Self Drive Tours

8 Day Wilderness and Beaches

If you love the wilderness and beaches, this is the package for you!

Standard Package: from $1,525.00 per person
Superior Package: from $1,945.00 per person

From AU$1525 per person
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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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Tamar River stretches from the city of Launceston to the Bass Strait in northern Tasmania, but it is not a river. It’s actually a saline and tidal estuary.

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Cradle Mountain is a part of – Lake St. Clair National Park – one of 5 parks that form the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage.

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Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Mt Field National Park is located just just 80 km from capital city Hobart. It is a home of Tasmania's best know Russell Falls.

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

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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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Day 1

Arrive Launceston. Pick up car Launceston Airport. Drive to City. Walks in Cataract Gorge.

Note: Superior Package Includes Full Size Rental Vehicle

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

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Day 2

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

Standard Accommodation: Cradle Mountain – Cradle Mountain Hotel or similar
Superior Accommodation: Cradle Mountain – Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – includes Breakfast or similar

 

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Day 3

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.

Standard Accommodation: Strahan – Strahan Village or similar
Superior Accommodation: Strahan – Ormiston House or similar

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Day 4

Enjoy the stunning Gordon River Cruise* – lunch Included. Drive out to Ocean Beach to feel the “Roaring 40s” and experience a wilderness cool tempered beach at its best.

Standard Accommodation: Strahan – Strahan Village or similar
Superior Accommodation: Strahan – Ormiston House or similar

*Note: Superior Package will include Captain’s Upper Deck (VIP) on the Gordon River Cruise. All alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages included with lunch.

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Day 5

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.

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

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Day 6

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.

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

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Day 7

Drive to Port Arthur. Admission to Port Arthur Historic Site included. Enjoy and 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.

Standard Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge one room cabin or similar – includes breakfast

Superior Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge premier cabin or similar – includes breakfast

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Day 8

Take the 4 hour cruise to Wineglass Bay including served lunch. Drive to Bicheno and northwards. 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.

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