Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Outback Spirit's 12 Day Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer. With Outback Spirit, you’ll get a Tasmanian experience like no other. You’ll travel in 5-star comfort aboard a Mercedes Benz coach while taking in the wonders of Tasmania. This small group 12 day Tasmania tour includes exceptional accommodation, all meals, all attractions and a 2 person crew.
You'll be met by your friendly and professional touring crew upon arrival at Hobart airport. The journey begins as we depart for Port Arthur and visit the Port Arthur Historical Reserve. Here we enjoy a fascinating tour and boat cruise before heading to Port Arthur Motor Inn for our overnight stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner to mark the beginning of your Tasmanian wilderness adventure. Flights to arrive by 11.30am. Alternate pickup points available. Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn (L/D)
Depart Port Arthur this morning and travel north along the Tasman Highway. Enjoy a brief detour to explore the charming village of Richmond, home to Australia's oldest bridge (1823). We then continue north and pass through Orford and Swansea before heading down the Freycinet Peninsula.
This afternoon we enjoy a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout (good level of fitness required). Take in the stunning views of the pristine bay and beach below. We then make our way to Freycinet Lodge for our overnight stay. Located on Great Oyster Bay, the lodge is one of Tasmania's premier environmentally friendly resorts. Tonight, we dine in the Dove Restaurant. Stay:Freycinet Lodge (B/L/D)
This morning we enjoy an exclusive 20-minute scenic flight to take in all the wonders of Freycinet National Park. Fly over Wineglass Bay, rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, before marvelling at the park's towering pink granite cliffs that plunge into the Tasman Sea. This spectacular flight is one of the highlights of your adventure! The helicopter, a Bell Jet Ranger, is chartered exclusively by Outback Spirit from Rotor-Lift in Hobart. Note: The helicopter flight can be removed from your itinerary. Please advise when booking. A reduced tour fare will apply.
After a visit to the Cape Tourville lighthouse we depart for Launceston. Visit Woolmer's Estate at Longford before heading in to the city and checking in to the new Peppers Silo Hotel. We enjoy dinner together at Grain of the Silos restaurant. Stay: Peppers Silo Hotel (B/L/D)
Depart for the majestic north west, travelling through Ulverstone and Burnie before arriving at Stanley, home to “The Nut”. If weather permits, we'll take the chairlift to the top of the Nut for stunning views over Bass Strait. Also enjoy a visit to Highfield House, the original headquarters of the Van Diemen's Land Company, a royal charter company formed in 1824 during the reign of King George IV. This afternoon we arrive in Smithton where we spend the night. Stay:Tall Timbers Hotel (B/L/D)
Smithton is home to the historic Woolnorth Station, which is still owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company. This morning we enjoy a tour of Woolnorth, including the Roaring 40's Wind Farm and rugged Cape Grim. We then journey south to the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where we spend the next two nights. Stay:Cradle Mountain Lodge (B/L/D)
Today we begin with the ‘Enchanted Walk', an easy 45-minute stroll amongst the area's unique alpine flora and fauna. Afterwards we then visit Waldheim Chalet, a replica of the original built by Gustav and Kate Weindorfer in 1912. The original chalet was still used as a guest lodge up until 1974, at which point it was deemed structurally unsound. The replica was built in 1976 using the same local materials.
Later on we make our way up to the stunning glacial-formed Dove Lake. Enjoy dramatic views of Cradle Mountain in the distance, the rugged jewel in the crown of this World Heritage Listed area. For the energetic, a 5.7 kilometre walk will take you around the lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is a boardwalk for much of the way and is regarded as one of Tasmania's premier walks. Your guides will accompany you for the trek, which also passes through a magnificent cool temperate rainforest known as the Ballroom forest. If you don't feel up to taking part in the walk, you'll be transferred back down to the Lodge where you can relax or enjoy the various short walks nearby.
This afternoon we'll sample some of Tasmania's fine wines and cheeses at the Lodge. After dinner there is an optional wildlife spotting tour available. Stay:Cradle Mountain Lodge (B/L/D)
After breakfast we depart Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and head south. Visit Queenstown and learn about the area's mining history with a local guide before continuing to Strahan. We spend the next two nights at the Strahan Village Motel, set on a hilltop with commanding views over Macquarie Harbour. Stay:Strahan Village Motel (B/L/D)
This morning we board the ‘Spirit of the Wild' for a cruise up the Gordon River and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. We'll be seated on the Premier Upper Deck and enjoy two guided shore excursions, including Heritage Landing (home to ancient Huon pines over 2,000 years old) and Sarah Island, once a dreaded penal colony. We also head out to Hells Gates where the harbour meets the ocean.
After returning to Strahan mid-afternoon, the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. Wander through the village and perhaps call in to the Huon Pine Sawmill for a demonstration.Stay:Strahan Village Motel (B/L/D)
Departing Strahan early this morning we head through the scenic Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to Lake St Clair, carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Then, discover the ‘Wall in the Wilderness' at Derwent Bridge, an exquisite work in progress by artist Greg Duncan.
The carved panels tell the history of the Central Highlands region, and is truly one of Tasmania's best attractions! This afternoon we'll visit Russell Falls before arriving in Hobart late afternoon. We spend the next 3 nights at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, located on the waterfront overlooking Constitution Dock. Enjoy premium harbour view rooms. Stay:Hotel Grand Chancellor (B/L/D)
Our destination today is the Huon Valley and pristine Southern Forests. Here we visit the highly acclaimed Tahune Air Walk, one of the region's top attractions and an absolute must-see on any trip to Tasmania. The walk through the treetops gives spectacular views of the untouched wilderness, and culminates in a cantilever set high over the confluence of the mighty Huon and Picton Rivers. We then visit Geeveston before returning to Hobart.
Hobart is a delightful city with a colourful and interesting past, and one of the best ways to experience this is to head off on a historical walking tour. Your guide will take you to various places including the Hobart Docks, Salamanca Place and the CBD with fascinating commentary and local insights. This evening we enjoy dinner together at the hotel. Stay:Hotel Grand Chancellor (B/L/D)
Today we head to Bruny Island for a sensational 3-hour adventure cruise. This cruise has been rated as one of the Top 100 trips in the world!
Board your custom-built adventure craft and travel along Bruny Island's rugged southern coastline to spot the island's abundant marine and coastal wildlife. Spot Albatross and other seabirds that sit at the bottom of Bruny Island's towering sea cliffs, surrounded by 100's of seals. Keep an eye out for dolphins surfing on the bow wave of the boat!
This afternoon we return to Hobart. Enjoy dinner at Mures Upper Deck restaurant located on the waterfront and celebrate an unforgettable journey around Tasmania. Stay:Hotel Grand Chancellor (B/L/D)
This morning we enjoy a visit to Mount Wellington, which rises to 4170 feet above the city below. Admire the mesmerising views of Hobart and the Derwent River from several vantage points along the boardwalk, a perfect ending to your adventure around Tasmania. For passengers departing Hobart today, you'll be dropped off at the airport for your return flight. Please ensure return flights are booked for after midday. For those staying on you will be dropped off at the location of your choosing. (B)
Moments of Magic
Discover Freycinet by Helicopter - Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over Freycinet Peninsula, regarded as one of the most striking places in the world. From the air, view the Hazards mountain range and stunning Wineglass Bay.
Bruny Island Eco Adventure - Discover one of the top 100 experiences in the world aboard custom-made adventure boats. Cruise alongside towering cliffs, enter deep sea caves and spot abundant marine life.
Wall in the Wilderness - Visit the exquisite work in progress undertaken by artist Greg Duncan, known as “The Wall in the Wilderness”. View the incredible wooden panels, intricately carved to tell the history of the harsh Central Highlands region.
Woolnorth, and Cape Grim - Visit historic Woolnorth Station at the north-west tip of Tasmania. Also discover Cape Grim, enjoy a guided tour of the Roaring 40's Wind Farm and breath the cleanest air in the world.
Gordon River Cruise - The Gordon River is one of Tasmania's incredible natural wonders. Cruise across Macquarie Harbour before heading up-river to Heritage landing in the rainforest. Also visit the historic penal colony of on Sarah Island.
Discover the Freycinet Peninsula & Wineglass Bay by helicopter
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park with 2-nights at the luxurious Cradle Mountain Lodge
Enjoy an award-winning adventure cruise to Bruny Island, rated as one of the top 100 trips in the world
Visit Cape Grim, Woolnorth Station and the Roaring 40's Wind Farm
Spend 3 nights in Hobart overlooking Constitution Dock and take a fun and informative guided walking tour
Cruise the majestic Gordon River and visit Sarah Island
Take a chairlift ride to the top of 'The Nut' for views over Bass Strait
Explore Port Arthur Historical Reserve and enjoy a guided tour & cruise
Enjoy spectacular views of Hobart & the Derwent River from Mt. Wellington
Small Group Size - 26
All meals including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners while on tour
All attractions, entry, cruise and national park fees
Travel aboard a 5-star All Terrain Mercedes Benz Coach
11 nights of exceptional hotel, resort and wilderness lodge accommodation – all rated between 4 and 5 stars
Services of a professional 2 person crew: Tour Driver and Tour Director
Outback Spirit Explorer Pack featuring handy travel items
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