Operates: Saturdays Oct – Apr
Adult from: $1,059
Child from: $1,059
Accommodation: Dormitory accommodation in a hostel with 4 - 8 beds per room and shared bathroom facilities. Meals not included but there are plenty of opportunities to visit restaurants or cook at each hostel.
Age Restrictions: Minimum age 8 years old.
Fitness Level: A moderate fitness level is recommended. Walks range from 40 min to 4 hrs.
Luggage: You can bring a 20kg backpack/suitcase and a small day pack.
The trip will begin in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, where we will check out the bustling Salamanca Markets. The market is famous for offering hand-made Tasmanian goods, lively music from buskers and the aroma of fresh produce and local gourmet food. After the market, we will head towards the Tasman Peninsula where you will get to see Tasmanian devils alongside other native wildlife at a wildlife sanctuary.
We’ll also visit the historic Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with preserved ruins from a convict settlement. As the day comes to an end, you will get to view Australia’s tallest coastal sea cliffs located in Tasman National Park. You’ll also see the Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch before heading back to Hobart for a leisurely evening in the city.
Day two will commence as we depart from Hobart and journey through the Great Eastern Drive. You will spend the day marvelling at the beauty of Freycinet National Park from the pristine beaches to The Hazards, a mesmerising pink granite mountain range. You’ll have the choice to summit Mt Amos in The Hazards or to continue on a walk to Wineglass Bay. The bay is an excellent lookout point into the translucent waters that line the beach along the national park.
We’ll also get to see Freycinet National Park and the ocean from a panoramic point of view at the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. We will wrap up the evening in Bicheno, a coastal town where you can see penguins as they come out of the sea at night.
We’ll continue to spend day three along the East Coast. The Bay of Fires is a location of significance for Tasmanian aboriginal people, and it is lined with a long stretch of white sand complimented by turquoise waters and boulders that are clad with lichen.
You will have time to enjoy a nice lunch in St Helens before we drive through the lush Northeastern region where you will get to see lots of tree ferns. To end the night, we will stop by Cataract Gorge which is located in the centre of Launceston, the second largest city in Tasmania.
We will depart from Launceston in the morning, driving through Sheffield before arriving at Cradle Mountain. The famous alpine national park boasts a wide range of wildlife including wombats. Here you will have the option to choose from a variety of walks catered to your level of comfort. You can embark on a short walk around Dove Lake or a casual stroll along Ronny Creek. Or you can take on a challenge and walk to Marion’s Lookout for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain National Park.
After a day surrounded by the wilderness, we will travel to Strahan, a harbourside village located on the West Coast, which is where you will stay for two nights.
Tasmania’s West Coast is comprised of untouched wilderness. A walk through the Tarkine rainforests will lead you to Montezuma Falls, the tallest waterfall in Tasmania. You can also take time to wander the long stretch of the giant Henty Sand Dunes.
On this day you will have an alternate option to cruise down the stunning Gordon River (own cost). The river winds through Tasmanian world heritage areas with views of flourishing, rolling hills.
In the evening we will enjoy the fresh ocean air at Ocean Beach before heading back to Strahan.
Did we forget to tell you? You can ask your local guide to help you spot platypuses while in Strahan!
Though day six is sadly the last day of the tour, we still have an adventurous journey back to Hobart. After departing Strahan, we will visit the historic mining town of Queenstown. We will then travel through the Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park, which is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. We’ll make a stop at Lake St Clair, which is the deepest freshwater lake in Australia.
Mt Field National Park is where we will take the final stroll of the tour, walking past some of the tallest trees in the world and viewing Russell Falls. We will return to Hobart after driving through the beautiful Derwent Valley.
After a fulfilling journey through Tasmania, you are sure to leave with new friends and lifelong memories.
Related article: Top things to do in Tasmania
Meals and food are not provided, however, you will get the chance to purchase food from restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. The accommodation we stay in will have kitchen facilities for preparing your own food, or you can eat out if you prefer.
Note: Accommodation is subject to availability.
Optional Activities (at own cost): Gordon River Cruise
|Allurity Hotel||96 Bathurst Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Argyle Motor Lodge||2 Lewis Street, Hobart||07:45 AM|
|Astor Private Hotel||157 Macquarie Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Battery Point Manor||13 Cromwell Street, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|Bay Hotel Apartments||123 - 127 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay||06:45 AM|
|Beltana Hotel||160 E Derwent Highway, Lindisfarne||06:30 AM|
|Best Western Hobart||156 Bathurst Street, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Black Buffalo Hotel||14 Federal Street, North Hobart||07:45 AM|
|Blue Hills Motel||96 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay||06:45 AM|
|Brooke Street Pier||12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Central Hotel Hobart||73 Collins Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Crowne Plaza Hobart||110 Liverpool Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Customs House Hotel||1 Murray Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Edinburgh Gallery||211 Macquarie Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Globe Hotel||178 Davey Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Hadleys Orient Hotel||34 Murray Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Harrington 102||102 Harrington Street, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Henry Jones Art Hotel||25 Hunter Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Hobart City Apartments||80 Elizabeth Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Hobart Tower||300 Park Street, Hobart||07:45 AM|
|Hobart's Accommodation and Hostel||41 Barrack Street, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart||1 Davey Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Ibis Styles Hobart||173 Macquarie Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Imperial Backpackers||138 Collins Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Islington Hotel||321 Davey Street, South Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Lodge on Elizabeth||249 Elizabeth Street, Hobart||07:45 AM|
|MACQ 1 Hotel||18 Hunter Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Mantra Collins||58 Collins Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Mantra One||1 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Mayfair Plaza||236 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay||06:45 AM|
|Mayfair on Cavell||17 Cavell Street, West Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse||1 Stowell Avenue, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|Motel 429||429 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Movenpick Hotel Hobart||28 Elizabeth Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Narrara Backpackers||88 Goulburn Street, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Pickled Frog Backpackers||281 Liverpool St, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|Prince of Wales||55 Hampden Road, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|Quest Savoy||38 Elizabeth Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Quest Trinity||149 Brooker Avenue, Glebe||07:45 AM|
|Quest Waterfront||3 Brooke Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|RACV Hotel and Apartments||154 - 156 Collins Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Regent Park Apartments||17 - 23 Regent Street, Sandy Bay||06:45 AM|
|Rydges Hotel||393 Argyle St North, North Hobart||07:45 AM|
|Salamanca Inn||10 Gladstone Street, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|Salamanca Terraces||93 Salamanca Place, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Somerset on Salamanca||8 Salamanca Place, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Somerset on the Pier||1 Elizabeth Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|St. Ives Apartments||67 St Georges Terrace, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|Tasmanian Travel Centre||16 - 20 Davey Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Tassie Backpackers Brunswick Hotel||67 Liverpool Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|The Lenna of Hobart||20 Runnymede Street, Battery Point||06:45 AM|
|The Nook Backpackers||251 Liverpool Street, Hobart||07:15 AM|
|The Old Woolstore Apartment||1 Macquarie St, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|The Tasman||12 Murray Street, Hobart||06:45 AM|
|Travelodge Hobart Airport||1 Holyman Ave, Cambridge||06:30 AM|
|Travelodge Macquarie Street||167 Macquarie Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|
|Vibe Hobart Hotel||36 Argyle Street, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Waterfront Lodge||153 Risdon Road, Lutana||08:00 AM|
|Wrest Point Hotel||410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay||06:45 AM|
|YHA Central Hobart||9 Argyle St, Hobart||07:00 AM|
|Zero Davey||15 Hunter Street, Hobart||07:30 AM|