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  • Location:Launceston, Australia
  • Duration:4 days (approx.)

4-Day Tasmania East Coast Tour from Launceston

Discover Tasmania’s east coast on a 4-day tour that takes you from Launceston to Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur, before exploring the capital city of Hobart. Along the way, stop at a famously beautiful beach at Wineglass Bay, visit classic colonial towns, meet Tasmanian devils and tour the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, where you can join an optional Ghost Tour. Relax in comfortable accommodations with breakfasts included and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.


  • 4-day small-group Tasmania tour from Launceston to Hobart
  • Take a guided walk through Freycinet National Park to Wineglass Bay
  • Tour the historic site of Port Arthur, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See Tasmanian devils and other native animals at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
  • Go underground in Newdegate Cave and dip into Thermal Springs Pool at Hastings Caves State Reserve
  • Sample regional treats such as wine, beer, fruit and oysters
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll get a chance to walk among quolls and hand-feed the wallabies (pademelons) at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. One of the highlights of visiting this reserve is the chance to watch the feeding of the Tasmanian Devils, then learn about these misunderstood creatures and the threats to their survival.

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Tasmania East Coast Tour from Launceston

Port Arthur

Spend four days immersed in the beauty of Tasmania, visiting postcard-perfect beaches, national parks and the state’s top attraction, Port Arthur Historic Site. Start your journey from Launceston, then head to Port Arthur, where you stay in a private lodge. Wrap up by exploring the city and surroundings of Hobart, home to the southern fishing fleet, Antarctic ice breakers and a fascinating colonial history. Your expert guide shares a wealth of information throughout your tour, including tales about the whalers, convicts and entrepreneurs that have shaped eastern Tasmania since the early 1800s.

Accommodations, breakfasts and one lunch are included, along with a wine tasting and samples of other Tassie treats. For other meals, your guide can recommend places for delicious eats. Enjoy plenty of stops for photo ops throughout the tour.


Day 1: Launceston — Port Arthur (L)

Begin your day by traveling to the seaside village of Bicheno to see Bicheno’s Blowhole and learn about the local population of little penguins. Then head to Freycinet National Park where rugged hills meet white-sand beaches and the sea. Take a leisurely walk along the coast to a lookout point over Wineglass Bay, then head down to the water. You’ll also visit the Cape Tourville boardwalk and lighthouse, where you might spot migrating whales. At the end of your day in the national park, drive through a famous food and wine region to Port Arthur. Stop for treats such as handmade ice cream and fresh oysters before arriving at your lodging for the night. Have the option to take a spooky ghost tour (own expense) of the Port Arthur Historic Site, an infamous 19th-century penal colony.

Accommodation: Private lodge in Port Arthur

Day 2: Port Arthur — Hobart (B, L)
In the morning, check out amazing rock formations at Remarkable Cave and Maingon Lookout. Then visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site. On a guided walking tour that includes a short boat ride, learn about the harsh conditions in Port Arthur’s penal colony, then have time to explore some of its 35 historic buildings. Upon departing Port Arthur, stop at the nearby Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, a conservation park with quolls, wallabies (pademelons), birds and Tasmanian devils. Enjoy close encounters with native animals and hear about the efforts to save the Tasmanian devil population from a deadly disease. Afterward, drive along the coast and admire some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia, stopping for an easy walk to Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Then continue your drive through quirky Doo-Town and stop at Richmond, a village that is home to Australia’s oldest bridge and Catholic Church. Hear about Richmond’s convict past, then visit a vineyard for a wine tasting before ending the day in Hobart.

Overnight: Hobart Hostel (Dormitory/Shared) or a Hobart Hotel (Private)

Day 3: around Hobart (B)
Start the morning by walking through the treetops at the Tahune Airwalk. Suspended above the ground, follow a path that winds through the canopy at a height of up to 131 feet (40 meters), then cross a swinging bridge over the Huon River while enjoying the pristine forest and mountain landscape. In the afternoon, visit the highlights of Hastings Caves State Reserve. Bring your swim gear for a dip in Thermal Springs Pool, a swimming pool filled with warm natural spring waters. You can also meander along a nature trail to a place where the warm and cool waters meet. Then continue to Newdegate Cave for a walking tour with a National Park guide. Admire spectacular cave chambers as you walk through the caves. Afterward, return through the Huon Valley with stops to sample seasonal fruits such as apples, cherries and apricots.

Overnight: Hobart Hostel (Dormitory/Shared) or a Hobart Hotel (Private)

Day 4: Hobart (B)
Explore Hobart with your guide, beginning with a city sightseeing tour that explains Hobart's history, including its role as a remote outpost of the British Empire in the early 1800s, and the importance of the Derwent River and Southern Ocean. Then head up Mt Wellington, which towers over Hobart. At the summit, located 4,163 feet (1,269 meters) above sea level, enjoy sweeping views over the city and much of southern Tasmania. Learn about the mountain’s history, geology and significance to the local aboriginal people. Then wrap up the afternoon with a visit to Cascade Brewery, which has been brewing great beer since 1832. Take a tour of the factory then enjoy a tasting of their brews, taking in the surrounding gardens and views of Mt Wellington. Your tour concludes in Hobart in the early evening.

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!

Lynne J

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

Karen M

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

Great tour of the east coast. First time to Tassie and was not disappointed with what i got to see. Great people on the tour (was a small tour which was nice aged from 20 to +60...i was the second oldest at 35) and good tour guide. I had the hotel rooms instead of the dorms and they were really good rooms - recommend to do that if you are not into the backpacking/share dorms kind of thing. The only disappointing thing was that you had to cook/make your meals and then clean up with everyone - wasn't expecting that. Also be aware that you do some hiking so good walking shoes are a must. But I definately rate this tour.

Dee C

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2013

The trip was pretty spectacular, I would have preferred to do more of the walking tracks rather than spend so much time at the devil farm or at the hostel, probably geared for younger people than me!


1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2015

Your person wrote ans said she hadnotbenouhntravelersvajndvshek was putting me with another group. Your trip had many meAls the neW trip had only breakfast which was ?at one location two pieces of bread. Disappointing. The travel van was old and truly on regrouped and dirty As well as uncomfortable

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