Come and experience Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on a 8-day loop around the island. Take in the views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy a guided walk around Port Arthur Historic site or take a selfie at Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.
Day 1: Arrive in Hobart
Your transfer awaits as you arrive into Hobart Airport.
After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore.
Day 2: Port Arthur Historic Site
We begin our journey with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
Overnight in Hobart
Day 3: Hobart to Strahan
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.
Overnight in Strahan
Day 4: Wild West Coast
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
Overnight in Strahan
Day 5: Cradle Mountain to Launceston
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston.
Overnight in Launceston
Day 6: Launceston to Bicheno
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Overnight in Bicheno
Day 7: Freycinet National Park to Hobart
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat
for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or
a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford
before arriving back to Hobart.
Day 8: Depart Hobart
Depending on when your flight is, the day is free time.
Your airport transfer will pick you up 2 hours before your flight.
Hostel Dorm style accommodation is based on same gender dormitory rooms with shared same gender bathrooms.
Own toiletries and towels are required.
Motel style accommodation is based on private Motel rooms or self-contained Cabins with private bathroom facilities.
If booking Twin or Double accommodation options, a minimum of 2 persons is required. We are unable to match up single travellers into a Twin share option.