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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer

9 days 8 nights
Launceston to Hobart
from NZD$4,318pp
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From ancient rainforests to dramatic coastlines, uncover Tasmania’s natural wonders on this 9-day adventure. Tasmania may be just across the ditch from mainland Australia, but when it comes to standout scenery, unique wildlife, and intriguing history, this island is a world away. This 9-day journey will weave you through must-sees and lesser-known treasures, with a local leader to provide expert knowledge at every step. Set off from the historic city of Launceston, hike the coastal trails of Narawntapu and Rocky Cape national parks, and explore the prehistoric Tarkine Rainforest. Hit the markets in Hobart, sample the homegrown flavours of Bruny Island, learn about the region’s colonial past, and explore a rugged, wild coastline shaped over the centuries by the southern seas.

This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note that it includes several guided walks, allowing you to get amongst nature. Most are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

This Tour Also Features

  • North Coast Visit to Penguin Village
  • Spreyton Cider Company Lunch
  • Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
  • Narawntapu National Park
  • Rocky Cape National Park
  • Table Cape Lighthouse Visit
  • Cradle Mountain National Park Visit and Hikes
  • Hobart Ferry Ride & Visit to Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Excursion to the summit of Mt Wellington
  • Richmond Colonial Village Visit
  • Willie Smith
  • Huon Valley Wooden Boat Centre Tour
  • Geeveston & Hartz Mountains National Park
  • Bruny Island Day Trip by Ferry
  • Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
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Itinerary
Day One - Welcome to Tasmania!
Tour day 1
9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 1
Launceston / North Coast / Stanley

After this morning's meeting you head from Launceston, one of Australia’s oldest cities, to the seaside town of Stanley, with plenty of scenic stops along the way. Visit Narawntapu National Park, whose coastal plains are home to stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of bird species. Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of this area, where artefacts can still be found along the walking trails. Together, we’ll enjoy a platter lunch at an amazing cidery that is part of Tasmania’s Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. You may opt to sample their local brews – perhaps a vintage pear cider, and if you have a sweet tooth, Anvers Chocolate may be calling you to taste its famous truffles! Next drop into the Tasmanian Arboretum, where there are reasonable chances for you to spot a platypus. After a brief stop in the picturesque town of Penguin continue along the rocky coastline to Stanley. Climb the famous landmark The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug that juts out into the Bass Strait and offers outstanding views from the top. Later, wander down to the working wharf where some of the freshest seafood in Tasmania comes in each day. At night, there is an option for you to book dinner at Hursey Seafood, another part of the Tasting Trail.

It’s very important that you meet the group early this morning at 8am to begin your tour. Find more details in the ‘Joining Point Instructions’ section of your Essential Trip Information. We recommend spending a night in Launceston before your tour begins.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Lunch

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Day Two - Geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures
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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 2
The Tarkine / Stanley

The Tarkine is home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. It is rich with geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth. Explore sites like the hidden Trowutta Arch and the Lake Chisolm sinkhole, both examples of fascinating geological change. Other highlights along the Tarkine Coast include Marrawah, famous for its big wave surfing, Mount Cameron West, one of the most important Aboriginal art sites in Tasmania, and the desolate Edge of the World, marking the longest stretch of ocean on the planet – from here, there’s no land until Argentina. You’ll enjoy numerous short walks to explore the sites, with a picnic lunch along the way. Later return to Stanley for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day Three - Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park
Tour day 3
9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 3
Corinna

Today you travel to Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park, home to windswept heathlands, sea caves, rock pools and twisted rocks that have formed over millions of years. Discover the cultural and spiritual connection to this area among the Aboriginal community. Continue to the historic lighthouse at Table Cape and on to the stunning Boat Harbour Beach before stopping for lunch at either the spectacular Hellyer Gorge or in the historic town of Waratah. Take a short walk (approximately 1.5 hours roundtrip) to see the pretty Philosopher Falls. In the remote, rural town of Corinna, settle into your accommodation in restored miners’ cottages and put away your phone – there’s no service out here anyway. Here you will enjoy a lovely dinner with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day Four - Activity Day! Kayak and Hike around the Corinna area, before a well earned Whisky tasting
Tour day 4
9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 4
Corinna / Devonport

Get active today with opportunities for kayaking and hiking around the Corinna area, exploring the Pieman River and Tarkine rainforest. After lunch in Corinna, begin your return towards to the North West coast, with plenty of stops along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Enjoy a whisky tasting tour at Hellyers Road Distillery, and further along the Tasting Trail you will have the option sample local beers at Buttons Brewing. Continue to Devonport where you'll spend the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day Five - Explore the National Park
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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 5
Cradle Mountain National Park / Launceston

Head back to Launceston, via the one of Tasmanias outdoor art galleries, the Sheffield Murals. After this you will spending time in the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park. With many options to enjoy the breathtaking peaks, you can take a walk around the lovely Dove Lake in Cradle Valley or hike up to Marion’s Look out for breathtaking views across the area - the options are open for you. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats at Ronny Creek. Along the way to Launceston, there will be more optional stops for tastings and shopping, including for locally grown raspberries, cheese and ice cream.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day Six - A day in the city!
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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 6
Hobart

After an early breakfast, make the drive to Hobart where a meeting will take place to welcome any new travellers joining you for the next part of your journey. Then make a trip to the summit of Kunyanyi (Mount Wellington) for spectacular, sprawling views of the city and southern Tasmania. Grab lunch at one of the many restaurant options along the Hobart waterfront, where local fishermen, sailors and travellers have gathered for more than 200 years. In the afternoon, catch the ferry to the quirky Museum of Old and New Art, home to an eclectic collection of pieces – such as a man named Tim, whose tattooed back has been on display since 2011 as living art. You’ll take the ferry back to check into your hotel, where you are free to relax for the evening or head out and explore local Hobart nightlife.

As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group will likely change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary. We suggest you attend, as this is also a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers. It’s important that you attend the welcome meeting as your new group leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Seven - Local markets, historic Richmond, and surging seas
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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 7
Richmond / Tasman Peninsula / Hobart

Today, the Salamanca Markets await, ready to tempt you with local delights – everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. We’ll spend 2 hours exploring the market, then head to the historic town of Richmond. With over 40 heritage buildings, Richmond gives you the impression that you’ve landed back in the colonial 1800s. From there, head down the peninsula to the southern tip at Port Arthur. Driving down the beautiful Forestier and Tasman peninsulas, you’ll pass through the narrow sliver of land that is Eaglehawk Neck and stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, where the surging sea meets stunning rock formations. Once you reach Port Arthur, you can opt to hike from the aptly named Remarkable Cave, a picturesque sea cave shaped by ancient earthquakes, out to the breathtaking Crescent Bay, surrounded by steep sand dunes and offering awesome views along the coastline and sea cliffs. Or, you may want to explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, a former convict settlement with a horrific past (extra cost). You will return to Hobart for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day Eight - Taste your way through the Huon Valley
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9 Day Intrepid Travel Tasmanian Explorer - Day 8
Huon Valley / Hobart

Feast on local delights at the Hobart farmers’ market, where you can meet local producers and browse for seasonal Tassie produce like gooseberries, pine mushrooms or fresh oysters, depending on the time of year. Depart for the Huon Valley and the riverside town of Franklin where you’ll visit the Wooden Boat Centre, to learn the fine art of hand-crafted timber boats. From here you’ll go to Geeveston, a small township known for its forestry heritage and gateway to the Hartz Mountains wilderness, where you'll explore this remote and rugged place shaped by ancient glaciers. Your last stop in the Huon Valley is to learn about the history of local apple farming, maybe with a few cider samples, at a fourth-generation orchard and cidery. Return to Hobart for the evening to enjoy dinner at an iconic Battery Point pub.

Accommodation: Hotel Accomodation or similar
Accommodation type: Comfort
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day Nine - Explore Bruny Island before departing
Tour day 9
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Bruny Island / Hobart

Hop on the ferry over to Bruny Island. Climb 279 steps to reach Truganini Lookout at The Neck for sweeping views and wildlife-spotting. Explore South Bruny National Park, where the Cape Bruny Lighthouse perches high above the wild waves of the Southern Ocean. Visit Cloudy Bay, at the southernmost tip of the island, where whaling stations operated in the mid-1800s. See the beautiful coastline of Adventure bay, and stop in at a few local Bruny Island shops for tastings of locally sourced products such as cheese, oysters, honey, beer and/or wine. Your tour concludes upon return to Hobart at 5.30pm, and you are free to depart at your leisure.

Please note that your trip comes to an end upon arrival back in Hobart, at approximately 5:30pm. Please consider this when booking onward travel. We recommend you stay an additional night in Hobart.

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