Spend 5 epic days travelling some of Australia's most incredible scenery! Hit all the highlights of Tasmania from Hobart, the Bay of Fires, the East Coast and more!
Day 1: Mount Field, Russell Falls, Lake St Clair
We head north out of towards one of the world’s last great temperate rainforests at Mount Field National Park. The park is home to beautiful Russell Falls and some of the tallest trees in the world! If you’re after wildlife, look out for the cute Pademelon, (a bit like a mini-wallaby). Like so many things here, it’s only found in Tasmania. Shortly afterwards we reach the famous Lake St Clair, on the eastern edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. It’s the deepest lake in Australia, so soak in the scenery and enjoy the peacefulness of lunch by the lakeside (you might even see a platypus :-) From here we begin a drive through the stunning Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The incredible views from Donaghy’s Hill stretch in all directions. Walking to the top, you’ll see the quartzite peak of Frenchmans Cap, and the iconic Franklin River winds its way through the valley below. Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & jumping at the Henty Dunes
An action-packed day today in the heart of Tassie’s wild West Coast. First up we hit the walking track to Montezuma Falls - Tasmania’s highest waterfall. The track winds its way through lush rainforest, following the route of an old railway. The beautiful fishing town of Strahan is our lunch stop today - take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of what was once one of the most remote outposts of the British Empire. Just north of here are the massive Henty Dunes - climb to the top for a wonderful view across the Southern Ocean! Below lies Ocean Beach, Tasmania’s longest. The waves crashing on this beach last touched land on the other side of the world. Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield & Launceston
At Cradle Mountain you’ve got a number of walking options, from the easy walk around Dove Lake to the spectacular hike to the top of Marion’s Lookout - don’t forget to watch for the wombats, and Tasmanian devils that thrive in this part of the world. After Cradle it’s time for lunch in the “Town of Murals” - Sheffield! As the host of a major annual art competition, many of the buildings have large scale artworks on their sides. Look out for the alpaca man! After lunch it’s time to tantalise the taste buds at 41 Degrees South Aquaculture where we try delicious hot smoked salmon. In the evening we reach Tasmania’s second largest city - Launceston. Why not take a wander and enjoy the wonderful architecture of the city or perhaps indulge in one of the city’s many fine eating and drinking establishments? Overnight - Launceston
Day 4: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and Little Penguins at Bicheno
Today we head east to admire the amazing memorial carvings at Legerwood and taste the cheesy delights of the Pyengana Dairy Company. In the afternoon it’s time for the highlight of the day - the stunning Bay of Fires. Named Lonely Planet’s Number 1 destination for 2009, the bay has some of the whitest sand and clearest water you’ll ever see. Take your time to explore the beach, swim in the turquoise waters or simply admire the view over a coffee! In the evening we arrive at our accommodation in the seaside town of Bicheno. As darkness falls head to the beach to see the fairy penguins come ashore to nest. Overnight - Bicheno
Day 5: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry Farm
This morning you have the opportunity to check out some unique Tasmanian fauna at East Coast Natureworld - soon after we arrive it’s feeding time for the Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, koalas and many more animals that call the park home. (Extra cost) Now it’s time to pack a picnic lunch as we check out another Tassie icon - the gorgeous sparkling waters of Wineglass Bay. I hope you had your Weetbix because this is a walk that will get the heart pumping, with the reward of fantastic views at the top of the lookout. If you’ve still got some gas in the tank trek down to the famous beach itself - you won’t be disappointed! In the afternoon we drive down the coast road towards Hobart, stopping at Kate's Berry Farm on the way. Arrive Hobart at 6:30pm.
May to November: Monday morning
December to April: Monday & Wednesday mornings
Monday & Wednesday tours finishes on last day by 6:00pm
Free pickup from your accommodation between 7:30 & 8:00
Airport pickup at 8:00am - costs $25 per person, payable to driver.
December to April: Saturday mornings
Pickups between 8:00 & 8:30am
Tour finishes on last day by 5:30pm
Optional activities include:
Airport pickup on day of departure - $25 (payable to driver)
Eastcoast Natureworld Wildlife park visit to feed animals and see Tassie Devils, $20pp, 1.5hr