Description

Come and explore Tasmania’s natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day journey around
the island. Our experienced guides will make sure you see all the major highlights and attractions (as well as some hidden treasures). This is the best way to get the most out of your time in Tasmania in a small and fun group as we give you a taste of all the things Tassie has to offer – from the unique wilderness and World Heritage Listed areas to meeting a Tasmanian devil and experiencing our
cultural and historical attractions.

Starts**: Hobart 7.30am
Finishes**: Hobart 5.30pm

Highlights**:
– Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
– Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
– Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
– Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
– Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian devils, Bicheno
– Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay

Includes**:
– 5 nights accommodation
– 5 breakfasts
– National Park entry fees
– Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
– Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
– Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs. Airport drop off available.

Additional activity options available (at own expense):
– Gordon River Cruise
– Strahan Theatre – ‘The Ship that Never Was’
– Bicheno Evening Penguin tour

DAILY OVERVIEW

Day 1: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
We begin our journey with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we
head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur
Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the
chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
Overnight: Hobart

Day 2: HOBART > STRAHAN
We 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.
Overnight: Strahan


Day 3: WILD WEST COAST

In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we 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

Day 4: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National
Park, where you can 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’ and then to Launceston.
Overnight: Launceston

Day 5: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
We make our 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 we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening
you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense
and seasonal).
Overnight: Bicheno

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