Tasmania: Your Trailblazing 14-Day Adventure Itinerary

Embark on a 14-day adventure through the rugged and beautiful landscapes of Tasmania. From the charming city of Hobart to the breathtaking Bay of Fires, this itinerary takes you on a journey through some of Tasmania's most iconic and picturesque locations. Explore the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain, hike to the top of the Eddystone Point Lighthouse, and learn about Tasmania's convict history at Port Arthur. With a mix of outdoor activities, cultural experiences, and delicious local cuisine, this itinerary is the perfect way to experience Tasmania's best.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Hobart to Derwent Bridge

Begin your adventure with a private transfer from Hobart International Airport to your luxurious hotel. After resting,  take a stroll in the city, enjoying its stunning views. The city is home to iconic attractions like the Museum of Old & New Art, and you can explore the vast, rugged Tasman National Park nearby. Enjoy Australian and Tasmanian art, culture, food, history, and the outdoors. End your day at the Cascade Brewery Bar for drinks and dinner before unwinding at your hotel.

Day 2 Derwent Bridge to Strahan

Take a scenic two-hour drive to Derwent Bridge. Stop at the stunning Mount Field National Park and hike to the magnificent Russell Falls. Then continue your journey towards Derwent Bridge, stopping at the unique and quirky town of New Norfolk. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a delicious lunch and a well-earned rest. In the evening, visit Lake St Clair, the deepest lake in Australia, and take a scenic walk through the surrounding wilderness. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a premium restaurant and check into your hotel in Derwent Bridge. 

Day 3 Strahan

After breakfast, continue to the picturesque town of Strahan on a private two-hour drive. Strahan is nestled on the banks of the Macquarie Harbour. In the afternoon, embark on a cruise to the impressive and ancient Gordon River, and experience the beauty of the World Heritage Area. Finish the day with a seafood dinner at one of Strahan's waterfront restaurants. Take a leisurely morning to explore the quaint town of Strahan.

Day 4 Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Wake up early to visit the West Coast Wilderness Railway and take a scenic train ride through the rugged terrain. Stroll along the Esplanade in the afternoon and soak up the stunning harbor views. Travel through the picturesque landscape to Cradle Mountain (a two-hour and fifty-minute journey), one of Tasmania's most iconic landmarks. On the way, stop at the unique mining town of Queenstown and explore its fascinating history. Check into your hotel at Cradle Mountain and take a short hike to Dove Lake, surrounded by towering peaks. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the lodges.

Day 5 Cradle Mountain

Spend the day exploring the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park. Hike to Marion's Lookout for breathtaking views of the park, or take a stroll through the Enchanted Walk. For lunch, enjoy a picnic amidst the beautiful scenery. In the evening, relax at your lodge with a glass of wine and a delicious dinner.

Day 6 Cradle Mountain to Stanley

Drive approximately three hours to the charming seaside town of Stanley, with its quaint historic buildings and stunning coastal views. Walk up the iconic Nut, a volcanic plug rising 143 meters above sea level. In the evening, dine at one of the town's seafood restaurants, offering fresh catches straight from the ocean. Check into your hotel for dinner and relaxation. 

Day 7 Stanley to Launceston (via Devonport and Sheffield)

Travel to the bustling city of Launceston (three and half-hour drive), stopping along the way at the charming town of Sheffield, famous for its mural art. Visit the picturesque seaside town of Devonport, with its stunning views of Bass Strait. Check into your Launceston hotel and explore the city's vibrant food and wine scene. Enjoy a gourmet dinner before retiring to your hotel.

Day 8 Launceston to Bay of Fires (via Tamar Valley)

Embark on a scenic two-hour drive to the Bay of Fires, renowned for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. Stop at the Tamar Valley, one of Tasmania's premier wine regions, and taste some award-winning wines. Arrive at your beachfront accommodation and stroll along the pristine white sand beach. For dinner, enjoy fresh local seafood at one of the nearby restaurants.

Day 9 Bay of Fires

Spend the day exploring the Bay of Fires, known for its unique orange lichen-covered rocks and crystal-clear waters. Take a guided kayak tour of the area, stopping for a beachside picnic lunch. Alternatively, hike to the top of the Eddystone Point Lighthouse for panoramic views of the coastline. In the evening, unwind at your beachside accommodation with dinner and a glass of local wine or beer, watching the sunset over the stunning Bay of Fires.

Day 10 Bay of Fires to Coles Bay (Freycinet)

Depart Bay of Fires and head to Coles Bay (a two-hour and fifty-minute drive), the gateway to the beautiful Freycinet National Park. Take a scenic drive along the coast, stopping at the picturesque fishing village of St. Helens for lunch. Arrive at Coles Bay in the afternoon and check into your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or exploring the town.

Day 11 Coles Bay (Freycinet)

Spend the day exploring the beautiful Freycinet National Park, home to stunning beaches, rugged mountains, and crystal-clear waters. Take a guided hike to the famous Wineglass Bay lookout, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Alternatively, take a boat tour of the park and see its beautiful coastline from the water. End the day with a seafood dinner at one of the local restaurants.

Day 12 Coles Bay to Port Arthur

Depart Coles Bay and head to the historic Port Arthur (a three-hour drive), home to one of Australia's most notorious convict prisons. Take a guided tour of the site, including the hauntingly beautiful ruins of the former penal colony. In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.

Day 13 Port Arthur to Richmond

Depart Port Arthur and head to the nearby charming town of Richmond, known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and historic bridge. Visit the town's many art galleries and antique shops, or take a tour of the Richmond Gaol, one of Australia's oldest and best-preserved gaols. Enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes before returning to Hobart.

Day 14 Returning to Hobart & Departure

After breakfast, depart Richmond and head back to Hobart (twenty-five minutes short drive). Stroll through the historic Battery Point neighborhood, with its beautiful colonial-era houses and views of the harbor. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), one of the world's most unique art museums. End your trip with a farewell lunch at one of Hobart's renowned restaurants, reflecting on your fantastic adventure through Tasmania. Your private guide will drive you to the airport for your departure flight home.

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