5 Day Backpacker Tour of Tasmania

See it all with the best Tassie guides!

 

You'll love this - five days enjoying Australia’s most beautiful state on the original and best value Lap of Tassie tour! See incredible sights, meet new people, jump around and have a laugh with a real Tasmanian. ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED - If you're booked, you're going!

The best value 5 day tour from Tasmania's most awarded tour operator - winner of GOLD in the 2016 Tasmanian Tourism Awards, three Golden Backpack Awards, Telstra Tasmanian Micro Business of the Year AND...

We are STILL the only Tasmania tour company that guarantees EVERY departure, all year round! 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Minimum 12 years old

Fitness Requirement: Normal fitness

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Transport
  • National park fees
  • Free CBD pickup and dropoff
  • Experienced guide

What To Bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Comfortable shoes to walk in
  • Swimmers (boardies/bikini etc)
  • Towel

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Mount Field, Russell Falls, Lake St Clair
We head north out of towards one of the world’s last great temperate rainforests at Mount Field National Park. The park is home to beautiful Russell Falls and some of the tallest trees in the world! If you’re after wildlife, look out for the cute Pademelon, (a bit like a mini-wallaby). Like so many things here, it’s only found in Tasmania. Shortly afterwards we reach the famous Lake St Clair, on the eastern edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. It’s the deepest lake in Australia, so soak in the scenery and enjoy the peacefulness of lunch by the lake side (you might even see a platypus :-) From here we begin a drive through the stunning Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The incredible views from Donaghy’s Hill stretch in all directions. Walking to the top, you’ll see the quartzite peak of Frenchmans Cap, and the iconic Franklin River winds its way through the valley below. Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Meals :None

Day 2 : Montezuma Falls, Strahan & jumping at the Henty Dunes
An action packed day today in the heart of Tassie’s wild West Coast. First up we hit the walking track to Montezuma Falls - Tasmania’s highest waterfall. The track winds its way through lush rainforest, following the route of an old railway. The beautiful fishing town of Strahan is our lunch stop today - take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of what was once one of the most remote outposts of the British Empire.  Just north of here are the massive Henty Dunes - climb to the top for a wonderful view across the Southern Ocean! Below lies Ocean Beach,  Tasmania’s longest. The waves crashing on this beach last touched land on the other side of the world. Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah
Meals :None

Day 3 : Cradle Mountain, Sheffield & Launceston
At Cradle Mountain you’ve got a number of walking options, from the easy walk around Dove Lake to the spectacular hike to the top of Marion’s Lookout - don’t forget to watch for the wombats, and Tasmanian devils that thrive in this part of the world. After Cradle it’s time for lunch in the “Town of Murals” - Sheffield! As the host of a major annual art competition, many of the buildings have large scale artworks on their sides. Look out for the alpaca man! After lunch it’s time to tantalise the taste buds at 41 Degrees South Aquaculture where we try delicious hot smoked salmon. In the evening we reach Tasmania’s second largest city - Launceston. Why not take a wander and enjoy the wonderful architecture of the city or perhaps indulge  in one of the city’s many fine eating and drinking establishments? Overnight - Launceston
Meals :None

Day 4 : Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and Little Penguins at Bicheno
Today we head east to admire the amazing memorial carvings at Legerwood and taste the cheesy delights of the Pyengana Dairy Company. In the afternoon it’s time for the highlight of the day - the stunning Bay of Fires. Named Lonely Planet’s Number 1 destination for 2009, the bay has some of the whitest sand and clearest water you’ll ever see. Take your time to explore the beach, swim in the turquoise waters or simply admire the view over a coffee! In the evening we arrive at our accommodation in the seaside town of Bicheno. As darkness falls head to the beach to see the fairy penguins come ashore to nest. Overnight - Bicheno
Meals :None

Day 5 : Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry Farm
This morning you have the opportunity to check out some unique Tasmanian fauna at East Coast Natureworld - soon after we arrive it’s feeding time for the Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, koalas and many more animals that call the park home. (Extra cost) Now it’s time to pack a picnic lunch as we check out another Tassie icon - the gorgeous sparkling waters of Wineglass Bay. I hope you had your Weetbix because this is a walk that will get the heart pumping, with the reward of fantastic views at the top of the lookout. If you’ve still got some gas in the tank trek down to the famous beach itself - you won’t be disappointed! In the afternoon we drive down the coast road towards Hobart, stopping at Kate's Berry Farm on the way.  Arrive Hobart at 6:30pm.
Meals :None

Pickups

Departs from:

HOBART

May to November: Monday morning
December to April: Monday & Wednesday mornings

Monday & Wednesday tours finishes on last day by 6:00pm

Free pickup from your accommodation between 7:30 & 8:00

Airport pickup at 8:00am - costs $25 per person, payable to driver.

LAUNCESTON 

December to April: Saturday mornings

Pickups between 8:00 & 8:30am

Tour finishes on last day by 5:30pm

Optional Excursions

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

  • Adventure
  • National Parks
  • Nature

Available Extras

Optional activities include:

Airport pickup on day of departure - $25 (payable to driver)

Eastcoast Natureworld Wildlife park visit to feed animals and see Tassie Devils, $20pp, 1.5hr

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • Fantastic!

    Our Tassie tour guide Andrew was professional, laid back and friendly plus his knowledge of all the locations was exceptional.

    When the tour finishes you feel like you have packed 110% into the trip.

    Also, because the tour includes both the beautiful east AND the (IMO more beautiful) and rugged west - you can feel like you've covered most of the island.

    I would definitely travel with the company again. I wish I knew of them more doing the red centre! Jump has much better reviews than other companies - and I can see why!

    NB: Tour does not include food. Designated supermarket stops occur daily. There's also a chance to win a free frozen chook (chicken) at the local!

    What more could a backpacker ask for?