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Tasmania Suggested Itinerary

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DAY 1
Arrive Launceston - Begin your day with an invigorating 15-minute walk to Cataract Gorge Reserve, where you can ride the Basin Chairlift to formal gardens and natural bush on the other side of the water.

Must see sites and stops:

  • Cruising the Tamar River on the luxury catamaran MV Tamar Odyssey
  • Take a historic coach tram tour through the streets of this charming and elegant city

DAY 2
The bounty of nature and the skill of the island’s winemakers are abundantly evident in a range of exceptional Tasmanian sparklings, pinots, chardonnays and rieslings, yours for the tasting at the cellar doors of the Tamar Valley’s many vineyards.  From Legana, 15 minutes’ drive from Launceston, the yellow and blue signs of the Tamar Valley Wine Route guide you from one outstanding winery to another. 

Must see sites and stops:

  • Sample award-winning cool climate vintages and cheeses at the Daniel Alps at Strathlynn Wine Centre
  • Continue on to St Matthias, Rosevears Estate and Iron Pot Bay vineyards

DAY 3
St Helens, the largest town on the east coast of Tasmania, is a hub of commercial fishing. 

Must see sites and stops:

  • Charter a vessel and head for the open ocean, where game fishing can deliver marlin of up to 200kg
  • Visit the dazzling beaches of the Bay of Fires and The Gardens near Binalong Bay, just north of the town
  • Tuck into some of the finest fresh Tasmanian seafood available, at the Captain’s Catch on the Esplanade

DAY 4
A 45-minute drive from Bicheno is the delightful township of Coles Bay, in a sheltered nook at the northern edge of Freycinet National Park.  Dominated by jagged pink granite peaks with dramatic cliffs that drop sheerly into the sea, this park boasts one of the 10 best beaches in the world - Wineglass Bay, a perfect half-moon of gleaming white sand. 

Must see sites and stops:

  • Kayak, swim or fish in the crystal-clear ocean
  • Take the 20-minute walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, about halfway to the beach
  • Journey on a short or multi-day bushwalks in the park
  • Take a guided day walk with Freycinet Experience in comfortable private standing camps
  • Venture out to sea on a half-day or full-day guided coastal kayak paddle
  • Embark on one of the charter boat operators along the East Coast
  • Enjoy an evening wildlife tour

DAY 5
Follow the scenic coastal highway for approximately one hour to Swansea, enjoying the east coast’s superb berries, breads, seafood, walnuts, olives and cheeses along the way.  Taking the 15-minute Maria Island ferry ride from the Eastcoaster Resort, located between Orford and Triabunna, to the Maria Island National Park.  Maria Island’s penal settlement is older than Port Arthur’s, wallabies range freely and the island is home to more than 80 species of birds.  Exploring the island’s history, flora and fauna requires at least a full day.

Must see sites and stops:

  • Sample exceptional wines at local vineyards Coombend and Spring Vale
  • Call in to savour the home-grown fruit and ice-cream at Kate’s Berry Farm just south of Swansea
  • Visit the Swansea Bark Mill, Wine and Wool Centre  

DAY 6
Take your time meandering through the historic townships of Buckland and Sorell before arriving in Tasmania’s capital city, an hour’s drive from Orford. The city stretches along the banks of the Derwent River, bounded on one side by Mt Wellington, a dramatic presence occasionally dusted with snow. 

Must see sites and stops:

  • Sip coffee under the sun umbrellas of Salamanca Place
  • Check out views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and coastline

DAY 7
Hobart’s delights are not restricted to its heritage and natural beauty.  The Female Factory Historic Site and Island Produce Fudge Factory and Cascade Brewery will tempt you with their tours and products, or take a popular chocolate factory tour.  

Must see sites and stops:

  • Prepare a meal with fresh vegetables from the stalls of the Hmong community at Salamanca Market
  • Try local honey from leatherwood, a native rainforest tree
  • Taste some of the exotic varieties of mushrooms, raspberries, cherries and stonefruit
  • Sample a selection of the state’s wonderful varieties of apples - we pride ourselves on producing the best