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Super 7 Tour ex Launceston
The best of Tasmania in seven super days. If you love the outdoors, you will love our super tour of 7 days packed full of waterfalls, mountains, great walks, dramatic coastlines, lakes and primeval rainforest and topped off with Bruny Island and a visit to the World Heritage Listed - Port Arthur Historic Site.
Day 1: Launceston to Bicheno We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania‚Äôs most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Day 2: Freycinet National Park to Hobart An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart.
Day 3: Bruny Island We journey south of Hobart to Kettering and board the vehicular ferry to cross the D‚ÄôEntrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. On the island, we stop at ‚ÄúThe Neck‚Äù home to the Truganini Lookout and its spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline. Also, today we visit South Bruny Island and Adventure Bay, look for some local wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies) and sample some fresh local produce including oysters and cheese.
Day 4: Port Arthur Historic Site We start with a visit to Australia‚Äôs best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we head south to explore Tasmania‚Äôs ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
Day 5: Hobart to Strahan We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley travelling east to west across the island. You‚Äôll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia‚Äôs deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.
Day 6: Wild West Coast In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania‚Äôs West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania‚Äôs highest waterfall Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
Day 7: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion‚Äôs Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‚Äòtown of murals‚Äô and then to Launceston.
6 nights' accommodation 6 breakfasts National Park entry fees Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise Bruny Island Ferry fees Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs