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.
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AUT2018: 13 Nights
Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s many natural highlights.