5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart
5 action-packed days to see Tasmania’s West and East Coast as you loop the island and visit all their major attractions. You will escape into Tasmania's wilderness as you travel coast to coast, and explore and experience the best of the island. The tour starts by heading to the wild and rugged West Coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour goes on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires. Full of famous attractions, fun and adventure this tour will show you the best of Tasmania.
Day 1: Hobart - Strahan
Leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley, traveling east to west across the island. You’ll see beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt. Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St. Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.
Day 2: Wild West Coast
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).
Day 3: Cradle Mountain - Launceston
Around 3,100 feet (950 meters) above sea level is the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you among an extensive range of tracks. Stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes you through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals,’ to Launceston.
Day 4: Launceston - Bicheno
Journey to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St. Helens to Bicheno, where you may want to join an evening viewing of the little penguins emerging from the sea (optional; at your own expense and seasonal).
Day 5: Freycinet National Park - Hobart
An early start means you are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt. Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as you stop at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary before a short drive back to Hobart.