Three days exploring the west coast of Tasmania featuring lush forests, waterfalls, mountain ranges, lakes and national parks including Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair, a World Heritage area. Followed by a transfer back to Hobart on the fourth day.
Day 1: Hobart to Strahan
Our journey begins as we traverse the island from east to west. Escaping Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire the beauty of Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park. Visit Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake. Enter the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. End the day in Strahan beside Macquarie Harbour where we stay for 2 nights. Our West Coast hosts welcome us with a BBQ dinner. Overnight: Strahan (Dinner)
Day 2: Wild West Coast
Discover the Wild West coast today with a visit to Ocean Beach and the Henty Sand Dunes. Search for elusive whale bones amongst the shifting sands or simply breathe in some of the freshest air in the world.
Stroll by the foreshore of the harbour or walk amongst the rainforest to a waterfall. There is also the option today of a cruise on the famous Gordon River, a scenic sea plane flight over the Gordon and Franklin River system complete with a river landing and walk, a journey up the King River on a jet boat, a peaceful paddle or kayak on your own or fish for salmon in the harbour. (Strahan optional activities all at own expense).Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston
This morning we journey to 950m above sea level to the Cradle Valley, our gateway to the World Heritage Area of Cradle Mountain National Park. We share some local knowledge and interpretation of the landscape to help you choose a walk that will enhance your experience here. With an extensive range of tracks, you will be able to take it easy with a stroll around Dove Lake and one of the many boardwalk tracks or perhaps challenge yourself with a hike to Marion's Lookout. When then take a short drive to Sheffield, 'the town of murals', before continuing on to Launceston, Australia's third oldest city and our overnight stop for the night. Overnight Launceston (Breakfast)
Day 4: Launceston to Hobart
This morning we join our transfer through the historic Tasmanian Midlands as we make our way south to Hobart and the end of our journey. (Breakfast)
3 Nights Accommodation
3.5 days fully guided tour
Meals as indicated
National Parks Fees
Fun, professional guide
Hostel/hotel pick up and drop off
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2013 - 2014 season. The 2014 - 2015 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2014 - 31st March 2015. The 2015 - 2016 season rates commence on the 1st April 2015.