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Tasmania

Tasmania is a natural island and the smallest state of Australia, set below the mainland in it’s own little corner of the Tasman Sea. A verdant land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes, Tasmania is a refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals, and the isle is also rich in Australian convict history. It’s also Australia’s smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent of Tasmania reserved as National Parks and World Heritage wilderness.

From the squeaky white sand and lichen-splashed granite of the east coast to the bleak alpine plateaus of Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania is a destination that is certainly not lacking in natural beauty. The capital, Hobart, is situated on the lower flanks of Mt Wellington, a 1271m peak regularly dusted with snow in winter. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains, delicious seafood and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.

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WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
September - April
Epic Suggests
6-8 Days
Tasmania
  • TASMANIA
TASMANIA 8 DAYS / Price on request/ BEGIN: Hobart / END: Launceston
Day 1
Hobart

Arrive into Hobart and venture to MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, a world class facility.

Stay: The Islington Hotel

Day 2
Mount Wellington / Hobart

Drive to the summit of Mount Wellington where you take in the spectacular views over Hobart and southern Tasmania before commencing your exhilarating bicycle ride down the winding Mount Wellington road. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, taking in the 19th century waterfront warehouses, Salamanca Place and the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. You will be shown an insider’s view to this historical city.

Stay: The Islington Hotel

Days 3-4
Hobart / Freycinet Peninsula

Drive to Freycinet Peninsula and enjoy activities such as quad biking across white sands and through magnificent forests. Learn about local oyster and mussel cultivation or the southern night sky. Take a cooking class, a nocturnal wildlife walk, or hike around to Wineglass Bay. Venture out on an interpretive mountain bike ride, or take out one of the sit-on-top kayaks for some fun on the water.

Stay: Saffire Freycinet

Day 5
Freycinet Peninsula / Cradle Mountain

Drive to Cradle Mountain and discover a dramatic landscape of pristine lakes, rugged mountain peaks, and towering forests older than mankind. There are self-guided bush trails and guided hikes to suit every fitness level and ability. Here you can trek mountains, mountain bike or learn to fly-fish – just some of the many activities on offer.

Stay: Saffire Freycinet

Day 6
Cradle Mountain

Today you enjoy a horse ride meandering through the enchanting mountain scenery, offering stunning views of the surrounding area. All the horses are selected for temperament and the range of breeds includes Arabs, Quarter Horses, Percherons, Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Clydesdale, Australian Stock Horses and Welsh Mountain Ponies.

Stay: Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 7
Cradle Mountain / Launceston

Drive from Cradle Mountain to your country homestead style accommodation, just outside of Launceston.

What remains of the day is at your leisure to relax and take in your surrounds.

Stay: Cradle Mountain Lodge

Day 8
Launceston

Transfer to Launceston airport to connect with your onward flight and continue your Australian journey.

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