HOBART > BICHENO
Our journey begins this morning as we make tracks to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Here we can stretch our legs with some quality time to enjoy this highly recommended coastal region (a Lonely Planet favourite). The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting. Perhaps a swim? (Conditions permitting). Enjoy Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive from St Helen’s to Bicheno. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins (optional in season) as they return to their rookeries on the edges of this seaside village. Overnight in Bicheno
No meals included
FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk for your morning’s Freycinet experience. This afternoon we take a break at a picturesque village and check out a local convict built bridge. Come face to face with the iconic Tassie Devil as we make a stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet these now endangered native animals, as well as some others unique to Tasmania. A short drive returns us to stay overnight in Hobart.
PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
Start the day with a look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village of Richmond before heading south for magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula and some features of the Tasman National Park. Explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past today at the World Heritage Listed – Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, here we learn of the chilling realities of life as a convict amid the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
MONA & THE MOUNTAIN
Today we finish off the Tassie Traveller with Hobart’s highlights at 2 not too be missed attractions – Mt Wellington and MONA. We start by heading 1272m above sea level to the summit of Mt Wellington to enjoy stunning views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. From the summit we offer the Zig Zag track for the adventurous, or for those looking for a more relaxed morning we offer some guided sightseeing of the Mountain. Coming down from the Mountain there’s time for a scenic lunch on Hobart’s Waterfront before heading to MONA. Described by its creator as a “subversive adult Disneyland” MONA is Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction and offers visitors a unique and memorable experience. We return to Hobart early evening.