Ultimate Tasmania 8 Day 7 Night Tour - Start & End Hobart

Experience the length & breadth of Tasmania, stopping at all major sights, including MONA, Bruny Island & Cradle Mountain!

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Duration
Duration
8 days, 7 nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 7:00 am. Finish 5.30 pm
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 $1075
ValueAUD $1125SAVE AUD $50
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Children: AUD $1089
Infant: AUD $1125
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What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
  • Port Arthur Historic Site entry, guided walk and harbour cruise
  • Local produce tastings (varies with seasons)
  • Mona museum entry
  • Hostel and Motel pickups and drop-offs
  • Bruny Island Ferry

WHERE WE VISIT

  • Russell Falls
  • Mt Field National Park and Lake St Clair
  • Henty Dunes
  • Tarkine Rainforest
  • Ocean Beach
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Launceston
  • Bay of Fires
  • Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay
  • Port Arthur 
  • Hobart  
  • Salamanca
  • MONA
  • Bruny Island and Adventure Bay

What's excluded

  • Gordon River Cruise and the Penguin tour can be purchased for an additional cost. 

Why do we love this

"This is an amazing way to see the best of Tassie, and take in some of the state's most famous sites. We love that this tour gives you a mix of experiences, from wildlife encounters to scenic ferry rides and gallery visits.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This tour has it all! Discover the very best of the island and experience the Tassie vibe to the fullest! 

Get ready for 8 fun-filled and action-packed days! You'll see amazing scenery, abundant wildlife, and take in fascinating history and local culture. The tour takes you on a loop around the state, and your guide will share the famous local landmarks, as well as some unique insights and hidden surprises with you. You'll sample local products, see unique wildlife and explore the rich and varied surroundings that make Tasmania such a fantastic place. 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hobart - Strahan
Leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley, travelling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.

Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan.


Day 2: Wild West Coast
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes that stretch for 15kms along the coast. 

Afterwards, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. This is truly an incredible sight. If you fancy exploring the rainforest by water, you can join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense).

Later, after you've soaked up the stunning scenery, return to Strahan for the night. 



Day 3: Cradle Mountain - Launceston 
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park. This is where your day begins! Choose a walk to suit you, and get exploring.

There's an extensive range of tracks, and you can choose to stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout.

After soaking up the scenery, it's a short drive through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston for the night.


Day 4: Launceston - Bicheno
Make your way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires today. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim.

Later, Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where you'll visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil.

Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).


Day 5: Freycinet National Park - Hobart
An early start means you'll be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Beating the crowds means you'll be able to snap that postcard photo. Wineglass Bay is among the top beaches in the world, so it's worth capturing the moment!

As you enter the bay, you'll be welcomed by a crescent of dazzling white sand set against a bright blue sea. With pink and grey granite peaks in the background, this is one of Australia's most beautiful natural environments. Relax for a while on the secluded beach here, or, if you're feeling like a challenge embark of the Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.

Later, continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford. Both are small, friendly towns with a quaint coastal air that adds to their magic. They're perfect for a quick afternoon explore. After wandering their streets, you'll continue on the road toward Hobart.
 

 

Day 6: Bruny Island
Located at the mouth of the Derwent River, Bruny Island is the home to unique wildlife like the white Bennett’s wallabies. There's also dramatic scenery and delicious local produce to enjoy here!

It's just a short ferry ride across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the island. Once you arrive, head to the spectacular seascape of Cape Bruny and the Bruny Island Lighthouse. Enjoy some coastal walking and take in breathtaking beaches as you explore this stunning island.

Later, end the day with local produce tastings of cheese and oysters. Yum!

You'll head back to Hobart, arriving at around 5.30 pm. 

 


Day 7: Port Arthur Historic Site
After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, you'll head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. The area was a 19th-century penal settlement and today is an open-air museum. Learn about Tasmania's convict history and here stories at what is on best-preserved convict sites in the country. Rich in visual history, you'll learn about the chilling life as a convict and can imagine yourself transported back in time as you explore.

A guided walk and harbour cruise are included today. You'll head back to cosy Hobart for the night. 

 


Day 8: MONA 
Today is your chance to explore Hobart's gems! You will have the chance to visit MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Tasmania's most visited attraction. This is an incredible collection of artwork, so get ready for a memorable experience! MONA also has a brewery and winery on-site if you fancy a drink.

 

You'll also be given plenty of time to see the surrounding areas of Hobart at your own pace, with a flexible finish time for the day's activities. Perhaps you will want to spend the day walking and wandering the streets, or maybe you will prefer to sit and relax on the waterfront. Whatever you choose, Hobart is sure to leave a lasting impression.

 


This is an 8-day tour, starting in Hobart at 7.00am and finishing in Hobart at around 5.30pm (end time varies depending on what you choose to do on your last day). 

TOUR OPTIONS
  • Ultimate 8 Day Tour Hobart to Bruny Island - Hostel Dorm
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    ValueAUD $1125SAVE AUD $50
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  • Ultimate 8 Day Tour Hobart to Bruny Island - Motel Ensuite Double
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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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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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