7 Day South East Explorer Package

7 days - Self Drive Tour Package
Day 1 - Arrive Hobart - drive to Bicheno - approx. 2.5 hours

Bicheno is a beautiful town on the spectacular east coast of Tasmania, cradled between Douglas-Apsley National Park and Freycinet National Park. Bicheno has a wonderful range of activities making it a favourite holiday spot for Tasmanians and visitors alike.

Surrounded by that clear blue east coast water, white squeaky sand and the distinctive granite rocks dotted with orange lichen, Bicheno is a beautiful spot to base yourself when exploring the east coast. If you’re a wildlife lover, a water baby or simply enjoy the relaxed beachside vibe then Bicheno is the place for you.

Oyster Farm Tour – 3.00 pm – 2 hours

Pop on some waders and walk out into the crisp waters of Freycinet Marine Farm. Learn from a genuine oyster farmer about how they grow juicy oysters. Enjoy tasting delicious Pacific oysters fresh out of the water and learn how to shuck an oyster. Lastly enjoy fresh oysters and cooked mussels paired with a glass of local Riesling.

Accommodation: Diamond Island Resort, Bicheno – Ocean View Terrace Room

Day 2 - Wineglass Bay Cruise - 4.5 hours

Meet the top of your Tassie bucket list. Wineglass Bay is part of the Freycinet Peninsula, an outcrop of wild, pristine coast land on Tasmania’s east coast. Encompassed within the Freycinet National Park, it is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world.  Wineglass Bay is the most photographed view in the entirety of our island state. Walk to the top of the hazards or book on the Wineglass Bay Cruise to capture its full beauty.


Cruise the spectacular coastline of Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay. Be enthralled by the stunning granite coastline, including the dramatic pink peaks of the Hazards range. Discover a coast dotted with sparkling white sand beaches, including Cooks and Bryans beaches, only accessible by water or a full day bushwalk. Explore the inner passage of remote Schouten Island, home to little penguins and short tailed shearwaters, before heading into the Tasman Sea towards Wineglass Bay. Look out for various hidden sea caves, blowholes and waterfalls amongst the sheer granite cliffs. Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters.


This afternoon – drive further north to St Helens (Bay of Fires region) – approx. 1.5 hours

St. Helens is the largest of Tasmania’s north east coastal towns. The town overlooks Georges Bay which is a popular destination for chartered fishing. The waters near St. Helens are teeming with deep sea delights such as marlin, lobster, albacore and yellow-fin tuna. Underwater caves and kelp forests feed a dazzling population of colourful fish which beckons divers.


Bay of Fires

The jaw-dropping beaches of the Bay of Fires have made Lonely Planet’s top-10 regions of the world, and the southern end.


Accommodation: Diamond Island Resort, Bicheno – Ocean View Terrace Room

Day 3 - Drive to Hobart - approx. 2.5 hours

Hobart, Tasmania’s lively capital, retains an old town salty-air feel that draws you in. This vibrant city offers plenty of urban sites, as well as proximity to gorgeous natural surroundings and a mountain summit. Great live tunes, independent stores, mind-pausing art, and food so fresh you’ll be wiping the dirt off spuds the farmer plucked from the earth that morning.

Accommodation: Sullivans Cove Apartments, Hobart – Queen room

Day 4 - Explore Hobart - visit Tasmania Devil Unzoo

kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Rising 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, experience spectacular views over Hobart and beyond. Take the drive 30 min up to the lookout where you will also find many short or long hikes and mountain bike trails. Stop at the famous Cascade Brewery on the way home for one of Tassie’s oldest and finest ales and one of the most spectacular breweries and locations you will see.

Royal Botanical Gardens

Other botanical gardens across Australia may be bigger, but none pack a punch like the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. This incredibly beautiful patch of land was established back in 1818 and is just a short stroll from Hobart CBD. The grounds contain a range of one-of-a-kind exhibits and it’s all set on the banks of the River Derwent.

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Come face to face with endangered devils, meet little endemic quolls and pademelons, hand feed friendly kangaroos and join some crazy parrots in Tasmanian’s only free-flight bird show.

Visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is a global leader in shaping the way zoos evolve in the 21st century.

Accommodation: Sullivans Cove Apartments, Hobart – Queen room

Day 5 - Drive to the Huon Valley - approx. 90 mins

Escape to the picturesque seaside village of Dover in Tasmania’s Far South for an unforgettable getaway.

The scenic town of Dover is one of the state’s prettiest and most southern towns. Located in the far south of the Huon Valley, an 80-minute (80km) drive south of our state’s capital Hobart.

This charming seaside village is one of the state’s best-kept secrets, hugging Port Esperance Bay and overlooked by the magnificent Adamson’s Peak.

Picnic along the waterfront, take a swim at Kent Beach, fish from the jetty, explore the Southwest National Park, discover Hastings Caves and Cockle Creek, explore by kayaks or stay a while in one of the many cottages or luxury escapes.

‌Accommodation: Driftwood Cottages, Dover (Huon Valley) – Waterfront Studios

Day 6 - Explore the Huon Valley

With 80% of the island’s apple production, the Huon Valley gives Tasmania its affectionate nickname is “The Apple Isle”. With a preponderance of gourmet food and drink, combined with stunning scenery, this is a fantastic day trip from Hobart or a delightful weekend getaway.

Only 45 minutes south from Hobart, you can find yourself walking among the treetops at a state-of-the-art air-walk. While you are there, visit Hastings caves or swim in the natural hot springs. You may even spot a platypus. This southern region is ideal for a family road trip, with many captivating sights, towns, restaurants, orchards and family fun along the way.

‌Accommodation: Driftwood Cottages, Dover (Huon Valley) – Waterfront Studios

Day 7 - Drive Back to Hobart Airport

Time to farewell Tassie, head back to Hobart Aiport