6 Day Icons of Tasmania Itinerary

Day 1/FRIDAY            ARRIVAL HOBART – AIRPORT TRANSFER

Arrive in Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart and transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy a day at leisure in Hobart. You might like to allow time to explore Hobart’s waterfront, Salamanca and Battery Point or visit one of Tasmania’s iconic attractions, MONA. The Museum of Old & New Art is one of the world’s most unique and controversial museums. View the largest private art collection in Australia with its fascinating blend of ancient and modern art.

Accommodation:         Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Mountain View (or similar)           

Meals:                          —-

 

Day 2/SATURDAY       Strahan experience – scenic flight – gordon river cruise

Today, take an unforgettable journey via scenic flight into the rugged and remote West Coast wilderness. Join the award-winning Gordon River Cruise in Strahan; cruise across Macquarie Harbour to the tranquil reaches of the Gordon River, which is sure to be one of the highlights of your Tasmanian sojourn. First stop is Heritage Landing in the rainforest, where you will take a walk among ancient temperate rainforest trees, many of them Gondwanan relicts. You can then explore the world of convicts of Sarah Island, the site of Tasmania’s most remote and notorious convict settlement. Once back in Strahan, you will have the opportunity to stroll around the quaint town before returning by air to Hobart.

Accommodation:         Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Mountain View (or similar)           

Meals:                         B/L

 

Day 3/SUNDAY           HISTORY AND DEVILS

The Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur Historic Site are some of Tasmania’s most visited destinations. Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site features many attractions, and our experienced guide will bring its history alive. Visit the famous geological features of the peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. In the afternoon, meet Tasmanian’s enigmatic character, the Tasmanian Devil before returning to Hobart.

Accommodation:         Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Mountain View (or similar)           

Meals:                         B/L

 

Day 4/MONDAY         FREYCINET – WINEGLASS BAY

Enjoy a scenic drive along Tasmania’s East Coast to the Freycinet Peninsula, with its exceptional beauty, pristine white sandy beaches and granite coastline. Explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet National Park. Take an interpreted walk to the world famous Wineglass Bay lookout for some stunning photo opportunities. A shorter cli­ff top walk around the lighthouse at Cape Tourville is also on offer.

Accommodation:          Freycinet Lodge, one bedroom Cabin (or similar)               

Meals:                          B/L

 

Day 5/TUESDAY         FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK – CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Continue your journey to Launceston for an introductory tour to Tasmania’s largest northern city, and explore the scenic Cataract Gorge where the Tamar River forces its way through sheer rocky cliffs. Enjoy lunch at an award winning winery, before leaving Launceston to travel to UNESCO World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park.

Accommodation:         Cradle Mountain Hotel, standard room (or similar)            

Meals:                         B/L

 

Day 6/WEDNESDAY   CRADLE MOUNTAIN – DOVE LAKE – LAUNCESTON DEPARTURE

Today, your guide will introduce you to the many endemic fauna and flora species of the region whilst enjoying picturesque views of the spectacular craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain. After lunch, start your return journey to Launceston where your guide will bid you farewell.

NOTE: This tour concludes at approximately 3.45pm in Launceston. (It is recommended to book departing flights after 5.15pm)                                                                                                                                 

Meals:                         B/L