Summary of The Day: Today we'll pick you up from your accommodations in Launceston between 7:00am - 7:30am and begin our stunning Tasmania tour.
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'll 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'll 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.
On our return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.
We'll return to Launceston around 6.30 – 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.
Summary of The Day: Get ready for an action packed day trip from Launceston to explore Tasmania's stunning East Coast!
Our first stop today is in the pretty township of Ross, which is filled with old-world charm, convict history, and the famous local bakery that inspired the Hayoi Miyazaki film "Kiki's Delivery Service," Kiki’s Kitchen, for you to explore on our morning stop.
Next we'll cross into the East Coast and enter Freycinet National Park, a coastal National Park of pink granite mountains, turquoise waters, secluded bays and beaches and sparkling white sand. We'll have a short stop as we enter the park at Freycinet Marine Farm where you have an opportunity to buy some fresh oysters along the way.
Then we'll enjoy a lively walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, an easy but uphill walk of around 45 - 60 minutes, complete with stunning views that are well worth the effort! For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5 hr return walking time). Once on the beach you'll free time 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 to visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, and Cape Tourville Lighthouse.
After a very full 4–5 hours at Freycinet National Park we will then continue our journey onto Hobart. We have a brief stop in Ross Historic Village along the way.
We'll drop you to your Launceston accommodation around 6:30-7:00pm
Summary of The Day: We'll pick up today from your central Hobart hotel/hostel between 7:00am – 7:30am on an early start 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'll arrive here for the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behavior 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'll 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'll make a stop at Federation Chocolate with a variety of chocolate flavors 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'll drop you back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm.
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Well organized. A bit of road but that's normal. Wished some hikes were a bit longer but you need to adjust to other participants. Very good experience and would do it again.
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