6 Day Tasmania Discovery Tour

    This tour offers a perfect blend of comfort and discovery, allowing you to experience Tasmania’s natural beauty, wildlife, and culture in style.

    Embark on a journey through Tasmania’s stunning landscapes, from the pristine coastlines of the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay to the alpine majesty of Cradle Mountain.

    Encounter unique wildlife, including the iconic Tasmanian devils, and delve into the island’s convict history at the Port Arthur Historic Site.

    With motel-style accommodation and expert guides providing insights along the way, this small group tour promises a relaxed pace and unforgettable experiences.

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      Day 1: Hobart to Queenstown

      Our first wilderness experience begins in Mount Field National Park where we’ll walk amongst some of the world’s tallest trees and the cascading Russell Falls. Continuing west we will visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair, before traversing the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Here we’ll enjoy some short walks along the tannin-coloured waters of the Franklin River and Nelson Falls. Further west, past the vast buttongrass plains, vistas of Mt Lyell, the Iron Blow and Horsetail falls complete our day of stunning scenery. We overnight in Queenstown, once a historic mining town, now a thriving West Coast destination.

      Overnight: Queenstown (D)

      Day 2: Gordon River Cruise to Tullah

      Cruise along the magnificent Gordon River. This outstanding river cruise explores Macquarie Harbour as far as the imposing Hells Gates. You’ll explore the convict site of Sarah Island before venturing upriver and deeper into the World Heritage rainforests. Stroll amid the ancient huon pines on the boardwalk and enjoy lunch aboard the ship featuring Tasmanian produce. This afternoon, journey to the tiny town of Tullah. On a clear day, magnificent views across Lake Rosebery are possible of the rugged peaks of Mount Murchison. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a group dinner and relax in the lakeside chalet.

      Overnight: Tullah (B, L, D)

      Day 3: Tullah to Cradle Mountain

      Experience the iconic Cradle Mountain National Park. Your guide will explain several options to suit your preferences today. At Ronny Creek we’ll meander along the boardwalk to look for wombats. At Dove Lake, spend 2-3 hours circling the glacial carved lake beneath towering mountains and diverse alpine vegetation. Or take in the valley views from the Boat Shed or Glacial Rock. This afternoon, enjoy the “Town of Murals” at Sheffield, before arriving in Launceston in northern Tasmania.

      Overnight: Launceston (B)

      Day 4: Bay of Fires to Bicheno

      Visit Cataract Gorge, a scenic nature reserve just minutes from downtown Launceston. Travel to the East Coast where we’ll enjoy lunch in St Helens before exploring the Bay of Fires/larapuna. At Cosy Corner North, stroll along the white sands of the pristine beaches. Turquoise waters and rust-coloured boulders make this scenery remarkable. This evening we will stay in Bicheno, the East Coast’s loveliest coastal town and home to the little penguin.

      Overnight: Bicheno (B)

      Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Eaglehawk Neck

      Freycinet National Park is a coastal nature playground with secluded bays, pristine beaches, diverse forests, and pink granite mountains. At Honeymoon Bay, discover the stunning pink peaks of the Hazards Mountains. A walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout provides postcard views of the curved white beach, while at Cape Tourville you can take in panoramic views of the Tasman Sea and Freycinet coastlines. We will continue south and see the scenery changes as we reach the gateway to the stunning Tasman Peninsula at Eaglehawk Neck.

      Overnight: Eaglehawk Neck (B,D)

      Day 6: Eaglehawk to Hobart

      Wander down to the geological wonder of the Tessellated Pavement and explore other parts of the magnificent Tasman Peninsula such as Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen which form part of the Tasman National Park. See Tasmanian devils and other wildlife at a nature sanctuary, before visiting the open-air museum of Port Arthur Historic Site. Explore the vast gardens and convict buildings in what is known as the best convict historic settlement in Australia and a World Heritage Site. We’ll return to Hobart via the colonial village of Richmond, where our journey comes to an end.


      What To Bring
      • Explore the lush beauty of Mt Field National Park and witness the captivating Russell Falls, a natural wonder nestled within the park’s pristine landscape.
      • Cruise along the serene waters of Lake St Clair, immersing yourself in the tranquil surroundings of one of Australia’s deepest lakes.
      • Embark on an unforgettable journey through Tasmania’s rugged wilderness, from the historic mining town of Queenstown to the tranquil shores of Tullah and the iconic Cradle Mountain.
      • Discover the breathtaking beauty of Tasmania’s coastline as you visit the Bay of Fires, renowned for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, and marvel at the pristine beauty of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.
      • Delve into Tasmania’s rich history at the Port Arthur Historic Site and encounter the iconic Tasmanian devils at Eaglehawk Neck.
      • Explore the geological wonders of Tasman National Park and the historic town of Richmond, offering a glimpse into Tasmania’s fascinating past.
      • Drink bottle
      • Comfortable trail walking shoes
      • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
      • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
      • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
      • Day pack
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      How strenuous is this tour?

      Our Tasmania tour features exceptional walking opportunities, showcasing some of the finest walking trails in the world. We’ve curated a selection of stunning walks for our guests, including many of Tasmania’s renowned 60 Great Short Walks.

      These walks vary in nature; some are guided while others offer the freedom of unguided exploration. Additionally, in several locations, you’ll have the option to choose between easier or more challenging routes.

      The Discovery 6 tour is designed for guests seeking walks of easy to moderate difficulty, ensuring an enjoyable and accessible experience for all.


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