This newly designed tour provides a comprehensive insight into Tasmania’s alpine regions as well as the wild and rugged west coast. Visit the famous Cradle Mountain National Park, get close to our icon animal, the Tassie Devil and feel the sea breeze while exploring quaint fishermen villages and old mining towns. Our focus on this small-group tour is to get you familiar with Tasmania’s diverse scenery, history and life in remote areas.

The Tour highlights are:

  • Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Wild Tasmanian West Coast
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway half-day journey
  • Lake St Clair

Day 1/Thursday                      LAUNCESTON – CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Be met at 1.00 pm at the Launceston Transit Centre by your local guide and start your journey to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park. En route, stop in Sheffield to see the famous murals. Travel through lush rolling farm pasture before reaching the alpine bush of the Cradle Valley. Enjoy an introduction to this captivating alpine environment before settling in at your accommodation for the night.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge (Pencil Pine cabin or similar)      

Meals: —

 

Day 2/Friday                           CRADLE MOUNTAIN AND DOVE LAKE

Today you will be mesmerised by the beautiful alpine landscapes of Cradle Mountain, wherein many places, dolerite cracked into vertical columns has resulted in spectacular sculpted mountains and cliffs. On a clear day, the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain is reflected in the tranquil waters of Dove Lake, or you may experience the drama of its craggy peaks through swirling mist. Your guide will guide you on some of the many walks available and showcase the beauty of this little island paradise. In the afternoon, be taken to a local Tasmanian Devil sanctuary where you have the opportunity to get close to our icon animal and even hold a joey on a behind the scenes tour.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Lodge (Pencil Pine cabin or similar)      

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Day 3/Saturday                      CRADLE MOUNTAIN – ZEEHAN – STRAHAN

Depart the Cradle Valley and travel towards the rugged Tasmanian west coast. Pass old but still active mining towns such as Roseberry and Tullah. In Zeehan, visit the very informative West-Coast heritage centre. The centre offers a unique insight into the history of the West Coast of Tasmania and gives visitors a comprehensive experience and understanding of the heritage of the area, adding value and significance to your visit to this beautiful region of Tasmania. Arrive in Strahan in the later hours of this afternoon.

Accommodation: Strahan Village Hotel (Hilltop Harbour view room)

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4/Sunday             STRAHAN – WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY – LAKE ST CLAIR

This morning, be transferred to Queenstown where you board the nostalgic West-Coast Wilderness railway. Join our four-hour Rack and Gorge tour and take a heritage steam train journey through remote rainforest to the incredible King River Gorge, turning at Dubbil Barril before returning to Queenstown. In the afternoon, continue the scenic journey on the road and visit a mining pit and waterfalls before you arrive at Derwent Bridge on the picturesque Lake St Clair.

Accommodation: Hotel in Derwent Bridge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5/Monday                       LAKE ST CLAIR – MOUNT FIELD NP – HOBART

After a hearty breakfast, your guide takes you into Mount Field National Park, the oldest in the state. Be mesmerised by the lush forest landscapes, from eucalyptus temperate rainforest to alpine moorland. Explore the green forest canopy where you can crane your neck to see some of the tallest flowering trees in the world. This cool temperate rainforest allows you the opportunity to search for some of Tasmania’s 12 endemic bird species including Scrubtit, Black Currawong and Tasmanian Thornbill. After lunch (own expense), return to Hobart in the late afternoon where the tour concludes at around 4 pm

Meals: Breakfast

2022 Departures

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Thursday, 14 April 2022 Monday, 18 April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022 Monday, 2 May 2022
Thursday, 12 May 2022 Monday, 16 May 2022
Thursday, 26 May 2022 Monday, 30 May 2022
Thursday, 9 June 2022 Monday, 13 June 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022 Monday, 27 June 2022
Thursday, 7 July 2022 Monday, 11 July 2022
Thursday, 21 July 2022 Monday, 25 July 2022
Thursday, 4 August 2022 Monday, 8 August 2022
Thursday, 18 August 2022 Monday, 22 August 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022 Monday, 5 September 2022
Thursday, 15 September 2022 Monday, 19 September 2022
Thursday, 29 September 2022 Monday, 3 October 2022
Thursday, 13 October 2022 Monday, 17 October 2022
Thursday, 27 October 2022 Monday, 31 October 2022
Thursday, 10 November 2022 Monday, 14 November 2022
Thursday, 24 November 2022 Monday, 28 November 2022
Thursday, 8 December 2022 Monday, 12 December 2022

2023 Departures

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Thursday, 5 January 2023 Monday, 9 January 2023
Thursday, 19 January 2023 Monday, 23 January 2023
Thursday, 2 February 2023 Monday, 6 February 2023
Thursday, 16 February 2023 Monday, 20 February 2023
Thursday, 2 March 2023 Monday, 6 March 2023
Thursday, 16 March 2023 Monday, 20 March 2023
Thursday, 30 March 2023 Monday, 3 April 2023