8 Day Tasmania Tour With Under Down Under - Happy Travels

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Discover even more of what Tasmania has to offer with this awesome 8 day with the crew of Under Down Under on the Ultimate 8 Tasmania Tour

Tour Description

Tasmania is a stunning yet often unexplored part of Australia that if you have the chance to visit is a must!

Home to deserted beaches, striking mountains and untamed wilderness it is a nature lovers dream. That’s why it’s so popular with locals and visitors alike.

With many must see spots such as Cradle Mountain, Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay and Bruny island you’re not going to be short on spectacular photo opportunities!

This 8 day tour ticks all the boxs for visitors to Tasmania, from natural beauty of Mt. Wellington to the art mecca that is Hobart. You’ll find that this tour has you covered.

 

 

Hiking trails
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (inc meeting Tasmanian Devils!)
Scenic coastal drives
World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site
Gordon River Cruise (optional extra)
Local food tasting
Mountain walks
Mona museum
Day 1 : Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Overnight: Strahan
Meal(s) included : None

Day 2 : Day 2: WILD WEST COAST

In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Overnight: Strahan
Meal(s) included : Breakfast


Day 3 : Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston. Overnight: Launceston
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 4 : Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO

We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Overnight: Bicheno
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 5 : Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart. Overnight: Hobart
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 6 : Day 6: BRUNY ISLAND

We journey south of Hobart to Kettering and board the vehicular ferry to cross the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. On the island, we stop at “The Neck” home to the Truganini Lookout and its spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline. Also, today we visit South Bruny Island and Adventure Bay, look for some local wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies) and sample some fresh local produce including oysters and cheese. Overnight: Hobart
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 7 : Day 7: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE

We start with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Overnight: Hobart
Meal(s) included : Breakfast

Day 8 : Day 8: HOBART AND MONA MUSEUM

Explore today at your leisure, the second oldest Australian capital city and its unique waterfront area of Hobart. Take a stroll around Battery Point and sample the local bakeries and cafes or try some fresh seafood at the docks around Sullivan’s Cove. After lunch, board the ferry and journey up river to Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) and experience one of Tasmania’s most visited attractions. If you are not sure about some of the art, this place has its own brewery and winery.
Meal(s) included : Breakfast
Starts: Hobart 7.00am

Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm

Highlights:

Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
Bay of Fires, St Helens, Shelly Point, Bicheno
Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Tasmanian devils
Richmond Village, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur Historic Site
kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit, Mountain walks, Salamanca, Mona museum
Bruny Island, Adventure Bay, Local wildlife, Local food tasting
Includes:

7 nights’ accommodation
5 breakfasts
National Park entry fees
Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
Mona museum entry and ferry transfers
Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
Bruny Island Ferry
Options (at own expense):

Gordon River Cruise
Penguin tour
What to bring:

Camera
Drink bottle
Comfortable trail walking shoes
Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
Waterproof jacket (just in case)
Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)
DORM SHARE:
01-Apr-2019 to 31-Mar-2020 $1125.00

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