6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart) Overview

Travel to Tasmania and visit Cradle Mountain, Freycinet, Launceston and Port Arthur. See little penguins and Tasmanian devils and learn about the colonial era.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Apr 1, 2015 to Mar 31, 2016. View later 6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart).

Trip Validity

  • 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

Discover for yourself Tasmania's famous beauty and historical points of interest

Encounter Tasmania's ravishing natural beauty, fascinating historical attractions and quirky wildlife on this unforgettable small group adventure. Be enchanted by spellbinding panoramas over Wineglass Bay, charmed by little penguins waddling ashore at Bicheno and captivated by Port Arthur's haunting convict heritage. Navigate the Gordon River by kayak or jet boat, hike through the stunning scenery of Cradle Mountain and come face-to-face with the iconic Tasmanian devil. A small island boasting a right wealth of attractions, this Taste of Tasmania trip serves up all the highlights and more.

  • Walk beneath enormous trees in the Land of the Giants
  • Be treated to a welcome BBQ dinner in Strahan
  • Wander across the immense Henty Dunes
  • Discover the wild beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Sample tranquility in the Bay of Fires
  • Learn about Australia's dark convict heritage in Port Arthur

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hobart, Australia
  • Finish:

    Hobart, Australia
  • Group size:

    Min 6 , Max 24
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hostel (5 nts)
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6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart) Summary

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Day 1 Hobart/Lake St Clair

Head west out of Hobart through the Derwent Valley. Be dwarfed by gargantuan trees in the Land of the Giants and soak up the otherworldly serenity of Russell Falls. Explore the craggy mountain peaks, dense rainforest and spectacular gorges of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Day 2 Strahan

Explore the sands of the Henty Dunes before continuing into the Tarkine Rainforest and walking to the Montezuma Falls. Alternatively, you could take a cruise on the famous Gordon River, taking in the sights of the Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River – how you elect to spend your day is up to you.

Day 3 Cradle Mountain/Launceston

Enter Cradle Mountain National Park – arguably Tasmania's leading tourist attraction. Choose between a large number of hiking trails in exploring this pristine wilderness, keeping eyes peeled for wallabies, wombats and possibly even the iconic Tasmanian devil. Stop by Sheffield, ‘the town of murals’, on the drive to Launceston.

Day 4 Bicheno

After a walk down to Cataract Gorge, cross through to the east coast and the Bay of Fires. With boulders streaked orange with lichen, waters a crystalline blue and superb sands of a pink white, this is one seriously picturesque stretch of coastline. Soak up more stunning scenery on the drive from St Helens to Bicheno, then maybe head out to watch the little penguins waddle into shore from their daily fishing.

Day 5 Freycinet National Park

Rise early for the chance to catch unpeopled views out over Wineglass Bay. Choose to make the most of your time in Freycinet with a walk along Hazzards Beach or up Mt Amos, or just lounge the hours away on shimmering white sands – there's no bad option here. Get your fill of berries with a stopover at a berry farm and come face-to-face with Tasmanian devils on a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 6 Port Arthur/Hobart

Amble the quaint streets of Richmond, one of the best preserved colonial villages in Australia. Then get a glimpse of the country's less wholesome history on a guided tour of the World Heritage convict settlement, Port Arthur. This small group adventure ends upon arrival back in Hobart.
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