Taste of Tasmania (Basix)

6 Day Small Group Adventure from Hobart to Hobart with Intrepid

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Intrepid's 6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Basix). Much of this pristine wilderness state was , up until around 100 years ago , considered too remote to be used as much more than a penal colony. Fast-forward to now and that environment...read more

     
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Small Group Adventure Starts In
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Hobart
Small Group Adventure Ends In
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Hobart
Trip Budget
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Affordable
24
Max Group Size
24
Short Break
Trip Style
Short Break
Adventure Tour
Trip Style
Adventure Tour
Leisurely
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Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
Intrepid
Intrepid
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Trip Code:
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1 Hobart - Central Plateau
Today we traverse the island from east to west. Escaping Hobart through the Derwent Valley, we walk in the land of the giants and admire the beauty of Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park. Visit Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. Enter the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Along the way we stretch the legs on some great short walks including Donaghy’s Lookout and Franklin River. Pass through Queenstown with its intriguing eroded landscape of treeless hills. Finish the day in Strahan at the very edge of the west coast. Today's driving time approx: 324 km / 5hrs. Approx hikes include 1 60 min, 2 x 45min
2 Tarkine Region
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes, visit Ocean Beach and smell the freshest air in the world. Then we continue into the Tarkine region and walk amongst its rainforest and check out a cool waterfall while we are there. Todays driving time approx: 150 km / 2. 5 hrs. Hike approx: 3 hrs
3 Cradle Mountain - Launceston
Join a guided walk or free walk on one of the many trails around Cradle Mountain, Dove and Crater Lakes. The mountain at 1545m high, is one of the favourite features in the park and is surrounded by stands of native deciduous beech, rainforest, alpine heath lands and button grass. Icy streams cascade down the mountainsides, and ancient pines are reflected in the still glacial lakes. Later today, transfer to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals. Today's driving time approx: 279 km / 4 hrs. Approx hike 3 hrs.
4 Bicheno
Departing Launceston, transfer east to Wukalina / Mt William National Park nestled in the remote and peaceful north-east corner of Tasmania. Mt William National Park is remarkable for its beauty, wildlife and cultural history with long stretches of dazzling white beaches at the edge of the Bay of Fires, shimmering turquoise waters, coastal heath and woodlands that abound with wildlife. We continue late in the day to Bicheno where tonight you can take a guided tour for a closer look at the life of the Little Penguins as they return nightly to their rookeries to feed their young. Today's driving time approx. 315 km / 4. 5 hrs. Approx hike 1. 5 hrs
5 Freycinet National Park
This morning we arrive at Freycinet National Park. For those seeking a challenge, try the climb to the summit of Mt Amos or join the walk to Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches There are other free walking choices and a visit to Cape Tourville. Today's driving time approx. 80 km / 1. 5 hrs. Approx. hike 3 hrs.
6 Maria Island - Hobart
This morning we catch the ferry to Maria Island, a national park in its entirety. This is a special place with something for everyone – historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains and remarkable wildlife. It’s free from cars and its only residents the animals, including large numbers of Cape Barren Geese and Forester Kangaroos. Explore the fascinating features such as the Painted Cliffs, the millions of years old Fossil Rocks, and the old township of Darlington and its mixed history. We return to Triabunna and transfer to Hobart via the historic town of Richmond. Today's driving time approx. 182 km / 2. 5 hrs. Approx. hike 2-4 hrs.

Intrepid Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • As well as visiting key attractions such as Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires, this pioneering trip takes you to parts of Tassie that are more off the beaten track
  • Your guide will provide information about the flora, fauna and landscapes of Tasmania, giving you an insight into some of the country's World Heritage listed areas
  • Trek along multiple walking trails through spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Visit stunning Maria Island, a National Park in its entirety
  • Tasmania is known world wide for excellent quality food and wine, wonderful landscapes and pristine wilderness.
Accommodation
  • Multishare hostel / twin-share hotel (5 nights)
Included Meals
  • 5 Breakfasts included
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Reviews (2)

6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Basix) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Great Taste of Tasmania”
- Switzerland Feb 2018

The tour was very good and our tour guide (Trent) was amazing. He knew everything and was really nice all throughout the trip! He did a great job! The tour was also well organized, only 2 hostels that I felt were not that good.

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“The Best Experience I've Had In Australia”
- QLD, Australia Jan 2018 View Photo

It's hard to know where to start, but I guess I should start with our guide Matt. From the first day to the last his drive, energy and passion for Tasmania was unwavering. It's easy to see that he loves his job and loves the state of Tasmania. Always engaging and teaching us new facts about every place we visited, he became more of a friend than a tour guide.
I made some really good friends on this trip, we where a group of 20 people of different nationalities, with...read more

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