Day One – Tour Hobart, Port Arthur – L
Pick up from your Hotel in Hobart and drive to the top of Mt Wellington (1270 m) for spectacular views in all directions. After a short drive to explore the City, (Australia’s second oldest) and see historic convict built buildings and walk Constitution Docks. We then proceed to the historic sandstone town of Richmond to see Australia’s oldest bridge, a beautiful stone arch construction from 1823 and still in use. It’s then on to the Tasman Peninsula for more spectacular coastline of Tasman National Park and its sea cliffs from the lookout over Pirates Bay. We then cross Eaglehawk Neck the site of the infamous Dogline. Next, see the nature’s wonder – the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Overnight Port Arthur.
Day Two – Tour Port Arthur, East Coast, Bicheno – B/L
Visit Port Arthur world heritage Historical Site for a guided walking tour to learn about the convict history of Tasmania, followed by a harbor cruise to view Port Arthur as incoming convicts would have. Learn about Point Puer, the boys prison and the history of the Isle of the Dead. A short visit to a boutique chocolate factory “Federation Chocolates” and taste unusual flavors (such as apple). Leaving the Tasman Peninsular for the picturesque East Coast. Stopping on the way to see the unique convict built Spikey Bridge and view the amazing coast from Spikey Beach. Next is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town. At Freycinet National Park view famous Wineglass Bay and more from Tourville Cape Lookout. Arrive in Bicheno. An optional penguin tour is available in the evening, or we can walk the rocky headlands at our leisure, and hopefully spot penguins coming ashore. Overnight at Bicheno.
Day Three – Tour Bicheno, St Helens, Launceston – B/L
See the amazing Blow Hole on the rocky coastline of Bicheno. Visit the multi-award winning East Coast Nature World, wildlife park, at feeding time for iconic Tasmanian Devil. Learn about this amazing animal and its struggle for survival, pat wombats and hand feed wallabies and kangaroos. Enjoy traveling Tasmania’s most scenic coastal road, with breathtaking views of the east coast en route to the granite rock coastline of the Bay of Fires, and one of Tasmania’s best beaches, Bingalong Bay. Visit a working oyster farm, see their farming techniques, and enjoy the freshest possible oysters. Drive towards Launceston and visit Pyengana, the award winning cheese factory and dairy. We then proceed through an ancient Myrtle Rainforest and cross the trail of the dragon, an old mining area centered around the town of Derby. The carved memorial trees at Legerwood are on the last leg of the trip. We then arrive in Launceston at about 17:30.
Day Four – Tour Launceston, Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain – Deluxe Buffet Breakfast/L/BBQ Banquet Dinner
A short drive through downtown Launceston on the way to Cataract Gorge a fantastic urban wilderness, only minutes from the city, where we stroll around this reserve. After a refreshing morning in Launceston, drive to Chudleigh Honey Farm for free honey tasting of more than fifty varieties of honey. Honey ice-cream with different flavors is highly recommended. A visit to the honey factory of R. Stephens, Tasmania’s oldest and largest honey producer. Next, visit the spectacular Maracoopa Cave near Mole Creek for a guided tour the of limestone caves that are millions of years old.(see glow worms) Travel to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park, where we do a wildlife spotting tour at dusk, followed by a free Aussie BBQ banquet dinner. Overnight Cradle Mountain. Read our recent blog entry on the Cradle mountain BBQ buffet dinner and stellar breakfast here. We also cater for people who aren’t red meat eaters. The meals at cradle mountain are delicious.
Day Five – Tour Cradle Mountain, Queenstown – B/L
Still in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, a photographers paradise, drive to famous Dove Lake, for breathtaking views of the magnificent Cradle Mountain. Take a short walk to glacier rock and then on to the correctly called Enchanted Walk and see beautiful cascades and Pencil Pine waterfalls. Visit the old “Waldheim Cottage” of pioneer Gustav Weindorfer who made Cradle Mountain world famous. On the way to Strahan, pass through beautiful Lake Rosebery, and old mining towns, such as Zeehan, view the Southern Ocean (see as far as you can imagine – perhaps Argentina?) and breath the freshest air in the world. Arrive in Strahan the most western town of Tasmania. See the historical train station at Regatta Point. Take an easy and refreshing walk through rainforest to see samples of Tasmania’s trees. Visit an old saw mill and the award winning Woodcraft Center with beautifully designed wood works on display. Continue on to the unique and historic mining town of Queenstown.
Day Six – Tour Queenstown, Hobart – B/L
Queenstown is an old mining town reflecting past glory and surrounded by mine coloured mountains. After a short visit to Queenstown, head towards Hobart. En route, enjoy a short walk to beautiful Nelson Falls the start of the world heritage protected Franklin Gordon wild rivers National Park. We then travel through picturesque valleys and mountains, pristine rainforests, cross wild rivers and then wind our way up Mt Arrowsmith to the central highlands, another world of amazing vistas. Button grass plains, eucalypt forests, majestic mountains and spectacular lakes. Turn at Derwent Bridge to see Lake St Clair – Australia’s deepest lake. We then visit The Wall, an amazing ongoing work of artist Greg Duncan, depicting Tasmanian history in hand-carved Huon pine. Drive through highland lakes and rivers and Hydroelectric Power Generators. Next stop is Mt Field National Park to view the famous 3 tier Russell Falls (regularly seen on Tasmanian Calendars) and the Tall Trees. The tour then concludes in Hobart at 17:30.
Next day suggested activity: Take a Cruise to Tasman or Bruny Islands or just a Harbour Cruise, browse the waterfront, visit Mona, a museum of old and new and art.
Our tours are designed with you as our top priority to ensure you see as much as possible of our beautiful and unique state, in a relaxed, comfortable small group environment. Average 4 – 6 passengers,
But guaranteed departure with minimum of only 2. Experienced, local driver guide, to ensure you have
wonderful lasting memories.
Travel hassle free with like minded people, from Australia and around the world, (usual ages 30 – 70) who enjoy exploring the great outdoors, seeing amazing sites, getting up close and personal with wildlife, taking stunning photos and visiting historic locations.
You don’t have to be young to have fun.
Tasmania In Circle Tour
Leaves Every Monday: TIC6
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