This small group escorted tour, travelling with a maximum of 12 guests, is a great way to explore Tasmania. The itinerary includes pristine wilderness, a sense of history and unique wildlife as well as some of the island’s most spectacular coastline.
This small group escorted tour, travelling with a maximum of 12 guests, is a great way to explore Tasmania. The itinerary includes pristine wilderness, a sense of history and unique wildlife as well as some of the island’s most spectacular coastline. You’ll travel with an experienced guide and enjoy comfortable accommodation throughout.
Day 1 – Hobart
On arrival in Hobart you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. Wander Hobart’s waterfront, Battery Point or visit, what has rapidly become one of Tasmania’s most talked about attractions, MONA - the Museum of Old and New Art. It is definitely unique, sometimes controversial but certainly iconic.
Day 2 – History and Devils
Tasmania has a well recorded and documented convict history, no more evident than at the Port Arthur Historic Site, one of 11 sites throughout Australia, that make up the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites. You’ll spend the morning here before returning to Hobart via the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s opportunity to see the Tasmanian Devil.
Day 3 – Freycinet – Wineglass Bay
From the urban environs of Hobart today will see you travelling to the beautiful east coast and the pink granite mountains and powder-soft white beaches of the Freycinet Peninsula. There’s an interpretive guided walk to world-famous Wineglass Bay, where the photography opportunities are endless.
Day 4 – Freycinet National Park – Cradle Mountain
Continue on to Launceston. An introductory tour of Tasmania’s northern city will show you a vibrant, river-side hub with a thriving food and wine scene, there’s also opportunity to explore Cataract Gorge, where the Tamar River pushes through sheer rockface. Enjoy lunch at a wonderful winery before heading for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park.
Day 5: Cradle Mountain – Dove Lake
Your guide will introduce you to the multitude of endemic species of flora and fauna under the watchful gaze of Cradle Mountain. After lunch you’ll return to Launceston where your tour ends.