Get the best of both worlds - West and East - on this eco-certified 6-day tour of Tassie!
Lace up your hiking boots and don't forget your camera as you enjoy loads of guided bush and beach walks with a fun and informative driver/guide. This tour includes backpacker accommodation, National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site and wildlife park entry fees.
- Pre and post-tour dorm accommodation included. Upgrade to Twin/Double accommodation at an additional cost may be available, upon request.
- Day 1 - Escaping Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we arrive at Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park. Then onto Lake St Clair and the Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park. End the day in Strahan.
- 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 a 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 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).
- Day 4 - A morning walk at Cataract Gorge then continue to the beautiful East Coast beaches, enjoy beach walks, before we take the scenic coastal drive to Bicheno. Overnight: Bicheno. (Breakfast)
- Day 5 - Walk to the lookout to view the famous Wineglass Bay and down to the beach. It's then onto Ross to sample the local bakery fare and on our return journey to Hobart we visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to see Tasmanian Devils and other wildlife.(Breakfast)
- Day 6 - Visit the village of Richmond before heading to the scenic Tasman Peninsula. Explore Tasmania's ruthless convict past at Port Arthur. A guided walk and harbour cruise is included. (Breakfast)
Tour departs and finishes in Hobart:
October and April: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
May to September: Sunday and Thursday
November, December and March: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
January and February: Daily (except Saturday)
From 05 March 2014 until 31 March 2016
Some price options may not be available and Tours & Activities must be booked at least five days prior to the end of their current season and not more than six months in advance.
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