Explore Tasmania's West Coast with a guided tour

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    7 days, 6 nights
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    7 days
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    6 nights
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    January 2024 - December 2025
  • Explore World Heritage listed wilderness areas
  • Includes many opportunities to sample local produce 
  • C​ommences in Hobart and ends in Launceston

On Tasmania’s West Coast discover Russell Falls, the dark waters of the Gordon River, and the pristine beauty of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Visit historic Hobart and riverside Launceston in the north. The island state’s artisan produce is justly famous – enjoy delicious gourmet cheeses and elegant cool-climate wines.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • It showcases Tassie’s most remarkable natural wonders
  • You will get up close to native wildlife
  • Explore idyllic Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake
  • Try farm fresh cheese, local wine and whisky


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Your tour commences in Hobart.



Your holiday includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with wine
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 Be My Guest lunch
  • Travel by luxury coach around Tasmania
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide

Tour Highlights:

  • Local Connection - Discover why Tassie’s whisky's take home awards at Hellyer's Road Distillery, a local aficionado sipping you through the range.
  • Insider Knowledge - Your exclusive lunch and cider tasting amid the apple and pear orchards at Mount Gnomon are hosted by farmer, Guy Robertson.
  • Cultural Immersion - Enjoy your Welcome to Country and Aboriginal guided walk by the palawa Elders at Cataract Gorge.
  • Sustainable Footprints - Your holiday contributes to National Parks and Wildlife, protecting Tasmania’s wilderness including the Franklin-Gordon Rivers.
Your fare excludes:
  • A​irfares & Insurance
  • P​re/Post Accommodation
  • O​ptional sightseeing



Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

Welcome to Hobart! Enjoy a leisurely start to your tour by having a wander around the picturesque Constitution Dock at your doorstep or take a stroll along the Derwent River before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this afternoon for a Welcome Reception followed by delicious meal at Tasman Restaurant.

Day 2 - Hobart

Three hundred – that’s the number of stalls you’ll navigate this morning at Hobart’s mighty Salamanca Market. Get your heart started sampling gin and whisky or order a coffee and bulging bacon-and-egg burger while perusing made-in-Tasmania arts and crafts. The Salamanca precinct, amid historic sandstone buildings, is almost as pretty as the produce. This afternoon you’ll see what makes Hobart tick, from the leafy Botanical Gardens to historic Battery Point and Cascade Brewery. It all fits neatly together when you get some perspective from the lofty Mt. Nelson Lookout, gazing over the River Derwent, all the way to Bruny Island in the south. What a start to your tours of Tasmania.

Day 3 - Hobart – Strahan

The West Coast of Tassie is wild – in the best possible way. The air seems cleaner, the lakes cooler, the colours brighter, the waterfalls larger… as you’ll discover when the mist envelops you at tiered Russell Falls. This is part of Mt. Field National Park, the state’s most diverse nature reserve. Speaking of breaking records, Lake St. Clair is the deepest of its kind in Australia, carved by ice during glaciations over the last two million years. Pausing here puts life into perspective, in the best possible way. Skirt the World Heritage listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, characterised by soaring Huon pines, before arriving in Strahan. Small in population but big in personality, the town overlooks the immense Macquarie Harbour. Did you know it’s seven times the size of Sydney Harbour? Locals-only insights like this are among the reasons why Tasmania touring is a must.  

Day 4 - Strahan - Cradle Mountain

Today’s watery welcome is the deep, dark Gordon River, its expanse coloured by tannins from button grass. Soak up the silence of this untouched wilderness area on a Gordon River cruise out to Sarah Island, a former penal settlement – Tassie’s oldest – where convicts laboured under harsh conditions felling pines for boat-building. The haunting ruins that remain have been reclaimed by the rainforest, telling a chilling story of life on the land. As do mining towns Rosebery and Tullah, enveloped by dense forest and volcanic mountains. This is your backdrop en route to immense Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, a mecca for some of Australia’s most elusive wildlife: keep watch for Tasmanian devils and platypuses, and sign up for optional tours that guarantee you spot them. You won’t be disappointed.   

Day 5 - Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain tours have not always been pristine – the region owes much of its protected status to early settlers Gustav and Kate Weindorfer, who were pivotal in championing the conservation of the area. Their efforts are remembered at Waldheim Chalet, their former home, set among myrtles and King Billy pines that gradually give way to moss-covered ancient rainforests and deep river gorges, snow-tipped peaks and wild alpine moorlands. This is the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, carved by glacial waterways like Dove Lake. You can see why Bennetts wallabies, echidnas, wombats and pademelons live here – you, too, will find it hard to tear yourself away. If you’re a night person, consider enlisting to spot Tassie’s nocturnal animals, whether at a devil sanctuary or in the wild. Optional Cradle Mountain tours see you spotting (and even feeding) elusive creatures. Where else in the world can you say you’ve fed a devil?   

Day 6 - Cradle Mountain – Launceston

Bring your appetite as today – the final day on your life-changing tour from Launceston to Hobart – you’ll try some of the state’s most applauded produce. First stop is Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery. Tasmanian tipples – whether whisky or gin – take home global awards for good reason, as you’ll fast discover. Steel yourself for the ciders fermented at Mount Gnomon Farm, in the hills overlooking the petite town of Penguin. If there’s an Australian destination with a cuter name, we’re yet to find it on any map. Here, passionate farmer Guy Robertson will pour brews made from apples grown in his heritage orchard, before you sit down to a farm-to-table Be My Guest lunch. Then you’re on your way to quirky Sheffield, the ‘Town of Murals’, before travelling through the Meander Valley to Launceston.

Day 7 - Launceston

Your final day of Tasmania touring ends on a high in Cataract Gorge, a rare natural phenomenon on the outskirts of Launceston. There’s bushland on one side, and a Victorian garden replete with ferns and exotic plants on the other. Get a different perspective of the green cavern on the scenic chairlift, zipping you over the water to a lofty lookout. You can’t leave Tassie without sipping a few of its cool-climate wines, perhaps a pinot noir or flute of sparkling enjoyed overlooking the manicured grounds of the Josef Chromy Estate. Be sure to wander the grounds before you sample the range, then settle in with your favourite drop enjoyed over lunch. This afternoon is yours: if you’re not heading home yet, we recommend extending your adventure with an optional cruise along the Tamar River. A fitting end to a week of wonderment.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Dates and Prices


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

Below Price is for 13 September 24 Departure

  • Twin Share - from $3,851 per person
  • Single traveller - from $5,062 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.



The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Strahan Village
  • Cradle Mountain Hotel
  • Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston



Flight Information:

  • Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 7 – flights to depart after 5.00pm from Launceston Airport

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required
  • Dove Lake Walk at Cradle Mountain - Moderate level of fitness required
  • This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is on a board walk for much of the way. It’s a Grade 2 Circuit hike and should take around 2 hours to complete.
  • Alternate short walks are available which the Tour Director will advise.

What to Bring:

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


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