Begin and end your adventure in the charming harbour city of Hobart, home to top-quality seafood and a world-class museum of art.. Discover the Bay of Fires – an incredible stretch of coastline that’s home to the fiery orange boulders that dot the beaches.. Get active and choose a trail that suits your ability in Cradle Mountain National Park, keeping an eye out for furry critters such as wombats and wallabies.. In Freycinet National Park, watch as clear waters lap the secluded shores, perhaps choosing to tackle the summit of Mt Amos for a panoramic views over Wineglass Bay.
Venture through the natural wonders of Tasmania on a seven-day city and wilderness adventure from Hobart. Stay in well-equipped scenic lodges as you walk the trails in Cradle Mountain National Park, venture to the pristine shores of the Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park and hike to Mt Amos lookout for stunning views across Wineglass Bay, discover the historic settlements of Sheffield, Launceston and Richmond, and wind up at Tasmania’s harbourside capital of Hobart. With artisan honey, cheese and wine tastings as well as a leader with all the local know-how, this Tasmanian adventure is full of natural delights and off-beat experiences.
Breakfast Included: 6 Lunches Included: Dinner Included: 4
Welcome to Hobart – the capital of Tasmania! This charming city offers a distinct blend of heritage, scenery and culture nestled between its charming sandstone buildings and calm waterfront. If you’re here on a Saturday, be sure to check out Salamanca Markets. A walk along the waterfront also yields a great view of the mountains clasping the River Derwent, and the nearby MONA is a must see for any art aficionados. Later in the afternoon, meet with your guide and fellow travellers for a brief run-down of the adventure ahead, then perhaps opt to spend the evening sampling some of Hobart’s fresh seafood at dinner with your group.
Thousand Lakes Lodge
Depart from Hobart this morning and take a leisurely drive to Mt Field National Park – Tasmania’s first 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. This afternoon, continue your drive towards Tasmania’s Central Plateau, passing through Hamilton and Bothwell, taking in some of the views of the Great Lake’s placid waters as you drive up to tonight's accommodation. Arrive at an scenic lodge near Lake Augusta, surrounded by alpine wilderness. Previously used as an arctic training base, this modern accommodation features comfortable lounging areas with a fireplace and an onsite restaurant and larder.
Cradle Mountain Hotel
This morning, continue to the Meander Valley and Liffey Falls. Local apiaries in this region produce clover honey with light citrus and vanilla flavours, so take a sample of this sweet treat before heading to a wildlife sanctuary in Trowunna for a chance to see endangered Tasmanian Devils. Afterwards, hike to the Tulampanga/Alum Cliffs lookout for views over the Great Western Tiers before returning to the road towards the Cradle Valley – the gateway to Cradle Mountain National Park. Once arrived at tonight's lodge, choose to either relax or take a walk around the local area.
Spend the morning exploring Cradle Mountain National Park along a number of different walking tracks. Consider hiking to Waldheim Chalet or along the Dove Lake Circuit, or for something more energetic, the hike to Marion’s Lookout is ideal. This afternoon, head out of the national park and continue to Sheffield – known for its town mural, and Ashgrove Farm, which produces some of Tasmania's best dairy products. Indulge in a cheese tasting before continuing your journey to the historic city of Launceston.
After breakfast, experience the rugged beauty of Cataract Gorge, located on the edge of the city. Afterwards, drive towards to the north-eastern coast of Tasmania and the stunning Bay of Fires. Spanning over 50 kilometres, this stretch of coastline is well-known for its fiery orange boulder-clad landscape. This evening, spend the night in the town of St Helens. Oysters are a caught locally, so they're definitely recommended for dinner tonight.
This morning, drive south to Freycinet National Park. For those up for the 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. If time permits, stop by Devils Corner winery for a tasting. Continue south, passing through the coastal towns of Swansea and Orford and the historic village of Richmond before arriving back in Hobart. This evening, perhaps join your travel crew for group dinner to toast to your Tasmanian travels.
With no activities planned for today, your Tasmanian adventure comes to an end after breakfast. You are free to depart at any time, provided you comply with the hotel's internal check-out times.