Tasmania’s natural assets are worthy of world-acclaim. From fairly unpromising beginnings (it was founded by the Brits as a penal colony), Tasmania has developed into one of Australia’s most treasured travel destinations. Boasting some of the country’s finest beaches, mistiest mountaintops, loneliest patches of wilderness and elusive animals, this island state is a nature lover’s wonderland. Want to know more about what to see and do in Tasmania?
- Gain an insight into the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Tasmania on this pioneering trip that takes you to parts of the island that are more off the beaten track.
- Visit the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur site
- Discover the breathtaking Bay of Fires – an incredible stretch of coastal heaven, famous for the fiery orange lichen that clings to its boulder-clad beaches.
- Watch translucent waters lap powder-white sands in one of Freycinet National Park’s secluded bays – perhaps climbing to the summit of Mt Amos for a panoramic vista of this iconic landscape.
- Trek along multiple walking trails in the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park – keeping an eye out for furry critters, including wombats and wallabies.
- Explore the uninterrupted wilderness of Tarkine on a guided walk through its pristine rainforest – alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth.
- Transport: Minibus
- Accommodation: Hostel (5 nights) or Motel Ensuite (5 nights)
- Activities: Port Arthur Historic Site, Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain Walk, Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay
- Meals: There are no meals included on this tour
What to Bring:
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle (at least 2 litres)
- Towel and toiletries
- Camera/phone and batteries or charger
- Power pack for charging without electricity (optional if desired)
- Money for meals not included
- Money for optional activities