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  • Location: Launceston, Australia
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Spend four days exploring Tasmania’s east coast highlights, from Launceston’s Cataract Gorge to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Wineglass Bay. You’ll meet Tasmanian devils, visit classic colonial towns and tour the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, where you can upgrade to include the atmospheric Ghost Tour. Your accommodation includes a night in a cabin on Coles Bay and two nights in a private lodge in Port Arthur; breakfast is included along with some other meals. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • 4-day Tasmania east coast tour from Launceston to Hobart
  • Take a dip in the Bay of Fires
  • Watch the evening penguin parade at Coles Bay
  • Enjoy guided walks through Freycinet National Park
  • Tour the historic site of Port Arthur, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See Tasmanian devils at Taranna Wildlife Park
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Tasmania East Coast Tour from Launceston: Bay of Fires, Port Arthur and Hobart

Port Arthur

Spend four days meandering down Tasmania’s east coast, visiting picture-postcard beaches, national parks and the state’s top attraction, Port Arthur Historic Site. Your accommodation is a cabin on Coles Bay and two nights in a private lodge in Port Arthur, where only guests of this tour are able to stay with some meals included.

Day 1: Launceston -- Coles Bay (L, D)

Your four-day east coast Tasmania excursion begins with a stroll around the landscaped gardens and rugged river valley of Cataract Gorge in Launceston. Then take a scenic drive to the east-coast beaches of the Bay of Fires, celebrated for their white sand and orange granite rocks. Feel the sand between your toes before visiting a local winery to taste some of Tasmania’s celebrated wines. After a visit to see waves bubble up from underwater caves at the Bicheno blowhole, you’ll be taken to your cabin accommodation in Coles Bay. After dark, you might see little penguins returning to their burrows, as your accommodation overlooks the beach.

Accommodation: Iluka Holiday Centre in Coles Bay

Day 2: Coles Bay -- Port Arthur (B, L, D)
After breakfast, it’s a short journey to Freycinet National Park, where a scenic landscape of rugged hills meets white-sand beaches and the sea. From here, you can take an easy-paced walk through the coastal bushland to Wineglass Bay to take your own photo of this much-photographed beach. If you’d like to try a more strenuous walk, join your guide for a three-hour hike to Mt Amos. At the end of your day in Freycinet, take a drive down the east coast to your purpose-built private lodge in Port Arthur.

Accommodation: Private lodge in Port Arthur

Day 3: Port Arthur (B, D)
Breakfast is followed by a day exploring the coastal walks of the Tasman Peninsula. Spot dolphins and seals from paths meandering along dramatic cliff tops lashed by waves, and keep a look out for penguins and whales. In the afternoon, take a drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, a former penal colony set in landscaped grounds overlooking the water. Take a guided tour of the evocative ruins, which include the guard tower, church and main penitentiary, and hear tales from the site’s convict days. If you’re feeling brave, you can return in the evening (extra cost) to take a spooky Ghost Tour.

Accommodation: Private lodge in Port Arthur

Day 4: Port Arthur (B)
After breakfast, take a drive to Taranna Wildlife Park to meet the island’s native mascots, Tasmanian devils, along with kangaroos and wallabies. Then go for a drive through central Tasmania to visit the convict towns of Ross, famous for its bakery, where you can buy lunch (own expense), and Richmond, with its historic convict-built bridge. Your four-day tour ends in Hobart, where you can have a drink with the group to celebrate your east-coast trip.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Awesome trip!
Luckily, the weather was all sunny and good during the 4 days. it was raining heavily in the previous days!
The package had lots of amazing sightseeing, hikes and some wildlife encounters!
The tour guide was very friendly and experienced. he's been travelling around Australia and the world for some time! he has a lot of knowledge and experience!
The trip was been better than I expected and it's always fun to travel around Australia, experience their cool nature and meet new friends from all over the world!!

Thumbs up for this great package!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I really enjoyed my tour with Wayoutback Australia despite Tassie's unpredictable weather. Touring with a small group is friendly and the casual nature of this tour allows everyone to mix in and get involved. Hightly recommend Annabelle as a tour guide, warm friendly down to earth and genuine with great stories to share

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