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Highlights of Tasmania

Highlights of Tasmania

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Highlights of Tasmania

6 Days Starting and ending in Hobart TAS, Australia

Visiting:

Hobart

,

Central Plateau

,

Strahan

,

Tarkine Wilderness Walk

,

Cradle Mountain

,

Sheffield

,

Launceston

,

Bay of Fires

,

Bicheno

,

Freycinet National Park

,

Richmond

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Group Type:

Group

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours, Small Group

Activities:

Hiking, Walking

Tour code:

PUST

Group size:

1 - 18

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Beach Tours, Wildlife Tours

From:
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$1266 (USD)

Operator discount: $224

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Tour Overview

Capture the ethereal splendour and remote wonders of an island that prospers in its isolation on this nature-filled adventure through Tasmania. Discover uninterrupted UNESCO national parks, from the coastal heath and sand dunes that meet the rainforest in Tarkine to the glacier-sculpted terrain that envelops Cradle Mountain. Stroll along the 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. Surround yourself with endemic wildlife, from Tasmanian devils to fairy penguins, and spend your free evenings indulging in world-class seafood in quaint coastal towns.

Highlights

  • Gain an insight into the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Tasmania on this pioneering trip that takes you to parts of the island that are more off the beaten track.

  • Discover the breathtaking Bay of Fires – an incredible stretch of coastal heaven, famous for the fiery orange lichen that clings to its boulder-clad beaches.

  • Watch translucent waters lap powder-white sands in one of Freycinet National Park’s secluded bays – perhaps climbing to the summit of Mt Amos for a panoramic vista of this iconic landscape.

  • Trek along multiple walking trails in the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park – keeping an eye out for furry critters, including wombats and wallabies.

  • Explore the uninterrupted wilderness of Tarkine on a guided walk through its pristine rainforest – alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Hobart / Central Plateau / Strahan
Location:

  Hobart, Central Plateau, Strahan


Accommodation:

  Motel


Welcome to Tasmania! You’ll be picked up 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, and then up onto the Central Plateau. Your first stop is Mount Field National Park – home to an abundance of wildlife, diverse fauna and stunning lush vistas. Walk in the land of the giants, the world’s tallest flowering trees, 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.

Included Activities:
-Lake St Clair - Lakeside Visit
-Mt Field National Park - Tall Trees & Russell Falls Hike
-Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Donaghy’s Lookout Hike
-Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Franklin River Nature Trail

icon Day 2 : Tarkine Region / Strahan
Location:

  Tarkine Wilderness Walk, Strahan


Accommodation:

  Motel


Enjoy a full day of exploration in Tasmania’s West Coast, 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 largest tract of temperate rainforest in Australia, the 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 Tasmania's highest waterfall encased in a lush fern forest and rocky cliffs. Afterwards, return to Strahan for the night.

Included Activities:
-Strahan - Henty Dunes & Ocean Beach
-Tarkine - Rainforest Hike to Montezuma Falls

icon Day 3 : Cradle Mountain National Park / Sheffield / Launceston
Location:

  Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston


Accommodation:

  Hotel


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. If you prefer to travel at a leisurely pace, consider taking a walk 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. Your leader is at hand to explain options. Later today, travel to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals.

Included Activities:
-Cradle Mountain National Park - Cradle Mountain Walks & Hikes
-Sheffield - Town Stopover

icon Day 4 : Bay of Fires / Bicheno
Location:

  Bay of Fires, Bicheno


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Departing Launceston 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, and of course the orange coloured granite rocks. Explore the beach of Cosy Corner, and discover some Aboriginal middens. 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.

Included Activities:
-Bay of Fires - Nature Hike

Optional Activities:
-Bicheno - Bicheno Penguin Tour - from

icon Day 5 : Freycinet National Park / Bicheno
Location:

  Freycinet National Park, Bicheno


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning, drive south 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 your leader for 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.

Included Activities:
-Freycinet National Park - Hike to Wineglass Bay

icon Day 6 : Richmond / Hobart
Location:

  Richmond, Hobart


Head to a 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!). The sanctuary is dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of Tasmania’s wildlife, and quolls, bandicoots, bettongs and potoroos are also bred here before being reintroduced into the wild. The sanctuary also takes in injured animals to rehabilitate or rehome. After your visit, 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. Back in Hobart visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views over 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 the city centre and bidding farewell to your travel companions and your incredible adventure.

Included Activities:
-Hobart - Mount Wellington Hike
-Richmond - Town Stopover
-Bicheno - Tasmanian Devil Wildlife Sanctuary

What's Included

  • Lake St Clair - Lakeside Visit

  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Donaghy’s Lookout Hike

  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Franklin River Nature Trail

  • Strahan - Henty Dunes & Ocean Beach

  • Tarkine - Rainforest Hike

  • Cradle Mountain National Park - Cradle Mountain Walks & Hikes

  • Sheffield - Town Stopover

  • Bay of Fires - Nature Hike

  • Freycinet National Park - Hike to Wineglass Bay

  • Hobart - Mount Wellington Hike

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Meals

Transport

  • Private Vehicle

Accommodation

  • Hotel & Motel (5 nights)

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Are all entrance fees included in the price?

Yes, except optional activities

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Highlights of Tasmania

6 Days Starting and ending in Hobart TAS, Australia

Visiting:

Hobart

,

Central Plateau

,

Strahan

,

Tarkine Wilderness Walk

,

Cradle Mountain

,

Sheffield

,

Launceston

,

Bay of Fires

,

Bicheno

,

Freycinet National Park

,

Richmond

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Group Type:

Group

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours, Small Group

Activities:

Hiking, Walking

Tour code:

PUST

Group size:

1 - 18

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Beach Tours, Wildlife Tours

From:
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$1266 (USD)

Operator discount: $224

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