Tasmania West Coast 3 Day 2 Night Tour - Start Hobart, End Launceston

Adventure through Tasmania’s wild West Coast and visit the Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River, Cradle Mountain, Launceston & more!

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Duration
Duration
3 days, 2 nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 7:00 am. Finish 5.30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
8 yrs
Meals
Meals
Available for purchase
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Start Hobart, end Launceston
AUD $429
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What's Included

  • 2 nights’ accommodation 
  • National Park entry fees
  • Hobart CBD Hostel and motel pickups and Launceston CBD drop offs.

Highlights:

  • Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Franklin-Gordon National Park, Lake St Clair
  • Queenstown, Montezuma Falls, Henty Dunes, Ocean Beach
  • Tarkine Rainforest, Strahan Village, Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
  • Advanced Eco-Certified Tour

What's excluded

  • The Gordon River Cruise is optional and can be purchased at an additional cost 

Why do we love this

"This is the perfect tour to get a taste of Tasmania. See some of the state's most iconic sights and explore stunning nature and quirky towns in just 3 days. We love how easy this trip is to fit into any itinerary!"

WHAT TO EXPECT

Immerse yourself deep in the West Coast wilderness. Step back in time as you discover Tassie’s rich natural heritage; walk through untouched forests, explore wild rivers and rugged coastlines, see breathtaking mountainous vistas and breathe the freshest air in the world. This is a rare opportunity to experience part of the world that still feels raw, rugged and utterly beautiful.

Itinerary:

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN
From the tranquil Derwent Valley, we’ll journey to Mt Field NP, where we’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest flowering trees and visit the beautiful Russell Falls. Other highlights today include a stop at Lake St Clair, which is Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, and traversing the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River NP. Located deep within the massive Tasmanian World Heritage Area, this drive into the Western Wilds offers breathtaking views of rainforests and rugged mountain scenery. We stop briefly at Queenstown with its ‘moonscape’ and historic buildings, to get a taste of Tassie’s rich mining history. Our home for two nights is the harbourside village of Strahan. This beautiful and historic town is one of the most picturesque places to stay in all of Tasmania.

Overnight: Strahan

 

Day 2: WILD WEST COAST
Tasmania’s West Coast offers untouched wilderness. We’ll explore the Tarkine rainforest and Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, followed by the Henty Sand Dunes. Alternatively, choose the renowned Gordon River Cruise (own cost). Later, we’ll visit Ocean Beach and breathe the freshest air in the world. Back in Strahan, our guide knows the best spot to look for platypus at dusk or dawn.

Overnight: Strahan

 

Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON
This World Heritage Area is an alpine wilderness carved by ancient glaciers. It is a hiker’s paradise; you may wish to choose the challenging and scenic track to Marion’s Lookout, or an impressive but easier option is the magnificent Dove Lake Circuit. We’ll look for wombats at Ronny Creek, before departing Cradle Mountain to travel to Launceston via Sheffield (the Town of Murals).

 

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.

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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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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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Yes, Wifi is available and bedding is included at all our accommodation options. You do not need to bring along any bedding.

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No, You will need to arrive into your departure city at least the day before your tour is scheduled to depart. Due to the early start to our day tours and multi-day tours you cannot arrive the same day your tour is set to depart.

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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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