Explore the contrasts of the East and West Coasts of Tasmania. Options to start in Devonport (arrive by ferry) or Launceston. Have a free day in Hobart (accommodation included). Finish in Devonport or get the free transfer to Launceston (if there's space) the following day.
|TOP TO TAIL TASMANIA|
|TOUR CODE: PNTW7L
:: MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
:: LAKE ST CLAIR
:: CRADLE MOUNTAIN
:: BAY OF FIRES
:: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
:: WINEGLASS BAY
:: PORT ARTHUR
:: TASMAN PENINSULA
DAY 1 :: LAUNCESTON TO BICHENO
Travelling northeast of Launceston, we stop at the sweetly fragranced, rolling purple hills of the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm (seasonal, Dec-Feb). Continuing through the changing landscape of heritage farms, forests and mining towns. We spend the afternoon at the breathtaking Bay of Fires, where you can take a stroll along the gleaming white sands or a swim in the clear turquoise water if the weather’s good. We stay overnight in the seaside township of Bicheno. After dinner, you can choose to take a local guided tour to see fairy penguins nesting (at own expense). (LD)
DAY 2 :: BICHENO TO PORT ARTHUR
Hike stunning Freycinet National Park for sweeping views of Wineglass Bay and beyond. You may choose to trek on to Wineglass Beach from the lookout or for those more adventurous; a climb to the top of Mount Amos. Travelling south to Port Arthur, we’ll stop to enjoy a rainforest walk along the way. Tonight, take the spine chilling Port Arthur Ghost Tour for a glimpse into Australia's convict past (own expense). We stay the night at Port Arthur. (BLD)
DAY 3 :: PORT ARTHUR TO HOBART
We’ll spend this morning exploring the Port Arthur Historic Site and take a boat cruise around the harbour. Next, we visit Remarkable Cave and a range of other spectacular coastal sites on the Tasman Peninsula on our way to Hobart. Hostel dorm accommodation included (BL)
DAY 4 :: HOBART TO SURROUNDS
Spend a day at leisure enjoying the sights of Hobart. Some recommended activities are: Derwent River Cruise on the historical square rigger ‘Lady Nelson’, a tour of the Cascade Brewery or the Cadbury Chocolate Factory (only week days), half day bike hire, a visit to ‘Antarctic Adventure’ or a trip up Mt Wellington. (All activities are subject to availability and at own expense). Hostel dorm accommodation included. (Meals at own expense)
|DAY 5 :: HOBART TO STRAHAN|
First we travel to Mount Field National Park, where we stretch our legs on the Russell Falls and Tall Trees walks. We continue on to Lake St Clair for a view of Australia¡'s deepest lake. On our way to Strahan we hike and explore the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. We spend tonight in our own exclusive accommodation in the historic coastal township of Strahan where your guide will fill you in on the amazing history of pining, mining and convicts! (LD)
DAY 6 :: STRAHAN TO CRADLE MOUNTAIN REGION
This morning we enjoy the intriguing history of Strahan with options to suit everyone! Take a stroll along the foreshore or up the Water Tower Hill for a priceless lookout over Macquarie Harbour and Ocean Beach; walk through a rainforest to Hogarth Falls (if you are quiet and lucky you may even spot a platypus); if you are feeling more adventurous arrange with your guide to canoe in a nearby lake (at no extra cost). Later, we take a walk through the Henty Sand Dunes, where you can even take a quad bike tour (at own expense). In the afternoon we visit the 'Silver City' of Zeehan. In the late afternoon you'll have the opportunity for a bicycle ride (included) at our overnight lodge accommodation. (BLD)
DAY 7 :: CRADLE MOUNTAIN TO DEVONPORT OR LAUNCESTON
Today we discover the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Enjoy the pure air with a guided walk around Dove Lake with views of Cradle Mountain, or challenge yourself with a more strenuous hike (unguided). We spend this afternoon exploring more of the state's mid north before our arrival in Devonport. (BL)
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter (waterproof jacket & pants), insect repellent, camera, motion sickness tablets.
Meals as indicated
All National Park Entry Fees ($36)
Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee including Tasmanian Devil feeding.
Entry to Port Arthur Historic Site including a Guided Walk and Harbour Cruise.
Hotel and Hostel pickups and drop offs
Travel Insurance is compulsory and must be shown to the guide on day 1.
Thursday departures are strictly for 19-39 year olds ONLY.
All tours are accommodated and we offer HOSTEL (dorm or twin/dbl with shared facilities) or ensuite MOTEL/LODGE style (2-3 star ensuite). All twin/double rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. Motel/Lodge style may be located on different premises to hostel accommodation.
|From - Adult $895 ($AUD)
Valid between: 01 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
6 nights private HOSTEL room with share facilities:
Twin/Dbl: AUD $1045
Single: AUD $1345
6 nights private MOTEL room with ensuite:
Twin/Dbl: AUD $1285
Single: AUD $1765
Launceston accommodation 7:30am
Apr, Oct: Wed Fri Sun
May-Sep: Wed Sun
Nov-Dec, Mar: Mon Wed Thu Fri Sun
Jan-Feb: Mon Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Devenport Day 7
MAX PEOPLE - 24
Valid till 31 March 2015
|Hikes up to 5kms per day (basic fitness required)|
|Maximum 24 front facing seats, air-conditioned vehicle|
|Generally 2-3 star standard with private facilities
Dorm or Twin/Double rooms with shared facilities
|Tours must be reconfirmed 48hrs prior to departure by phone. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements. Luggage limit of 15 kg applies - backpack or soft bag.|