Standard tour finishes in Launceston at 5:00pm on final day. Guests can choose an optional return Hobart transfer which costs $35 POB and arrives on the same evening at 8pm.
Pickled Frog Backpackers, Liverpool Street @ 7:30am
St David’s Cathedral, Murray Street @ 7:40am
Hobart Central YHA, Argyle Street @ 7:45am
Tassie Backpackers, Liverpool Street @ 7:45am
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Average 10 pax across the year, maximum of 24 pax.
What You See:
- Russell Falls & Mount Field National Park
- Lake St Clair
- Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
- Henty Dunes
- Montezuma Falls
- Cradle Mountain
- The Town of Murals (Sheffield)
- Salmon Tasting
Day 1 : Mount Field, Russell Falls & Lake St Clair
The majestic rainforests of Mount Field National Park and beautiful Russell Falls kick off our Wild West experience. If you’ve come to see wildlife, your guide will point out animals that are only found in Tasmania, such as the very cute Pademelon. Continuing north we visit the hydro-electric town of Tarraleah, with it’s wonderful lookout perched atop Tasmania’s Central Plateau. Shortly afterwards we reach the famous Lake St Clair, on the eastern edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. It’s the deepest lake in Australia, so soak in the scenery and enjoy the peacefulness of lunch by the lake side (you might even see a platypus 🙂 From here we begin a drive through the stunning Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The incredible views from Donaghy’s Hill stretch in all directions. Walking to the top, you’ll see the quartzite peak of Frenchmans Cap, and the iconic Franklin River winds its way through the valley below. Overnight – Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Day 2 : Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty sand dunes
An action packed day today in the heart of Tassie’s wild West Coast. First up we hit the walking track to Montezuma Falls – Tasmania’s highest waterfall. The track winds its way through lush rainforest, following the route of an old railway. The beautiful fishing town of Strahan is our lunch stop today – take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of what was once one of the most remote outposts of the British Empire. Just north of here are the massive Henty Dunes – climb to the top for a wonderful view across the Southern Ocean and a great Jumping experience! Below lies Ocean Beach, Tasmania’s longest. The waves crashing on this beach last touched land on the other side of the world. Overnight – Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Day 3 : Cradle Mountain, Sheffield & Launceston
You’ve got a number of walking options, from the easy jaunt around Dove Lake to the spectacular hike to the top of Marion’s Lookout – don’t forget to watch for the wombats, and Tasmanian devils that thrive in this part of the world! After Cradle it’s time for lunch in the “Town of Murals” – Sheffield! As the host of a major annual art competition, many of the buildings have large scale artworks on their sides. Look out for the alpaca man! After lunch it’s time to tantalise the taste buds with a tasting of delicious hot smoked salmon. The final stop of the day is at Launceston’s spectacular Cataract Gorge.
ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED – Reconfirmation is not necessary. This tour ends in Launceston – if you require a return transfer to Hobart on the final day, this costs $35 extra, payable to your tour guide. Please inform your tour guide on day 1 if you need this service. Open date tickets please give 14 days notice to book. Extra costs: Food (self catering). Supermarket stops are available each evening. Our holiday house has full kitchen facilities, fridges and a barbeque area.
Optional return transfer from Launceston to Hobart, $35 POB
Airport pickup on day of departure – $25 per person POB.