Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer

5 Days | Explore the edge of the world along Tasmania’s untamed Cradle Coast

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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The dramatic, natural beauty of north west Tasmania awaits on this 5-day discovery tour. Make a loop from the historic city of Launceston, up along the coast and then back inland, passing though seaside towns, ancient rainforest and Aboriginal heritage sites along the way. Hike the coastal trails of Narawntapu and Rocky Cape national parks, explore the richness of the Tarkine and take in sweeping ocean views from clifftop lookouts. In between sightseeing, sample the best flavours of the region, from whiskey to chocolate truffles, with visits to locally owned shops on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Trip overview

Map of Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer including Australia
Start
Launceston, Australia
Finish
Launceston, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
PUKT
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the natural beauty of Tasmania’s untamed Cradle Coast, from the ancient landscapes of Rocky Cape National Park to the seemingly endless stretch of ocean at the Edge of the World.
  • Explore the country’s oldest temperate rainforest with a visit to the Tarkine, home to unique species that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and are a living connection to the Gondwana supercontinent.
  • Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage and spiritual connections of Tasmania’s northern landmarks and national parklands.
  • Unplug and unwind with an overnight stay in a remote, rural community that was a booming mining town during the 1870s goldrush.
  • Indulge in delicacies like locally made ice cream and cider as you sample a variety of treats along Tasmania’s famed Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note that it includes several guided 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.
  • 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

Meals

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Cradle Coast - Visit to Penguin Village
  • Cradle Coast - Narawntapu National Park
  • North Coast - Lunch at Spreyton Cider Company
  • Stanley - The Nut
  • Cradle Coast - Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
  • takayna / Tarkine - Trowutta Arch
  • takayna / Tarkine - Lake Chisholm Sinkhole
  • takayna / Tarkine - Edge of the World
  • Waratah - Philosopher Falls
  • Cradle Coast - Rocky Cape National Park
  • Cradle Coast - Boat Harbour Beach
  • Waratah - Hellyer Gorge
  • Corinna - Hiking in Corinna
  • Cradle Mountain National Park - Park Visit & Hikes
  • Sheffield - Murals Trail

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Important notes

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

START & FINISH TIME
This trip begins with a Welcome Meeting at 8:00am on day 1 in Launceston and finishes upon arrival back into Launceston on the last day at approximately 5:30pm.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Joanne · Traveled October 2023
If you are interested in visiting Tasmania, I highly recommend this trip. It covers many of the highlights in north western Tasmania. The guides are knowledgeable and great to travel with. The hiking trails are very well-maintained. And there are almost always options if you don’t want to do the more challenging trails, though I personally didn’t think they were at all strenuous.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Shelley · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Aditi · Traveled August 2023
This trip was very well organised and explored the hidden gems of Nort west Tassie, learnt a lot about the importance of the aboriginals and the history of each place we visited. It was really enlightening and very relaxing trip. Would highly recommend it all those who are nature lovers.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Ella · Traveled March 2023
This is a great trip and allows you to visit many areas in north-western Tasmania. It is a jam packed itinerary and there is a significant amount of driving on most days, but you make many stops along the way and get to do short and long walks at each point. Corinna was the highlight of the trip - such a beautiful location with opportunities to do hiking and kayaking, which I highly recommend! If you want to get outdoors and see this part of Tasmania this is the trip to do!
Review submitted 28 Mar 2023

Gillian · Traveled March 2023
Great trip overall, packed with wonderful sights to see & hikes to do. Some days involved a considerable amount of time in the bus. Accomodation was satisfactory. Enthusiastic tour guide. Sometimes things did feel rushed, perhaps fewer stops and more time spent at each destination may be preferable.
Review submitted 22 Mar 2023
Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer
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CAD $2,261