You will get a chance to explore Tasmania in 7 fun-filled days of spectacular sights in this great value loop of the state that takes in the best of the west, east and south!
|Start||Hobart @ 7.00am|
|Finish||Hobart @ 6.00pm|
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
Day 6: BRUNY ISLAND
We journey south of Hobart to Kettering and board the vehicular ferry to cross the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. On the island, we stop at "The Neck" home to the Truganini Lookout and its spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline. Also, today we visit South Bruny Island and Adventure Bay, look for some local wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies) and sample some fresh local produce including oysters and cheese.
Day 7: PORT ARTHUR
We start 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.
*6 nights accommodation
*National Park entry fees
*Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
*Bruny Island Ferry crossing
*Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
*Mona museum entry