Highlights of Tasmania

Highlights of Tasmania

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Highlights of Tasmania

6 Days Starting and ending in Hobart

Visiting: Australia

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

PUST

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 18

Physical rating:

Low, Medium

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Hiking, Walking

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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

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

  • LONG TRAVELLING DAYS
  • Tasmania is bigger than it appears. To make the most of your time this trip involves some long travelling days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information.

Accommodation

  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.
  • Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Important Information

  • START & END TIME
  • This trip departs from Hobart at 8am on day 1 and finishes back in Hobart at approximately 6pm on the final day. We recommend you arrive a day early, and onward travel should be booked after 8pm or the next day.
  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
  • A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  • LONG TRAVEL DAYS
  • Tasmania is bigger than it appears. To make the most of your time this trip involves some long travel days. Please see the daily itinerary for more information.
  • PHYSICAL RATING
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

Check out our Q&As

  • 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

  • Is this trip right for you

    This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. Several leader-led walks are included on a daily basis, allowing you to get among nature. This is the best way to experience Tasmania, so please make sure you bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Most walks are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you.

    Temperatures can fluctuate in Tasmania. It's important to prepare – pack suitable clothing for hot, cold, dry and wet weather, just in case.

    No meals are included on this trip. This allows you maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip.

  • 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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  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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