Discover Tassie's Wilderness & Wildlife (Hobart to Launceston)

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    6 days, 5 nights
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    6 days
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    5 nights
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    September 2023 - January 2026
  • I​ncludes Cradle Mountain
  • W​orld Heritage-listed Gordon River Cruise
  • T​ravel Director & Driver Guide

See deep freshwater lakes, majestic harbours and towering rainforest, and feast on the artisan produce that is the bounty of verdant pastureland and burgeoning vineyards.

Choose This Trip If You'd Love To:

  • Explore the old mining townships of the wild West Coast
  • Take the time to explore Tassie's awe-inspiring North West
  • Take in the magnificent three-tiered Russell Falls
  • Discover the wilderness on the iconic Gordon River Cruise


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Your tour commences in Hobart



Your tour includes:

  • 5 nights in quality accommodation
  • 5 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Highly Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see FAQ below)


  • For spectacular views of the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, take the gentle, safe and breathtaking journey on the Scenic Chairlift.
  • Tour historic Hobart, stay on the edge of Cradle Mountain National Park, walk by Dove Lake and view ‘the Nut’ in Stanley.
  • Spend time in Sheffield and explore its many murals depicting the town’s history.
  • Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.
Your fare excludes:
  • A​irfares and Travel Insurance



Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

At the mouth of the River Derwent, Australia’s southernmost city embraces its history, but has one eye firmly planted on the future. Put your destination into perspective from the summit of Mt. Nelson, offering a dreamy outlook over the Tassie capital. Step back in time once again at Battery Point, settled as a defensive outpost in the 19th century. You only need to visit Salamanca Place, the backdrop of epic Saturday markets, to see how forward-thinking purveyors and curators have transformed heritage spaces into restaurants, cafés and galleries. Gaze over boats at Constitution Dock – this is where yachts finish when competing in the annual Sydney to Hobart race, and take a stroll in the second oldest Botanical Gardens in Australia with its amazing collection of plants from around the world. Tonight, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Hobart – Strahan

Not many people live in the West of Tasmania – even less visit. This is not for want of appeal. Mount Field National Park dials up the drama from the moment you arrive, delivering World Heritage listed wilderness in the form of soaring eucalypts (some of the tallest on Earth) and thundering waterfalls. Russell Falls will take your breath away in more ways than one. And just when you think nature couldn’t get any more humbling, you arrive at Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia. It’s one of numerous waterways breaking your path to Strahan, gateway to World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Day 3 - Strahan

The inky waters of the Gordon River – given its colour by amber button-grass tannins – are as eery as they are beautiful, the mirror-like surface only broken by your Gordon River chariot as you cruise through Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to the harbour before returning to Sarah Island. It’s hard to reconcile the beauty of this part of the state with its grim history as a penal colony; a place where convicts would fell Huon pines for boat building. Disembark at Heritage Landing to view one of these 500-year-old majestic trees. Safely back on dry land, it's soon time to discover 'The Ship That Never Was', the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! You'll see it performed live by a group of theatre professionals.

Day 4 - Strahan - Cradle Mountain – Burnie

Today your journey reaches new heights – quite literally with a visit to the 1,545-metre Cradle Mountain, your backdrop as you explore Dove Lake on your Cradle Mountain tour, the wild alpine moorlands here a natural magnet for lovers of the wilderness. The spectacular and pristine wilderness of Cradle Mountain is home to the mysterious and secretive Tasmanian Devil. You’ll love the next adventure today with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. A Day Keeper at Devils @ Cradle will lead you through the sanctuary and provide you with a thorough insight into its operation. When joining this tour you will be directly supporting these animals and threatened species conservation. Leave the Central Highlands this afternoon, and head towards the scenic north-west coast for your overnight stay.

Day 5 - Burnie – Launceston

Table Cape is by far Wynyard's most remarkable natural wonder, at 180 metres high, 'The Cape' - as locals refer to it - offers spectacular views of Tasmania's coastline. As you drive to the top of the remains of a 12-million-year-old volcano you'll reach Table Cape lookout where, on a clear day, you can see mountain ranges over 175 kilometres away. If there’s a town with a cuter name than Penguin, we’re yet to find it. Locals embrace its appeal – there are penguin sculptures at every turn, including one measuring over 3 metres tall. Your journey along the northwest coast also passes through Ulverstone and Sheffield, The Town of Murals, boasting over 100 large paintings depicting the area’s rich history and local characters. All this exploring builds an appetite. Refuel at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm, where happy cows contribute to award-winning cheeses – everything from cheddar and red Leicester to creamy Tasmanian blue.

Day 6 - Farewell from Launceston

There are few places in the world where you can leave the city behind and within minutes be amid an immense wilderness area. Launceston is one. Blink and you’re at Cataract Gorge, a yawning chasm carved by ancient rivers. This rare natural phenomenon unites bushland with neat Victorian gardens, replete with ferns and exotic plants. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the optional scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You won’t want your time here to come to an end; it’s a good thing you have afternoon options. Perhaps linger in Launceston’s pretty streets, or get a taste for the region on a Tamar Valley wine tour. How you end your Tasmanian tour is completely up to you.

Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Dates and Prices


T​ravel dates are from January to December in 2024 and 2025.

Below Price is for 25 September 24 Departure

  • Twin Share - from $2,673 per person
  • Single traveller - from $3,392 per person

Why not extend your tour? There's heaps to see! Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book!

Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.



Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Best Western Hobart
  • Strahan Village
  • Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
  • Best Western Plus Launceston



Flight Information

  • Day 1 – Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 6 – Flights to depart after 2.00pm from Launceston Airport

What to Bring

  •  Comfortable walking shoes
  •  Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  •  Water bottle
  •  Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low to medium level of fitness required


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