredible memories and a deeper understanding of the mesmerising region.
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