TASMANIAN ICONS TOUR
Highlights include visits to Hobart, Mount Wellington, Port Arthur Historic Site, Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Launceston, Cataract Gorge.
Tasmanian Back to Nature Tour
Hobart Airport pick-up around midday. On arrival in 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. Drop-off at your accommodation for the night MACq-01 (or similar) with breakfast included.
I will collect you up from your accommodation at 9:00am and we will make our way down to historic Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. This is a penitentiary built in 1830 largely for 2nd offending criminals who had been transported from England to Van Diemen’s land, as it was called back then. You will join a 40-minute guided tour, and also incorporated in your ticket price, is a boat trip on the harbour to see the Isle of the Dead.
We will also visit some of the amazing geological features in the area named The Devils Kitchen and Tasman Arch, as well as the Blowhole, and Tessellated Pavement. We will then drive back through Sorell and turn toward the east coast. We will pass through the seaside villages of Orford and Swansea on our way to your destination for the night Coles Bay and your accommodation, Freycinet Lodge (or similar) with breakfast included.
Travel time: approx. 1.5 Hours in morning, 3 Hours in afternoon
This morning before leaving Bicheno you can take a stroll out amongst the smooth granite boulders to the Blowhole with some fantastic photo opportunities depending on the ocean swell.
As your night's accommodation is on a cattle/sheep farm you have self-contained accommodation which means you can pick up food along the way
This morning we will spend time in Freycinet National Park where you can enjoy the Wineglass Bay Lookout walk which is approximately 1-1.5 hrs and is moderate with steady inclines. I will then take you up to Cape Tourville with fabulous views of The Hazards. We will then call into Freycinet Marine Farm for lunch. You can enjoy the freshest of oysters and mussels with many other seafood delicacies also on offer.
After lunch we take the Lake Leake highway, north of Swansea, and head to Campbell Town. I will take you on a secondary road passing through farmlands with very little traffic on our way to Longford. From here we head to Deloraine and then Sheffield, known as the town of murals, and take time to look at the many outdoor works of art that adorn the town. Mount Roland forms a beautiful backdrop to the village and there are many great photo opportunities. We then continue on to your destination for the night, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (or similar) with breakfast included.
Travel time: approx. 4 Hours
This morning we will take the shuttle bus to Dove Lake. With the weather gods smiling we should have fabulous views of Cradle Mountain. We will do a 20-minute walk along the right bank of the lake to the Boat Shed. This is the location of the most iconic photographs taken at Cradle Mountain. There are other short walks in the area including the Enchanted Walk which starts and ends at Cradle Mountain Lodge.
Upon leaving Cradle Mountain we will visit Trowunna Wildlife Park where we will join the 3:00pm guided tour. You will see the famous Tasmanian devil and many other native animals and have the opportunity to hand feed kangaroos. We then head for your destination for the night, Launceston. I will then take you to your night’s accommodation at Peppers Silo (or similar) with breakfast included.
Travel time: approx. 2 Hours
We begin your final day by exploring The Cataract Gorge, including a ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift. This is Launceston’s number one tourist attraction and is a mix of natural beauty with water flowing through an amphitheatre of rock crossed by a swinging bridge and the chairlift.
We will then visit City Park, time permitting, and complete our tour with a visit to the historic town of Evandale. This is a lovely place for some lunch before make our way to the airport for your flight out.
$3,565 per person (2 people)
$2,475 per person (4 people)
$2,115 per person (6 people)
(Quotes given for other numbers)
Tour pricing will reduce if using accommodation of a different standard or booking your own.
- 4 Nights Superior Accommodation with Full Breakfast
- Port Arthur Historic Site Entry
- National Park Passes
- Trowunna Wildlife Park Entry
- Chairlift Tickets – One way
- Airport Transfers
- Inclusive of GST
- All our tours have a degree of flexibility where possible.