Hobart to Strahan
Our journey through the Western Wilds takes us to the picturesque harbourside village of Strahan on the West Coast. At Mt Field NP we’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest flowering trees and admire the wonderful Russell Falls. Later we’ll stop at Lake St Clair, which is Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, and enjoy breathtaking scenery as we pass through the Franklin-Gordon NP. Our last stop before Strahan is Queenstown for a glimpse of Tassie’s mining history.
Wild West Coast
First, we’ll take you to discover the natural beauty of the temperate Tarkine Rainforest where we’ll hike to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. At the coast we’ll explore the expansive Henty Sand Dunes. Or today you can choose to join an optional cruise on the magical Gordon River (own cost). Later in the afternoon, we can breathe the world’s freshest air at Ocean Beach. Back in Strahan, our guide can help you search for the shy and unique platypus.
Cradle Mountain to Launceston
The alpine and glacial landscapes within Cradle Mountain NP are a hiker’s dream come true. Choose a challenging hike to Marion’s Lookout or enjoy the less strenuous loop around glacial-carved Dove Lake. At Ronny Creek, hopefully we’ll find some friendly wombats! Before arriving in the city of Launceston we’ll admire the colourful murals in the town of Sheffield.
Launceston to Bicheno
Visit Launceston’s stunning Cataract Gorge before driving down the scenic East Coast. At the Bay of Fires, you may be tempted to swim (weather permitting) in clear turquoise waters. We’ll take our time exploring the white sands and lichen-clad boulders and marvelling at the cultural significance of the area. Tonight, once we reach the charming coastal town of Bicheno, you might like to take the optional guided little penguin tour to see them walk up the beach from the sea by torchlight.
Freycinet National Park to Hobart
Freycinet is Tassie’s East Coast jewel, and we make sure to maximise your time here. We start early to reach the Wineglass Bay lookout before the crowds (and the heat). Adventurous hikers can choose the more challenging Mt Amos climb, or you can enjoy a more relaxing beach walk. The views of the pink granite Hazards mountains from Cape Tourville will cap off your Freycinet experience, before returning to Hobart via the Great Eastern Drive.
Bruny Island is the home to the rare white Bennett’s wallaby, dramatic scenery and outstanding local produce like honey, oysters, and cheese. Be prepared for delicious food tasting, incredible site-seeing, and some exciting hiking options to Fluted Cape or a more relaxing coastal walk, with time to explore The Neck, Cape Bruny and Adventure Bay.
First, we’ll visit the colonial village of Richmond, then on to the magnificent Tasman Peninsula. We’ll take in the incredible rugged coastal scenery of the Tasman Peninsula, with Pirates Bay Lookout, Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, and the Devil’s Kitchen geological features. At Remarkable Cave we’ll begin a truly beautiful coastal hike to experience the sand dunes of moon-shaped Crescent Bay, with stunning ocean vistas. Or, instead of the hike you may wish to visit the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site (own cost) to discover Australia’s best preserved convict settlement.