Discover Tasmania's Best in 10 Days: The Ultimate Itinerary
Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime in Tasmania! This rugged island state, located off the southern coast of Australia, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With its stunning landscapes, picturesque coastlines, and fascinating history, Tasmania is a must-see destination for any traveler. Over 10 days, you'll explore Tasmania's best attractions, from the bustling city of Hobart to the tranquil wilderness of Cradle Mountain. Get up close with Tasmanian devils, hike through lush rainforests, and discover the island's rich convict past at the Port Arthur Historic Site.
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Upon arrival at Hobart airport, meet your private guide, who will transfer you to your hotel. After checking in, explore the vibrant city of Hobart with a visit to the Salamanca Market, where you can sample local produce and crafts.
As the sun sets, immerse yourself in Hobart's thriving food scene and indulge in a delicious dinner at one of the city's renowned restaurants, such as the award-winning Franklin or Templo. Savor the exquisite flavors of Tasmania's fresh and locally sourced ingredients while soaking in the bustling atmosphere of Hobart's vibrant dining scene. After a delightful evening, return to your comfortable hotel for a well-deserved rest and prepare for the exciting days ahead, filled with breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating history, and unforgettable experiences.
Day 2 - The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Today, visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), a unique and controversial museum featuring an eclectic collection of art and artifacts. Spend the day exploring the museum, enjoying lunch at the on-site restaurant, and taking in the stunning views of the Derwent River from the museum's outdoor areas. Then, visit the nearby Tasmanian Devil Unzoo to learn about and observe these unique animals up close. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 3 - Bruny Island Wildlife Cruise
Start your day with a visit to the Huon Valley for a taste of Tasmania's delicious local produce, including cider, cheese, and oysters. Then, take a ferry to Bruny Island for a full-day wildlife cruise, where you can spot dolphins, seals, and various bird species. After the cruise, enjoy a picnic lunch on the island's beautiful beaches before returning to Hobart for a relaxing evening.
Day 4 - Port Arthur Historic Site
Explore Tasmania's convict past with a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site. Take a guided tour of the site, including the hauntingly beautiful ruins of the former penal colony. After that time, explore the nearby attractions, such as the Coal Mines Historic Site or the Tasman National Park. Take a scenic walk along the cliff tops and breathe in the fresh sea air as you gaze out over the stunning coastline. End the day with a delicious dinner at one of the excellent restaurants before heading to your hotel.
Day 5 - Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park
Today, take a scenic two-hour and thirty-minute drive to Freycinet National Park, one of Tasmania's most beautiful natural attractions. Hike to the famous Wineglass Bay lookout, which offers stunning views of the bay and its crystal-clear waters. After the hike, enjoy a seafood lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Hobart.
Day 6 - Mount Field National Park and Russell Falls
Hop on a private one-hour and thirty-minute drive to explore Mount Field National Park, home to some of Tasmania's most impressive waterfalls, including Russell Falls. Once you arrive at the park, head straight to the visitor center for a quick lunch before embarking on your adventure.
Hike through the lush rainforest and marvel at the towering trees, ancient ferns, and glistening streams. Watch for the park's abundant wildlife, such as wallabies, pademelons, and wombats. In the evening, stop by the nearby town of New Norfolk, known for its historic architecture and picturesque riverside setting. unwind with a relaxing dinner at one of the city's many restaurants. Try some of Tasmania's famous seafood or indulge in some traditional pub fare. Return to your hotel.
Day 7 - Launceston and Cataract Gorge
Take a two-hour private drive to Launceston, Tasmania's second-largest city. Once you arrive, you can start your day by exploring the city's historic sites, including the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a 19th-century railway workshop. Afterward, make your way to the beautiful Cataract Gorge, a natural reserve that offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages.
Take a stroll along the walking trails, breathing in the fresh air and taking in the stunning views of the gorge. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of hiking trails to explore. Enjoy lunch and head to take a dip in the natural swimming pool to cool off on a hot summer day. Check into a luxurious hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 8 - Tamar Valley Wine Tour
Experience the beauty of the Tamar Valley wine region with a full-day guided tour of some of Tasmania's best wineries. The drive will take 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, sample delicious wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch overlooking the valley before returning to Launceston for the night.
Day 9 - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Take a scenic four-hour drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, home to some of Tasmania's most iconic wilderness areas. Hike through the park, admiring the stunning scenery and spotting local wildlife. Enjoy dinner at one of the park's restaurants before returning to your accommodation.
Day 10 - Departure
After breakfast, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to Tasmania's stunning landscapes and warm hospitality.