This tour starts and finishes in Hobart and allows you to visit the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania. The sand and the water once turned red from whaling and hence the name Wineglass Bay. It's a beautiful area with a lot of history, walks and wildlife.
All about the 3 Day Tour Pass Hobart to Launceston
This pass is the 'Big 3' our top 3 day tours in Tasmania, Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain, start in Hobart and finish in Launceston.
Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield, and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
We recommend you arrive in Hobart the day before the tour and fly out of Launceston the day after the trip ends. The weather in Tasmania is famously varied, with four distinct seasons (sometimes all occurring in one day!) The east coast is the dry, sunny, warm side of the island. Annual rainfall in the east is 600mm – less than half the annual rainfall in Sydney. Daily maximum temperatures in summer (December to February) are between +20 to +30 degrees
The weather in Tasmania is famously varied, with four distinct seasons (sometimes all occurring in one day!) The east coast is the dry, sunny, warm side of the island. Annual rainfall in the east is 600mm – less than half the annual rainfall in Sydney. Daily maximum temperatures in summer (December to February) are between +20 to +30 degrees Celsius. In winter (June to August) daily maximums are between +12 to +18 degrees Celsius.
The west coast is mountains, rainforest, and untouched wilderness. Annual rainfall in the west is 2000mm, helping to create the stunning wilderness of Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair & Mount Field. Daily maximum temperatures in summer are between +18 to +25 degrees Celsius. In winter the mountains look spectacular with snow on top and daily maximums are between +5 to +15 degrees Celsius.
Day 1: Starts Hobart, Finishes Hobart (Port Arthur and Tassie Devils)
Day 2: Starts Hobart, Finishes Launceston (Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park)
Day 3: Starts Launceston, Finishes Launceston (Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake)
Enjoy a Tasmania trip you will remember forever.
3 Day Tour Pass Hobart to Launceston
Tour itinerary - 3 Days
Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils
Departs: Hobart at 7.30am,
Overnight: Hobart (accommodation by own arrangement)
We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. From here we visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo for an encounter with our local wildlife hero’s! Then onwards to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you have around 2.5-hours to explore. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. The return to Hobart takes us via Federation Chocolate Factory and onto the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.
Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park
(Bring your luggage today!)
Departs: Hobart 7.30am,
Returns: Launceston 7.00pm
Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way along the East Coast of Tasmania heading towards Freycinet National Park. On arrival at Freycinet, walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs. From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return). If you choose to travel with our guide, we will explore more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park you will then continue your journey onto Launceston.
Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
Departs: Launceston 7.30am
Returns: Launceston 7.00pm
Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before you. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. We return to your Launceston accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm.
Departs: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (1 Dec to 30 April)
Departs: Wednesday (1 May to 30 Sept)
Departs: Wednesday and Friday (1 Oct to 30 Nov)
Departure TIme: 7:30am. Pick up from all CBD Hotel/Hostels in Hobart. Finishes in Launceston.
Wed & Fri (plus Mon Apr, Nov-Mar) except 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Food and Drinks - You may bring your lunch with you or we will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase your lunch on the day. Meals are not provided.
Accommodation is not included. Generally, you will need 2 nights in Hobart and 2 nights in Launceston, this is by your own arrangement. We pick up and drop off at mostHobart/Launceston central city Hotels and Hostels. We do not pick up from Air BnB’s. If carrying your luggage is an issue please ensure you are at a hotel that is included in our door to door pick up schedule.
We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 tour as the Day 1 tour departs Hobart at 7.30am. On day 2 you will move between Hobart and Launceston this is the day you need to bring your luggage with you. On Day 3 we finish in Launceston around 6.30-7.00pm. Most people choose to spend this night in Launceston and then continue with their onwards travels the next day.
Family-friendly for those over 8 years old.
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