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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, Motel or Comfort Plus
All National Park entry fees
Enjoy Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk & harbour cruise
Explore with a range of guided walks & free walking options
Convenient return transfers from selected Hobart accommodation
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: Port Arthur Historic Site
Visit Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond, then on to the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Wander the preserved ruins in the open-air museum and imagine the harsh convict life. Throughout the day you will be amazed by the dramatic coastal scenery of Tasman National Park. You'll visit Pirate’s Bay lookout, Tasman Arch, Waterfall Bay and the Devil’s Kitchen to see these magnificent geological formations.
Day 2: Hobart to Strahan
Today, you will drive through the Western Wilds to walk among some of the world’s tallest trees and see the beautiful Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park. Visit the expansive Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. The drive through the Franklin-Gordon National Park offers pristine rainforest and mountain scenery. You’ll enjoy the quirky mining town of Queenstown before arriving in the charming harbourside village of Strahan.
Day 3: West Coast
The untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast is today’s playground. In the Tarkine Rainforest, hike to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, and then explore the gigantic Henty Sand Dunes. Alternatively, today you can choose the optional cruise on the scenic Gordon River (own cost). Later at Ocean Beach, breathe the world’s freshest air. Back in Strahan, with luck, your guide can help you find the unique platypus.
Day 4: Strahan to Cradle Mountain to Launceston
At the alpine and glacial carved World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park, choose a walk to suit your fitness. The Dove Lake circuit offers what some call the best short walk in Tassie, while the hike to Marion’s Lookout is more challenging. After looking for wombats at Ronny Creek (fingers crossed!), you'll leave the highlands, stopping at the Town of Murals (Sheffield) before enjoying the urban delights of Launceston at your leisure.
Day 5: Launceston to Bicheno
Discover Launceston’s picturesque Cataract Gorge and look for local wallabies, before hitting the road for some breathtaking East Coast scenery. Enjoy lunch in St Helens before walking along the white sands of the magical Bay of Fires (and take a swim, weather permitting). Take your time to savour the coastal views as you travel south to the picturesque fishing village of Bicheno, where you may also join an optional guided tour of the little penguins (own cost) as they emerge from the sea.
Day 6: Bicheno to Freycinet National Park to Hobart
The Wineglass Bay lookout provides outstanding vistas so it’s worth getting up early and beating the crowds. Then you can relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos climb or a beach walk. Before heading to Hobart along the Great Eastern Drive, take in the incredible ocean and mountain views of the Hazards' pink granite peaks from Cape Tourville.
Frequently Asked Questions
A range of accommodation options are available to suit your budget!
Comfort Plus Single, Double/Twin*: This is the highest level of accommodation offered for those seeking maximum comfort. Twin/double or single rooms are available. These book out quickly so secure your booking early if this is your preference.
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, motel, or comfort plus 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 pick-up and drop-off from your city hostel or hotel.
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.
Travel insurance is not included in the cost of your tour. It is strongly recommended that you have personal travel insurance sufficient to cover loss or damage to property, illness, injury, or not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure.
A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.
There is no upper age limit though these tours can be physically demanding and you must have a reasonable level of fitness and act responsibly to ensure your own safety and the safety of others at all times.
All travellers under the age of 18 years at time of the tour must be accompanied by a legal guardian, or in lieu of a legal guardian, by a responsible escort over the age of 18 years, appointed by their legal guardian. The legal guardian or escort of any traveller under the age of 18 years will be responsible for the day-to-day care of travellers in their charge.
If booking Twin or Double accommodation options, a minimum of 2 persons is required
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.
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