Tasmania: A 7-Day Journey Through The Natural Wonders
Get ready for an adventure with our 7-day itinerary through Tasmania, Australia. This journey will take you on a wild ride through stunning natural landscapes, delicious food and wine tours, and rich history that will leave you breathless. Experience the excitement of hiking through mountains, soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, and tasting the freshest local produce. Learn about Australia's convict history at the Port Arthur Historic Site and explore the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Tasmania's friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere will make you feel at home. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey!
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Upon arrival at Hobart International Airport, meet your private guide, who will escort you to your luxurious hotel. Later, stroll around the city's historic streets and stop by the Salamanca Market. Grab a coffee from one of the many cafes and take a scenic walk to Battery Point. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and enjoy dinner at one of the city's many renowned restaurants.
Day 2: Mount Wellington and Huon Valley Tour
Get ready for a day of breathtaking scenery as you embark on a scenic drive up to the summit of Mount Wellington. Marvel at the panoramic views of Hobart and its surroundings from the lookout point, and snap some photos to remember the moment. Next, head to the Huon Valley for a day of exploration and adventure. This stunning region is home to lush forests, sparkling rivers, and rolling hills just waiting to be discovered. Strap on your hiking boots and hit the trails, enjoying the natural beauty.
After working up an appetite, head to the picturesque town of Cygnet for a delicious lunch at one of the many cafes. Sample the region's famous local produce, including cheese, apples, and seafood, and wash it down with a glass of wine from one of the local vineyards. Finally, take some time to visit the local farms and orchards, learning about the area's agriculture and sustainable farming practices. From hiking to wine tasting, the Mount Wellington and Huon Valley tour is a day full of adventure and discovery.
Day 3: Bruny Island Adventure
After breakfast, embark on a journey to the stunning Bruny Island. Begin your day with a guided nature walk, taking in the breathtaking scenery and learning about the island's unique flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare white wallabies that call the island home. After your walk, indulge in some of Bruny Island's famous produce. Sample the locally-grown oysters, artisan cheeses, and fine wines the island is renowned for. Enjoy a leisurely lunch while taking in the stunning views of the coastline. Enjoy a delicious lunch in an excellent restaurant and then head to one of the island's pristine beaches for a swim or sunbathe. Keep an eye out for dolphins or whales, which are often spotted in the waters surrounding the island.
As the day draws to a close, soak up the tranquil atmosphere of Bruny Island before heading back to Hobart. The Bruny Island Adventure is a day full of stunning scenery, delicious food, and unforgettable experiences you won't miss.
Day 4: Freycinet National Park
Experience the natural beauty of Tasmania as you head to Freycinet National Park (a two-hour and thirty-minute private drive). Hike up to the Wineglass Bay lookout and take in the stunning views of the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Dip in the crystal-clear waters or explore the park's many hiking trails. Afterward, visit the picturesque fishing village of Bicheno, where you can spot penguins and enjoy fresh seafood.
Day 5: Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair
Experience the rugged wilderness of Tasmania with a visit to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair. Take a four-hour and thirty-minute scenic drive through the stunning landscape and enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many scenic spots. Go hiking, canoeing, or wildlife spotting, and look out for wombats and Tasmanian devils. Take in the tranquility of the surroundings and savor the peacefulness of the wilderness.
Day 6: Launceston and Tamar Valley
Experience the charm of Launceston, Tasmania's second-largest city, as you stroll through the historic streets and visit the many cafes and restaurants. Head to the Tamar Valley for a wine-tasting tour in the afternoon, visiting the many vineyards and local farms. Sample the region's famous wines and fresh produce, including berries, cherries, and hazelnuts. Take in the stunning scenery and enjoy the laid-back pace of life in Tasmania's agricultural heartland. The Launceston and Tamar Valley tour is a day of exploration and discovery that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Day 7: Departure
Take some time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation before checking out. Your private guide will transfer you to the airport for a safe flight home.
What To Pack For Tasmania Travel
Warm and waterproof clothing for all weather conditions
Hiking boots and comfortable walking shoes
Swimwear and beach towel
Sunscreen and insect repellent
Camera or smartphone with a good camera
Portable charger for electronic devices
Cash and credit cards
What To Expect
Varied and often unpredictable weather conditions
Stunning natural landscapes and wildlife
Delicious food and wine
Friendly locals and a relaxed atmosphere
A range of activities and adventures
Top Things To Do In Tasmania
Taste local produce, including fresh seafood, cheese, and wine
Explore the stunning natural landscapes, including Mount Wellington, Freycinet National Park, and Cradle Mountain
Learn about Australia's convict history at the Port Arthur Historic Site
Visit the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart
Spot wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, and whales
Fun Facts About Tasmania
Tasmania is the only Australian state located below the 40th parallel south.
Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia and is located south of the mainland.
Tasmania is home to the Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial that is now an endangered species.
The island's thriving food and wine industry produces world-renowned cheeses, wines, and seafood.
Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, is the second-oldest city in Australia and is known for its well-preserved historical buildings.
Tasmania is home to some of the cleanest air and water in the world, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The island has a unique climate, with temperatures ranging from sub-Antarctic in the mountains to temperate on the coast.
Tasmania is often called the "Natural State" due to its vast wilderness areas and abundant wildlife, including whales, dolphins, and seals.
The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, located in the state's southwest, is one of the largest conservation areas in Australia and is home to ancient rainforests and stunning landscapes.
What is the best time to visit Tasmania?
The best time to visit Tasmania is during the summer (December to February) when the weather is warm and dry. However, remember that Tasmania's weather can be unpredictable, and it's always a good idea to pack layers and waterproof gear.
Do I need a car to do this itinerary?
If you book this itinerary with Leisure, your private guide will handle all your transfers. However, you choose to go on this itinerary on your own. In that case, renting a car is highly recommended, as some destinations are not easily accessible by public transportation.
Are there any additional costs to this itinerary?
If you book this itinerary with Leisure, all costs are covered within the itinerary, including activities such as wine-tasting tours, national park entry fees, and accommodation. However, if you decide to plan and book the trip alone, additional costs may apply for these activities. It's important to factor in these potential costs when budgeting for your trip to Tasmania.
Is it safe to hike in Tasmania?
Yes, Tasmania has many well-marked hiking trails. Still, it's always essential to take necessary precautions such as carrying a map, telling someone your plans, and being prepared for changes in weather conditions.
Are there any cultural experiences in Tasmania?
Yes, Tasmania has a rich cultural history. There are many opportunities to learn about the island's Aboriginal heritage, visit museums and galleries, and attend cultural events such as music and art festivals.