Tasmania
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Tasmania

Tasmania is a natural island - a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes. A refuge and habitat for rare plants and animals, the isle is also rich in Australian convict history.

Tasmania
Best Months September - April
Epic Suggests 6 Days
  • Hobart

    Hobart is a city of warm sandstone, bright spinnakers on the water, fish punts at the docks and coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca where the famous Salamanca Market is held every Saturday. 19th-century waterfront warehouses are now home to cafés, restaurants, galleries and art studios, the ideal place to wander or enjoy alfresco dining.

    aust-tasmania-hobartStay in town to explore Hobart's colourful streets or take a side trip to Port Arthur, the remains of Tasmania's famous convict settlement. The Port Arthur Historic Site encompasses over thirty buildings, ruins and restored period furnished homes set in 40 hectares of landscaped grounds. The Port Arthur penal settlement began life as a small timber station in 1830. Originally designed as a replacement for the recently closed timber camp at Birches Bay, Port Arthur quickly grew in importance within the penal system of the colonies.

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  • Freycinet Peninsula

    The Freycinet Peninsula is one of the state's most scenic coastal areas. The imposing granite peaks, white sandy beaches, coastal dunes and azure bays combine with rugged coastal cliffs and a typically mild climate on Tasmania's east coast. The secluded Wineglass Bay, just one of its pure white beaches, has been voted by travel authorities as one of the world's ten best. Freycinet offers clear turquoise waters that are perfect for sea kayaking, swimming and scuba diving.

    aust-tasmania-freycinet-peninsulaImpossible to miss are The Hazards – an impressive series of jagged granite peaks, made up of Orthoclase, a pink feldspar, which gives the coastline a characteristic pink tint. The Hazard Range offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking, and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks. Cruise amidst the scenic beauty in search of dolphins and seals or partake in educational excursions to sample fresh oysters from a local seafarm.

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  • Cradle Mountain

    Pristine lakes, rugged mountain peaks, and towering forests older than mankind make this dramatic landscape impossible to ignore. The World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park presents ancient mountain peaks and flora thousands of years old. Each season brings new delights to enjoy.

    aust-tasmania-cradle-mountainFrom the flat walks around the mirror-like lakes, to the more rigorous mountain hikes and treks, there is something to suit every fitness level. Discover animal and plant varieties found nowhere else on earth. You can also take to trails on horseback, mountain bike or learn to fly-fish – just some of the many activities on offer.

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  • Launceston

    Immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage and enjoy a thriving food and wine scene amongst the backdrop of vibrant Georgian streetscapes. The boutique riverside city is located at the head of the picturesque Tamar Valley and boasts magnificent natural attractions including the spectacular Cataract Gorge Reserve and beautiful parks and gardens.

    aust-tasmania-launcestonLaunceston is Tasmania's second largest city, after Hobart, and was settled by Europeans in 1806, making it one of Australia's oldest cities. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom – in this case, Launceston, Cornwall. The city has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.

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  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1: Hobart

    Arrive into Hobart and enjoy what remains of the day at leisure.

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    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 (which now house cafés, restaurants and studios), Salamanca Place and the beautiful Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. You will be shown an insider's view to this historical city.
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    Days 3-4: Hobart / Freycinet Peninsula

    Drive to Freycinet Peninsula and enjoy activities such as quad biking across crystal white sands and through magnificent forests. Learn about local oyster and mussel cultivation or the southern night sky.

    Take a cooking class, an evening nocturnal wildlife walk, or hike around to Wineglass Bay, regularly listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Venture out on an interpretive mountain bike ride, or take out one of the sit-on-top kayaks for some fun on the water.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Day 8: Launceston

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

    From AU$ 430 per person per day.

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  • 1/8 | Day 1: Hobart
  • 2/8 | Day 2: Mount Wellington / Hobart
  • 3/8 | Days 3-4: Hobart / Freycinet Peninsula
  • 4/8 | Day 5: Freycinet Peninsula / Cradle Mountain
  • 5/8 | Day 6: Cradle Mountain
  • 6/8 | Day 7: Cradle Mountain / Launceston
  • 7/8 | Day 8: Launceston
  • 8/8 | Indicative Cost
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