Explore the amazing sights of 's East Coast! All the very best bits of Tassie
|Start||Launceston @ 7.30am|
|Finish||Hobart @ 05.30 pm|
A morning walk at Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston before making our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Here we can stretch our legs with some quality time to enjoy this highly recommended coastal region (Lonely Planet's must see for 2009). The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting. Perhaps a swim (conditions permitting) Enjoy most scenic coastal drive from St Helen's to Bicheno. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins (optional in season)as they return to their rookeries on the edges of this seaside village.
Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)
An early start means we are the first to the lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Relax on the secluded beach of or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazzards Beach walk for your mornings Freycinet experience. This afternoon we take a break at the picturesque historical village of Ross. Sample the local Ross Bakery fare or check out the convict built bridge. Come face to face with the iconic Tassie Devil as we make a stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet these now endangered native animals as well as some others unique to . A short drive returns us to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Start the day with a quick look at Australia's best preserved colonial village of Richmond before heading south for magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula and some features of the Tasman National Park. Explore- ruthless convict past today at the World Heritage Listed - Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, here we learn of the chilling realities of life as a convict amid the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
What should I bring with me?
a towel, (do not require a sleeping bag as all linen is provided) a warm jacket, rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimming gear, beanie, scarf and gloves (winter tours), camera, personal toiletries, comfortable walking shoes and change of shoes for evenings.