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6-day guided adventure to discover the beauty, history & highlights of Tasmania
All accommodation: your choice of comfort level (5 nights):
Multi-share dormitory in a Hostel OR Twin/Double/Single: Hostel, or Motel
All National Park entry fees
Enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk & harbour cruise
Entry to a wildlife sanctuary to see Tasmanian devils
Explore with a range of guided walks & free walking options
- Pick-ups and drop-offs at selected Hobart CBD locations. Airport drop off available upon request.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS (at own expense):
- Gordon River Cruise
What to Expect
Come and experience Tasmania’s natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day loop around the island.
Experienced guides will make sure you see the major highlights and attractions (as well as some hidden treasures) of the West Coast, East Coast, and Cradle Mountain wilderness, plus discover a captivating convict past at the famous Port Arthur Historic Site. Make the most out of your time exploring Tasmania’s wilderness and history in a small group and wildly fun eco-certified tour.
Day 1: Salamanca Markets, Tasmanian Devils, Port Arthur Historical Site
We begin by exploring the famous Salamanca Markets in Hobart/nipaluna. At this bustling outdoor market, you can buy hand-made Tasmanian goods like jewellery, art, and woodwork. You’ll also want to sample a range of fresh seasonal produce and gourmet foods. We then make our way to Tasman Peninsula/turrakana where we’ll visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet native wildlife including Tasmanian devils. At Port Arthur Historic Site, walk amongst the preserved ruins from 1800’s. This open-air museum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents Australia’s best preserved convict settlement. Today we’ll also experience the dramatic coastal scenery of Tasman National Park which has the tallest coastal sea cliffs in Australia. You’ll see the geological wonders of Tasman Arch and the Devil’s Kitchen before returning to Hobart where you can enjoy a night exploring the city at your leisure.
Day 2: Freycinet National Park to Bicheno
Departing Hobart along the Great Eastern Drive, our destination is Freycinet National Park on the East Coast. This fabulous park has pristine beaches and a stunning pink granite mountain range known as The Hazards. Climb to the summit of Mt Amos or join the walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. Or you may wish to continue to Wineglass Bay beach to walk along the edge of the translucent waters. At Cape Tourville Lighthouse you’ll love the panoramic vistas across the coast. We’ll spend the night in the coastal town of Bicheno.
Day 3: Bay of Fires to Launceston
Today we’ll explore the East Coast of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires/larapuna is a place with profound cultural significance to Tasmanian aboriginal people (palawa). You’ll love walking along the long stretches of dazzling white sands with its shimmering turquoise waters and lichen clad boulders. We’ll enjoy lunch in the fishing town of St Helens then make our way to Launceston via the lush Northeast region of Tasmania. One of the terrific experiences along this route include seeing the giant tree ferns at St Columba Falls. Lastly, we’ll check out the lovely Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston before settling in for the night in Tasmania’s second largest city.
Day 4: Cradle Mountain to Strahan
Leaving Launceston, a short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’ and then onto Tasmania’s most famous alpine national park, Cradle Mountain. Cradle is home to an abundance of wildlife such as wombats and echidnas. Choose from a variety of incredible walks; the Dove Lake circuit is likely the best short walk in Tasmania, while the challenging walk to the summit of Marion’s Lookout offers unmatched views of the glacial carved wilderness. Easier options today include a stroll along Ronny Creek or down to the Boatshed. Departing Cradle, we travel to the harbourside village of Strahan on the West Coast, our accommodation for the next two nights.
Day 5: Wild West Coast
Today’s playground is the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast. Walk in the rainforests of the Tarkine/takayna to reach Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. You’ll also explore the enormous Henty Sand Dunes which stretch for kilometres along the coast. Alternatively, today you have the option of cruising the wildly beautiful Gordon River (own cost) which ventures deep into the World Heritage Area. Later at the windswept Ocean Beach, you can breathe the world’s freshest air. Back in Strahan, our guide can help you look for platypus.
Day 6: Strahan to Hobart
Departing Strahan, we’ll visit the moonscape of Queenstown, a mining town with a fascinating history. We then travel through the Tasmanian World Heritage Area via the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park. We’ll also stop at Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Our final walk for the tour will be enjoyed at Mt Field National Park, to stroll beneath some of the world’s tallest trees and observe the beautiful Russell Falls. We continue our drive through the Derwent Valley, returning to Hobart and bidding farewell to your travel companions and your incredible adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions
A range of accommodation options are available to suit your budget!
Motel Single, Double/Twin*: Private room with private ensuite bathroom.
Dormitory: Single-gender rooms of between 4-8 beds with shared bathroom facilities. Double/Twin* or Single hostel rooms may also be booked – these are basic private rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
*Twin/Double – Please note that if solo travellers wish to book a private room, they will need to select a hostel, or motel single room, as the operator does not pair solo travellers in twin or double room options.
Your guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.
The hiking in Tasmania is world-class. Some walks are guided, while others are unguided (free walking)
In many locations there is a choice between an easier or more advanced option. Essentially, you can make this as active or as easy as you like; all walks are optional and range from 20 minutes up to 4 hours
Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.
This tour includes Hobart pick-up and drop-off from your city hostel or hotel.
Drop off at Hobart Airport on the last day is on request - please contact us for this option
This tour is designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided - you just have to have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however, there is a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!
This tour has a maximum group size of 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.
Tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means you can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.
There are no extra charges or fees, so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. To give you a general idea, this tour includes:
- Experienced and friendly guide
- All bedding
- Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
- National Parks passes
- All entry fees
The Gordon River Cruise: This is an iconic cruise you can join on this tour. Normally $105.00 but by joining this tour, the cost is only $90.00 (this will also include a buffet lunch!). Please note this price is subject to change.
The Bicheno Penguin Tour: This is a great way to view Tasmania’s Fairy Penguins up close in a natural setting. This tour takes place after sunset and has greatly assisted in the conservation of our feathered friends in Bicheno. $40.00 per person. Please note this price is subject to change.
Masks are advocated by the World Health Organisation as a physical barrier to help prevent community transmission. Wearing a mask while travelling on aircraft or where physical distancing is not possible may help protect against potential spread. Please bring your own masks on tour, and learn how to safely wear, wash, and dispose of masks prior to coming on tour.
Any guest that has symptoms of COVID-19 while on tour will be assisted by staff to get medical assistance. We will abide by the guidance of local health authorities. This may or may not require testing, self-isolating or quarantine for the individual and/or others on the tour. Please be aware that while we will assist any and all guests that require medical care or other support, any expenses incurred for treatment, testing or quarantine will need to be covered by the guest or guests affected.
The tour arrives back in Hobart at 5.30pm.
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If you cancel a booking:
21 days or more prior to departure, you will be charged 25% of the total booking amount.
Within 8 to 20 days prior to departure, you will be charged 50% of the booking amount.
7 days or fewer prior to departure or no show, you will be charged 100% of the booking amount.
If you cancel a booking due to COVID-19:
Within 7 days of departure and due to you having COVID-19 or symptoms and supported by a medical certificate, or due to border closures inhibiting your ability to travel, you will be refund monies paid by you in connection with the booking less any unrecoverable costs.
No refund will be made if: you are not present at your tour’s department time; you join the tour after departure; you leave the tour prior to its completion for any reason; or, you fail to comply with Tasmanian border entry conditions at the time of arrival in Tasmania.
If cancelled by The Operator:
You can transfer the fare paid towards a tour on an alternate date or alternatively receive a full refund. Refunds will be provided where required by Australian Consumer Law. In circumstances where a cancellation is due to external events outside The Operator's reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. The Operator is not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
All customer cancellation & refund requests are also subject to our website’s own refund conditions.
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