An island of natural splendor, rugged wilderness, epic expanses of coastline and colonial towns.
- Bushwalking Routes
- Stunning Scenery
- Remote coastal villages
- Wildlife boat tours.
A perfect holiday for those who enjoy hiking, the great outdoors and artisan food. This island is wildlife rich, with nature reserves spread out across the island…You never know, you may see an elusive nocturnal Tasmanian Devil!
Holiday to Tasmania. Join an escorted tour, self drive or even cruise around the Island. Place an enquiry to start your Tasmanian adventure!
OUR TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN TASMANIA
Visit capital city Hobart with its historic waterfront, found on the edge of the River Derwent, famous for its art and food scene. This second oldest city in Australia has lots to see and do, so we recommend spending two full days here. Spend an afternoon admiring all the pieces in MONA (museum of old and new art).
Tempt your tastebuds at Cascade Brewery followed by a wander around Salamanca Markets, for delicious organic fruit and vegetables (open on Saturdays). Mount Wellington looms over the city and is a brilliant spot for bushwalking and a picnic! Head to the pier for a day trip to Bruny Island for a wildlife exploration. Look out for seals, white wallabies, dolphins & penguins (the smallest in the world). Follow the Cape Bruny lighthouse tour for an explanation into this former convict site.
Spend at least half a day at Port Arthur. This former British Penal Colony is extremely well preserved. There are several different tours available, including the commandant’s tour and escape from Port Arthur Tour.
Begin your holiday to Hobart:
If you have several weeks in Tasmania its worth visiting its second largest city, Launceston. A great place to see lots of colonial architecture and beautiful parks. Not far from the centre is the striking Cataract Gorge. Visit the Victorian gardens, stop for a drink in the café…you can even go for a swim in the pool! Launceston itself is a gateway town to vineyards, lakes and highlands.
Freycinet National Park
Head to Tasmania’s east to admire the pink granite ranges, isolated bays and coastal towns. A go to area for hikers and fans of the outdoors; go bushwalking, rock climbing or kayaking. Treat yourself and stay in a deluxe eco-lodge. Make sure to bring your binoculars, as the birdwatching is fantastic. A must do excursion... visit breathtaking Wineglass Bay, only reached by boat trip or on foot.
Discover translucent lakes, ancient rainforests and incredible scenery in this Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage area. Do one of the many day hikes around this unusually shaped mountain for amazing views. You can even join a horse riding tour. Or, if you are feeling particularly energetic there’s always the Cradle Mountain-6 day Overland Trek.
Visit this wonderful harbourside village for a fascinating insight into its historical past. Walk to Hogarth Falls and try and spot the iconic platypus. We recommend joining a boat tour on the Gordon River.
TASMANIA SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAY
Hobart to Hobart
- 9 nights hotel accommodation
- 9 days car rental (Intermediate) with MAX cover and unlimited mileage
- Gordon River cruise plus lunch
- Wineglass Bay cruise
- Transfer from airport
GUIDE PRICE 2023 £1300pp
(International flights are additional)
Day 1: Transfer from airport.
1 night in Hobart-a free day to explore.
Day 2: Collect the hire car & start your journey.
- Russel Falls
- Lake St Clair
2 nights in Strathan.
- Gordon River cruise & lunch. Cruise to Sarah Island & walk amongst the ruins of this famous former convist island.
Enjoy the calm of Cradle Mountain Lake and witness dazzling vistas. Travel onwards to Smithton, via Stanley. (165 miles)
Day 5: Launceston (150 miles) (2 nights)
Discover Tasmania's North West, with its incredible scenery & local produce.
Explore Launceston today, one of Australia's oldest cities. Enjoy the fusion of colonial and Victorian buildings.
A short walk away is Cataract Gorge!
Day 7: Freycinet National Park (125 miles)
Pass through the beautiful wine-making area of northern Tasmania.
Day 8: A free day to explore this incredible N.P.
Stop off at Wineglass Bay and enjoy a cruise of the bay!
Day 9: Hobart (145 miles)
Finish off your trip at, head to the waterfront and Salamanca Place.
Drive to the airport & catch your flight back home.
*All of our itineraries can be adapted to suit you.
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