Famous 5 Day Tour of Tasmania

Cradle Mountain

This eco-certified Tasmanian tour starts with 3 days on the windswept West Coast, then 2 days on the beautiful East Coast. There are loads of bushwalks, coastal beaches, nature and culture interpretation. Backpacker accommodation, National Park entry fees, guided walks and a fun and informative driver/guide are included.

Tour departs Hobart:

April and October: Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Thursday

May to September: Sunday and Thursday

November, December and March: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

January and February: Daily (except Saturday)


  • Pre and post-tour dorm accommodation included in Hobart. Upgrade to twin/double accommodation at an additional cost may be available, upon request.
  • Day 1 - Escaping Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park. Then onto Lake St Clair. Drive through the Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park. End the day in Strahan and enjoy a BBQ.
  • Day 2 - Today we discover the Wild West Coast with a visit to Ocean Beach and the Henty Sand Dunes where you can search for whale bones and breathe the freshest air in the world. Walk the foreshore or take a walk to a waterfall. Optional tours today include the Gordon River cruise or sea plane flight over the Gordon and Franklin rivers with a river landing and forest walk. Other options include a King River jet boat ride, a kayak paddle, catch a salmon in the harbour or tonight we enjoy a performance of the play 'The Ship That Never Was'.
  • Day 3 - We drive to 950m above sea level to Cradle Mountain National Park and share an interpretation of the area before we choose our own walk, including the easy stroll around the lovely Lake Dove. It is then a short drive to Sheffield, 'the town of murals' before continuing to Launceston, Australia's third oldest city; (Breakfast)
  • Day 4 - A morning walk at Cataract Gorge then  continue to  the beautiful  East Coast, for beach walks before we enjoy  the scenic coastal drive to Bicheno.
  • Day 5 - Walk to the lookout to view the famous Wineglass Bay and down to the beach. Its then onto Ross to sample the local Bakery fare then on our return journey to Hobart we stop off at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to view  Tasmanian Devils and other wildlife.

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