Self Drive Tours

7 Day East Coast Experience

Experience the best of Tassie’s east coast with beautiful, white sand beaches and rugged coastlines. Stop for some of the freshest seafood straight from the ocean, learn some of our interesting history and be astonished by the raw beauty of Tasmania.

Standard Accommodation from $1,305.00 pp
Superior Accommodation from $1,799.00 pp

From AU$1305 per person
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Located at historic Salamanca Place, Salamanca market is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania and attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday.

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Just 1 hour out of Hobart, you can easily make a day trip to famous Russell Falls. The 20 minute return walk takes you through the heart of Mt. Field National Park.

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Port Arthur is a major tourist attraction where visitors can explore the haunting landscape and well-preserved, convict-built structures.

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Take the Tasman Island Cruise to enjoy the scenic view of incredible sea cliffs, seal colonies and marine wildlife.

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Wineglass Bay is part of the Freycinet Peninsula, an outcrop of wild, pristine coast land on Tasmania’s east coast.

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Bicheno is a beautiful town on the spectacular east coast of Tasmania, cradled between Douglas-Apsley National Park and Freycinet National Park.

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Cataract Gorge is a piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from Launceston city center. Here you'll find many attractions such as the world's longest single span chairlift.

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Day 1

Arrive Hobart Airport. Collect rental car. Explore Richmond, Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Drive up Mount Wellington for views over all of southern Tasmania.

Standard Accommodation: Hobart – Old Woolstore or similar
Superior Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Hotel or similar

 

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Day 2

Drive up the Derwent Valley one hour and visit Russell Falls and Mount Field National Park. Visit New Norfolk and the Salmon Ponds.

Standard Accommodation: Hobart – Old Woolstore
Superior Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Hotel or similar

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Day 3

Drive to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site to find the best presentation of Australia’s convict history. Explore the many other sights in the area such as the spectacular sea-cliffs at Eaglehawk Neck and Devil’s Kitchen.

Standard Accommodation: Tasman Peninsula – Lufra Hotel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Port Arthur – Stewarts Bay Lodge or similar

 

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Day 4

Take the Tasman Island Eco Cruise to incredible sea cliffs, seal colonies and marine wildlife.

Head up the east coast backroads to Freycinet National Park. See Buckland Church, Spiky Bridge, sample products at Kate’s Berry Farm and call in at the Freycinet Vineyard and the Oyster Farm. At night join a penguin watching tour to get close to these adorable animals.

Standard Accommodation: Bicheno – Beachfront at Bicheno or similar
Superior Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge or similar

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Day 5

Day at Freycinet. Take the Wineglass Bay Nature Cruise and then climb up to the outlook for fantastic views down onto Wineglass Bay.

Standard Accommodation: Bicheno – Beachfront at Bicheno or similar
Superior Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge or similar

 

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Day 6

Drive the backroads to Bicheno, then up the coast to the Elephant Pass. Cross the pass to St. Marys and follow the highway up the Fingal Valley to Macquarie Plains. Follow the Northern Heritage Highway to Evandale and onto Launceston.

Standard Accommodation: Launceston – Penny Royal Hotel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Launceston – Mantra Charles or similar

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Day 7

Visit Cataract Gorge, then drive the West Bank of the Tamar for fabulous scenery and boutique wineries. Visit the Platypus House before driving to Launceston Airport.

Drop Car Launceston Airport. Depart Launceston Airport.

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