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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain

Highlights
  • Three-day combination tour of Tasmania, from Hobart to Launceston
  • Enjoy seeing top Tasmanian destinations including Port Arthur Historic Site, Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park
  • Learn about Port Arthur Historic Site on a guided walking tour and harbor cruise
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain
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3-Day Tasmania Combo: Hobart to Launceston Active Tour Including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park and Cradle Mountain
From USD 281.22
Overview
Explore the top sites of Tasmania on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Hobart to Launceston. Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
What to Expect

Combine the very best highlights in 3 days of amazing travels. Enjoy diverse scenery, abundant wildlife and huge fun days exploring Tasmania with awesome guides.  See Port Arthur, Tassie Devils, Wineglass Bay & Cradle Mountain in this action packed series of tours across 3 days. 

Day 1:  Port Arthur & Tasmanian Devils 
Departs Hobart at 7.30am, Returns Hobart 6.00pm

Pick up from your central Hobart hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30am
Drop-off back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm. 

Day 1 highlights

  • Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk
  • Pirate’s Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Doo Town
  • Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park
  • Devil Feeding, walk with the wallabies, Birds of the Bush show
  • Port Arthur Historic Site (2hrs), Guided Walk, Harbour Cruise
  • Richmond Historic Village
  • Hobart City Lookout

Day 2:  Hobart - Wineglass Bay & Freycinet – Launceston
(bring your bags today!)
Departs Hobart 7.30am, Finishes Launceston 6.30 - 7.00pm
Overnight: Launceston (accommodation by own arrangement)

Pick up  from your central Hobart hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30am.
Finish today at your Launceston CBD accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm. 

Day 2 highlights:

  • Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
  • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk 45 mins)
  • Choose the option to extend your walk to the white sands of Wineglass Bay (longer walking option 2.5 hours)
  • Visit the highlights of Freycinet National Park - Honeymoon Bay 
  • Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk (easy 20 mins)
  • Enjoy some fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Visit the historic town of Campbell Town and the Convict Brick Trail
  • Treat yourself to the delights at Kate’s Berry Farm before returning to Hobart!

Day 3:  Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
Departs Launceston 7.30am, Returns Launceston 7.00pm
Overnight: Launceston (accommodation by own arrangement)

Pick up today from your central Launceston hotel/hostel between 7.00am – 7.30am
Return to Launceston around 6.30 – 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.

Day 3 highlights:

  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area (4-5 hours)
  • Dove Lake
  • A variety of short introductory walks
  • Rainforest city & Pencil Pine Falls Walk
  • Dove Lake Walk (easy grade) or Marion’s Lookout (medium grade)
  • Weindorfers Chalet
  • Weindorfers Forest Walk
  • Guided walks & interpretation
  • Sheffield – historic ‘Town of Murals’
  • Ashgrove Cheese Factory
Itinerary

Day 1 Hobart - Port Arthur and the Tasmanian Devils
Take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. Head to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you will have around 2 hours to explore. Then spend another 1.5 at the Tasmanian Devil park which includes a Devil feeding and a
free flight Falcon Show. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. The return to Hobart takes you into the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.

Day 2 Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. A perfect crescent shape, stunning colors and dazzling white sand make this one of Tasmania’s not to be missed locations. Travel from Hobart heading east following the coastline north. Enjoy a stop at Spiky Bridge, picturesque Spiky Beach and then on into the National Park. Walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought after photographs and offer you some walking options for the day. For the keen walkers you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return), enjoy a swim in the pristine waters, relax and have lunch in this amazing setting. Or, travel with your guide to discover more of the National Park and visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and short walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park, visit the Devils Corner Winery. This new attraction on the East Coast of Tasmania has amazing views, gelato, fresh seafood and of course wine
tasting. Lastly, you will begin the trip to Launceston. Have a brief stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for anyone interested in sampling the local oysters, mussels or crayfish.

Day 3 Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5-hours of possible walking time before you. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.

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Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2018
Brilliant Big 3!

This tour was a fantastic way to cover lots of Tasmanian highlights & also a great way to combine visiting both Hobart & Launceston. On this tour we saw & did so much - stunning scenery, fascinating history & getting closer to the native wildlife....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KJT100
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Best tour I did in Australia

I did the 3-day Hobart to Launceston tour including Port Arthur, Freycinet National Park, and Cradle Mountain National Park. A different guide each day -- Nick, David, and Graeme were all fantastic and organized. The Dove Lake Circuit the 3rd day was very rainy but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 19Countries
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile
Great itinerary and great guide Greyam

We took this tour because we wanted to cover the best destinations in Tasmania in 3 days and it did just that. The tour is very well planned and our Guide from Launceston - Greyam was a star. He explained everything so well, answered all...More

Thank Devdarshini
Reviewed 23 October 2017
Great views & super guides

This tour offered a great introduction to Tasmania. We travelled to several important and interesting places, while learning about the history of the state and the country. The tour worked for me because it featured a small group (10-12 people) travelling in a van. With...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank VCR-Jeff
Reviewed 22 October 2017
A snapshot of Tasmania

The first day was excellent, we had tour guide Nick who was very knowledgeable about the region. His driving was a little scary though. The second day we had Clint who didn't really give us any information throughout the day and was too busy talking...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank wcbakic
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