Wild Tasmania

Starting From

$5,795/person

Number of days

12

Start Location

Hobart, Australia

End Location

Launceston, Australia

Group Size

4-12

Operated by

MT Sobek

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Kayak through tranquil harbors, hike past waterfalls, and cruise beneath dramatic columnar sea cliffs on this incredible adventure in the wild island state of Tasmania. Frolicking dolphins, whales, and hungry seabirds dive-bombing into the water make up the natural wonders of this rugged landscape. You'll even see Tasmanian Devils up close during a nighttime feeding! Explore multiple world-class protected areas, including historic Port Arthur and the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site — one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world and a living link with ancient Gondwana.

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MT Sobek

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Itinerary

Arrive in Hobart

Gather with your trip crew at the Hobart airport at 9am before journeying towards Port Arthur, visiting the Devils Blowhole, Tasman Arc, Devils Kitchen and Waterfall Bay along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch before taking a guided tour of Port Arthur, a historic 19th-century convict settlement. Cap off your first day with dinner at Parsons Bay Retreat.

Cruise the Tasman Peninsular

Take a thrilling morning excursion on a Tasman Island Cruise ship. Glide past stunning cliffs while searching for playful seal colonies and migrating whales. After lunch, take a gorgeous coastal walk atop these same cliffs to Cape Raoul.

Explore Freycinet National Park

After breakfast, travel up the coast to the charming seaside village of Coles Bay. From here, begin your exploration of Freycinet National Park, with walks to either Cape Tourville Lighthouse or the aptly named Sleepy Bay. Spend the afternoon in twin kayaks on serene harbor waters.

Discover Wineglass Bay

Spend a second day in the spectacular Freycinet region with a leisurely walk along the Hazards Beach track to world-famous Wineglass Bay. Enjoy ample time to relax on soft white sands and swim in the sparkling waters. Take an optional walk to Mount Amos for an extra dose of adventure.

Hike Douglas Apsley National Park

Journey further up the coastline, stopping to hike in Douglas Apsley National Park before settling in the historic city of Launceston. Once there, take a leisurely rest at the hotel before enjoying a nourishing dinner at the Cataract Gorge.

Arrive at Cradle Mountain National Park

Explore the breathtaking Cradle Mountain National Park, located in the Central Highlands area of Tasmania and part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Take a morning stroll on the Dove Lake Circuit and enjoy additional afternoon walks, including a visit to the historic Waldheim Cabin. In the evening, watch a night feeding of the infamous Tasmanian Devils.

Summit Cradle Mountain or Walk Dove Canyon

Depending on the weather, summit Cradle Mountain or take the alternative Dove Canyon walk. After a full day of hiking, rest and rejuvenate before a well-deserved dinner at the Cradle Mountain Lodge.

Enter the Magical Tarkine Wilderness

Begin the morning en route to the beautiful Tarkine Wilderness area, containing the largest area of Gondwanan cool-temperate rainforest in Australia. After a walk to Philosopher's Falls, head to Mount Donaldson and enjoy lunch on the trail to the peak. Rest your legs on the short drive to the accommodations in the historic town of Corinna — once a "rough and tough" mining town during the Gold Rush of the late 1800s.

Breakfast on the River & Tarkine Coast Hike

Rise early to enjoy the serenity of a breakfast cruise on the Pieman River. While gliding down this pristine waterway aboard an historic Huon pine vessel, look and listen for the abundant local wildlife as they start their day. Disembark to explore the rugged Tarkine Coast at Pieman Heads for a few hours on foot before returning by boat back to Corinna. Then choose between an invigorating Whyte River walk or an afternoon kayaking on the river.

Visit Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Fuel up on breakfast before a drive to the mining town of Queenstown. From here, head through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, taking short stops along the way to stretch at Watersmeet or Platypus Bay. In the afternoon, take an enriching Aboriginal cultural walk at Larmairremener tabelti, in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Journey Across Lake St. Clair

Cross breathtaking Lake St. Clair on a morning ride to explore Echo Point, home to a lush rainforest. Stop by Cynthia Bay for lunch before venturing straight through the heart of the island, across the highlands and back to Launceston. Rest and review the day's sightings at the hotel, before savoring the final dinner at a local restaurant.

Depart from Launceston

After breakfast, transfer to Launceston airport, where the trip concludes. Regular domestic flights operate between Launceston and Melbourne or Sydney, both home to international flight carriers.

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