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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 hire car 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
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
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, 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 hire car 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 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
AUT2019: 13 Nights
Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s many natural highlights.