3N Wilderness & West Coast

  • 4 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

Nothing beats a great road trip, and the West Coast of Tasmania is one of its most spectacular driving routes. Highlights along the way include Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, Cradle Mountain’s mirrored Dove Lake and Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park.

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About This Trip

Tasmania's unique wilderness and five of Tasmania's historic convict sites are listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as worthy of World Heritage Listing in recognition of their outstanding natural or cultural importance to the common heritage of humanity.

Trip code: AU-TAS3NSD-WWC

3 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Launceston > Cradle Mountain (181km/2h30m)

If time permit, ride on Chairlift across Cataract Gorge. Travel west, visit 41’ South Aquaculture Salmon and Ginseng Farm, Ashgrove Farm Cheese, House of Anvers Chocolate Factory and Melita Honey Farm to taste Tasmania’s famous Leatherwood honey. Tour Marakoopa Cave to see glow worms and stop at Sheffield - a mural town and Tasmazia. Continue to Cradle Mountain, stroll around Dove Lake and explore the surroundings or indulge in nature activities such as walks, horse-riding or wilderness flights. In the evening, visit ‘Devils@Cradle’ or join the animal spotlight tours.

  • Overnight: Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village
  • Pick up your CAR - Ex Airport (Incur 1-way rental car + GPS, AUD50) [sightseeing] National Park Pass
  • Admission - Cataract Gorge Chairlift 2-ways OR Tahune Airwalk

Day 2: Cradle Mountain > Strahan (147km/2h30m)

Travel south via West Coast Wilderness route to Strahan. A beautiful fishing village overlooking the vast Macquarie Harbour. Join in Gordon River Cruise for spectacular views (optional).

  • Overnight: Strahan Village / Marsden Court
  • National Park Pass

Suggest extension : Min 2 nights in Strahan to experience the cruise or Wilderness railway.

Day 3: Strahan > Hobart (300km/4h30m)

Stretch your legs at Lake St Clair and walk to Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park. Stay at Curringa (farmstay - optional) or journey onto Hobart.

  • Overnight: Travelodge Hobart / Grosvenor Court Apartment
  • National Park Pass

Day 4: Hobart

Visit Salamanca Market (Saturday) or Farmers Market (Sunday). Visit Richmond, stop at Sorell Fruit Farm to pick fruit (when in season). Visit World Heritage listed – Port Arthur Historic Site and take the Tasman Island ecocruise. If time permit, travel south to Huon Valley, breathtaking views from Tahune Airwalk.

  • Drop up your CAR at Airport

Travel Highlights

  • Rundel Mall is home to the South Australian flagship stores of many large Australian retailers and a large number of smaller independent and chain stores. The mall also features a number of arcades and plazas containing smaller boutiques and eateries.
  • Just a 50 minute drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce.
  • Victor Harbour - Take a ride on the only horse-drawn tramway in Australia, and one of the few services to run throughout the year worldwide
  • Kangaroo Island is notoriously known for its abundant and beautiful wildlife but finding some of the more reclusive residents may require a little local knowledge. Guarantee sightings and insights on one of the Island's many wildlife tours

Where to EatLooking for Halal certified cuisine?

Hobart

  • Warong (Malaysian)
    Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

– Mamak Corner
8 Bank St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

  • Pondok Daun Restaurant
    94 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Launceston

  • Cinnamon Cafe & Indian Restaurant
  • 3/198-216 Charles St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia

It's Time to Pray!Where is the Mosque nearby me?

  • Hobart Mosque
    166 Warwick St, West Hobart, Tasmania
  • Masjid UTAS
    University of Tasmania Newnham Campus, Launceston, Tasmania
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