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3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart) Trip Notes
Travel to Tasmania and see the Bay of Fires, penguins of Bicheno, glorious Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils and the convict settlement of Port Arthur.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014
3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)
Trip code: PNTE3H
Validity: 01 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015
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- Original trips are classic Intrepid adventures. With a mix of included activities and free time, they offer plenty of opportunities to explore at your own pace and take part in activities that really get beneath the skin of a destination. While the occasional meal may be included, you'll have the freedom to seek out your own culinary adventures. Accommodation is generally budget or tourist class (2-3 star), but you're as likely to find yourself as a guest of a local family as staying in a hotel or camping. Transport will vary as well. Depending on the destination and the itinerary you could find yourself travelling on anything from a camel to a train or a private safari vehicle. It's all part of the adventure! Original travellers have a desire to make the most of their travel time and really get to know a place, its people and cultures.
Day 1 Hobart/Bicheno
This morning we journey to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires where we can stretch our legs and take some time to enjoy this stunning coastal region. The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting, so enjoy a swim (conditions permitting) before embarking on Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive from St Helen’s to Bicheno. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins (optional in season) as they return to their rookeries on the edges of this seaside village. We stay overnight in Bicheno.
Day 2 Freycinet National Park/Hobart
An early start means we are the first to the lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazzards Beach walk for your morning’s Freycinet experience. This afternoon we make a quick stop at Kate’s Berry Farm before coming face to face with the iconic Tasmanian Devil at our stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Here we meet these now endangered native animals as well as some others unique to Tasmania. A short drive returns us to Hobart in time for dinner where we stay overnight. (BD)
Day 3 Port Arthur/Hobart
Start the day with a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village of Richmond before heading south for magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula and Tasman National Park. Explore Tassie’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, here we learn of the chilling realities of life as a convict amid the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. (B)
- PNTE3H Hostel Single Supplement (PNTE3H)
Culture shock rating
At times local life here will be familiar to that of back home, and at times very different. Services are available most of the time, English may not be the native language, and there may be some cultural differences.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Maximum of 24 travellers per group.
No meals included
Default pick up Montgomery's YHA @ 7:00am
Select Hobart Accommodation
Tour operated by our touring partner Under Down Under. In the event of an emergency, or missed pick up on the day of departure please call Under Down Under directly on 1800 604 726. For all other queries, please contact our Reservations team.
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