Have a relaxing start to your holiday with a half day southern wine tour to the Coal Valley region. Tasmania’s mild summers and long autumn days give the grapes a distinctive taste similar to those found in European wines. Taste wine from a range of vineyards such as Pooley Wines, Frogmore Creek and Puddleduck Vineyard as well as either the Gasworks Cellar Door or Domaine Simha. You will also enjoy a stop at the Wicked Cheese Company or the historic village of Richmond, depending on time. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: The Henry Jones Art Hotel
Hobart to Strahan
Arrive in the major harbor town of Strahan in the wild west of Tasmania's World Heritage region. This evening you will have the chance to be part of a signature experience at Bonnet Island. Cruise to the tiny island at sunset and go ashore to witness the colonies of Little Penguins and Short-tailed Shearwaters as they return to their burrows each night. This intimate encounter is one to be remembered! Overnight in Strahan Village.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: The Strahan Village Cottages
Strahan to Cradle Mountain
Today you will continue north to Cradle Mountain, the home of the famous Overland Track and a beautiful section of the World Heritage Wilderness Area. Get your adrenalin going as you challenge yourself on a canyoning experience along the Dove River. With two different options, from small rapids to abseiling and waterfall jumps, there is something for everyone. Overnight at Cradle Mountain.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
cradle mountain to devonport
Be prepared for another action packed day today as you will be whitewater rafting on the Mersey River. Because the Mersey River is hydro-released water, it is the most reliable white water course in Tasmania. Be thrilled by the challenging rapids on the 90 minute course, situated 85km south of Devonport. Even have a go at steering the raft yourself!
Continue north to Devonport for the night.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Sails on Port Sorell
Recover from yesterday’s escapade with a round of golf at Australia’s top ranked public golf course – the Barnbougle Dunes. Located in an amazing coastal setting 1 hour north of Launceston, the landscape offers breathtaking views over the ocean and an exciting and challenging course for all to enjoy. Stay 2 nights in Launceston.
Two Nights Superior Accommodation: Peppers Seaport Hotel
Cataract Gorge discovery Cruise
Enjoy a morning or afternoon cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and along the riverfront of Launceston. This 2.5 hour cruise includes the sights of Tamar Island , the vineyards and farms of historical Rosevears and Windermere. Learn about the history of the surrounding areas, view the Tamar Valley and experience the wildlife and charming local communities of this quaint region.
Launceston to St helens
From Launceston, drive to the game-fishing capital of Tasmania - St Helens. St Helens is the largest town in the north east and is the gateway to the stunning Bay of Fires, which feature white sandy beaches, blue waters and orange colored granite. Take a break from your busy itinerary and spend the day relaxing or exploring St Helens. Overnight.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Tidal Waters Resort
St Helens to bicheno
Explore the beauty of the Bay of Fires’ white sandy beaches and the abundance of wildlife in Mt William National Park. Go kayaking or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters and have a picnic on the picturesque shores of Binalong Bay. Then, travel to Bicheno in time for the evening penguin tour. This unique experience will allow you to get up close and personal with the penguins as they come ashore. Overnight in Bicheno.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Sandpiper Ocean Cottages
Bicheno to swansea
Experience the magic of Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park with a relaxing morning kayak along the Freycinet coastline. Glide beneath pink granite mountains, white sandy beaches and over crystal clear waters. See penguins and dolphins and discover secluded beaches along the way. Take the 45 minute walk up to the wineglass bay lookout for spectacular views over the ocean and a great place to take photos. Choose to stay in the National Park or continue to the historical town of Swansea where you will stay overnight.
One Nights Accommodation: Swansea Cottages
swansea to port arthur
Travel at your leisure to Remarkable Cave, just outside of Port Arthur. This cave-like opening leads out to sea and offers an enjoyable walk to the sand dunes at Crescent Bay. Once back in Port Arthur, be sure to check out the village as well as one of the Australian Convict Sites - the Coal Mines historic site.
Tonight, you will join a lantern-lit walking tour to experience the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site by night. Port Arthur can seem a very different place after sunset, full of mystery and intrigue. This ghost tour will take you through the site, with guides sharing stories and bizarre occurrences along the way. Port Arthur is known for its paranormal activity. Whether is the truth or a myth, the silence and soft glow of the lantern light can sometimes make those long gone seem very close at hand.
One Nights Superior Accommodation: Stewarts Bay Lodge
Make your way to Hobart this morning and spend your final day at your own pace. Explore the city center, check out the views from Mount Wellington, or visit the Museum of Old and New Art. Later, make your way to the airport for your onward flight.
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