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Tasmania Self-Drive Explorer

Private Travel | Self-drive 14 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £2245

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • See a variety of Tasmanian wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Spot Tasmanian devils in Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Optional scenic cruises on Wineglass Bay, or the Gordon & Tamar rivers
  • Discover both the coastal beauty & wild interior of Tasmania
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Days 1-2: Hobart

Pick up your hire car at the airport and drive to the 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)

Days 3-4: Freycinet • Wineglass Bay

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)

Days 5-6: Bay of Fires • Beauty Point

Continue north, stopping at the Bay of Fires. Stay 2 nights at the Beauty Point Cottages B&B. (N)

Days 7-8: Launceston

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)

Days 9-10: Cradle Mountain National Park

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)

Days 11-12: Strahan

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)

Day 13: Lake St Clair • Tarraleah

Drive east back towards Hobart, with a stop at Lake St Clair, then continue for an overnight stay at Engineers Cottages at Tarraleah. (N)

Day 14: Hobart • Onward travel

Drive back to Hobart and either extend your holiday or drop off your hire car at the airport and fly home. (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Flights:

International flights are not included in the guide price.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation..

Tailor-made travel

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 enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Freycinet Retreat
    Freycinet Retreat

    Located at Mount Paul and set within 485 hectares of ‘land for wildlife’ in the heart of Freycinet Peninsula, the adults-only Freycinet 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 a short drive away.<strong>Features</strong>: 8 self-catering studios, 3 bush retreats, 1 barn lodge, parking, Wi-Fi.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2245 per person

High season from £2495 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4-star accommodation
    • 14 days’ car hire based on a VW Polo(or similar)

Destinations on this tour

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