Launceston: Big 3 Tasmania Launceston to Hobart
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 290
Add the best of Tasmania to your Australia vacation with this short journey from Launceston to Hobart, 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 Launceston, bound for Cradle Mountain National Park, where you’ll have a chance to explore the many trails and natural sights. You might even see wombats in their natural habitat, and visiting the famous Ashgrove Cheese Factory before returning to Launceston.
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.
Drive from Hobart 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.
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 290
Itinerary View Trip Map
Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
Depart Launceston and journey in to the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before us. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here we can choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit an easy 2 hour walk with amazing mountain views. For the more active, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion's Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.
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. Learn some of the local history as we visit Weindorfer's Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer's Forest Walk. Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience. On our return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.
We return to Launceston around 6.30 -- 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day. (Overnight: Launceston - accommodation by own arrangement)
Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park
We depart Launceston ready for an action packed day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing our day in Hobart. Our first stop today is in the pretty township of Ross. Ross has an old-world charm, convict history, and famous local bakery for you to explore on our morning stop. From Ross we travel to the East Coast and head into the Freycinet National Park. This coastal National Park is our main destination for the day. Here the pink granite mountains form the backdrop for turquoise waters, secluded bays and beaches and sparkling white sand. We offer opportunities for short or longer walks, a swim in the warmer months and great photos all year round! We make a short stop as we enter the park at Freycinet Marine Farm where you have an opportunity to buy some fresh oysters along the way.
We finish today to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.30 - 7.00pm. (Overnight: Hobart - accommodation by own arrangement)
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, and along the short but spectacular Waterfall Bay Clifftop Track. This is one of Tasmania's "Great Short Walks", around 45 minutes, concluding at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil's Kitchen. Next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We arrive here for the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behaviour during the feeding. Hand feed the wallabies and walk amongst the local fauna and flora in the charming "Unzoo" setting. Just a short drive down the road, we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site. Here you have around 2.5 hours to explore the site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with Port Arthur's expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this "inescapable prison".
We drop you back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm.
2018: Jan-Mar, Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 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
- Items of a personal nature
- Hotel Accommodation
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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.
29 Mar 2019