Launceston: Big 3 Tasmania Launceston to Hobart
- 3 Days
- 3 Days
- On request
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
- On request
Itinerary View Trip Map
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 pm.
(Overnight: Launceston - accommodation by own arrangement)
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. Our drive this morning takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town we travel to the East Coast, where we catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. On arrival at Freycinet, we 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 beautiful Honeymoon Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park you will then continue your journey onto Hobart enjoying a stop at Kate's Berry Farm along the way.
(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, 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.
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.
21 Feb 2020