3 Day Tour Pass Hobart to Launceston

    Our Big 3 tour combination allows you to see the very best of Tasmania in 3 actions packed days. We visit Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain in 3 Action packaged days. Choose to start from Hobart or Launceston.

    This Hobart to Launceston 3 Day Tasmania Tour is a combo of our top 3 day tours in Tasmania, Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain. You will 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.

    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.

    The Big 3 Hobart to Launceston

    Child( 4 - 14 ) $399
    Adult( 15 - 54 ) $415
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils

      Departs: Hobart at 7.30am,
      Returns: Hobart 6.00pm
      Overnight: Hobart (accommodation by own arrangement)

      Description: 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, and along the short but spectacular Waterfall Bay Clifftop Track. This is one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”, around 45 minutes, concluding at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

      Next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We arrive here for the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behaviour during the feeding. Hand feed the wallabies and walk amongst the local fauna and flora in the charming “Unzoo” setting.

      Just a short drive down the road, we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site. Here you have around 2.5 hours to explore the site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with Port Arthur’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”.

      On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample. Further along we arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict-built sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!

      Last but not least, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.

      We drop you back to your Hobart central city hotel/hostel around 6.00 pm.

      Day 2: Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park

      (Bring your luggage today!)
      Departs: Hobart 7.30am,
      Returns: Launceston 6.30pm
      Overnight: Launceston (accommodation by own arrangement)

      Description: We depart Hobart heading east then following the coastline north. We travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet is one of Tasmania’s first National Parks, famous for its rich and stunning coastal landscapes. Pink Granite Mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and amazing walking trails.

      As we enter the Freycinet area we have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in the local oysters fresh from the surrounding pristine waters.

      We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought after photographs and offer you some walking options for the day. This walk takes around 1.5 hours, is graded as an easy but uphill walk.

      For the keen walkers you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5 hr return walking time). You have time on this famous beach to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands.

      If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & great short walk.

      We re-group ready for the return journey to Launceston. Still on the East Coast we will make a short stop along the way, for those looking for a sweet treat there will be tasty local ice-cream and desserts available, a well deserved reward after a full day out!

      We arrive in Launceston around 6.30pm.

      Day 3: Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area

      Departs: Launceston 7.30 am
      Returns: Launceston 6.30pm

      Description: 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 we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.

      After departing Launceston we enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, this includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural.

      We continue our journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before us. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here we can choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit an easy 2 hour walk with amazing mountain views. For the more active, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.

      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. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.

      Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.

      On our return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.

      We return to Launceston around 6.30 – 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

      BIG 3 Planning Information

      We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 Tour.

      Meals are not provided, however, there are plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch and snacks on each tour to suit your taste and budget, or you can bring your own.

      Book your own accommodation of choice to suit your budget and style. We will pick up and drop off to your Hobart/Launceston central city hotel/hostel. We do not pick up / drop off to residential addresses such as Air BnB properties

      Highlights
      What To Bring
      Important Booking Info
      FAQs
      • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (2.5 hours)
      • Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
      • Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
      • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk 45 mins)
      • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and World Heritage Area (4-5 hours)
      • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area
      • Taste a variety of local cheeses or reward yourself with a local ice-cream at Ashgrove Cheese Factory

      Essential things to pack

      • Sensible shoes for walking.
      • A variety of warm and weatherproof clothing.
      • Hat & Sunscreen Large water bottle, snacks, lunch (or buy it on the day).
      • Camera.
      • Sense of adventure

      Important Booking Info

      • Suitable for children over 8 years old.
      • Our tours are designed as full active days of fast-paced travel, we are also at times exposed to the outdoor conditions of the day.
      • On all tours, we offer a central city hotel or backpacker hostel pick up.
      • We do not offer a pick up from residential addresses or from Air BnB accommodation.
      • We operate small group Active Day Tours using Toyota Commuter and Toyota Coaster vehicles.  These seat maximum passengers of 13 or 20 respectively.
      • We consider our tours to be active, visiting National Parks and wild areas focusing on the great short walks of Tasmania. Although most of the walks are classified as ‘easy’, a suitable level of general health and fitness and physical abilities is essential.
      • We educate all our guests on ‘Minimal Impact Bushwalking’ and the ‘Leave No Trace’ policy’s before entering our National Parks. We provide accurate interpretation and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests about how to treat wildlife with patience and respect.
      • You are able to bring one piece of luggage for storage during day 2 between Hobart and Launceston, along with 1-day pack for use during the tour.
      • Accommodation is NOT included with this 3 day tour pass. Please provide your accommodation details after booking.

      FAQs

      What time does the tour start?

      All our tours are scheduled to depart the city at 7.30am. Our first pick up is normally at 7.00am. Your pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on your hotel or hostel location.

      Are any meals included?

      We do not supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours, but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit your budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery style stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch break during the tour day, usually somewhere scenic and suitable for a rest stop. However, if you prefer to bring your own snacks, please feel free to do so.

      How much luggage can I bring?

      As we operate small group Active Day Tours, our tour vehicles are not equipped to handle excess luggage.  On our Active Day Tours we expect that each traveller will have a day pack only to store your daily essentials such as drinks, jackets and sunscreen while on tour for the day.  No other luggage is able to be carried on our day tours.  If you are moving hotels or have onwards travels you will need to ensure this is stored for the day at your hotel/accommodation prior to boarding the tour bus.  If you attend a tour with luggage without consultation with our Reservations Team prior to travel, you may be refused entry to the tour vehicle.

      Is accommodation included?

      No, all passengers will need to book this separately. Please provide your accommodation details to our reservations team after booking.

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