3 DAY EAST COAST - SCENARY & HISTORY - TOUR
ITINERARY (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch)
Day One – Launceston, Hobart, Port Arthur – L
Pick up from your LST hotel ,then drive via the Heritage Highway to the historic Midland towns of Ross (famous for its carved stone bridge) and Oatlands (with many fine colonial stone cottages) to Hobart. Join tour as per itinerary below.
Depart Hobart and drive to the top of Mt Wellington (1270m) for spectacular views in all directions. After a short drive in the city, head to the Tasman Peninsula for more spectacular coastlines in the Tasman National Park and its sea cliffs from the lookout. Next, see nature’s wonders – the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Overnight - Port Arthur.
Day Two – Port Arthur, East Coast, Bicheno – B/L
Visit Port Arthur Historical Sit, browse the site to learn about the convict history of Tasmania; then a short visit to a boutique chocolate factory before leaving the Tasman Peninsula for the East Coast. Next is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town looking at Great Oyster Bay- we we have a short stop and afternoon tea. Continue along the coastline, view vast vineyards where you can taste Tasmanian cool climate wine. Arrive at Bicheno, a locally guided penguin tour is optional. Overnight - Bicheno.
Day Three – Bicheno, St Helens, Launceston – B/L
See the amazing Blowhole at the rocky coastline of Bicheno. Visit the multi-award winning East Coast Nature World, a wildlife park. See the granite-rock coastline of the Bay of Fires and one of Tasmania’s best beaches at Binalong Bay that is south end of Bay of Fire. Drive towards Launceston via Scottsdale. On the way, see magnificent St Columba Falls (90m), and visit Pyengana cheese farm. Stop at the memorial carved trees at Legerwood. Arrive in Launceston to drop you at your hotel or at the Launceston Airport.
3 DAY WEST COAST - WILDERNESS - TOUR
ITINERARY (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch)
Day One – Launceston, Mole Creek, Sheffield –L
At Launceston we visit Cataract Gorge, a jewel of the city, where we have a refreshing walk and see peacocks strolling around. Then we leave the city to visit Chudleigh Honey Farm for free honey tastings of more than fifty varieties of honey. Honey ice-cream, with its different flavour, is highly recommended (own expense). Next, visit Maracoopa / Mole Creek Cave for a guided tour of a limestone cave (see glow worms) that is millions of years old. Cave temperature is 9 C degree all year around so we will warm you up with an afternoon tea. Later in the late afternoon we will arrive at Sheffield. It is infamous with murals where they have international competition every year. We will explore the town and its murals with magnificent Mt Roland is at the background. Overnight-Sheffield
Day Two – Cradle Mountain, Rosebery, Strahan, Queenstown – B&L
In the morning we will drive to Cradle Mountain that's about 50 minutes drive. Then arrive at the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park; there's a short drive to famous Dove Lake, view the magnificent Cradle Mountain at the background, take a short walk to Glacier Rock and then enjoy a pleasant walk along the creek called “Enchanted Walk” and see beautiful Cascade and Pencil Pine waterfalls. Visit the old Waldheim Cottage of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer, who made Cradle Mt famous worldwide. On the way to Strahan, pass through beautiful Lake Rosebery, deserted old mining town of Zeehan , and view the Southern Ocean (see as far as you can imagine – perhaps Argentina?). Arrive in Strahan, the western most town in Tasmania. See the historic train station at Regatta Point. Take an easy and refreshing walk through rainforest to see samples of Tasmania’s trees and Hogarth Falls. Visit an old saw mill to see woodworks on display. Overnight - Queenstown
Day Six – Queenstown, Lake St Clair, Mt Field National Park, Hobart – B&L
Queenstown is an old mining town surrounded by mine-coloured mountains. From there we head towards Hobart. En route, enjoy a short walk in the cool rainforest to view beautiful Nelson Falls then arrive at the Lake St Clair – Australia’s deepest lake. Next is the wilderness art gallery displaying wood carvings on the wall "The Wall". On the way to Hobart we drive through highland lakes and rivers and hydroelectric power generators. Next stop is Mt Field National Park to view famous Russell Falls (regularly seen on Tasmanian calendars) and the tall trees before the tour concludes in Hobart