Highlights of Tasmania

6 Days | Discover an untamed land with untold beauty.

4.8 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Capture the ethereal splendour and remote wonders of an island that prospers in its isolation on this nature-filled adventure through Tasmania. Discover uninterrupted UNESCO national parks, from the coastal heath and sand dunes that meet the rainforest in Tarkine to the glacier-sculpted terrain that envelops Cradle Mountain. Stroll along the stunning Hazards Beach in the shadow of Freycinet’s pink peaks and be mesmerised by the contrasting powder-white sands, turquoise waters and orange-hued granite in the world-famous Bay of Fires. Surround yourself with endemic wildlife, from Tasmanian devils to fairy penguins, and spend your free evenings indulging in world-class seafood in quaint coastal towns.

Trip overview

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Start
Hobart, Australia
Finish
Hobart, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 18
Trip code
PUST
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Gain an insight into the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Tasmania on this pioneering trip that takes you to parts of the island that are more off the beaten track.
  • Discover the breathtaking Bay of Fires – an incredible stretch of coastal heaven, famous for the fiery orange lichen that clings to its boulder-clad beaches.
  • Watch translucent waters lap powder-white sands in one of Freycinet National Park’s secluded bays – perhaps climbing to the summit of Mt Amos for a panoramic vista of this iconic landscape.
  • Trek along multiple walking trails in the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park – keeping an eye out for furry critters, including wombats and wallabies.
  • Explore the uninterrupted wilderness of Tarkine on a guided walk through its pristine rainforest – alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth.

Is this trip right for you?
  • For operational reasons some departures throughout the year may operate in the opposite direction, with all experiences and destinations continuing to be included.
  • This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note that it includes several leader-led walks, allowing you to get among nature. Most are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.
  • No meals are included on this trip. This allows you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip.
  • Our leaders are the classic do-it-all Aussie – they know the best spots to watch the sunset, will drive you to your next destination and take you on a hike. Be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and may have less time to spend with you. They will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Tasmania.
  • Temperatures can fluctuate in Tasmania. It's important to prepare – pack suitable clothing for hot, cold, dry and wet weather, just in case.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

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Inclusions

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel & Motel (5 nights)

Activities
  • Lake St Clair - Lakeside Visit
  • Mt Field National Park - Tall Trees & Russell Falls Hike
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Nelson Falls Walk
  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Franklin River Nature Trail
  • Strahan - Henty Dunes & Ocean Beach
  • Tarkine - Rainforest Hike to Montezuma Falls
  • Cradle Mountain National Park - Cradle Mountain Walks & Hikes
  • Sheffield - Town Stopover
  • Bay of Fires - Nature Hike
  • Freycinet National Park - Hike to Wineglass Bay
  • Hobart - Mount Wellington Hike
  • Richmond - Town Stopover
  • Bicheno - Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Sanctuary
Add on activities
  • Bicheno - Bicheno Penguin Tour - from - AUD74

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Important notes

START & END TIME
This trip departs from Hobart at 8am on day 1 and finishes back in Hobart at approximately 6pm on the final day. We recommend you arrive a day early, and onward travel should be booked after 8pm or the next day.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

ITINERARY CHANGES
For operational reasons some departures throughout the year may operate in the opposite direction, with all experiences and destinations continuing to be included.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Theresa · Traveled February 2024
A fabulous trip around a beautiful , diverse island. We saw and did so much. Stunning landscape, mountains, beaches, rain forests. A very special, unique part of the world. Great leader, Steve.
Review submitted 12 Feb 2024

Leanne · Traveled January 2024
Intrepid's Highlights of Tasmania Tour was fantastic! Our guide, Hadyn, was professional, personable, and competent, sharing his extensive knowledge of and passion for his homeland. The tour itinerary offered a wide range of experiences in a variety of ecosystems, and accommodated different ability levels. I highly recommend this excellent tour!
Review submitted 16 Feb 2024

Cam · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 29 Jan 2024

James · Traveled January 2024
Beautiful trip with a fun group! The trip does involve a lot of driving. Those wanting a more relaxed trip might consider a trip focused on a specific region like Hobart and the east coast.
Review submitted 01 Feb 2024

Noel · Traveled January 2024
If you are looking for trip that has a tour guide who is knowledgeable and engaged, this is not that trip, The transportation was sub par - clean but not large enough for comfort for the length of the trip. Food is not included and the recommendations on restaurants were not very good so do your own research. We expected more for this price point. It had a mid level but not mid level services.
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024
Highlights of Tasmania
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CAD $1,521