6 Day Tasmania Explorer – Hobart Return
$895.00 – $1,675.00
This is one of the most affordable tours around in Tasmania which travels both East and West sides of Tasmania!
You will be visiting fabulous locations where you wouldn’t find travelling yourself while moving at a laid back pace, maximizing your time out of the bus. You won’t miss an opportunity to stop along the way if we happen to spot a Tasmanian Tiger! The group sizes are small so you won’t feel crowded or lost.
- 5 nights accommodation
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
- All National Park entry fees
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry fee including Tasmanian Devil feeding
- Hotel and hostel pickups and drop off
Please note all Double Room bookings must be made in multiples of 2, if you are a solo traveller wishing to have your own room please choose the Single Room rate.
“These tours are in small groups and include some meals, you’ll get to places you wouldn’t dream of finding if you travelled on your own. Tasmania’s amazing and you really need to get out and see it to believe it!” – Liz – One Stop Adventures Travel Expert.
- Tasmanian Devils
- Port Arthur
- Wineglass Bay
- Bay of Fires
- Cradle Mountain
- Henty Dunes
- Lake St Clair
- Russell Falls
DAy 1: HOBART > STRAHAN
Our journey begins as we traverse the island from east to west. Leaving Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire the beauty of Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park. Visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. Enter the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park. End the day in Strahan beside Macquarie Harbour.
DAy 2: WILD WEST COAST
Join your guide as we venture into the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast. Travelling along the coast from the seaside town of Strahan, we explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes before continuing into the Tarkine Rainforest and walking to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Alternatively, there is also the option today of joining the world famous cruise on the Gordon River. This scenic cruise provides a great way to explore the rich history and scenic beauty of Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River (optional cruise at own expense).
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
DAy 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
We journey to 950m above sea level to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. We share some local knowledge and interpretation of the landscape to help you choose a walk that will enhance your experience here. With an extensive range of tracks, you will be able to take it easy with a stroll around Dove Lake and one of the many boardwalks or perhaps challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive to Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, before continuing onto Launceston, Australia’s third oldest city.
Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)
Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
Enjoy a morning walk at Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston before we make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Here you can stretch your legs with some quality time to enjoy this highly recommended coastal region (a Lonely Planet favourite). The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting. Perhaps a swim (weather permitting)? Enjoy Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive from St Helens to Bicheno. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at own expense & seasonal) as they return to their rookeries on the edge of this seaside village.
Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)
Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. This afternoon, we take a break at a picturesque village and check out a local convict-built bridge. Come face-to-face with the iconic Tassie Devil as we make a stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet these endangered native animals, as well as some other unique to Tasmania. A short drive returns us to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 6: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
Start the day with a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond before heading south for magnificent views of the Tasmania Peninsula and some features of the Tasman National Park. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past today at the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling realities of life as a convict amid the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
October till April : Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
May till September: Wednesday & Saturday
What to bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Warm and cool clothing
- Rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- a sense of adventure!
Luggage restrictions: 20 kg max