Tasmania Explorer 6 Day 5 Night Tour - Start & End Hobart

Embark on a 6 day adventure around Tasmania and explore its most iconic sights, from Wineglass Bay to Port Arthur!

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Duration
Duration
6 days
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:00 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
8 yrs
Meals
Meals
Available for purchase
AUD $869
ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $144.83 with
Child (8-12 yrs): AUD $869
Infant: AUD $869
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What's Included

  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
  • Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs. Airport drop off available.

 

Highlights

  • Richmond Village, Tasman Penninsula, Port Aurthor Histroic Site
  • Russell Falls, Mt. FieldNational Park, Lake St Clair
  • Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Strahan
  • Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Cataract Gorge
  • Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian devils, Bicheno

What's excluded

  • The Gordon River Cruise and penguin tour are optional and can be purchased at an additional cost. 

 

Why do we love this

"We love that this tour manages to pack some of Tassie's best features into just 6 days! Freycinet National Park, the stunning Wineglass Bay, Cradle Mountain, even local Tasmanian Devils - you miss nothing on this epic trek across Australia's smallest state." 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come and experience Tasmania's natural beauty and fascinating history on a 6-day loop around the island.

Experienced guides will ensure you discover all the major highlights and attractions, as well as some hidden treasures. Explore Tasmania to the fullest and get a taste of what the state has to offer. Make the most out of your time in Tasmania in a small and fun group as we give you a taste of Tasmania – from exploring unique wilderness and meeting a Tasmanian devil, to exploring our cultural and historical attractions.

Your adventure begins now. 

Itinerary:
Day 1: PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE
We’ll visit Australia’s best-preserved colonial village, Richmond, then on to the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site (guided walk and harbour cruise included). Wander the preserved ruins in the open-air museum and imagine the harsh convict life. Throughout the day you will be amazed by the dramatic coastal scenery of Tasman NP. We’ll visit Pirate’s Bay lookout, Tasman Arch, the Blowhole, and the Devil’s Kitchen to see these magnificent geological formations.

Overnight: Hobart

 

Day 2: HOBART > STRAHAN
Today we will drive through the Western Wilds. We’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest trees and see the beautiful Russell Falls at Mt Field NP. We’ll visit the expansive Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. The drive through the Franklin-Gordon NP offers pristine rainforest and mountain scenery. You’ll enjoy the quirky mining town of Queenstown before arriving in the charming harbourside village of Strahan.

Overnight: Strahan


Day 3: WILD WEST COAST
The untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast is today’s playground. In the Tarkine rainforest we’ll hike to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, then explore the gigantic Henty Sand Dunes. Alternatively, today you have the option of cruising the scenic Gordon River (own cost). Later at Ocean Beach we’ll breathe the world’s freshest air. Back in Strahan, with luck our guide can help you find the unique platypus.

Overnight: Strahan

 

Day 4: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
At the alpine and glacial carved World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain NP choose a walk to suit your fitness. The Dove Lake circuit offers what some call the best short walk in Tassie, while the hike to Marion’s Lookout is more challenging. After looking for wombats at Ronny Creek (fingers crossed!) we’ll leave the highlands, stopping at the Town of Murals (Sheffield) before enjoying the urban delights of Launceston at your leisure.

Overnight: Launceston

 

Day 5: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO
Discover Launceston’s picturesque Cataract Gorge and look for local wallabies, then we’ll hit the road for some breathtaking East Coast scenery. Enjoy lunch in St Helens before walking along the white sands of the magical Bay of Fires (and swim, weather permitting!) Travelling south we’ll stop at a superb wildlife sanctuary to meet Tasmanian devils plus other unique wildlife. You’ll love the picturesque fishing village of Bicheno (our home for tonight) where you may also join an optional guided tour of the little penguins (own cost) as they emerge from the sea.

Overnight: Bicheno

 

Day 6: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART
The Wineglass Bay lookout provides outstanding vistas so it’s worth us getting up early and beating the crowds. Then we can relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos climb or a beach walk. Before heading to Hobart along the Great Eastern Drive we’ll take in the incredible ocean and mountain views of the Hazards pink granite peaks from Cape Tourville.

 

Tour Notes:

  • Hostel Dorm style accommodation is based on same gender dormitory rooms with shared same gender bathrooms. Own toiletries and towels are required.
  • Hostel Twin/Double and Single rooms have shared same gender bathrooms.
  • Motel style accommodation is based on private Motel rooms or self-contained Cabins with private bathroom facilities.
  • If booking Twin or Double accommodation options, a minimum of 2 persons is required. We are unable to match up single travellers into a Twin share option.

TOUR OPTIONS
  • Tasmania Explorer Tour - Hostel Dorm
    FromAUD $869
    ValueAUD $895SAVE AUD $26
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  • Tasmania Explorer Tour - Hostel Upgrade Double
    FromAUD $969
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  • Tasmania Explorer Tour - Motel Ensuite Double
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  • Tasmania Explorer Tour - Hostel Upgrade Single
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We offer a range of accommodation options to suit your budget!

 

The accommodation included in the base tour price is for a dormitory room in a hostel. The places we use throughout Tasmania are small, quiet and comfortable and we place our guests in same sex dormitory rooms. If you prefer more privacy and or comfort, you can choose a private twin/double or single room at the hostel or a nearby hotel/motel for an additional cost.

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We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.

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Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.

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All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel.  Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.

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The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!

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Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.

Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.

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We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:

  • Experienced friendly Guides
  • All bedding
  • Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
  • National Parks passe
  • All Entry Fees
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The Gordon River Cruise: This is an iconic cruise you can join on our tour. Normally $105.00 but by joining our tour the cost is only $90.00 (this will also include a buffet lunch!). Please note this price is subject to change.

The Bicheno Penguin Tour: This is a great way to view Tasmania’s Fairy Penguins up close in a natural setting. This tour takes place after sunset and has greatly assisted in the conservation of our feathered friends in Bicheno. $40.00 per person. Please note this price is subject to change.

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Under Down Under is supportive of the use of masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks are advocated by the World Health Organisation as a physical barrier to help prevent community transmission.  Wearing a mask while travelling on aircraft or where physical distancing is not possible may help protect against potential spread. We will be guided by our local public health authorities as to whether masks should always be worn. Please bring your own masks on tour, and learn how to safely wear, wash, and dispose of masks prior to coming on tour.

 

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We have carefully reviewed all our policies and adopted recommended best practice cleaning and sanitation procedures from WorkSafe and in accordance to government guidelines, and we have implemented new staff training. In addition, we have instigated pre-tour ‘fit for travel’ health assessments, new procedures for dealing with potential health issues on tour, and contactless/no touch payments.

 

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Any guest that has symptoms of COVID-19 while on tour will be assisted by our staff to get medical assistance. We will abide by the guidance of local health authorities. This may or may not require testing, self-isolating or quarantine for the individual and/or others on the tour. Please be aware that while we will assist any and all guests that require medical care or other support, any expenses incurred for treatment, testing or quarantine will need to be covered by the guest or guests affected.

 

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Please bring a supply of hand sanitiser. We shall provide some on our tour vehicle and your accommodations will have some accessible; however, having your own supply will ensure that you have some protection during free time when you are exploring on your own.

 

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Prior to travel, it is essential that you let our office know if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in isolation, or are known to have been in contact with someone that is suspected or has had COVID-19. Further, upon pick-up of all guests at the beginning of tour we shall ask each guest to complete a short health survey. At that time, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, we will assist you to seek medical advice immediately. You will not be permitted to join the tour until cleared by a medical professional.

 

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Travel insurance is strongly recommended for travel to cover a broad range of potential travel issues. Currently most policies are unlikely to cover for COVID-19 related illness or travel issues; however, each policy differs and it is important to check your individual policy inclusions and exclusions.

 

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations by You

We strongly advise you to take out travel insurance which includes cover for cancellation costs.

If you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply.

If you cancel a booking:

  • 21 days or more prior to departure, we will charge the lessor amount between the booking deposit amount and 25% of the total booking amount.

  • Within 8 to 20 days prior to departure, we will charge 50% of the booking amount.

  • 7 days or fewer prior to departure or no show, we will charge 100% of the booking amount.

  • Mt Wellington Descent tour only- we may at our absolute discretion charge the following fees: within 7 Days- 25%, within 48 to 24 hours- 50%, or within 24 hours or no show- 100% of booking amount.

If you cancel a booking due to COVID-19:

  • Within 21 days of departure and due to you having COVID-19 or symptoms and supported by a medical certificate, or due to border closures inhibiting your ability to travel, we will refund monies paid by you in connection with the booking less any unrecoverable costs.

If you are not present at your tour’s department time, you join the tour after departure, or leave the tour prior to its completion for any reason, no refund will be made.

 

Cancellations by Us

If we cancel your tour, you can transfer the fare paid towards a tour on an alternate date or alternatively receive a full refund. Refunds will be provided where required by Australian Consumer Law. 

In circumstances where a cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights. 


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