4 DAY EAST COAST PLUS CRADLE MOUNTAIN 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 about 17:30. Overnight - Launceston
Day Four - Launceston-Cradle Mt-Launceston - B/L
Drive to Cradle Mt National Park via Sheffield, viewing famous lifelike murals and magnificent Mt Ronald at the background. It is a 50 minutes drive to Cradle Mountain National Park. There, we walk to Glacier Rock at the edge of Dove Lake and enjoy the view of Cradle Mountain. Then we take a 20 minute easy walk along the creek (Enchanted Walk), view Pencil Pine and visit the Interpretation Centre. Return to Launceston to drop you off at your hotel or at the Launceston Airport.