Are you ready to explore Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage area on this short 5 day self-drive? Visit the famous Cradle Mountain National Park and get close to our icon animal, the Tassie Devil. Travel to the rugged west-coast and visit old mining towns and the quaint town of Strahan. Traverse Tasmania and stop at Lake St Clair before the journey ends in Hobart.

Special Gift: free Tasmanian Devil adoption package 

 

 

 

TOUR INCLUDES: 

  • 5 day car hire (medium SUV, zero liability excess)
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 4 x breakfasts
  • Devils@Cradle tour
  • Wilderness Gallery
  • Gordon River Cruise or West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Entry to the Wall in the Wilderness
  • National Park Pass.

 

Day 1 LAUNCESTON ARRIVAL

Welcome to Tasmania! Arrive at Launceston airport and pick up your rental vehicle. Upon arrival, you might like to take an easy walk through the beautiful Cataract Gorge where the South Esk River forces its way through sheer rocky cliffs.

Overnight: Launceston

Day 2 LAUNCESTON – CRADLE MOUNTAIN

After breakfast travel to UNESCO world heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial.

Overnight: Cradle Mountain

Day 3 CRADLE MOUNTAIN – STRAHAN

After a morning at leisure continue your journey to the quaint village of Strahan on the West Coast.

Overnight: Strahan

Day 4  GORDON RIVER CRUISE – WILD WEST COAST

Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to the tranquil reaches of the Gordon River. This experience 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. Find out about the historic importance of this area and enjoy lunch onboard.

Overnight: Strahan

Day 5  STRAHAN – LAKE ST CLAIR – HOBART

Leave Tasmania’s West Coast and travel into the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness. At Lake St. Clair it will be time to step out to enjoy the fresh alpine air along the shores of Australia’s deepest lake. Visit ‘The Wall’, a unique art project where sculptor Greg Duncan is creating a 100-meter-long wall of wooden relief sculpture depicting Tasmania’s stories. Alternatively choose the West Coast Wilderness Railway which is not a less stunning experience.

As a ‘special’ gift from Premier Travel Tasmania:

Tassie Devil Adoption Package:

Included in your care package you find your own personalised Tassie Devil Adoption package. Visit your adopted Tassie devil and see how this program assist with breeding, rehabilitation, and re-introduction of this endangered species.

*Valid for 12months, the package includes: personalised adoption certificate, a photo of the adopted animal, a species fact card, general sanctuary information and animal updated on social media

 

This tour can start any day of the year as it suits you. Surcharges on festive days or weekends may be applicable.