TASTE OF TASMANIA

SKU: ADVET16MAR
$806.00Price

Get under the surface of Tasmania as you explore its diverse landscape - beaches, parks, forests, and mountains.

  • Days 6
  • Price from $806AUD
  • Backpacker Style

 

On the Australian travel scene, lil' old Tassie is a right up-and-comer. Pristine wilderness, exceptional hiking, jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches, superb dining – there's plenty to like. And this trip, starting and finishing in Hobart, does a pretty good job of seeing it all. Take in the various attractions of Hobart, enter the Gondwanan-like wilderness of Tarkine, get your hike on in Cradle Mountain and watch Little Penguins waddle ashore at Bicheno.

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    Meals

    5 breakfasts
     

    Transport

    Minibus
     

    Accommodation

    Hostel (5 nights)
     

    Included activities

    • Lake St Clair
    • Cradle Mountain Walk
    • Bay of Fires
    • Wineglass Bay
  • Day 1: Hobart - Central Plateau

     
    Today we traverse the island from east to west. Escaping 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 Rivers National Park. Along the way we stretch the legs on some great short walks including Donaghy’s Lookout and Franklin River. Pass through Queenstown with its intriguing eroded landscape of treeless hills. Finish the day in Strahan at the very edge of the west coast.

    Today's driving time approx: 324 km / 5hrs.
    Approx hikes include 1 60 min, 2 x 45min

    Accommodation

    • Hostel (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Lake St Clair

    Meals Included

    There are no meals included on this day.

    Day 2: Tarkine Region

     
    In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes, visit Ocean Beach and smell the freshest air in the world. Then we continue into the Tarkine region and walk amongst its rainforest and check out a cool waterfall while we are there. We then head back to Strahan for the night.

    Todays driving time approx: 150 km / 2.5 hrs.
    Hike approx: 3 hrs

    Accommodation

    • Hostel (1 night)

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast

    Day 3: Cradle Mountain - Launceston

     
    Join a guided walk or free walk on one of the many trails around Cradle Mountain, Dove and Crater Lakes. The mountain at 1545m high, is one of the favourite features in the park and is surrounded by stands of native deciduous beech, rainforest, alpine heath lands and button grass. Icy streams cascade down the mountainsides, and ancient pines are reflected in the still glacial lakes. Later today, transfer to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals.

    Today's driving time approx: 279 km / 4 hrs.
    Approx hike 3 hrs.

     

    Accommodation

    • Hostel (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Cradle Mountain Walk

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast

    Day 4: Bicheno

     
    Departing Launceston we head for the peaceful north east corner of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires is remarkable for its beauty, wildlife and cultural history with long stretches of dazzling white beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, coastal heath and woodlands that abound with wildlife. We continue late in the day to Bicheno where tonight you can take a guided tour for a closer look at the life of the Little Penguins as they return nightly to their rookeries to feed their young.

    Today's driving time approx. 315 km / 4.5 hrs.
    Approx hike 1.5 hrs

    Accommodation

    • Hostel (1 night)

    Optional Activities

    • Bicheno Penguin Tour - AUD40

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast

    Day 5: Freycinet National Park

     
    This morning we arrive at Freycinet National Park. For those seeking a challenge, try the climb to the summit of Mt Amos or join the walk to Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches There are other free walking choices and a visit to Cape Tourville. Then we head back to Bicheno for the night.

    Today's driving time approx. 80 km / 1.5 hrs.
    Approx. hike 3 hrs.
     

    Accommodation

    • Hostel (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Bay of Fires
    • Wineglass Bay

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast

    Day 6: Hobart

     
    This morning we catch the ferry to Maria Island, a National Park in its entirety. This is a special place with something for everyone – historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains and remarkable wildlife. It’s free from cars and its only residents the animals, including large numbers of Cape Barren Geese and Forester Kangaroos. Explore the fascinating features such as the Painted Cliffs, the millions of years old Fossil Rocks, and the old township of Darlington and its mixed history. We return to Triabunna and transfer to Hobart via the historic town of Richmond.
    Today’s driving time approx. 182 km / 2.5 hrs
    Approx. hike 2- 3 hrs.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
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