5 Day Western Wilderness Tour

5 days - Small-Group Tour Package
Day 1 - Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Embark on your adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park, beginning with a meet-up with your knowledgeable local tour guide in Launceston. Along the way, pause in Sheffield to marvel at its renowned murals, adding a splash of color to your journey.

As you traverse through lush rolling farm pastures, the landscape transitions into the alpine bush of the Cradle Valley, offering glimpses of Tasmania’s diverse ecosystems. Later in the afternoon, immerse yourself in a unique wildlife encounter at a local Tasmanian Devil sanctuary. Here, you’ll have the extraordinary opportunity to get up close to some of our native animals on a joyful encounter tour. Don’t miss the chance to hold a joey (baby wombat or baby devil), creating unforgettable memories of your Tasmanian adventure.

Accomodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel, Deluxe room (or similar)

Day 2 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan

Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking alpine landscapes of Cradle Mountain, where dolerite formations create striking vertical columns, sculpting majestic mountains and cliffs. On clear days, the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain reflects in the serene waters of Dove Lake, while mist may shroud its craggy peaks, adding an aura of mystery and drama.

Your experienced guide will lead you on invigorating walks, showcasing the natural beauty of this island paradise. Explore pristine trails and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

In the afternoon, journey towards the rugged West Coast, where you’ll discover the charming fishing town of Strahan. Depending on the season, an overnight stay in Queenstown may be arranged, particularly during the winter months.

Accommodation: Strahan Village, Hilltop Harbour View room

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Strahan

This morning, embark on a journey to Queenstown, where you’ll step aboard the nostalgic West Coast Wilderness Railway. Join the 4-hour Rack and Gorge tour, a heritage steam train journey through remote rainforests to the stunning King River Gorge, turning at Dubbil Barril before returning to Queenstown (If availability is not given, West Coast Wilderness Railway may be substituted with the Gordon River Cruise). 

In the afternoon, continue your exploration by visiting the Henty Dunes, Ocean Beach, or Hogarth Falls. For a touch of history, consider attending the historical play ‘The Ship That Never Was’ (at your own expense) in the early evening.

Accomodation: Strahan Village, Hilltop Harbour View room

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Strahan to Lake St Clair

Following a leisurely morning, embark on a scenic road journey, pausing to visit a mining pit lookout and captivating waterfalls along the way. Your adventure leads you to Derwent Bridge, situated near the picturesque Lake St Clair, where the tranquil beauty of Tasmania’s wilderness awaits.

Accommodation: Derwent Bridge Chalets, Double en-suite room (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Lake St Clair – Mount Field National Park – Hobart

This morning, your guide leads you into the enchanting Mount Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest national park. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, ranging from temperate eucalyptus rainforests to alpine moorlands (if accessible). Traverse the lush forest canopy, marveling at some of the world’s tallest flowering trees.

In this cool temperate rainforest, keep an eye out for Tasmania’s 12 endemic bird species, including the elusive Scrubtit, majestic Black Currawong, and charming Tasmanian Thornbill. As the afternoon unfolds, return to Hobart, where the tour concludes around 4 pm in the city or at the airport (Outbound flights should be scheduled with departure times after 6 pm).

Meals: Breakfast