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  1. Australia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Launceston
  4. Cradle Mountain

Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

Product ID: 191591
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Spend six days exploring the best of Tasmania, see all the major highlights and attractions as well as some hidden treasures. Discover the stunning island, with your experienced guide, from top to bottom and side to side.
About this activity
Duration 6 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from most hotels and hostels in central Hobart.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Strahan, known for clean air, untouched forests, wild rivers, and rugged coastline
  • See Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park tall trees, and Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair
  • Discover the Henty Dune, Tarkine Rainforest, and Tasmania’s highest waterfall , Montezuma Falls
  • Visit the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park
  • Beat the crowds and heat for the view from the Wineglass Bay lookout
  • Explore Freycinet National Park and the beaches
  • Learn about the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site on a guided walk and harbour cruise
Full description
Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site
Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.

Day two: Hobart to Strahan
Drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight.

Day three: Wild West Coast 
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. Stay overnight again in Strahan. 

Day four: Cradle Mountain to Launceston 
Around 950 meters above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. Here, choose a walk to take. With an extensive range of tracks, you can stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. After, take a short drive through Sheffield, the town of murals, to Launceston for your overnight stay. 

Day five: Launceston to Bicheno
Start the day with a journey to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires, where the beaches are gleaming and the is water inviting. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno. Explore a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil and other iconic Tasmania wildlife. You will stay overnight at accommodation in Bicheno.

Day six: Freycinet National Park to Hobart
After breakfast, get ready for an early start to be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout at the Freycinet National Park. Beat the crowds and the heat for that picture postcard photograph. Relax on a secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford. Return to Hobart for 5:30 PM. 

Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Five nights accommodation with five breakfasts
  • Entrance fee to the National Park
  • Entrance fee to the Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Entrance fee to the Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk, and harbor cruise

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Camera
Know before you go
• The accommodation in a hostel dormitory room with people of the same gender
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Product ID: 191591