3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart) Trip Notes

3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)

Last Modified: 19 Jun 2015
3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)
Trip code: PNTE3H
Validity: 01 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016
Discover the ravishing natural beauty and fascinating history of Tasmania on this small group adventure down the island's eastern seaboard. Stroll along the glorious shoreline of the Bay of Fires and savour the staggering panoramas of Wineglass Bay. Greet penguins as they waddle ashore in Bicheno and meet Tasmanian devils at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Admire the elegant colonial architecture of Richmond and learn about Australia's dark convict past at Port Arthur. A small island boasting a wealth of attractions and cultural intrigues, this three-day Tasmanian trip will hold plenty of interests for every type of traveller.
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StyleGroup sizeEmergency contact
MapAccommodationEmergency funds
ItineraryMealsTravel insurance
Culture shock rating TransportFeedback
Physical ratingJoining point
Important notesFinish point
Style
Original
  • Our Original style trips have a great balance of included activities with your group and free time to explore independently. Where we stay ensures we keep our travellers firmly entrenched in a region’s people and culture, and provides them with unique local experiences that benefits the community too. In most locations we stay in simple tourist-class hotels (i.e. 2-3 stars), plus on many trips you'll also get to experience a night with a local family on a homestay or something a little different like a Bedouin camp in the Sahara. Original style trips come with all manner of transport modes and use a mixture of local and private transport. You might find yourself sailing in a dhow in Zanzibar, jumping on a rickshaw in Sri Lanka or sailing on a yacht through the Galapagos. No matter the mode, it's all about minimising our environmental impact and making getting around part of the adventure.
Map
3 Day East Coast Explorer (Hobart to Hobart)
Itinerary
Day 1 Hobart/Bicheno
G'Day! Welcome to Australia.
Our journey starts at 7am today. Our default joining point is Montgomery’s YHA at 07:00am however we do pick up from other centrally located hotels. To organise pick up from another property please get in touch with your booking agent.
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.
Accommodation
Dormitory Accomodation (1 nt)
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.
Included Activities
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Entry
Accommodation
Dormitory Accomodation (1 nt)
Day 3 Port Arthur/Hobart
Start the day your final 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.
It is recommended passengers depart Hobart the following day after the tour finishes. If flights are booked
from Hobart Airport on day three, they must depart on/after 7.30pm.
Included Activities
  • Port Arthur Historic Site - Entry, Cruise & Tour
  • PNTE3H Hostel Single Supplement (PNTE3H)
  • PNTE3H Hostel Twin/Double Supplement (min 2 people) (PNTE3H)
  • PNTE3H Motel Single Supplement (PNTE3H)
  • PNTE3H Motel Twin/Double Supplement (min 2 people) (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.
    Physical rating

    Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
    Important notes
    Please note this tour is operated by our experienced partners 'Under Down Under'.
    What to Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, towel and toiletries, swimming gear in summer, warm clothing (even in summer), waterproof jacket and pants, water bottle, insect repellent, and a camera.
    A strict luggage limit of 15kg applies to this tour.
    It is recommended passengers depart Hobart the following day after the tour finishes. If flights are booked
    from Hobart Airport on day three, they must depart on/after 7.30pm.
    There maybe a possibility to upgrade your accommodation while on tour, please talk to your booking agent if you would like to request this.
    Group size
    Maximum of 24 travellers per group.
    Accommodation
    Dormitory Accomodation (2 nts)
    Meals
    2 Breakfasts
    Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less.
    AUD 100.00
    Transport
    Private Bus
    Joining point
    Default pick up Montgomery's YHA @ 7:00am
    Hobart
    Hobart
    Tasmania
    AUSTRALIA
    Finish point
    Select Hobart Accommodation
    Hobart
    Hobart
    Tasmania
    AUSTRALIA
    Emergency contact
    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 064 726. For all other queries, please contact our Reservations team.
    Emergency funds
    Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$500, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.
    Travel insurance
    Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
    When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.
    If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.
    Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:
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