6 Day Scenic Tasmania Tour | (SG6)
- 1hr tour of either Seahorse World or Platypus House with its resident Echidnas.
- Exploration of the Beaconsfield Heritage mine site.
- Visit a stunning winery in the Tamar Valley region. Wine tastings included FREE.
- Launceston city tour including a guided walk at Cataract Gorge.
- Visit the townships of Ross & Oatlands on the Midlands HWY.
- Limited Free whiskey or Gin Tastings including a platter of local produce at Old Kempton Distillery.
- Stunning panoramic views from Mt Wellington Summit.
- Lunch accompanied by FREE wine tastings at a lovely location in the Coal Valley.
- Private tour of the Tunnel Hill mushroom facility.
- Discover the township of Richmond and see the famous Richmond Bridge.
- Visit the Shot Tower Historic Site in Hobart.
- Visit Federation Chocolate for free sampling of delicious, hand made chocolates.
- Visit Tasmania’s most photographed waterfalls - the 3 tiered Russell Falls in Mt Field National National Park.
- Free beer tastings during our Friday afternoon session at the Cascade Brewery.
- A morning wandering the Salamanca Markets while shopping for Tasmania’s best local produce and craft.
- Sample some of the best & freshest food and wine in all of Australia.
- A portfolio of your tour itinerary, map and other related information will be provided as a keep sake and record of your adventure with us in Tasmania.
- Fully accredited and experienced local guides.
- Fleet of brand new, fully air-conditioned vehicles.
- 5 nights accomodation 3.5-4 star - Including 3 nights at the 4-star Movenpick.
- 5 x breakfasts included. 4 x gourmet lunches in total.
- 1 x evening meal included on the opening night.
- Bottled water provided free on tour.
- FREE chocolate, wine, whiskey & Gin tastings.
- 4 x afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits stops included FREE at scenic locations.
- All attractions, entry fee’s and National Parks passes provided.
*We reserve the right to alter tour itineraries without notice. This may be due to climatic conditions, unexpected changes to attractions & venues post COVID or other circumstances outside our control. A very suitable, alternative itinerary option will always be arranged in this event.
Take away the stresses of a self-driving holiday. Instead let us host you in a relaxed, comfortable environment where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and whatever culinary delights you please worry free - there will be plenty of opportunity to sample the states best with this package. This itinerary visits several well known tourist destinations along with some hidden gems not included in any of our other itinerary offerings. We visit both Hobart & Launceston, the glorious Tamar & Coal Valley regions, Richmond and the Derwent Valley. Your guided experience moves fast enough to include many great attractions, yet slow enough to enjoy the experience. This tour is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.
Day 1 - Arrival in Launceston (D)
Arrive today and travel into Launceston city at your leisure. Your accommodation for the next 2 nights is booked and waiting at a perfectly located inner city hotel, 2 minutes walk from the main restaurant strip. A hosted, 2-course welcome dinner is included in your package this evening.
Next is an exploration of the infamous Beaconsfield Gold Mine & Heritage Centre. Embark on an historical journey as you learn about the significance of this site in Tasmanian history and the dramatic collapse of the mine in 2006 which led to one of the most publicised rescue missions in Australian history.
Time for lunch on the banks of the Tamar River at one of the many charming restaurants in the area. In the afternoon we will visit a local winery for a spot of wine tasting before a scenic drive across the striking Batman Bridge, through lovely countryside in the direction of the north coast.
Our afternoon activities include a visit to George Town & Low Head, home to some amazing tree carvings by renowned artist Eddie Freeman. Behold the magnificent north coast and Bass Strait from the Low Head Historic Lighthouse site. Afternoon tea & coffee will be shared at a local scenic location before returning for a second restful evening in the comfort of our Launceston CBD hotel.
Day 3 - The Midlands to Hobart (B, L)
First up we have a guided tour of Australia’s 3rd oldest city - Launceston. Enjoy a morning stroll at the lovely Cataract Gorge, a fantastic urban wilderness only minutes from the CBD and the jewel in Launceston’s crown.
Also visit City Park to see the lovely manicured gardens, the John Hart conservatory and the ever entertaining Japanese Macaque Monkeys going about their daily activities in the parks enclosure. A driving tour around town will take in some of the most iconic old buildings and structures including the Penny Royal complex, the King Bridge, the Post office and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church among others.
Heading south today out of town we stop at the township of Evandale for a short exploration before a delicious lunch. Then journey south down the Midlands HWY, a stunning drive through rolling countryside with fields of many different & colourful crops, grazing livestock and mountainous terrain in the back ground. A short stop in Campbelltown is first before spending time discovering the township of Ross. See the beautiful old Uniting Church and the stunning Ross Bridge - one of the prettiest in the state. Ross also has the best Merino Wool museum in Tasmania including plenty of interactive opportunities to touch and feel Tasmania’s best. Drive through Oatlands to see perhaps Australia’s best collection of convict period sandstone buildings with over 90 old structures on display in the main street.
A scenic drive further south will have us make an afternoon visit to the beautifully kept 1800’s sandstone building, now renowned as the Old Kempton Distillery. This stunning facility uses local and mostly organic produce to make high quality Tasmanian spirits. Spend time here soaking up the atmosphere. Limited whiskey tastings and a platter of gourmet, local produce is included in your package. From here a drive into Hobart will have us arrive at our luxurious 4-star accommodation for the next 3 nights - the Movenpick Hobart.
Day 4 – Hobart & the Coal Valley (B, L)
This morning our exploration through town sees us take in the Hobart waterfront and Battery Point areas, while viewing many of Hobart’s oldest convict built structures. A great and slightly unusual morning activity is a visit to the Hobart Historic Shot Tower. not offered on any of our other itinerary packages this venue is a lovely 15 minute scenic drive from Hobart city, winding around the bay.
Built in 1870 it is the worlds tallest circular sandstone tower and offers stunning 360 views from the top. Originally designed to produce ammunition - a mix of lead, arsenic and other metals were dropped from the top and formed a perfect, hardened sphere by the time they hit the water at the bottom. Today guests can ascend the 300 wooden steps and learn the history of this building on the climb up! The Shot Tower is also a great opportunity to enjoy a morning Devonshire Tea included in your package.
Next we head to the summit of Mt Wellington (1271m) boasting spectacular panoramic views in every direction. For those travelling in the colder months we might be lucky enough to summit amongst drifts of white snow lining the road. Meander into the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania’s premier wine regions. Naturally we will lunch at a family operated winery, sampling some of Tassie’s best wine & local produce. Our chosen vineyard today does not export wine to any restaurants or liquor stores anywhere in the country including Hobart, which is why we enjoy providing a local experience for our guests.
After lunch stop at the very newly relocated Federation Chocolate factory to sample some delicious hand made chocolates before continuing onto the historic & very pleasant township of Richmond. Discover this beautiful village with its manicured gardens and walking track meandering alongside the Coal River. See the beautiful stone arch construction of the Richmond Bridge, built by the convicts in 1823 this is Australia’s oldest bridge still in operation.
One final afternoon activity is a guided tour at the newly opened and very unusual Tunnel Hill mushroom facility. Not regularly frequented by tourists this old abandoned railway tunnel has been converted to grow many exotic mushroom varieties.
Day 5 – The Derwent Valley (B, L)
A scenic drive will take us into the Derwent Valley today to visit one of the most frequented National Parks in Tasmania - Mt Field NP. Stop in New Norfolk - the gateway into the Derwent Valley for a morning tea, coffee & snacks break on the edge of the Derwent River. Mt Field National Park is the location of the states very iconic waterfall - Russell Falls. The large 3 tier falls is quite a sight to see especially after the Winter & Spring rains and is easily accessible for guests of all physical abilities.
The optional 40-60min walk features some of the most beautiful trees on the island. Giant Eucalyptus trees 300+ years old are as big as you will find in Tasmania. Tree ferns standing 6+ meters high dating hundred of years also line the pathway giving this walk a prehistoric and enchanted feel. Keep your eyes open for the many pademelons and other creatures that are very regularly seen along the pathway. There will be 2 walking options this morning, guests can choose their adventure depending on how adventurous and energetic they feel.
We will stop at the Westerway Raspberry Farm (in season) to sample some local varieties of berries before another scenic drive back through the Derwent Valley past cherry farms, rolling pasture, hops fields and many scenic vistas. Returning to New Norfolk another local lookout gives us a fantastic view over ‘The Valley of Love’ and possibly its most picturesque farm at Fenton Forest lookout.
Next we head to one of the newer restaurant in the region for a fantastic lunch overlooking the mighty Derwent River. In 2022 the Derwent Estate Winery opened its brand new restaurant on the grounds of the vineyard called The Shed. Your 2-course lunch will include a glass of beer or wine.
Heading back into Hobart, Friday afternoon is a perfect opportunity to visit the very iconic Cascade Brewery for a responsible session of beer tastings. On a sunny day the beer garden is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the states most famous brews with views of Mt Wellington in the background. Heading into Hobart City you will be delivered to your accommodations at the luxurious 4-star Movenpick Hotel around 5pm. Friday night in Hobart city awaits with plenty of entertainment options for those who enjoy the city nightlife.
Day 6 – Salamanca Markets & conclusion (B)
The world-famous Salamanca markets are held every Saturday and we wouldn’t want to miss them. After an included breakfast explore the market at your own leisure and sample the abundance of street foods. Wander the rows of market stalls displaying woodwork, arts & craft, fresh produce, coffee, wine, cooked foods and more. This is Tasmania’s most famous market and operates every Saturday for the entire year. Salamanca has a well preserved collection of convict built, sandstone buildings connected by narrow laneways, staircases and interesting little spaces to explore.
In addition to the markets, Salamanca area has fantastic art galleries, cafes and retail stores. You are free to discover the markets & surrounds at your leisure… perhaps a wander across the dock area or up into the quaint suburb of Battery Point?
This officially concludes your 6 Day Scenic Tasmania adventure. We are sure you will have gained a real taste and appreciation for this great little island. Thank you for joining us. Hotel check-out is by 11am. For those interested in additional activities and sight seeing, luggage can be stored in the hotel reception luggage room at no additional charge. Additional nights at the Movenpick Hotel can be organised pre/post tour upon request, ensuring you are kept in the same room as included in your tour package.
For those looking to extend their touring or in search of afternoon attractions, below are a few ideas you may wish to consider:
- Sunday morning Farm Gate Market on Bathurst Street.
- Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery on Davey St opposite Constitution Dock (free entry).
- A Cascade Brewery tour ($30 approx)
- Visit Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum
- Bruny Island Day Trip
- MONA Afternoon trip
- Port Arthur Day Trip
- Hobart Seaplane scenic flight
All dates listed for this itinerary are guaranteed departure with a minimum of only 2 guests. Please contact us to check the status of your planned travel date or if you wish to travel outside the dates listed.
*Last updated 5th April 2023