Australia - 10 Day Best of Tasmania

Explore the untouched wilderness of Tasmania from the picturesque Freycinet Peninsula to the World Heritage listed site at Cradle Mountain. Lose your breath at Wineglass Bay and head to the World Heritage-listed wilderness that makes up 20 per cent of the island. As well as rugged and ancient natural beauty, Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history of convicts, piners, miners and whalers and fabulous food and wine. The best time to visit Tasmania is between October and April, when the weather is at its best.

Arrive HobartDay 1Arrive Hobart

On arrival at Hobart airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Hobart is Australia’s second oldest city and was originally founded in 1804 as a penal colony. The city enjoys a beautiful harbour setting and is home to a burgeoning arts scene.

Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Derwent Valley, StrahanDay 2Derwent Valley, Strahan (299km) (B)

Collect your rental car this morning and drive through to New Norfolk in the picturesque Derwent Valley, home to many small, family-run vineyards. Continue west o Queenstown and on to Strahan, located at the head of the Macquarie Harbour. This attractive town features old timber buildings, a scenic port and a backdrop of thick native bush and mountains.

Stay: Strahan Village

Zeehan, Cradle MounainDay 3Zeehan, Cradle Mountain (160km) (B)

Take an optional scenic flight or morning cruise into the world heritage Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park for awesome views of this mainly impenetrable rainforest. Later, continue north to the small towns of Zeehan & Rosebery before entering Cradle Mountain National Park

Stay: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge (2 nights)

Explore Cradle MountainDay 4Explore Cradle Mountain (B)

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s most spectacular locations with dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. There are numerous walks available in the park, including a gentle hike around Dove Lake which sits in the shadows of Cradle Mountain’s jagged contours.

On to LauncestonDay 5On to Launceston (138km) (B)

Drive northeast to the city of Launceston, perhaps stopping at the Towunna Wildlife Park en-route where you can see koalas, wombats, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals.  Take time to visit Cataract Gorge, just a short distance from the city centre.

Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Freycinet National ParkDay 6Day 7Freycinet National Park (180km) (B)

Your next destination is Coles Bay in the spectacular Freycinet National Park. Dominated by the imposing pink granite outcrops of the Hazards Mountain Range, the park is home to a wealth of bird and animal life and walking trails. Enjoy the opportunity to explore this beautiful region by hiking, cruising and kayaking. A highlight of your visit here will be Wineglass Bay, a stunning curved bay of white sand and sparkling blue sea.

Stay: Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)

Coles Bay,  Port ArthurDay 8Coles Bay, Port Arthur (236km) (B)

Continue your journey south through Dunalley and across the isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur, one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites. Be sure to visit the historic convict ruins of one of the largest and most brutal convict prisons in Australia’s.

Stay: Fox & Hounds Inn

Tasman Peninsula,  HobartDay 9Tasman Peninsula, Hobart (95km) (B)

This morning is free to enjoy the scenic Tasman Peninsula before returning to Hobart for some last minute sightseeing and shopping.  Return your rental car on arrival

Stay: Hotel Grand Chancellor

Depart HobartDay 10Depart Hobart (B)

At leisure until you are transferred to Hobart airport for your onward flight.

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Quotes & Booking

5 Days

Price per person Twin/Double Share
Hotel From: £552 per person

Cost Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation as shown
  • Mid-size rental car on an all-inclusive basis & unlimited kms
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Airport transfers on arrival & departure

Cost Excludes:

  • International and Domestic flights to Australia
  • Airport taxes
  • All Meals
  • Airport Transfers in Sydney

*Price is guideline only and subject to availability and exchange rate fluctuations. Please ask one of our consultants for the latest flight deals and prices for all year round departures.

All itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your individual requirements & budget. We have many alternative accommodation options available in each region. Please contact us for more details.

10 Days from £1,116 pp

Some Of The Highlights

  • Tamar Valley Wine Route, home to some of the finest wines in the world
  • Freycinet National Park with the opportunity to see & explore on the many walking trails
  • Hobart, Australia’s second oldest city, a wonderful city with Salamanca markets every Saturday
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Time Difference
+7 to +11 hours,
with three time zones
Travel Time
21 hours (to Sydney)
Australia Dollar
Visa Requirements
UK passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia, which we will arrange for you
Northern Climate

Southern Climate