Tasmania – Self Drive – Motorhome or Car Hire

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Visit all the must-see destinations of Tasmania including the unspoilt beaches of Tasmania’s East Coast, Cradle Mountain in the north and the bustling cities of Launceston and Hobart.

Day 1: Hobart Collect your vehicle on arrival in Hobart. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Hobart. Overnight: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Hobart

Suggested Day Tours

  • Coal River Farm: Cheese, chocolate, and strawberries: Soak up the atmosphere of Coal River Farm, located a short distance from Hobart, accessible by car or public transport.

A Great tour for the family, pigs, goats & chickens eager to make your acquaintance, pick some berries (when in season) watch the chocolate and cheese makers in action!

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  • Cascade Female Factory – Another Tasmanian World Heritage Listed property.

Take a step way back in time where migration of convicts combined with punishment and reform deliver Britain’s influence leading to the building of the Australian nation.

What an incredible opportunity to reflect on our country’s history, educate ourselves and children.

  • Mona – Museum of old and new art. Ferry Across from Hobart from only $22/person return in addition to the Museum is a vineyard and on-site craft brewery. Luxury accommodation to suit.

Day 2: Hobart to Strahan (300km) Travel across the heart of Tasmania through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Stop in at Queenstown then continue to the quiet town of Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour. Overnight at Strahan Village.

Suggested Day Tours

  • West Coast Wilderness Railway offers full and half day steam train journeys along a historic 35km track between Queenstown and Strahan on Tasmania’s wild West Coast. Journey in the history of the region and ingenuity behinds its construction.

 

This tour is ideal for all age levels, pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Add in Pricing Options

  • Gordon River Cruise World Heritage Cruise – Gordon River, ridge through the tide through Hell’s Gate and see Tasmanian aquaculture Macquarie Harbour Style; you’ll explore Sarah Island one of the oldest convict settlements in Australia. Stroll among trees thousands of years old at Heritage landing.

Day 3: Strahan to Cradle Mountain National Park (159km) This morning take an optional cruise along the Gordon River (own expense) before travelling north to Zeehan, a booming mining town in the early 1900s. Drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, renowned for its walking tracks with spectacular mountain peaks and lakes. Stay the next two nights at Cradle Mountain Hotel or Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village or Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat

Day 4: Cradle Mountain National Park Time at leisure today to explore Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park or Take a Guided McDermott’s Cradle Mountain Tour

Day 5: Cradle Mountain National Park to Launceston (142km) Depart Cradle Mountain and travel east to Mole Creek. Continue to Launceston and visit Cataract Gorge. Overnight at Leisure Inn Penny Royal, Launceston.

Suggested Day Tours:

  • Self-drive, from Launceston travel 15 minutes through the stunning Tamar Valley to Hillwood Berry Farm, collect some wild berries & local produce. Travel onto George Town: one of Australia’s earliest settlements featuring the historic watch house built in 1855.
  • Keen to celebrate Launceston Foodie Culture? From $85.00 enjoy a 2 hour tour visiting 3 producers offering a wide variety of the Launceston Foodie scene.

Day 6: Launceston to St Helens (169km) Launceston to St Helens, depart Launceston and travel to Hollybank Wilderness Adventures – Treetops Adventures, continue onto Scottsdale (60 minutes). Near Pyengana take a walk to St Columba Falls and purchase some local cheese. Continue east to the small bayside town of St Helens. Visit The Gardens and the Bay of Fires Coastal Reserves near Binalong Bay for stunning beaches. Overnight at Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens.

Hollybank Wilderness Adventure Options: Fun for the entire family!  

  • Mountain Biking
  • Zip Lines – Including Kids Course
  • Segway Tours
  • Tree Top Adventures

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Day 7: St Helens to Freycinet National Park (134km) Travel to the small resort town of Bicheno before continuing south through Coles Bay to Freycinet National Park. Stay the next two nights at Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay.

Suggested Tours

  • Wineglass Bay Cruise: Catamaran

Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Enjoy the dramatic scenery including sparking white sand beaches, Cooks and Bryans beaches, blow holes, waterfalls. Rich history of aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers.   Cost Approximately: $165.00/Person Including Lunch

Day 8: Freycinet National Park Time at leisure today to explore all that Freycinet National Park has to offer. Walk to the lookout, relax on the beach or take a cruise (own expense). (B)

Suggested Day Tours:

  • Explore Freycinet National Park at your own pace, take a picnic, walk, relax and immerse yourself with ancient trees.

Day 9: Freycinet National Park to Hobart (377km) Depart Freycinet and continue south to Sorell then on to Port Arthur Historic Site. Overnight at Travelodge Hobart. (B)

Day 10: Hobart Your car is booked until today and should be returned to the airport or city by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid any additional charges.