Discover what makes Tasmania such a distinctive Australian destination on this self-drive itinerary, exploring the varied and fascinating highlights of the island. Beginning in Hobart, visit the city and coastal islands before driving north to the stunning Wineglass Bay and up to Beauty Point near the island’s north coast. Continue west through the Tasmanian interior via Cradle Mountain National Park, before returning back to Hobart via beautiful Lake St Clair.
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Pick up your car hire at the airport and drive to Lenna of Hobart hotel for a 2-night stay. We recommend joining a full-day tour to Bruny Island or sampling a range of local produce in Hobart. (N)
Drive north for 3 hours towards Freycinet, stopping off to see Tasmanian wildlife at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Stay at the Freycinet Eco Retreat for 2 nights. The following day you may wish to join a 4-hour cruise on the scenic Wineglass Bay. (N)
Continue north, stopping at the Bay of Fires. Stay 2 nights at the Beauty Point Cottages B&B. (N)
Drive west into the Tasmanian interior and stay at the Quamby Estate for 2 nights just outside Launceston. Enjoy an optional 4-hour cruise on the scenic Tamar river. (N)
Drive west to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and stay at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village for 2 nights. Walk in the national park or visit the Devils@Cradle conservation facility, which is a sanctuary for the Tasmanian devil and both the eastern and spotted-tail quoll (carnivorous marsupial). (N)
Head to the west coast and stay at the Risby
Cove hotel in Strahan for 2 nights. We suggest taking a 6-hour cruise on the Gordon river. (N)
Drive east back towards Hobart, with a stop at Lake St Clair, then continue for an overnight stay at Art Deco Cottages at Tarraleah. (N)
Drive back to Hobart and either extend your holiday or drop off your car hire at the airport and fly home. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International flights are not included in the guide price.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5042 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Art Deco Cottages at Tarraleah offers luxury self-contained accommodation in the Tasmanian Central Highlands. The cottages were built in the 1930s for the hydro-electric workers' families with art deco flair by Tasmanian craftsmen. Each original home has been lovingly restored with period and contemporary features, with three or four bedrooms, sitting room with fire, two bathrooms and a laundry. In addition, the Scholars House, a former school, features 10 modern en suite studio rooms with loft bedroom and shared kitchen/dining area. The cafe and restaurant are located in the main lodge, which guests are able to use, and the activity centre offers cycling, kayaking, fishing and wildlife tours.
Features: 20 cottages & rooms, parking, activity centre, cafe and restaurant, Wi-Fi in some public areas.
Room amenities: Kitchen, fireplace,...
Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of the Tamar Valley, Beauty Point Cottages is a B&B set in the village of Beauty Point near to the Tamar river. Full breakfast provisions are provided for each accommodation including free-range eggs, homemade jams, cereals, milk and a cob loaf.
Features: 2 cottages & 1 room in homestead, garden gazebo, BBQ.
Room amenities: Breakfast hamper, kitchenettes (cottages only), table & chairs, private...
Located on the edge of Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village offers a range of accommodation in a rainforest setting close to Cradle Mountain Canyons. The onsite restaurant offers contemporary Tasmanian cuisine that uses local produce (please note that this restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays).
Features: 45 rooms, restaurant, guest lounge, barbecue area, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, fully equipped kitchenette, iPod dock, electric...
Set within 485 hectares of land in the heart of Freycinet Peninsula, the adults-only Freycinet Eco Retreat offers different levels of accommodation, all with stunning views. The property provides a back-to-nature experience and is well positioned for searching for the rich wildlife found in the area. This idyllic location allows for walks to see the pink granite mountains and relaxation on pure white beaches, with the well-known Wineglass Bay just 20 minutes away by car.
Features: 10 rooms, parking, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, heating,...
Set in a late 19th-century National Trust mansion, Lenna of Hobart is located in Battery Point, right in the heart of historic Sullivan's Cove, and is adjacent to fashionable Salamanca Place. The property provides the perfect location for taking a leisurely stroll through the village or for visiting local attractions such as MONA and Mount Wellington. There is a range of accommodations offering mountain or harbour views including penthouses which provide 360 degree panoramic views.
Features: 52 rooms, restaurant (breakfast only), bar, garden, tour desk, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, hairdryer, minibar, iron & ironing...
Completed in the 1830s, the homestead at Quamby Estate is a rare example of Anglo-Indian architecture that sits within 60 hectares of picturesque landscape. This majestic country hotel is set in Tasmania's pristine Meander Valley and each guestroom has been restored, keeping the home's original features without compromising on modern luxuries. The property is approximately 25 minutes by car from Launceston airport.
Features: 17 rooms, restaurant, bar, dining room, tennis court, library, golf, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, hairdryer, air...
Set in a peaceful cove on the waterfront, Risby Cove Hotel has a superb location in Strahan with both the Botanical Garden Reserve and Strahan Harbour nearby. The rainforest is accessible from the property and each suite has been individually decorated to reflect an aspect of the surrounding landscape.
Features: 15 rooms, restaurant, bar & lounge, laundry, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, kitchenette,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
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