Go wild in Tassie
If you’re looking for some good clean fun, you can’t go past Tassie. It has the world’s purest air, the world’s purest water, and almost half the island is World Heritage Area, National Park, or marine and forest reserve. This six day adventure will take you deep into some of the most treasured locations on the planet, including the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, Lake St Clair, the Tarkine wilderness, and the glacial-sculpted Cradle Mountain.
- 5 nights / 6 days tour
- Expert guide and all transport
- Visit World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain National Park, Wineglass Bay + MORE!
- Images Credit: Tourism Tasmania, Lynette Graham, Adrian Cook, Graham Freeman, Andrew McIntosh, Ocean Photography, Espectra Photography & Design, Kathryn Leahy, Stu Gibson, Supplied Courtesy of Kentish Council, Pete Harmsen, Paul Fleming, Kelly Slater, Ollie Khedun, Luke Tscharke
Valid for Departures
- 02 Oct 2021
- 09 Oct 2021
- 16 Oct 2021
- 23 Oct 2021
- 30 Oct 2021
Itinerary & Map
Welcome to Tassie. You’ll be picked up from Hobart Central YHA 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. Your first stop is Mt Field 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. 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.
Enjoy a full day of exploration in Tasmania’s north-west, 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 untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s north-west coast, 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 a beautiful waterfall encased in a lush fern forest and rocky cliffs. Afterwards, return to Strahan for the night.
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. For those who prefer to travel at a leisurely pace, consider taking a trip 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. Later today, travel to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals.
Departing Launceston we 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. We 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.
This morning, drive east to the beautiful Freycinet National Park, home to a wild domain of sublime beaches, where powder-white sands are lapped by translucent waters. For those seeking a 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. 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.
Head to a wildlife sanctuary for a chance to see some of Tasmania’s native wildlife up close including the famous Tasmanian Devils. 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. Visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of 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 Hobart and saying bye to your travel companions and your incredible adventure.
- Comprehensive travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
- All meals and drinks.
- Minimum age: 18 - 35 years
- Group size: 6-24
- Accommodation is multi-share. Sleeping quarters are shared with travellers of the same or opposite gender
- Due to limited space, travellers can carry a maximum of 15kg.