7 Day Tassie Icons Package starting from $695pp

7 days - Self Drive Tour Package
Day 1 - Launceston Airport to the magical Cradle Mountain

Arrive at Launceston Airport before 12pm, pick up standard size auto rental car. Drive into the UNESCO world heritage area of Cradle Mountain and enjoy your accommodation where you can nestle in and enjoy the surrounds and nearby walks. On your way go through 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

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

Day 2 - 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.

CRADLE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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

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

Day 3 - Cradle Mountain to the world-class Freycinet Peninsula

Leaving the magical highlands, cut through farmland and history at Deloraine and Longford before hitting Elephant Pass via St Marys. Then you’re on the Great Eastern Drive. The coastline between here and Bicheno is known as the Surf Coast, and the beaches here offer surfers reliable swells year round, with crystal clear waves rolling into smooth white sand just about everywhere you look. Your final destination, Freycinet Peninsula is one of best known and loved destinations on Tasmania’s east coast. It is about a 4 hour drive point to point, but if you allow time to look around at different stops it will take all day.

EAST COAST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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

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

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.

EAST COAST ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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

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

Day 5 - Travel down the picturesque East Coast to Hobart

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. 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. Many cellar doors offer tasting plates or meals, or even a gourmet hamper of Tasmanian produce to enjoy in the vineyard or at a nearby beach. The must-stop spots will be detailed in your final Tassie.com Itinerary.

HOBART ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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

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

Day 6 - Simply wander around Hobart and be ‘wowed’ 

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. 

HOBART ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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

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

Day 7 - Time to say 'good-bye'

Flights to depart Hobart Airport at anytime. Drop the car back at the airport as your flights depart.

Time to say, ‘farewell Tassie!’