6 Day Tasmanian Adventure

//6 Day Tasmanian Adventure

6 Day Tasmanian Adventure


5 nights accommodation using hostels with shared facilities, meals as indicated (5 breakfasts & 1 West Coast BBQ dinner). All National Park entry fees, Wildlife Sanctuary entry fee. Tasmanian Devil feeding, entry to Port Arthur Historic Site inc. Guided Walk and Harbour Cruise.

This tour is ideal for the adventurous traveller seeking a quality tour at a backpacker price. Also available from Launceston or Devonport  as a 7 day/ 6 night tour with a free day in Hobart $835. Contact us for other interesting options.

• Bay of Fires • Bicheno • Cradle Mountain • Freycinet • Gordon River • Henty Dunes • Hobart • Lake St Claire • Launceston • Mt Field National Park • Ocean Beach • Port Arthur • Ross • Russell Falls • St Helens • Strahan • Tasmanian Devils • Wine Glass Bay

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Day 1 – Hobart to Strahan

Our journey begins as we traverse the island, from east to west. Escaping Hobart, through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire the beauty of Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park. Visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, for a stunning photo opportunity. Enter the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. End the day in Strahan, beside Macquarie Harbour. Our Tassie West Coast hosts welcome us with a BBQ dinner. (D)

Day 2 – Wild West Coast

Discover the Wild West coast today with a visit to Ocean Beach and the Henty Sand Dunes. Search for elusive whale bones amongst the shifting sands, or simply breathe in the freshest air in the world. Stroll by the foreshore of the harbour, or walk amongst the rainforest to a waterfall. There is also the option today of a cruise on the famous Gordon River, take a scenic sea plane flight over the Gordon and Franklin River system, complete with a river landing and walk, journey up the King River on a jet boat, peacefully paddle a kayak of your own, or catch a salmon in the harbour. (Strahan optional activities at own expense). (B)

Day 3 – Cradle Mountain to Launceston

We journey to 950m above sea level to the Cradle Valley, our gateway to the World Heritage Area of Cradle Mountain National Park. We share some local knowledge and interpretation of the landscape, to help you choose a walk that will enhance your experience here. With an extensive range of tracks, you will be able to take it easy with a stroll around Dove Lake and one of the many boardwalk tracks, or perhaps challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive to Sheffield, “the town of murals”, before continuing on to Launceston, Australia’s third oldest city. (B)

Day 4 – Launceston to Bicheno

A morning walk at Cataract Gorge, in the heart of Launceston, before making our way 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 (Lonely Planet’s must see for 2009). The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting. Perhaps take a swim while your here (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. (B)

Day 5 – Freycinet National Partk to 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 of or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazzards Beach walk for your mornings Freycinet experience. This afternoon we take a break at the picturesque historical village of Ross. Sample the local Ross Bakery fare or check out the 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 Hobart. (B)

Day 6 – Port Arthur Historic Site

Start the day with a quick 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. (B)

(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Additional information


6 days and 5 nights


Hobart 7am DECEMBER, JANUARY & FEBRUARY Daily, (Mon*). MARCH & NOVEMBER Mon*, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun. 1st MAY through to the 30th SEPTEMBER Thu, Sun. APRIL & OCTOBER Mon*, Tue, Thu, Sun. *Recommended for 18-39 year old passengers.


Hobart 6pm




15kg maximum in a soft bag please.



Dietary requests:

Some special diets are catered for please advise on the booking form, e.g: Vegetarian

What to bring:

Please bring a towel, you do not require a sleeping bag as all linen is provided, a warm jacket, rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimming gear, beanie, scarf and gloves (winter tours), camera, personal toiletries, comfortable walking shoes and change of shoes for evenings.

Optional activities:

There are optional activities that you can take part in along the way (seasonal). Please see your tour guide.


Note: the price advertised is based on hostel accommodation in dormitory rooms, with shared facilities.

Accommodation can be upgraded to include private hostel rooms (shared facilities) or budget hotels (ensuite).


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