Tasmania Adventure

Tasmania Adventure

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Tasmania Adventure

6 Days Starting and ending in Hobart

Visiting: Hobart / Richmond / Bicheno, Freycinet National Park / Bicheno, Bay of Fires / Sheffield, Cradle Mountain National Park / Tullah, Tarkine Wilderness / Strahan, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park / Lake St Clair / Hobart

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

PZST

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium, Medium

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

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Tour Overview

Experience the splendour and remote wonders of an island that prospers in its isolation on this six-day nature-filled adventure through Tasmania. Discover uninterrupted UNESCO national parks, from the coastal heath and sand dunes that meet the rainforest in Takayna/Tarkine to the glacier-sculpted terrain that envelops Cradle Mountain. Stroll along the stunning Wineglass Bay 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 an adventure 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.

  • Walk to Cape Tourville Lighthouse for a panoramic view of Freycinet National Park’s iconic landscape and watch as the translucent waters lap the sands in the secluded bay.

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

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

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Hobart / Richmond / Bicheno

Location: Hobart / Richmond / Bicheno

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: dinner

Welcome to Tasmania! Your adventure begins in Hobart (nipaluna in the language of the Muwinina and palawa peoples, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which Hobart is now located). You’ll have a welcome meeting at 9:30 am to meet your fellow travellers, followed by a short walk to ningina tunapri – TMAG's Tasmanian Aboriginal culture gallery – to start your journey off by connecting to the Traditional Owners of Tasmania. Then, leave Hobart behind, and head to the historic town of Richmond – home to over 40 heritage buildings. Stop for lunch and walk the charming streets before continuing north. On the way, there are optional stops at a local whiskey, gin and vodka distillery or at a winery. After your tasting, continue to the coastal town of Bicheno and your accommodation for the next two nights.

Included Activities:
-Hobart - ningina tunapri TMAG's Tasmanian Aboriginal culture gallery
-Richmond - Town Stopover

Day 2: Freycinet National Park / Bicheno

Location: Freycinet National Park / Bicheno

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: lunch

From your base in Bicheno, 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. Join your leader for the walk to Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches, then after lunch follow the path up to Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Pose for a picture (or two) in front of the panoramic views, and then head back to Bicheno. This evening, there’s the option for you to join a guided tour for a closer look at the life of the area’s Little Penguins as they return nightly to their rookeries to feed their young.

Included Activities:
-Freycinet National Park - Wineglass Bay Lookout walk
-Freycinet National Park - Cape Tourville Lighthouse & Lookout

Optional Activities:
-Bicheno - Bicheno Penguin Tour - from

Day 3: Bay Of Fires / Sheffield

Location: Bay of Fires / Sheffield

Accommodation: Hotel

This morning, you’ll depart Bicheno and follow the Great Eastern Drive until you encounter the peaceful northeast corner of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires is remarkable for its long stretches of dazzling white beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, coastal heath and woodlands abundant with wildlife and orange coloured granite rocks. Take on one of the multiple walking paths, then head to St Marys – a heritage hinterland town surrounded by natural beauty. Your next stop is Campbell Town, steeped in convict history. Then, visit some local dairy producers to sample their cheese and ice cream. Later, arrive at your accommodation in Sheffield. The former hydroelectric hub has reinvented itself as an arts community. Before settling in for the night, maybe admire the more than 140 murals on its streets that depict local stories and characters.

Included Activities:
-Bay of Fires - Nature Hike

Day 4: Cradle Mountain National Park / Tullah

Location: Cradle Mountain National Park / Tullah

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast

This morning, drive over to the magnificent wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. The mountain, at 1545 m 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. You’ll have the chance to explore the park along a number of different walking tracks, including Dove Lake Circuit – your leader will be at hand to explain the options depending on your or the group's ability. In the afternoon, there’s an optional visit to Devils @ Cradle – a unique Tasmanian Devil conservation sanctuary in the national park. End the day by driving to your accommodation in Tullah – a former mining town sitting on the scenic shores of Lake Rosebery.

Included Activities:
-Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake Circuit walk

Optional Activities:
-Cradle Mountain - Devils @ Cradle Daytime Tour

Day 5: Tarkine Wilderness / Strahan

Location: Tarkine Wilderness / Strahan

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

From Tullah, enjoy a full day exploring Tasmania’s West Coast. You’ll drive to a range of lookout stops before entering the enchanting takayna/Tarkine region. The largest tract of temperate rainforest in Australia, the Tarkine is alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth, and is home to vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees – living links to Gondwanaland that it once shared with Patagonia and New Zealand. Take a walk among the pristine rainforest and discover Tasmania's highest waterfall encased in a lush fern forest and rocky cliffs. Then, take the road to the very edge of the west coast, and your accommodation for the night in Strahan.

Included Activities:
-Tarkine - Rainforest Hike to Montezuma Falls

Day 6: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park / Lake St Clair / Hobart

Location: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park / Lake St Clair / Hobart

Start the final day on the Apple Isle by passing through Queenstown’s eroded landscape of treeless hills, then stretch your legs on some great short walks along the Franklin River and to Nelson Falls. Your next stop is Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, then continue over the Central Plateau and through the Derwent Valley. After traversing Tasmania back to Hobart, your adventure will come to an end. If you’d like to extend your time in Tasmania, please speak to your booking agent.

Included Activities:
-Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Nelson Falls Walk
-Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Franklin River Nature Trail
-Lake St Clair - Lakeside Visit

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    No

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • East Coast - Whisky, Gin & Vodka distillery or winery visit

  • Hobart - ningina tunapri TMAG's Tasmanian Aboriginal culture gallery

  • Freycinet National Park - Wineglass Bay Lookout walk

  • Freycinet National Park - Cape Tourville Lighthouse & Lookout

  • Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake Circuit walk

  • Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park - Nelson Falls Walk

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What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

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 TIMES
  • The trip starts in Hobart with a Welcome Meeting at 9:30 am on Day 1 at our joining point hotel and finishes back in Hobart on Day 6 at around 6 pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.
  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
  • A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.
  • 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 children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 15 years old or above

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy it, as most activities will be challenging.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

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

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • 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.

    If this trip isn't quite what you are looking for, we have many other options in Tasmania, from shorter or longer Comfort trips and Premium style tours to Walking & Trekking itineraries. See our website for more details.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    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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