For one week you will get to experience Tasmania’s magnificent wildlife, history, and natural beauty.
Go on fantastic hikes, explore spectacular coastlines and waterfalls, and walk through ancient forests. The Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks, the famous Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, the Tasman Peninsula are only a few of the adventures you will be experiencing on this action-packed tour.
This small group tour starts and finishes in Tasmania’s capital, Hobart. You have the option of sleeping in a shared or private room in hostels or motels. Breathe in the worlds’ freshest air and join us on this 7-day loop of Tasmania, showcasing you the best of the west, east, and south of Tasmania.
Departing Hobart, your tour of Tasmania/lutruwita begins in Mount Field National Park. Welcome to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Walk among the world’s tallest eucalyptus trees and discover the cascading Russell Falls. As we journey through the Western Wilds, the incredible scenery continues at Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest freshwater lake), and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. You’ll learn about Tasmania’s mining history in Queenstown before arriving in the harbourside village of Strahan where we’ll spend the next two nights.
Day 2: WILD WEST COAST
Discover the West Coast’s wild and rugged coastlines and rainforests. Walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, within the ancient rainforests of the Tarkine/takayna. At the coast we’ll explore the immense Henty Sand Dunes and walk along Tasmania’s longest stretch of sand at Ocean Beach. Or today you can choose an outstanding nature cruise on the beautiful Gordon River (own cost). Strahan is also a terrific place to look for platypus with the help of your guide.
Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Cradle Mountain National Park is a highlight of Tasmania. Discover Cradle’s alpine and glacial-carved wilderness as you look for wombats, echidna, and other Tasmanian wildlife. Choose from a variety of world-class walks, such as the track to the summit of Marion’s Lookout, the Dove Lake circuit, or stroll to the Boatshed. After our time enjoying the park, we’ll drive to the city of Launceston in northern Tasmania via the colourful town of Sheffield, also known as the Town of Murals.
Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
In Launceston you’ll explore the Cataract Gorge located along the South Esk River. Only minutes from the city centre, this fantastic nature reserve is a great place for seeing wallaby. Travel to the East Coast via St Columba Falls and enjoy lunch at the fishing town of St Helens. At the Bay of Fires/larapuna, learn about the spiritual connection of the land to Tasmanian aboriginal people/palawa. Walk along the Bay’s pristine white sands with its turquoise waters with striking orange boulders. We will spend the night in the beachside town of Bicheno, home of the little penguin.
Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
Freycinet National Park is a beautiful peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet’s beaches, coastal forests and pink granite mountains make this an exciting nature-based destination. You can hike to the lookout of the famous Wineglass Bay or continue down to the beach and walk along the shore. Or you can choose a challenging climb to the summit of Mt Amos or take a relaxing coastal walk. We also visit the lighthouse at Cape Tourville for wild ocean views across the Tasman Sea before travelling back to Hobart/nipaluna along the Great Eastern Drive.
Day 6: TASMANIAN DEVILS, RICHMOND & WELLINGTON PARK
Visit Tasmania’s best-known conservation and wildlife sanctuary, Bonorong. You’ll meet a variety of Tasmanian wildlife such as quolls, birds, wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils. Then, we’ll take our time to enjoy the heritage village of Richmond. We’ll travel through the winery region of the Coal River Valley on our way back to Hobart and continue to the city’s immense nature playground, Mount Wellington/kunanyi. Wellington Park is known locally as “The Mountain”, and is loved for its fern glades, eucalyptus forests, dramatic rock columns and boulder fields, with superb walking tracks to spectacular lookouts. We’ll show you some of our favourite places on kunanyi as our guide helps you to appreciate the treasures of Wellington Park. Tonight, unwind in one of the city’s historic pubs or restaurants.
Day 7: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE AND THE TASMAN PENINSULA
Discover the rugged coastal scenery and epic convict history of the Tasman Peninsula/turrakana. As Australia’s best preserved convict settlement, Port Arthur Historic Site is a UNESCO World-Heritage Listed cultural attraction. You’ll learn about Tasmania’s harsh convict history as you explore the expansive grounds and preserved ruins. At Remarkable Cave we’ll take you on one of the best short walks in Tasmania to experience the impressive coastal sand dunes of Crescent Bay. Finally, at Tasman Arch in Tasman National Park you’ll appreciate the impact of the powerful Southern Ocean on the highest sea cliffs in Australia. We’ll return to Hobart in the afternoon as our tour of Tasmania comes to an end.
Inclusions & Extras
Accommodation for 6 nights
Guided walks and free-walking options
National Park entry fees
Entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site entry and harbour cruise
Pick-ups and drop-offs at selected Hobart CBD locations. Airport Drop offs also available on request
Additional Activity Options
Travel Insurance is Recommended
Tour Type & Availability
7 Day Tasmania Adventure Tour
7 Day Fully Guided Tour
What to bring
Refillable Water Bottle
1x Small Day Pack 5-7kg
Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
All-weather Clothing i.e. Windbreaker/Waterproof jacket (layers are a good idea)
Comfortable Trail Walking Shoes
Money for Snacks and Meals
Camera to Capture the Breathtaking Views
Pick Ups & Departures
Pick-ups and drop-offs at selected Hobart CBD locations. Airport Drop offs also available on request.
Supplier Terms & Conditions
Under Down Under Terms & Conditions
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 7 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 7 Days and 28 Days incur a 50.00% fee.
Between 28 Days and 365 Days incur a 25.00% fee
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?
All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.
What should i do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?
You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.
Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?
Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.
What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?
Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.
Do I need travel insurance?
We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).
How do I know if my trip is BYO?
Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.