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.
6 Day Hobart to Hobart Explorer Tour
Come and explore Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on this 6-day journey around the island.
Our experienced guides will make sure you see all the major highlights and attractions (as well as some hidden treasures). This is the best way to get the most out of your time in Tasmania in a small and fun group as we give you a taste of all the things Tassie has to offer – from the unique wilderness and World Heritage Listed areas to meeting a Tasmanian devil and experiencing our cultural and historical attractions.
6 Day Hobart to Hobart Explorer Tour
Tour itinerary - 6 Days
Port Arthur Historic Site
We begin our journey with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond, before we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage, listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Overnight: Hobart
Hobart to Strahan
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Overnight: Strahan. (B)
Wild West Coast
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Overnight: Strahan. (B)
Cradle Mountain to Launceston
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston. Overnight: Launceston. (B)
Launceston to Bicheno
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Overnight: Bicheno . (B)
Freycinet National Park to Hobart
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart. (B)
Tour code: TBE6
Dorm Share. Travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Twin/Double Hostel. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Twin/Double Hotel. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Single Motel. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
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Departs: Hobart 7:00 am
Finishes: Hobart 5:30 pm
1 April to 30 April: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
1 May to 30 September: Wednesday and Saturday
1 October to 31 March: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Passengers can bring up to 20kg of luggage to be stored in our trailer while traveling, we advise passengers to bring a day pack for access to day-to-day items.
Only some breakfasts and produce sampling as per tour itinerary. All our tours are self-catering in nature and will have plenty of food stops where you can purchase from restaurants, cafes, takeaways or even supermarkets should you wish to use the hostel's kitchen facilities. Our guides will always be available to give you recommendations to help you sample the great food Tasmania has to offer.
The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like-minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided as long as you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however, we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!
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