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Taste of Tasmania Small Group Tour

$1,395

Swap city life for coastal walks, pristine rainforest and unique wildlife experiences on this nature-filled journey. From Cradle Mountain to Freycinet and Bay of Fires, the small group tour helps you experience an intimate taste of the real Tasmania!

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Taste of Tasmania Escorted Small Group Tour – 6 days

This nature-filled adventure captures the remote wonders and visual splendour of Tasmania.

Discover UNESCO national parks without the crowds, from the coastal heath and sand dunes that meet the rainforest in Tarkine, to the glacier-sculpted terrain the envelopes Cradle Mountain.

Stroll along stunning Hazards Beach in the shadow of Freycinet’s pink peaks and be mesmerised by the contrasting powder-white sands, turquoise waters and orange-hued granite in the world-famous Bay of Fires. Look out for the amazing, endemic wildlife, from Tasmanian devils to little penguins, and spend your free evenings indulging in world-class seafood in quaint coastal towns.

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • Swap city life for coastal walks, pristine rainforest and unique wildlife experiences!
  • Explore uninterrupted wilderness and World Heritage-listed trails
  • Enjoy an intimate introduction of Tassie through your local guides

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Escorted small group tour, maximum 24 people
  • 5 nights accommodation at standard motels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Included activities:
    • Lake St Clair
    • Cradle Mountain Walk
    • Bay of Fires
    • Wineglass Bay

Departs Saturdays:

2020 to 2021 – From 12 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

Note: Dates are subject to availability & confirmation at time of booking. Prices may vary depending on your departure date. Once your booking is confirmed, date changes are permitted up to 20 days prior to departure.

Get the Brochure:

Click here to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights in Hobart, from $80 per person per night, twin share.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single traveller surcharge of approximately $595 to guarantee your own room. Rates will be confirmed at time of booking.

Booking Conditions:

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Escorted Small Group Tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

DAY ONE: HOBART – CENTRAL PLATEAU
Welcome to Tasmania! You’ll be picked up from Hobart Central YHA at 8.00 am this morning, marking the start of your adventure. Traverse the island from east to west, leaving Hobart behind and venturing through the Derwent Valley. Your first stop is Mt Field National Park – home to an abundance of wildlife, diverse fauna and stunning lush vistas. Walk in the land of the giants as you explore beautiful surrounds on a guided walk through tremendous fern forests to Russell Falls. Continue to Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake before entering the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Along the way, stretch your legs on some great short walks including Donaghy’s Lookout and Franklin River. Pass through Queenstown with its intriguing eroded landscape of treeless hills then finish the day in Strahan at the very edge of the west coast. Lake St Clair included. The driving distance today is approximately 324 kilometres and will take around 5 hours. There will be three hikes today, one will take approximately 1 hour and the other two will take around 45 minutes.

DAY TWO: TARKINE REGION
Enjoy a full day of exploration in Tasmania’s north-west, beginning with a visit to the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Reaching heights of up to 30 metres, these vast dunes are a desert amid Tasmania’s dense rainforests. Continue to Ocean Beach and inhale some of the freshest air in the world before venturing into the Tarkine region. Nestled in the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s north-west coast, Tarkine is alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth, and home to vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees – living links to Gondwanaland that it shared with Patagonia and New Zealand millennia ago. Take a guided walk among its pristine rainforest and discover a beautiful waterfall encased in a lush fern forest and rocky cliffs. Afterwards, return to Strahan for the night. The driving distance today is approximately 150 kilometres and will take around 2.5 hours. The hike today will take approximately 3 hours.

DAY THREE: CRADLE MOUNTAIN – LAUNCESTON
Depart from Strahan this morning and head to the magnificent wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. The mountain at 1545m high, is one of the park’s iconic features and is surrounded by stands of native deciduous beech, rainforest, alpine heath lands and button grass. Icy streams cascade down the mountainsides and ancient pines are reflected in the still glacial lakes.
Explore the park along a number of different guided or self-guided walking tracks. For those who prefer to travel at a leisurely pace, consider taking a trip to Waldheim Chalet or wandering along the Dove Lake circuit. For those with a little more grit, or people who simply love views of gorgeous lakes with rugged mountain backdrops, the hike to Marion’s Lookout is perfect. Later today, travel to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals. Cradle Mountain Walk included. The driving distance today is approximately 279 kilometres and will take around 3 hours. The hiking today will depend on which walking path you have chosen, please ask your guide for estimates.

DAY FOUR: BICHENO
Departing Launceston, we head for the peaceful north east corner of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires is remarkable for its beauty, wildlife and cultural history with long stretches of dazzling white beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, coastal heath and woodlands that abound with wildlife. We continue late in the day to Bicheno where tonight you can take a guided tour for a closer look at the life of the Little Penguins as they return nightly to their rookeries to feed their young.
Today's driving time approx. 315 km / 4.5 hrs. Approx hike 1.5 hrs
Optional Activities – Bicheno Penguin Tour ($40AUD)

DAY FIVE: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
This morning, drive east to the beautiful Freycinet National Park, home to a wild domain of sublime beaches, whose powder-white sands are lapped by translucent waters. For those seeking a challenge, try the climb to the summit of Mt Amos or join the walk to Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches. There are other free walking choices available, including the path up to Cape Tourville Lighthouse, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas across the coast. Afterwards, head back to Bicheno for the night and perhaps indulge in a delicious seafood dinner in this fishing town, from crayfish to abalone. Bay of Fires & Wineglass Bay included. The driving distance today is approximately 80 kilometres and will take around 1.5 hours. The hike today will take approximately 3 hours.

DAY SIX: RETURN TO HOBART
Head to a wildlife sanctuary for a chance to see some of Tasmania’s native wildlife up close including the famous Tasmanian Devils (they’re not as fiendish as they sound!). Travel further south along the scenic Great Eastern Drive, passing through the coastal towns of Swansea and Orford, before stopping in the historic village of Richmond in time for lunch.
Visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. We'll hit one of the many walking tracks for a relatively short and moderate walk within this stunning park (weather permitting) before returning to Hobart and bidding farewell to your travel companions and your incredible adventure. The driving distance today is approximately 182 kilometres and will take around 3 hours. The hiking today will take around 2-4 hours.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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