4 Day Tassie Fab Four East Coast Tour (Launceston to Hobart)
Take in Tasmania’s hot-spots on a budget as we journey along Tasmania’s spectacular East Coast from Launceston to Hobart visiting Bicheno and Freycinet National Park before visits to the delightful Bruny Island and Port Arthur Historic Site.
Day 1: HOBART OR LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Day 2: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart.
Day 3: BRUNY ISLAND
We journey south of Hobart to Kettering and board the vehicular ferry to cross the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to North Bruny Island. On the island, we stop at “The Neck” home to the Truganini Lookout and its spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bruny Island coastline. Also, today we visit South Bruny Island and Adventure Bay, look for some local wildlife (including the white Bennetts wallabies) and sample some fresh local produce including oysters and cheese.
Day 4: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
We start with a visit to Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond before we head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and short harbour cruise included). Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life as a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins.
3 nights accommodation
National Park entry fees
Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
Bruny Island Ferry fees
Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
CBD Hostel and motel pickups and Hobart drop offs. Airport drop offs available.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2019 - 2020 season. The 2019 - 2020 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2019 to the 31st March 2020. The 2020 - 2021 season rates commence on the 1st April 2020.