8 Day Wilderness and Beaches Package DEAL

8 days - Self Drive Package
Day 1 - Arrive and explore Launceston

Arrive Launceston and pick up car from Launceston Airport. Drive to City. Walks in Cataract Gorge which is 10 mins from the centre of town and be sure to  explore Tamar valley ( famous for produce and cool climate wine)

Launceston Accommodation

3 Star: Adina Place/Tamar River Villas (studio apt) or similar
4 star: The Sebel Launceston (1 bedroom superior) or similar

Day 2 - Explore Cradle Mountain

Drive along the west bank of Tamar River, then cut across northern Tasmania to the UNESCO World Heritage area of Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain Accommodation

3 Star Silver Ridge Retreat (1 bedroom cottage) – Property stay 35 mins from Cradle or similar
4 star Cradle Mountain Hotel (standard hotel) *includes breakfast or similar

 

Day 3 - Head to the Wild West

Explore the many walks at Cradle Mountain National Park. Drive to the west coast village of Strahan. Stop at Henty Dunes and Zeehan Mining Museum on the way.

Strahan Accommodation

3 Star: Sharonlee Strahan Villas (1 bedroom apt)
4 star: Marsden Court (Studio Apt)

Day 4 - Explore Strahan ( optional Gordon River Cruise)

Enjoy the stunning Gordon River Cruise* as an optional add on – lunch Included. Drive out to Ocean Beach to feel the “Roaring 40s” and experience a wild, cool tempered beach at its best.

Strahan Accommodation

3 Star: Sharonlee Strahan Villas (1 bedroom apt)
4 star: Marsden Court (Studio Apt)

Day 5 Head to Hobart

Traverse alpine region and drive through the old mining town of Queenstown and through to Lake St. Clair. Visit the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’ before stopping for lunch at the Derwent Bridge Hotel. Walk in the rainforest to experience ferns, tall trees and waterfalls at Russell Falls before following the Derwent Valley into Hobart.

Hobart Accommodation

3 Star: Bay Hotel & Apartments (Studio Apt) OR Waterfront Lodge (Motel)
4 star: Travelodge Hotel City (Hotel)

Day 6 - Explore Hobart

Spend the day exploring Salamanca Place and Battery Point. If Saturday, Salamanca Market will be in full swing. Drive up Mt. Wellington for spectacular views over southern Tasmania. Optional self-drive to historic Richmond – 20 minutes from Hobart.

Hobart Accommodation

3 Star: Bay Hotel & Apartments (Studio Apt) OR Waterfront Lodge (Motel)
4 star: Travelodge Hotel City (Hotel)

Day 7 - East Coast

Enjoy an afternoon-drive up the east coast via Orford to Freycinet National Park. Stop at Spiky Bridge, Kate’s Berry Farm and Freycinet Vineyard on the way.

East Coast Accommodation @ Bicheno

3 Star Wintersun Gardens  (Motel Room) or similar
4 star Apartments on Fraser (1 bedroom) or similar

Day 8 - Back to Launceston

Continue north of Bicheno along the Great Eastern Drive. Cut over the Elephant Pass and then through St. Marys and the Fingal Valley to join the Heritage Highway. Follow it to Launceston.

Drop off rental car at Launceston airport. Depart Launceston. Note: Can also depart Hobart airport.