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Big 3 Tasmania Hobart to Launceston

3 Days
On request

Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Hobart to Launceston, or vice versa. See historic convict ruins, and some of Australia’s most pristine national parks.

This 3-day trip through Tasmania lets you explore the Apple Isle including the historic Tasman Peninsula and beautiful Freycinet National Park.

Set out from Hobart and drive along the cliffs to Pirates Bay Lookout. Dramatic rock formations frame one of Australia’s most historic regions, including the Port Arthur Historic Site. Spend four hours exploring here, including a harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour. You’ll also visit historic Richmond Village before returning to Hobart for the night.

The northern states don’t have a monopoly on Australia’s great beaches. Wineglass Bay stretches along one of the most picturesque corners of Freycinet National Park. A guided walk takes you to the best vantage points. You will then have the opportunity to join your guide to explore more of the park’s highlights, including some of its most impressive bays and lookouts. The journey leads you to Cradle Mountain National Park, where you’ll enjoy another half day to explore the many trails and natural sights. You might even see wombats in their natural habitat, before returning to Launceston.


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3 Days
On request

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Day 1

Port Arthur and Tasmanian Devils

We take an early start from Hobart 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, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. From here we visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo for an encounter with our local wildlife hero's! Then onwards to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you have around 2.5-hours to explore. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site's expert guides. The return to Hobart takes us via Federation Chocolate Factory and onto the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia's oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.

(Overnight: Hobart - accommodation by own arrangement)

Day 2

Hobart to Launceston via Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Travel through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea as we make our way along the East Coast of Tasmania heading towards Freycinet National Park. On arrival at Freycinet, walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs. From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return). If you choose to travel with our guide, we will explore more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lookout/ Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park you will then continue your journey onto Launceston.

(Overnight: Launceston - accommodation by own arrangement)

Day 3

Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield - The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time ahead of you. 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. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. We return to your Launceston accommodation around 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

Other Information


2018: Jan-Mar, Monday, Wednesday & Friday; May-Sep, Wednesdays; Oct-Nov, Wednesday & Friday; Dec, Monday, Wednesday & Friday


  • All entrance fees
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Daily Central Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off
  • No luggage restrictions on Day 2
  • Professional guides and interpretive walks 
  • Small, friendly groups


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Hotel Accommodation


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

23 Apr 2021
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