5 Day Famous Five Tour Launceston to Launceston
This five day tour covers all the best natural parts of Tasmania and is the fastest way to get around to all our favourite national parks and explore Tasmania's unique wilderness. Highlights include Cradle Mountain, Henty Dunes, Ocean Beach, Franklin River, Lake St Clair, Mt Field, Russell Falls, Hobart, Ross, Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bay of Fires, St Helens and Launceston. Awesome!!
Day 1: Launceston to Bicheno
A morning walk at Cataract Gorge in the heart of Launceston before making our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Here we can stretch our legs with some quality time to enjoy this highly recommended coastal region (Lonely Planet's must see for 2009). The beaches are gleaming and the water inviting. Perhaps a swim (conditions permitting) Enjoy Tasmania's most scenic coastal drive from St Helen's to Bicheno. This evening you can join a guided viewing of the Little Penguins (optional in season)as they return to their rookeries on the edges of this seaside village.
Day 2: Freycinet National Park to Hobart
An early start means we are the first to the lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo of Wineglass Bay. Relax on the secluded beach of or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazzards Beach walk for your mornings Freycinet experience. This afternoon we take a break at the picturesque historical village of Ross. Sample the local Ross Bakery fare or check out the convict built bridge. Come face to face with the iconic Tassie Devil as we make a stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet these now endangered native animals as well as some others unique to Tasmania. A short drive returns us to Hobart.
Overnight: Hobart (Breakfast)
Day 3: Hobart to Strahan
Today 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. Our West Coast hosts welcome us with a BBQ dinner.
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 4: 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 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, take a scenic sea plane flight over the Gordon and Franklin River system complete with a river landing and walk, journey up the King River on a jet boat, peacefully paddle a kayak of your own or catch a salmon in the harbour. (Strahan optional activities at own expense). Tonight we enjoy a performance of Tasmania's longest running play – “The Ship that never was”.
Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)
Day 5: Cradle Mountain to Launceston
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. A short drive to Sheffield, “the town of murals”, before continuing on to Launceston, where our journey ends.
Hotel pick up and drop off
4 nights accommodation
Meals as indicated (4 Breakfast & 1 West Coast BBQ Dinner)
All National Park Entry Fees
Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee
Tasmanian Devil feeding
Entry to the play “The ship that never was”
NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 to the 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.