|TOUR CODE: PNTW6
:: MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
:: LAKE ST CLAIR
:: CRADLE MOUNTAIN
:: BAY OF FIRES
:: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
:: WINEGLASS BAY
:: PORT ARTHUR
:: TASMAN PENINSULA
DAY 1 :: 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 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 2 :: STRAHAN TO CRADLE MOUNTAIN REGION
This morning we enjoy the intriguing history of Strahan with options to suit everyone! Take a stroll or a bike ride (free) along the foreshore or up the Water Tower Hill for a priceless view over Macquarie Harbour and Ocean Beach; walk through a rainforest to Hogarth Falls (if you’re quiet and lucky you may even spot a platypus. Another option is to join a catamaran or speed boat cruise of the central highlands and the notorious Hells Gates or a 4WD beach tour (all optional activities at own expense). Later, we take a walk through the Henty Sand Dunes, where you can even take a quad bike tour (optional) and then we visit the ‘Silver City’ of Zeehan. In the late afternoon, there’s an opportunity to try your hand at canoeing (free) in a lake nearby our overnight accommodation. (BLD)
DAY 3 :: CRADLE MOUNTAIN TO DEVONPORT
Today we discover the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Enjoy the pure air with a guided walk around lovely Dove Lake, or challenge yourself with a more strenuous hike (unguided) to view Cradle Mountain. We spend this afternoon exploring more of the state’s mid north before our arrival in Devonport. (BL)
DAY 4 :: DEVONPORT TO BICHENO
Travelling northeast of Launceston, we stop at the sweetly fragranced, rolling purple hills of the Bridestowe Estate
|Lavender Farm (seasonal). Continuing through the changing landscape of heritage farms, rainforest and mining towns we spend the afternoon at the breathtaking Bay of Fires. Here you can take a stroll along the gleaming white sands or a swim in the clear turquoise water (weather permitting). Tonight we stay at in the seaside township of Bicheno. After dinner, you can choose to take a tour to see little penguins nesting (at own expense). (LD)
DAY 5 :: BICHENO TO PT ARTHUR
This morning we drive into the stunning Freycinet National Park for sweeping views over Wineglass Bay. You may choose to hike to Wineglass Beach via the lookout or for those more adventurous; a hike to the top of Mount Amos. Travelling south to Port Arthur we enjoy the stunning views of the Tasman Peninsula along the way. Tonight we stay at Pt Arthur. While there, take a spine chilling Port Arthur Ghost Tour for a glimpse into the historic past of this penal colony (at own expense). (BLD)
DAY 6 :: PT ARTHUR TO HOBART
We’ll spend this morning exploring the infamous Port Arthur Historic Site and take a boat cruise around the harbour. Next, we visit Remarkable Cave and a range of other sites on the Tasman Peninsula as we travel on to Hobart. (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 & film, 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 Guided Walk and Harbour Cruise.
Hotel and Hostel pickups and drop offs
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. Evening meals are BBQ style dinners, prepared by the guide (with passenger participation) and eaten as a group. Breakfasts are continental and lunches are picnic style. If you have booked your flight to depart Tasmania on the last day of tour, the flight must depart after 7.30pm.