Tasmania Tarkine & Cradle Mountain tour | by Intrepid
The dramatic, natural beauty of northwest Tasmania awaits on this 5-day discovery tour. Hike the coastal trails of Narawntapu and Rocky Cape national parks, explore the richness of the Tarkine and take in sweeping ocean views from clifftop lookouts. In between sightseeing, sample the best flavours of the region, from whiskey to cheese to chocolate truffles, with visits to locally owned shops on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
- 4 nights and 5 days tour
- 4 nights twin-share accommodation
- Meals and activities as per itinerary
- Private vehicle transport and ferry
- Visits to the Tarkine and explore the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.
Age: minimum is 15 years
Group size: maximum 12
Valid for Departures
- 16 Jan 2022
- 30 Jan 2022
- 13 Feb 2022
- 27 Feb 2022
- 13 Mar 2022
- 27 Mar 2022
- 10 Apr 2022
- 24 Apr 2022
Itinerary & Map
Starting from Launceston, we’ll travel to the seaside town of Stanley, with plenty of scenic stops along the way. Visit Narawntapu National Park and learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of the area, where artefacts can still be found along the walking trails.
We’ll enjoy lunch together as part of the Tasmania’s Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. You may opt to sample their local brews –perhaps a vintage pear cider at Spreyton Cider Co. After a stop in the picturesque town of Penguin, visit the historic Table Cape Lighthouse, perched atop the rocky cliff’s edge. In 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.
Later, wander down to the working wharf for some fresh seafood. At night, there is an optional dinner at Hursey Seafood, another part of the Tasting Trail.
- Visit to Penguin
- Table Cape Lighthouse Visit
- Narawntapu National Park
- Platter style lunch at Spreyton Cider Co.
- Climb The Nut
The Tarkine is home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. It is rich with geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures not found anywhere else on earth.
Explore sites like the hidden Trowutta Arch and the Lake Chisolm sinkhole, both examples of fascinating geological change. Other highlights along the Tarkine Coast include Marrawah, famous for its big wave surfing, Mount Cameron West, one of the most important Aboriginal art sites in Tasmania, and the desolate Edge of the World, marking the longest stretch of ocean on the planet – from here, there’s no land until Argentina.
You’ll enjoy numerous short walks to explore the sites, with a picnic lunch along the way.
- Breakfast and lunch
- Trowutta Arch
- The Tarkine Coastline
- The Tarkine Rainforest
- Lake Chisolm sinkhole
- Edge of the World
Today, you travel to Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park. Home to windswept heathlands, sea caves, rock pools and twisted rocks that have formed over millions of years.
Continue to the stunning Boat Harbour Beach before stopping for lunch at either the spectacular Hellyer Gorge or in the historic town of Waratah.
Take a short walk to see the pretty Philosopher Falls. In the remote, rural town of Corinna, settle into your accommodation in restored miners’ cottages and put away your phone. Here you will enjoy a lovely dinner with your fellow travellers.
- Breakfast and dinner
- Philosopher Falls
- Rocky Cape National Park
- Town visit to Waratah
- Boat Harbour Beach
- Hellyer Gorge
Get active today with opportunities for kayaking and hiking around the Corinna area, exploring the Pieman River and Tarkine rainforest.
After lunch in Corinna, begin your return towards to the Northwest coast, with plenty of stops along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Enjoy a whisky tasting tour at Hellyers Road Distillery, and further along the Trail you will have the option sample local beers at Buttons Brewing. If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend a trip to Anvers Chocolate for its famous truffles.
- Breakfast and lunch
- Whisky tasting tour
- Hiking in Corinna
- Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
Head back to Launceston, via the one of Tasmania’s outdoor art galleries, the Sheffiled Murals.
After this you will visit the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park. With many options to enjoy the break taking peaks, you can take a walk around the lovely Dove Lake in Cradle Valley or hike up to Marion’s Lookout for views across the area.
Keep your eyes peeled for wombats at Ronny Creek. Along the way to Launceston, there will be more optional stops for tastings and shopping, including for locally grown raspberries, cheese and ice cream.
- Breakfast and lunch
- Cradle Mountain
- Sheffield Murals
- Personal expenses and tips
- Meals not specified
- Comprehensive travel insurance.
- Accommodation is on a twin share basis, and single travellers are paired with the same gender. Single supplement room upgrades can be requested at the time of booking.
- The accommodation featured are the usual properties. At certain locations, may use alternative accommodation (of equal standard) when needed.