7 Day Tassie Icons Package DEAL From Hobart

7 days - Self Drive Tour Package
Day 1 – Arrive and simply wander around Hobart and be ‘wowed’

If you arrive in the morning or early afternoon, you’re lucky! After picking up your hire car, you have the option to explore our largest city. If you like the sound of unearthing a new craft beer, delving into history that dates back to Australia’s earliest days and exploring museums, then Hobart is for you. Tasmania’s lively capital retains an old town salty-air feel that draws visitors flocking here in numbers not seen before. This vibrant city offers plenty of urban sites, as well as proximity to gorgeous natural surroundings and a mountain summit. What began as a penal colony in 1804 is now a hot tourist destination. 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. 

Head to Hobart and enjoy the spectacular views from Mt. Wellington and on a Saturday be sure to explore Salamanca Markets. Tasmania’s favorite tourist attraction.

HOBART ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

3-star accommodation – Bay Hotel & Apartments or Waterfront Lodge or similar

4-star accommodation –  Vibe Hotel  (guest room including breakfast) or similar

Day 2 – Explore Hobart and surronds

Self-drive tour around Bruny Island 

Bruny Island is a small island accessed only by ferry off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania and is home to breathtaking and diverse landscapes, stunning wildlife, an array of foods to delight the palate and delicious single malts to soothe the soul. Home to breathtaking and diverse landscapes, stunning wildlife, an array of foods to delight the palate and delicious single malts to soothe the soul, Bruny Island is sure to become a repeat destination for your Australian adventures. Bruny Island, accessed only by ferry off the southeastern coast of Tasmania, Australia, is an adventure in contrast with the state’s open pastures in the north and rainforests in the south. Joined by a narrow isthmus–a term usually exclusive to geography classes–appropriately known as “The Neck”, Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premier island destination, known for its breathtaking views.

or Day trip to the Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur

The most popular attraction on the Tasman Peninsula is the Port Arthur Historic Site, which is often on the bucket list for travellers to Tasmania. Whether visiting Port Arthur or not, exploring the Tasman Peninsula is a must-do, as the natural beauty of this region will really leave an impression on you.  Today, the Peninsula has become a favourite with Tasmanian bushwalkers, campers and day trippers due to its spectacular natural beauty and views that will take your breath away. There is also plenty for history buffs, adventurers, families and animal lovers.

Day 3 - Make you way to world-class Freycinet Peninsula

Experience one of Australia’s greatest road trips on the Great Eastern Drive. This is a true journey of discovery that will lead you to the best-loved places and experiences of Tasmania’s east coast region. After your delicious breakfast, make your way to the Historic Village of Richmond. Continue up the east coast via Buckland (stop and look at the historic Church) and Orford To Freycinet. Here, every turn unveils a new view to take your breath away, and a new invitation to stop and explore. Stop off at Spiky Bridge for some history, Kates Berry Farm for the produce and one of the many vineyards for nibbles and wine tasting. You’ll find some of the best vineyards of the East Coast Wine Route between Swansea and Bicheno.

EAST COAST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

3-star accommodation – Wintersun Gardens, Bicheno (Queen Motel room) or similar

4-star accommodation – Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay  (One room cabin plus Full breakfast included for 2 people) or similar

Day 4 - Explore the Freycinet Peninsula

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. Nestled in the iconic Hazards range and bordered with pink granite peaks, Wineglass Bay is the most photographed view in the entirety of our island state. Weather can be unpredictable, yet eastern Tasmania is still the second-driest part of Australia after South Australia. Equally beautiful are the wide deserted beaches and aquamarine shallows at Bryans and Cooks beaches on the western side of the peninsula facing Great Oyster Bay. On the eastern side of the Freycinet Peninsula there are soaring sea cliffs, secluded coves, and dramatic ocean beaches. The Hazards guard the peninsula at its northern end, and to the south is uninhabited Schouten Island.

Optional – Discover Wineglass Bay via the Freycinet Coastline

Wineglass Bay Cruises is a 4½ hour cruise of the waterways surrounding Freycinet National Park from Coles Bay to Wineglass Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. 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.  Uncover the rich history of the region, including aboriginal heritage and tales of early explorers and entrepreneurs. An amazing tour.

EAST COAST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

3-star accommodation – Wintersun Gardens, Bicheno (Queen Motel room) or similar

4-star accommodation – Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay  (One room cabin plus Full breakfast included for 2 people) or similar

Day 5 – Make your way to Cradle Mountain

This route from Freycinet to Cradle runs up the coast to Bicheno and beyond, but cuts inland at the Elephant Pass to St Marys You will drive up the Fingal Valley, and then cut off through the backroads to Evandale. Then onto the town of Sheffield and see the murals created by talented artists. Check out some of the great short walks along the way to stretch your legs! Take on the Tasting Trail on your way to try some local delights that are recommended on your final itinerary.  Or go the longer way via Mole Creek to check out the Caves & enjoy some local delights such as Honey and Salmon. Stretch your legs at Alum Cliffs and get more views of the Great Western Tiers. Arriving at Cradle Mountain, explore the many walks of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Your final itinerary will have information of walks in the area and spots I think you will enjoy!

CRADLE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

3-star Accommodation: Silver Ridge Retreat (1 bedroom apartment) Farmstay style 35 mins from Cradle Mountain or similar

4-star Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Standard hotel room plus Full breakfast included for 2 people) or similar

Day 6– Explore Cradle Mountain

Waking up its time to discover Dove lake. Set at the feet of Cradle Mountain, Dove lake is an amazing lake to walk around taking only a few hours. Calm and serene, pleasant and rocky, it would be easy to assume that “Cradle Mountain” takes its name from a baby’s bed. But locals say no – it’s derived from the mountain’s resemblance to a miner’s cradle. This unique shape creates a dramatic vista that’s impossible to miss as visitors walk along the shores of the many lakes, river gorges and waterfalls that decorate the surrounding areas. And never fear, the chances of spotting a wombat is extremely high.

Explore the many walks of Cradle Mountain National Park. Your final itinerary will have information of walks in the area and spots we think you will enjoy! 

CRADLE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

3-star Accommodation: Silver Ridge Retreat (1 bedroom apartment) Farmstay style 35 mins from Cradle Mountain or similar

4-star Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel (Standard hotel room plus Full breakfast included for 2 people) or similar

Day 7 – Flights to depart Launceston Airport at anytime. 

Make you way to Evandale and on to Launceston. Evandale is classified as an historic town, and is famous for its Sunday Morning market.  This itinerary is designed to explore off the beaten track to take the scenic and historic route into Launceston. 

Launceston is simultaneously lively and laid-back, and finds itself conveniently located close to the Tamar Valley Wine Trail. From gorgeous natural beauty to a charming, traditional atmosphere, this city will please a variety of travellers looking for a place to step back and breathe some of the freshest air on planet Earth. Nature and adventure lovers alike will not be disappointed with all this region has to offer. Foodies (and those keen on sipping delicious wine, cider or beer) will find in Launceston full of delicious delights. Cataract Gorge is the city’s main attraction and is centrally located. For those into hiking, swimming, breathing in fresh air and experiencing majestic views, this is the place to be. 

Drop the car back at the airport as your flights depart.

Time to say, ‘farewell Tassie!’