5 Day Tassies East Coast Highlights Tour

5 Day Tassies East Coast Highlights Tour - TouringTasmania may be small, but it’s packed with East Coast highlights that you’ll get to experience on this Launceston to Hobart tour. Stop to smell (and taste) the flowers amid lavender plantations, marvel at well-preserved Georgian architecture, witness convict history and spot the state’s cute critters, tiny penguins to Tassie devils. Complete your journey with a dip at Wineglass Bay – the surrounding Freycinet Peninsula was made for postcards.

Day 1 Welcome to Launceston

Welcome to Tasmania! Tonight, you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink at your hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Launceston

Day 2 Launceston – Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922, is your first stop today. Later, visit the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, sculpted into World War One soldiers, then after a stop for lunch at coastal St Helens, follow the picturesque east coast south to Bicheno. This evening you might like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno’s wild penguins as they emerge from the ocean (seasonal.)

Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Bicheno – Hobart

Today, experience the grandeur of Freycinet National Park, visiting Coles Bay and taking a guided walk to the lookout at Cape Tourville that affords astonishing views across brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beaches. On your way to Hobart, you’ll travel through Swansea and Orford before making a lunch stop in historic Richmond. This village is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, with beautiful heritage buildings dating to the 1820s now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.

Hotel: Wrest Point, 2 nights
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Port Arthur

Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site today, taking a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of the remains of Port Arthur’s infamous convict prison. There will be time for you to wander the site at your leisure. On the drive back to Hobart, see the amazing natural rock formations of the craggy Tasman Arch, the Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. This evening, mingle with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart’s most iconic restaurants.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 5 Farewell from Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Tour Highlights

Flexible Holidays
After a day touring, just relax by the pool. Or go out spotting wild penguins. The choice is yours.

Iconic Sites
From the pink granite of the Hazards mountains to the turquoise bays, Freycinet National Park’s never fails to impress.

Time For You
Whether you’re a history buff or love retail therapy, there’s time to enjoy Richmond’s Victorian buildings-turned-boutiques.

Sustainable Travel
Our '10 Pieces' program encourages you to pick up a few bits of rubbish to conserve Tasmania’s incredible wilderness.

Tour Includes

• Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
• Local Specialists (Guides)
• 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site – Port Arthur Convict Site
• Premium hotels
• Freycinet National Park entrance fees
• 8 included attractions/experiences
• Meals as outlined in itinerary (4 Full Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner)


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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2022 - 2023 season. The 2022 - 2023 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023. The 2023 - 2024 season rates commence on the 1st April 2023.


Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.

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