5N Tassie Highlight

  • 6 Days
  • 1 Country
  • 1 Cities

Tasmania’s coastal roads and highland interior is perfect for a driving tour. Starting from Hobart, drive your way northwest to the scenic Cradle Mountains, visit the famed Cataract Gorge before returning to Hobart via the stunning East Coast.

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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-TAS5NSD-TH

5 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals

On-Trip Transport

by RENTAL CAR + ZERO EXCESS + FREE GPS

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hobart

Hobart nestled between Mount Wellington and the sea. Do not miss Salamanca Markets on every Saturday morning. Take a tour at the Barilla Bay Oyster Farm. Travel south to the Huon Valley to walk above the treetops at the Tahune Forest AirWalk.

  • Overnight: Travelodge Hobart / Grosvenor Court Apartment
  • Pick up your CAR - Ex Airport (Incur 1-way rental car + GPS, AUD50)
  • National Park Pass
  • Admission - Tahune Airwalk

Day 2: Hobart > Cradle Mountain (391km/5h30m)

Head west from Hobart towards Strahan, stop at Mt Field National Park and walk to Russell Falls then continue onto Lake St Claire, Australia’s deepest lake. Strahan is a beautiful fishing village overlooking the second biggest harbour in Australia and the launching point for cruises on the magnificent Gordon River (suggest extension Min 2 nights in Strahan to experience the cruise or Wilderness railway). Cradle Mountain, the jewel of Tasmanian nature and wilderness. 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
  • National Park Pass

Day 3: Cradle Mountain > Launceston (300km/4h30m)

Depart for Launceston and stop at Sheffield, the town of murals. In Launceston, ride chairlift across Cataract Gorge. If time permit, head north to Tamar Valley - Tasmania’s acclaimed cool climate wineries.

  • Overnight: Grand Chancellor
  • National Park Pass
  • Admission - Cataract Gorge Chairlift 2-Ways

Day 4: Launceston > East Coast (286km/4h)

Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm at Nabowla and walk through fields of lavender (summer). Enjoy Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive, arriving at the beautiful Bay of Fires. Or drive 175km inland via Lake Leake, detour to Ross, sample the delight at Ross Bakery, with its original wood-fired oven.

  • Overnight: Amos House & Swansea Ocean Villas / Swansea Cottage
  • National Park Pass

Day 5: East Coast > Hobart (300km/4h30m)

Stop at Freycinet Marine Farm to purchase some freshly shucked Pacific oysters, cooked Rock Lobster and Tasmanian Blue mussels. Explore Freycinet National Park, climb the Wineglass Bay lookout, take a challenging walk to Wineglass Bay. Head south to Hobart and stop at Sorell Fruit Farm to pick fruit (when in season.

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

Day 6: Depart Hobart

  • 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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