8 Day Tasmania Wildlife Lovers Self Drive Tour

8 days - Self-Drive Tour Package
Day 1 - Arrive in Hobart

Upon arrival in Hobart, collect your car from Budget and settle into your accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, explore Hobart’s waterfront area and have a lovely dinner at a restaurant of your choosing.

Accommodation: Bay Hotel Apartment or similar

Optional Upgrade to Hobart 4 star accommodation

Day 2 - Explore Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bruny Island

Begin your day with a visit to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, immerse yourself in the beauty of Tasmania’s iconic wildlife as you hand-feed kangaroos, meet cuddly koalas, and observe the playful antics of wombats. Afterward, journey to Bruny Island, where you’ll discover the unique white wallabies amidst the island’s picturesque landscapes. Take in the tranquility of nature as you witness these rare creatures in their natural habitat, creating unforgettable memories of Tasmania’s remarkable biodiversity.

Accommodation: Bay Hotel Apartment or similar

Optional Upgrade to Hobart 4 star accommodation

Day 3 - Cruise around the Tasman Island

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Tasmania’s southern coast with a wilderness cruise around Tasman Island. Traverse beneath the towering sea cliffs of Cape Pillar, the highest vertical cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, marveling at cascading waterfalls, intricate rock formations, and hidden sea caves along the way. Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls this coastline home, from playful seals to migrating whales and countless seabirds, adding an extra layer of excitement to this unforgettable journey.

Accommodation: Port Arthur Motor Inn or similar

Optional Upgrade to Port Arthur 4 star accommodation

Experience: Tasman Island Wilderness Cruise

Day 4 - from the Tasman Peninsula towards the East Coast

Journey from the Tasman Peninsula to Bicheno, where you can spend a leisurely afternoon exploring this charming coastal town. As the sun sets, marvel at the enchanting sight of Little Penguins making their way back to shore after a day of fishing in the ocean. Rest for the night in Bicheno, soaking in the tranquility of this seaside retreat.

Accommodation: Beachfront Bicheno or similar

Optional Upgrade to Bicheno 4 star accommodation

Experience: Bicheno Penguin Tour

Day 5 - from the East Coast towards Cradle Mountain

Begin your journey from the East Coast towards Cradle Mountain, traversing lush farmlands and picturesque landscapes. Explore the historic village of Deloraine and make stops at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, Ashgrove Cheese, and the charming mural town of Sheffield before reaching Cradle Mountain. As night falls, witness the iconic Tasmanian Devil in a rare feeding experience. Retreat to your cozy accommodation in Cradle Mountain for the night.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain Hotel or similar

Update to Peppers Cradle Mountain

Experience: Devils@Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour

Day 6 - from Cradle Mountain towards Launceston

Embark on a scenic journey from Cradle Mountain to Launceston. Along the way, delve into the underground wonders of Mole Creek Karst National Park, home to Tasmania’s most visited cave systems. Explore the fascinating Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave, marveling at their intricate limestone formations and underground streams. Experience the unique beauty of these natural wonders before continuing your drive to Launceston, where more adventures await.

Accommodation: Elphin Serviced Apartment or similar

Optional Upgrade to Launceston 4 star accommodation

Day 7 - Launceston and surrounds

Indulge in a day of discovery with a visit to Platypus House, where you can catch a glimpse of the elusive monotreme in its natural habitat. Continue your aquatic adventure at Seahorse World, where you’ll be enchanted by the mesmerizing underwater world of these fascinating creatures. Conclude your day with a leisurely exploration of Launceston’s charming streets and local attractions, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of culture and history that the city has to offer.

Accommodation: Elphin Serviced Apartment or similar

Optional Upgrade to Launceston 4 star accommodation

Optional Experience: Platypus House, Seahorse World

Day 8 - Depart Launceston

Make the most of your last morning in Launceston by delving into the city’s attractions. Afterward, return your rental car before continuing your journey.