Best of Tasmania, 9 Days



Valid for select departures between 26 February and 31 December 2024

What's included

9 day Intrepid small group tour departing Launceston.
7 nights accommodation in hotels.
1 night accommodation in a cottage.
8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners.
Transport by Private Vehicle & Ferry Included activities:.
Cradle Coast - Visit to Penguin Village.
Cradle Coast - Narawntapu National Park.
Stanley - The Nut.
Cradle Coast - Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
Cradle Coast - Mersey Bluff Petroglyphs.
Cradle Coast - Welcome to Country Ceremony.
Cradle Coast - Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place.
takayna / Tarkine - Trowutta Arch.
takayna / Tarkine - Lake Chisholm Sinkhole.
takayna / Tarkine - Edge of the World.
Waratah - Philosopher Falls.
Cradle Coast - Rocky Cape National Park.
Cradle Coast - Boat Harbour Beach.
Waratah - Hellyer Gorge.
Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake Circuit walk.
Port Arthur - Historic Site Visit & Harbour Cruise.
Tasman Peninsula - Remarkable Cave.
Tasman Peninsula - Tasman Arch.
Tasman Peninsula - Devils Kitchen.
Hobart - Salamanca Markets.
piyura kitina / Risdon Cove - Palawa kipli bush tucker tour.
Hobart - kunanyi / Mount Wellington scenic drive.
Hartz Mountains National Park - Short walks.
Huon Valley - Honey & cider farm visits.
Bruny Island - Full day tour.
Bruny Island - South Bruny National Park.
Bruny Island - Local produce, beer or wine tasting.
Bruny Island - Truganini Lookout.


  • Day 1 Launceston to Cradle Coast to Stanley. Welcome to Tasmania! Your adventure starts early with an 8 am welcome meeting in Launceston - one of Australia's oldest cities. Your first stop this morning will be the Tiagarra Museum on Mersey Bluff in Devonport. Enjoy a Welcome to Country ceremony and guided tour at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place. See Aboriginal petroglyphs and learn about the importance of this landscape and the palawa people, the traditional owners of lutruwita - Tasmania. You'll then head towards the seaside town of Stanley on part of the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Along the way, there will be plenty of scenic stops, like Narawntapu National Park, with coastal plains home to abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and birds. Here, learn more about the rich Aboriginal heritage of this area and then if there's time, sample some local ciders, chocolates and truffles along the trail.?After stopping for lunch in the picturesque town of Penguin, you'll continue along the rocky coastline to Stanley. Climb the famous landmark The Nut - an ancient volcanic plug that juts out into the Bass Strait and offers outstanding views from the top - then wander down to the working wharf where some of the freshest seafood in Tasmania comes in each day.
  • Day 2 Stanley, Excursion to Tarkine Wilderness. Today, you'll explore takayna / Tarkine - home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. Rich with geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures with habitats not found anywhere else on earth, explore sites like the hidden Trowutta Arch and the Lake Chisholm sinkhole - both examples of fascinating geological change. Along the Tarkine Coast, discover Marrawah - famous for its big wave surfing - and the desolate Edge of the World which marks the longest stretch of ocean on the planet. From here, there's no land until Argentina! You'll head out on a few short walks to explore the sites. Later, return to your rural accommodation for the night and look up after sunset (this is a gorgeous spot for stargazing).
  • Day 3 Stanley to Rocky Cape National Park to Waratah to Corinna. Today, you'll travel to Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park - home to windswept heathlands, sea caves, rock pools and twisted rocks formed over millions of years. Continue to the historic lighthouse at Table Cape and the stunning Boat Harbour Beach. Stop by Hellyer Gorge, then walk to see Philosopher Falls near Waratah. Tonight, settle into your accommodation for the night in Corinna's remote, rural town in a restored miners' cottage - enjoy some phone-free time tonight, as there's no service out here! Enjoy a group dinner with your fellow travellers and watch the sunset, enjoying a digital-free evening.
  • Day 4 Corinna to Cradle Mountain. Get active today as your free time this morning allows for optional kayaking or hiking around the Corinna area, exploring the Pieman River and Tarkine Rainforest. After lunch, head to the stunning Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where your accommodation for the night is nestled among the trees. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure, then as the sun begins to set, maybe head out to meet Tasmania's most emblematic animal - the Tasmanian devil. This optional activity visits a wildlife conservation facility aimed at protecting these endangered creatures. Watch how they feed, learn their story, visit the nursery and meet some of the facility's youngest residents. Finish your day with a sunset over Cradle Mountain, and listen out for the unmistakable sound of the devils.
  • Day 5 Cradle Mountain to Launceston. After breakfast, hike the scenic Dove Lake Circuit this morning in Tasmania's iconic Cradle Mountain area. This trail will take you around the lake and beneath the impressive spires of the mountain, passing gorgeous scenery along the way. As the circuit is board-walked most of the way, it's a fairly easy walk and gives you plenty of time and energy to focus on the lush surroundings. After, head to a local restaurant in the park for a group lunch - maybe grab a drink and relax by the fire as you wait.?Then, drive to Launceston, stopping for optional tastings and shopping opportunities along the way (pick up some delicious, locally grown raspberries or cheese and ice cream).?Tonight, you're free to relax at your accommodation or head out for dinner with your group.
  • Day 6 Launceston to Hobart to Port Arthur to Tasman Peninsula. After breakfast hit the road for Hobart (or nipaluna in the language of the muwinina and palawa peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Hobart is now located). On arrival have another welcome meeting for new members of your group. Then move onto the Port Arthur Historic Site - a former convict settlement with a horrific past where you'll learn about the history of this former penal colony with an audio experience and a short boat cruise.?Drop into a local distillery for an optional tasting before checking out Remarkable Cave and getting a glimpse of the stunning beach scenery. Head to your waterside accommodation at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula then join your group for a delicious, included dinner tonight and get to know your new group members a little better.
  • Day 7 Tasman Peninsula to Hobart. This morning after breakfast, drive down the beautiful Tasman Peninsula, passing through the narrow sliver of Eaglehawk Neck. Stop at Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement to view the unusual rock formations. Head back to Hobart, where the vibrant Salamanca Markets await, ready to tempt you with local delights. Find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts here - it's a must-do for any Hobart visit.?After lunch head to piyura kitina (Risdon Cove). Here, you'll join a bush tucker experience and learn all about the culturally rich landscape with a palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guide. Taste some bush tucker, listen to cultural stories and walk the landscape. Tonight, you're free to relax at your accommodation or maybe head out with your group for dinner at one of the popular restaurants.
  • Day 8 Hobart, Excursion to Hartz Mountains National Park & Huon Valley. Today, you'll drive to the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington to take in some magnificent views over the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. Then, drive into the Hartz Mountains wilderness, where you'll explore the remote and rugged place shaped by ancient glaciers on a few short walks. Next, head to Geeveston - a small township known for its forestry heritage, then continue up the Huon Valley and visit a honey farm and a cidery, where you'll learn about the history of local apple farming in the valley, maybe with a few cider samples from the fourth-generation orchard (optional). Return to Hobart for your final night together.
  • Day 9 Hobart, Excursion to Bruny Island. This morning you'll hop on the ferry over to Bruny Island - one of the most gorgeous spots in Tassie! Climb 279 steps to Truganini Lookout at The Neck for sweeping views, Indigenous history and wildlife spotting. Explore South Bruny National Park, where the Cape Bruny Lighthouse perches high above the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.?Stop in at a few local shops for tastings of locally sourced products such as oysters, honey, cheese and beer. Then, stop at a local producer where you'll taste pairings of local beer or wine and then head back to Hobart where your trip will come to an end.
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