Highlights of Tasmania

6 Days | Discover an untamed land with untold beauty.

4.8 out of 5 based on 38 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

Map of Highlights Of Tasmania including Australia
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?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. Several leader-led walks are included on a daily basis, allowing you to get among nature. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Most walks are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you.
  • Temperatures can fluctuate in Tasmania. It's important to prepare – pack suitable clothing for hot, cold, dry and wet weather, just in case.
  • 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.

Itinerary

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

View the itinerary for departures between 01 July 2024 - 30 June 2027

Map of Highlights Of Tasmania including Australia

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.

LONG TRAVEL DAYS
Tasmania is bigger than it appears. To make the most of your time this trip involves some long travel days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information.

PHYSICAL RATING
This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Jennie · Traveled February 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the Highlights of Tasmania tour. Although only 6 days we saw so much and had such full & fun days it seemed much longer (in a good way!). There was so much beauty. There was the right mix of history, pretty places, hiking and animal sightings.
Review submitted 11 Mar 2024

Glenda · Traveled February 2024
I highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants to see as much as possible of Tasmania in a short space of time and have the advantage of the bus trip with lots of opportunity for hiking and being in nature and seeing all there is to see.
Review submitted 05 Mar 2024

ALISON · Traveled February 2024
I’ll always remember this trip. Tasmania was beautiful, the itinerary was great and the leader Steve was so genuine and professional. His pride in Tasmania was palpable. You won’t regret going on this trip!
Review submitted 27 Feb 2024

Giacinto · Traveled February 2024
The itinerary of this trip took us through main national parks in Tasmania. The views were stunning and memorable. Although we are avid hikers, there were sufficient options for those who don’t enjoy half-day hikes. However, one needs to be ready to walk.
Review submitted 19 Feb 2024

Ian · Traveled February 2024
Good value your, excellent use of time and good choice of highlights as advertised.
Review submitted 21 Feb 2024
Highlights of Tasmania
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ZAR  22,900