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5 Day Famous 5 Tasmania Tour

5 day Coast to Coast

5 action-packed days to see Tasmania’s West and East Coasts as we loop the island and visit the famous places of interest.

It is easy to see why this is the famous road trip. You will escape into Tasmania’s wilderness as we
travel coast to coast to explore and experience our most popular journey. The tour starts by heading
to the wild and rugged west coast for waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Then experience
the startling change of scenery as we journey through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to
the white sands of the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay.

Starts: Hobart 7.00am
Finishes: Hobart 5.30pm

Highlights:
• Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
• Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
• Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston
• Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian devils, Bicheno
• Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay

Additional activity options available (at own expense):
• Gordon River Cruise
• Strahan Theatre – “The Ship that Never Was”
• Bicheno Evening Penguin tour

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Minimum 8 years old

Fitness Requirement: Moderate fitness required

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
  • Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs

What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable trail walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
  • Waterproof jacket (just in case)
  • Swimwear and towel (conditions permitting)

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Overnight: Strahan
Meals :None

Day 2 : Day 2: WILD WEST COAST
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Overnight: Strahan
Meals :Breakfast

Day 3 : Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston. Overnight: Launceston
Meals :Breakfast

Day 4 : Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).
Meals :Breakfast

Day 5 : Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart.
Meals :Breakfast

Pickups

Scheduled to depart on the following days (1/4/19 to 31/3/2020)
1 Apr to 30 April: Tue, Thu, Sun.
1 May to 30 Sep: Thu & Sun.
1 Oct to 31 Mar: Tue, Thu, Sun.
1 Dec to 29 Feb: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun.

DEPARTS

Hobart 7:00am

FINISHES:

Hobart 5:30pm

 


 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • National Parks
  • Scenic Tour / Sightseeing

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • I had an amazing time on this tour! Our guide Luke (Inky :P) was very entertaining and funny. He knows a lot about Tasmania's history, wildlife and nature. Everyday was filled with great experiences. I really enjoyed every single day of it. Even on long busrides it never got boring because of Luke's incredible taste of music! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to explore the beauty of Tasmania. I'm pretty sure you won't regret it!

    I have done the Famous 5 tour and enjoyed myself a lot. Everyone on the tour can choose their own hiking level and the places are just breathtaking. A barbecue on the first night allows everyone to get to know each other. Clean and quiet accommodation. Our guide Luke did get a prize for tour guide of the year for a reason. No car breakdown or other issues could stop him from making sure everyone is happy. He knows how to calm his farm :D Whenever there was some spare time, he took us to additional lookouts or walks. Even though 5 days are not a long time, we got to see a great variety of landscapes and the group size of about 25 is just fine because the group splits during walks/hikes anyway. "Never have I ever..." written a review on trip advisor before but I want to share my positive experience and would always recommend this tour:)