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6 DAYS HEARTY TASMANIA

ITINERARY (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch)

 

Day One – Launceston, Hobart, Port Arthur – L
Pick up from your Hotel ,then drive via the Heritage Highway to the historic Midland towns of Ross (carved stone bridge) and Oatlands (working old windmill). We pick up in Hobart and drive to the top of Mt Wellington (1270 m) for spectacular views. After having lunch at Constitution Dock, we head into Tasman Peninsula to view the Tasman National Park and its sea cliffs, including nature’s wonders – the Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Overnight - Port Arthur

 

Day Two – Port Arthur, East Coast, Bicheno – B&L
Visit the Port Arthur Historical Site to learn about the convict history of Tasmania. Join in a guided tour of the site, then there's a short visit to a local chocolate factory, Federation Chocolates, before leaving the Tasman Peninsula for the East Coast. Next is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town.
We also visit Freycinet National Park. We can stop at suitable location for you to taste freshly picked succulent oysters (own expense). At Bicheno a locally guided penguin tour is optional. Overnight - Bicheno

Day Three – Bicheno, St Helens, Launceston – B&L
Be amazed at the Blowhole at the rockeries of Bicheno. Visit a wildlife park where you can hold a wombat and see Tassie Devils and many other Tasmanian animals. Then head to Swansea and St Helens, the warmest towns in Tasmania. Binalong Bay is one of the best beaches, with a white sandy beach and red granite-rock. The coastline lies beyond the beach called the Bay of Fires. Heading towards Launceston via Scottsdale, we will view Tasmania’s second highest waterfall, St Columba Falls (90m), and carved memorial trees at Legerwood. Arrive in Launceston about 17:45. Overnight in Launceston

 

Day Four – Launceston, Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain –B&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 or Mole Creek Cave for a guided tour of a limestone cave (see glow worms) that is millions of years old. Then arrive at the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park in the late afternoon. Overnight at Cradle Mountain National Park

 

Day Five – Cradle Mountain, Rosebery, Strahan – B&L
In the morning 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, old mining towns, 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 and an award winning Woodcraft Centre with beautifully designed woodworks on display. Overnight at Queenstown

 

Day Six – Strahan, Queenstown, 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 to beautiful Nelson Falls then arrive at the Lake St Clair – Australia’s deepest lake. 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 about 17:45