Travel from Launceston down Tasmania's east coast to Hobart

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.

Launceston, Australia
Hobart, Australia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 24
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0kg pp per trip


  • Amble along the pure white sands of the Bay of Fires
  • Watch penguins return to their rookeries in Bicheno
  • Take in the staggering panoramas across Wineglass Bay
  • Come face-to-face with the Tasmanian devil
  • Potter about the colonial village of Richmond
  • Learn about Port Arthur's haunting history


Set off from Launceston for Tasmania's east coast and its astoundingly beautiful Bay of Fires. Take a stroll along the beach's chalky white sands or perhaps take a dip in the ocean. It won't be the warmest swim you've ever taken, but the aquamarine waters are really quite inviting. Soak up the dazzling scenery along the island's most spectacular coastal drive from St Helens to Bicheno and, season depending, witness penguins waddle into shore come evening.
Rise early to beat the crowds and score unspoilt views out over Wineglass Bay. Choose to explore the gorgeous Freycinet region via its walking trails or simply bliss out shoreside. Meet the famously tenacious, but now sadly endangered, Tasmanian devil at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and learn about the fate threatening this species. Return to Hobart for the night.
Get a sense of Australia's colonial heritage on a visit to the well preserved village of Richmond. Continue trawling back through history with a visit to Port Arthur, learning about the nation's convict history on a guided walk around this World Heritage-listed site.
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2 breakfasts
Hostel (2 nights)


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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Launceston at approximately 7:30am and finishes in Hobart early evening on day 3. Please bear this in mind when booking onward travel. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay in Hobart. 2. Allow approximately $100AUD for meals not included. 3. This trip also has the option to start in Hobart see trip code PNTE3H.

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3 Day East Coast Explorer (Launceston to Hobart) , July 2015

3 Day East Coast Explorer (Launceston to Hobart) , July 2015