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6 Day Taste of Tasmania

Sample tranquility in the Bay of Fires
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Encounter Tasmania's ravishing natural beauty, fascinating historical attractions and quirky wildlife on this unforgettable small group adventure.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Walk beneath enormous trees in the Land of the Giants
  • Be treated to a welcome BBQ dinner in Strahan
  • Wander across the immense Henty Dunes
  • Discover the wild beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Sample tranquility in the Bay of Fires
  • Learn about Australia's dark convict heritage in Port Arthur

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What's included
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation: Hostel (5 nights)
  • Transport: Minibus
Need to know
  • Group size: Min 6, Max 24
  • Ages: Min 18
Your route
Intrepid: 6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Hobart to Hobart) Launceston Bay of Fires Cradle Mountain Strahan Lake St Clair Port Arthur Bicheno Freycinet National Park

Itinerary

Day 1
Hobart/Lake St Clair

Hobart/Lake St Clair

Our journey begins as we cross the island from east to west. Escaping Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire the beauty of Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park. Visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, before entering the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. End the day in Strahan beside Macquarie Harbour, where we stay overnight. Our West Coast host welcomes us with a BBQ dinner.

Day 2
Strahan

Strahan

Discover the Wild West coast today with a visit to Ocean Beach and the Henty Sand Dunes. Search for elusive whale bones amongst the shifting sands or simply breathe in the freshest air in the world. Today is a day of options. You can stroll by the foreshore of the harbour, walk amongst the rainforest to a waterfall, take a cruise on the famous Gordon River, or enjoy a scenic sea plane flight over the Gordon and Franklin River system — complete with a river landing and walk. You can also journey up the King River on a jet boat or peacefully paddle a kayak in the harbour. (Strahan optional activities at own expense, some activities are seasonal and not available year round).

Day 3
Cradle Mountain/Launceston

Cradle Mountain/Launceston

Today we journey 950m above sea level to Cradle Valley, our gateway to the World Heritage Area of Cradle Mountain National Park. We share some local knowledge and interpretation of the landscape to help you choose a walk to take. With an extensive range of tracks, you will be able to take it easy with a stroll around Dove Lake or one of the many boardwalk tracks, or perhaps challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. Next we take a short drive to Sheffield, ‘the town of murals’, before continuing on to Launceston; Australia’s third oldest city and our overnight stop.

Day 4
Bicheno

Bicheno

Enjoy a morning walk at Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston before we make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Here we stretch our legs and take some quality time to enjoy this highly recommended coastal region. The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting, so jump in and enjoy a swim if the weather permits. Enjoy Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive from St Helen’s to Bicheno, where we stay tonight. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins as they return to their rookeries on the edges of this seaside village (optional, seasonal and at own expense).

Day 5
Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

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 or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazzards Beach walk for your morning Freycinet experience. This afternoon we make a quick stop at Kate’s Berry Farm before we come face to face with the iconic Tasmanian Devil during our stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, where we meet these now endangered native animals as well as some others unique to Tasmania. A short drive returns us to Hobart where we spend the night.

Day 6
Port Arthur/Hobart

Port Arthur/Hobart

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. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict history at the World HeritageListed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, we learn of the chilling realities of life as a convict amid the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.

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