5 Day Icons of Tasmania Tour

Bringing you into contact with pristine wilderness, unique wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history and the best of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. This five day tour allows you to experience the magic of Australia’s island state. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as the UNESCO world heritage listed cradle mountain, famous wineglass bay, the Tasmanian Devil, the convict ruins of Port Arthur and Salamanca market in Hobart.

Day 1/SATURDAY       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 stroll through Hobart’s legendary Salamanca Markets and visit one of Tasmania’s many 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)

Day 2/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 3/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 4/TUESDAY         FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK – CRADLE MOUNTAIN

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

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

Meals:                         B/L

Day 5/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

DEPARTURE DATES: Tour starts every Saturday in Hobart and concludes in Launceston on Wednesday.  Weekly tour departures are available.

TOUR PRICE: (valid until 31 March 2019): AUD 2596 per person based on twin/double share accommodation. Single supplement available.

Tour includes: Small group touring with local guide, transport in a well-appointed vehicle, 4 nights’ accommodation, 4 x breakfast(B), 4 x lunch(L), entry to wildlife sanctuary, entry to Port Arthur Historic Site, National Parks Passes and Hobart airport transfer