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). Capture the ethereal splendour and remote wonders of an island that prospers in its isolation on this nature-filled adventure through Tasmania. Discover uninterrupted UNESCO national...read more

Our Price From:
$ 790
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 106
Per Person ($AU)
Small Group Adventure Starts In
Starts In
Hobart
Small Group Adventure Ends In
Ends In
Hobart
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
24
Max Group Size
24
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Australia
Trip Operated By:
Intrepid
Intrepid
68 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
2 Reviews
Trip Code:
PNTW6-B

Itinerary

Expand All
1 Hobart - Central Plateau

Welcome to Tasmania! You'll be picked up from Hobart Central YHA at 8. 00 am this morning, marking the start of your adventure. Traverse the island from east to west, leaving Hobart behind and venturing through the Derwent Valley. Your first stop is Mt Field National Park – home to an abundance of wildlife, diverse fauna and stunning lush vistas. Walk in the land of the giants as you explore beautiful surrounds on a guided walk through tremendous fern forests to Russell Falls.

Continue to Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest freshwater lake before entering the temperate time capsule that is the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Along the way, stretch your legs on some great short walks including Donaghy's Lookout and Franklin River. Pass through Queenstown with its intriguing eroded landscape of treeless hills then finish the day in Strahan at the very edge of the west coast.

2 Tarkine Region

Enjoy a full day of exploration in Tasmania's north-west, beginning with a visit to the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Reaching heights of up to 30 metres, these vast dunes are a desert amid Tasmania's dense rainforests. Continue to Ocean Beach and inhale some of the freshest air in the world before venturing into the Tarkine region.

Nestled in the untouched wilderness of Tasmania's north-west coast, Tarkine is alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth, and home to vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees – living links to Gondwanaland that it shared with Patagonia and New Zealand millennia ago. Take a guided walk among its pristine rainforest and discover a beautiful waterfall encased in a lush fern forest and rocky cliffs. Afterwards, return to Strahan for the night. (B)

3 Cradle Mountain - Launceston

Depart from Strahan this morning and head to the magnificent wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park. The mountain at 1545m high, is one of the park's iconic features 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. Explore the park along a number of different guided or self-guided walking tracks.

For those who prefer to travel at a leisurely pace, consider taking a trip to Waldheim Chalet or wandering along the Dove Lake circuit. For those with a little more grit, or people who simply love views of gorgeous lakes with rugged mountain backdrops, the hike to Marion's Lookout is perfect. Later today, travel to Launceston via Sheffield, the town of murals. (B)

4 Bicheno
Departing Launceston we head for the peaceful north east corner of Tasmania. The Bay of Fires is remarkable for its beauty, wildlife and cultural history with long stretches of dazzling white beaches, 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 (B)
5 Freycinet National Park

This morning, drive east to the beautiful Freycinet National Park, home to a wild domain of sublime beaches, whose powder-white sands are lapped by translucent waters. 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 available, including the path up to Cape Tourville Lighthouse, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas across the coast. Afterwards, head back to Bicheno for the night and perhaps indulge in a delicious seafood dinner in this fishing town, from crayfish to abalone. (B)

6 Hobart

Head to a wildlife sanctuary for a chance to see some of Tasmania's native wildlife up close including the famous Tasmanian Devils (they're not as fiendish as they sound!). Travel further south along the scenic Great Eastern Drive, passing through the coastal towns of Swansea and Orford, before stopping in the historic village of Richmond in time for lunch.

Visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. We'll hit one of the many walking tracks for a relatively short and moderate walk within this stunning park (weather permitting) before returning to Hobart and bidding farewell to your travel companions and your incredible adventure. (B)

Intrepid Travel Inclusions

Expand All
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Gain an insight into the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Tasmania on this pioneering trip that takes you to parts of the island that are more off the beaten track.
  • Discover the breathtaking Bay of Fires – an incredible stretch of coastal heaven, famous for the fiery orange lichen that clings to its boulder-clad beaches.
  • Watch translucent waters lap powder-white sands in one of Freycinet National Park's secluded bays – perhaps climbing to the summit of Mt Amos for a panoramic vista of this iconic landscape.
  • Trek along multiple walking trails in the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park – keeping an eye out for furry critters, including wombats and wallabies.
  • Explore the uninterrupted wilderness of Tarkine on a guided walk through its pristine rainforest – alive with unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth.
Accommodation
  • Hostel (5 nights)
Included Meals
  • 5 Breakfasts included
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

Reviews (2)

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

Rating 5.0 out of 5
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
“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.

Was this review helpful?

“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

Was this review helpful?

Prices & Dates

Best Price Guarantee We'll beat any Intrepid quote!
Earn Qantas Points 1,000 Free Qantas points!!
Past Client? Save an additional $100 per booking!
Trip Starts Trip Ends Status Offer Save Now Our Price  
Saturday 06 Mar 2021 Thursday 11 Mar 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 13 Mar 2021 Thursday 18 Mar 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 20 Mar 2021 Thursday 25 Mar 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 27 Mar 2021 Thursday 01 Apr 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 10 Apr 2021 Thursday 15 Apr 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 17 Apr 2021 Thursday 22 Apr 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 02 Oct 2021 Thursday 07 Oct 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 09 Oct 2021 Thursday 14 Oct 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 16 Oct 2021 Thursday 21 Oct 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 23 Oct 2021 Thursday 28 Oct 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 30 Oct 2021 Thursday 04 Nov 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 06 Nov 2021 Thursday 11 Nov 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 13 Nov 2021 Thursday 18 Nov 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 20 Nov 2021 Thursday 25 Nov 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 27 Nov 2021 Thursday 02 Dec 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 04 Dec 2021 Thursday 09 Dec 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 11 Dec 2021 Thursday 16 Dec 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 18 Dec 2021 Thursday 23 Dec 2021 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 01 Jan 2022 Thursday 06 Jan 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 08 Jan 2022 Thursday 13 Jan 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 15 Jan 2022 Thursday 20 Jan 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 22 Jan 2022 Thursday 27 Jan 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 29 Jan 2022 Thursday 03 Feb 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Feb 2022 Thursday 10 Feb 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 12 Feb 2022 Thursday 17 Feb 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Feb 2022 Thursday 24 Feb 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 26 Feb 2022 Thursday 03 Mar 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 05 Mar 2022 Thursday 10 Mar 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 12 Mar 2022 Thursday 17 Mar 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Mar 2022 Thursday 24 Mar 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 26 Mar 2022 Thursday 31 Mar 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 02 Apr 2022 Thursday 07 Apr 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 09 Apr 2022 Thursday 14 Apr 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 16 Apr 2022 Thursday 21 Apr 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Saturday 23 Apr 2022 Thursday 28 Apr 2022 106per person 790per person Enquire
Show more dates...
Key
Definite Departure. Minimum numbers reached for this depature to operate.
Available Departure. Minimum numbers not yet reached, so while this depature is expected to operate, it’s not yet a Definite Departure.
Not Available. Places on this departure are unavailable.
Limited Time Sale. Limited availability at this price.
Note: Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Similar Tours

6 Day Discover Tasmania (Intrepid)
6 Days Hobart to Hobart
Operated By: Intrepid
6 Day Walk Bruny Island & the Tasmanian South Coast (Intrepid)
6 Days Hobart to Hobart
Operated By: Intrepid
6 Day Taste of Tasmania (Original) (Intrepid)
6 Days Hobart to Hobart
Operated By: Intrepid
Trip Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by Intrepid. Full terms & conditions are available here.