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Explorer 6 Tasmania Tour - Under Down Under
This itinerary is a 5 day tour plus day tours.
Day 1: Hobart to 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 you will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.
Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)
Day 4: Launceston to Bicheno
Make your way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where you 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)
Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart
An early start means you are 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. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
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 (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
Departs: Hobart 7am
Finishes: Hobart 5:30pm
OCT: Tue Thu Sun
NOV: Mon Tue Thu Sat* Sun
DEC/JAN/FEB: Mon Tue Wed* Thu Fri Sat* Sun
MAR: Mon Tue Thu Sat* Sun
APR: Tue Thu Sun
MAY-SEP: Thu Sun
*Denotes extra departure, itinerary days in slightly varied order. Contact office for further details.