Day One – Thursday – 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 flavours 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 dinner. Overnight Cradle Mountain. Read our recent blog entry on the Cradle mountain buffet BBQ dinner and stellar breakfast here. We also cater for people who aren’t meat eaters. The meals at cradle mountain are delicious.
Day Two – Friday – 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 Three – Saturday – Tour Queenstown, Hobart –
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 before the tour concludes in Hobart at 17:30.
Next day suggested activity: Take a Cruise to Tasman or Bruny Islands or just a Harbor Cruise, browse the waterfront. Visit Mona a museum of old and new 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 guarantueed 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.
WESTERN WILDERNESS TASMANIAN TOUR
Leaves Every Thursday: WTP3
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