Tasmania Walks & Wildlife Tour
Richmond, Hobart, Mount Wellington, Mole Creek Caves, Cradle Mountain, Bicheno Penguin Tour, Freycinet National Park, East Coast Natureworld, Maria Island, Mount Field National Park, Russell Falls, Lake Pedder.
Tasmanian Back to Nature Tour
Wallabies on the beach
Hobart Airport pick-up around midday. We will make our way to Barilla Bay Oysters for lunch followed by a visit to the historic village of Richmond. We will visit the oldest bridge still in use in Australia, built in 1824, and visit the old Richmond Gaol to learn a little of convict life in early Tasmania. We will have time for a stroll around some of the interesting shops before travelling to Tasmania’s capital, Hobart. We will do a short orientation tour including Battery Point, Salamanca precinct and Constitution Dock. We will then drive to the summit of Mt Wellington (if clear) with panoramic views across the city and beyond. We then drive past the historic Cascade Brewery, established in 1824, on our way to your accommodation for the night, Ibis Styles (or similar) with breakfast included.
This morning we will make our way toward Cradle Mountain National Park. We will stop briefly at the picturesque town of Ross to view a beautiful convict-built bridge dating back to 1836. We then drive through the village of Deloraine, on the Meander River, before visiting 41 Degrees South Salmon & Ginseng Farm for lunch. This is where fresh water salmon are grown and then smoked on the premises. Our next stop is at Chudleigh and the Honey Farm for a tasting and some great products to purchase if you wish. Depending on time available, there is the chance of a short walk to the Alum Cliffs Lookout high above the Mersey River. We will also join the 4.00pm tour of Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek to see Glow Worms and underwater river systems dating back millions of years. We then move on to Sheffield, Town of Murals, an outside art gallery depicting paintings of various scenes on the outside of buildings, and your accommodation for the night at Sheffield Motor Inn (or similar). Breakfast at a nearby café is included.
This morning will be spent at Cradle Mountain National Park and Dove Lake. If you wish to do the Dove Lake Circuit walk it is about 3 hours and is easy to moderate. There are alternative shorter walks if you wish, such as The Enchanted Walk. There is also the Discovery Centre which has an interesting short movie of what it was like in the early 1900’s and there are often some amazing photo exhibitions. We then head for the east coast after a cheese tasting at Ashgrove Farm and a visit to Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm. After leaving the Heritage Highway at Conara we pass through the villages of Avoca, Fingal and St Marys, with sightings of the South Esk River. We then head south, to our final destination for the day, Bicheno, and your accommodation for the night at Beachfront at Bicheno (or similar). There is a Penguin Tour tonight. Breakfast at a nearby café is included.
This morning we will take a look at natural rock formations at The Gulch and Blowhole before we visit East Coast Natureworld for the 10.00am feeding tour with the Tasmanian Devil. We then continue south to Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park. We will walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout which is approximately 1-1.5 hrs and is moderate with steady inclines. I will then take you to Cape Tourville with fabulous views of The Hazards. We will then call into the Freycinet Marine Farm where you can enjoy some freshly shucked oysters, as well as mussels, and other seafood delicacies. We then continue down the east coast to the township of Swansea where we will visit Kate's Berry Farm where you can treat yourself to Kate's handcrafted chocolates or taste her unique range of sumptuous jams, sauces and jellies made from her home-grown fruits. We continue on to your accommodation for the night at Eastcoaster Resort (or similar) with breakfast included.
Today we take a short drive to Triabunna where we will board the ferry to Maria Island. The entire island is a National Park. We will stroll through historic Darlington’s fascinating collection of preserved convict buildings and view the local wildlife featuring wombats. We will walk out to the sandstone shoreline formation called the painted cliffs. After the return ferry we will have a late lunch at Triabunna before driving through Campania and Colebrook on our way to Bothwell. We end our day’s touring in this small village which is the home of my forebears. Your accommodation for the night is at Ratho Farm (or similar). Breakfast is included.
Today we will make our way to Mount Field National Park via Hamilton, Meadowbank Lake and Westerway. At Westerway there is a chance of seeing the elusive platypus in the Tyenna River. We will spend around an hour exploring the area with the main attractions being Russell Falls and the giant swamp gums. We then drive to Lake Pedder with a short stop just off the main road to do the Creepy Crawly Walk. This area is the location where parts of the movie "The Hunter" were filmed, with the plot concerning the thylacine, better known as the Tasmanian Tiger. We will stop by Lake Pedder Lodge for a view of the lake before taking a walk along the top of the Gordon Dam (if you have a head for heights). On our return journey we will stop at Maydena for the short Junee Cave Walk. We then return to Hobart via New Norfolk for your final night’s accommodation at Ibis Styles (or similar). Breakfast is included.
This morning you have free time in Hobart until I collect you for transfer to Hobart airport prior to your outbound flight.
A$3545 per person (2 people)
A$2300 per person (4 people)
A$1885 per person (6 people)
Tour pricing will alter if using accommodation of a different standard or booking your own
- 6 Nights Comfortable Accommodation with Cooked Breakfast
- National Park Passes
- Marakoopa Cave Tickets
- East Coast Natureworld Tickets
- Fairy Penguin Tour
- Maria Island Ferry Tickets
- Airport Transfers
- Inclusive of GST
All our tours have a degree of flexibility where possible.