Best of Tasmania

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Traverse the unique landscapes of Tasmania from tip to toe on this nine-day adventure. Starting in Launceston – one of Australia’s oldest cities – you’ll sample some of the north’s finest wares along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and experience the rich geological wonder of takayna/Tarkine and Cradle Mountain National Park. Then the beauty of the south be...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Explore Australia’s oldest temperate rainforest with a visit to takayna / Tarkine– home to unique species that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and are a living connection to the Gondwana supercontinent.
    • Hike the Dove Lake Circuit in Cradle Mountain National Park – passing the immense lake, high peaks of the mountain and lush vegetation while looking out for wombats.
    • See the highlights of the picturesque Tasman Peninsula, including the rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, the Tessellated Pavement and the tragically historic Port Arthur.
    • Join a bush tucker experience and learn all about the culturally rich landscape with a palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guide then browse through the Salamanca Market in historic Hobart.
    • Discover the rugged beauty and delicious flavours of Bruny Island as you sample local delicacies and explore the national parkland where towering cliffs fall away into the crashing sea.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

What's this trip about?

    Traverse the unique landscapes of Tasmania from tip to toe on this nine-day adventure. Starting in Launceston – one of Australia’s oldest cities – you’ll sample some of the north’s finest wares along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail and experience the rich geological wonder of takayna/Tarkine and Cradle Mountain National Park. Then the beauty of the south beckons, with visits kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Hartz Mountains National Park and Bruny Island. Throw in the artisanal offerings of Hobart and the off-the-grid magic of Corinna and you’ll walk away with a dinky-di Tasmanian experience.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 to 17 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLaunceston
End CityHobart

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure

Destinations

  • Australia

Attractions

  • Hobart
  • Tasmania
  • Wellington

Trip includes

    • Cradle Coast - Visit to Penguin Village
    • Cradle Coast - Narawntapu National Park
    • Stanley - The Nut
    • Cradle Coast - Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail
    • Cradle Coast - Mersey Bluff Petroglyphs
    • Cradle Coast - Welcome to Country Ceremony
    • Cradle Coast - Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place
    • takayna / Tarkine - Trowutta Arch
    • takayna / Tarkine - Lake Chisholm Sinkhole
    • takayna / Tarkine - Edge of the World
    • Waratah - Philosopher Falls
    • Cradle Coast - Rocky Cape National Park
    • Cradle Coast - Boat Harbour Beach
    • Waratah - Hellyer Gorge
    • Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake Circuit walk
    • Port Arthur - Historic Site Visit & Harbour Cruise
    • Tasman Peninsula - Remarkable Cave
    • Tasman Peninsula - Tasman Arch
    • Tasman Peninsula - Devils Kitchen
    • Hobart - Salamanca Markets
    • piyura kitina / Risdon Cove - Palawa kipli bush tucker tour
    • Hobart - kunanyi / Mount Wellington scenic drive
    • Hartz Mountains National Park - Short walks
    • Huon Valley - Honey & cider farm visits
    • Bruny Island - Full day tour
    • Bruny Island - South Bruny National Park
    • Bruny Island - Local produce, beer or wine tasting
    • Bruny Island - Truganini Lookout

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Launceston / Cradle Coast / Stanley

Welcome to Tasmania! Your adventure starts early with an 8 am welcome meeting in Launceston – one of Australia’s oldest cities. Your first stop this morning will be the Tiagarra Museum on Mersey Bluff in Devonport. Enjoy a Welcome to Country ceremony and guided tour a...

Day 2 Tarkine Wilderness (takayna)

Today, you’ll explore takayna / Tarkine – home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. Rich with geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures with habitats not found anywhere else on earth, explore sites lik...

Day 3 Rocky Cape National Park / Waratah / Corinna

Today, you’ll travel to Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park – home to windswept heathlands, sea caves, rock pools and twisted rocks formed over millions of years. Continue to the historic lighthouse at Table Cape and the stunning Boat Harbour Beach. Stop by Hellyer G...

Day 4 Corinna / Cradle Mountain

Get active today as your free time this morning allows for optional kayaking or hiking around the Corinna area, exploring the Pieman River and Tarkine Rainforest. After lunch, head to the stunning Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where your accommodation f...

Day 5 Cradle Mountain / Launceston

After breakfast, hike the scenic Dove Lake Circuit this morning in Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain area. This trail will take you around the lake and beneath the impressive spires of the mountain, passing gorgeous scenery along the way. As the circuit is board-walke...

Day 6 Hobart / Port Arthur / Tasman Peninsula

After breakfast hit the road for Hobart (or nipaluna in the language of the muwinina and palawa peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Hobart is now located). On arrival have another welcome meeting for new members of your group. Then move onto the Port ...

Day 7 Tasman Peninsula / Hobart

This morning after breakfast, drive down the beautiful Tasman Peninsula, passing through the narrow sliver of Eaglehawk Neck. Stop at Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement to view the unusual rock formations. Head back to Hobart, where the vibrant ...

Day 8 Hartz Mountains National Park / Huon Valley / Hobart

Today, you’ll drive to the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington to take in some magnificent views over the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. Then, drive into the Hartz Mountains wilderness, where you'll explore the remote and rugged place shaped ...

Day 9 Bruny Island / Hobart

This morning you’ll hop on the ferry over to Bruny Island – one of the most gorgeous spots in Tassie! Climb 279 steps to Truganini Lookout at The Neck for sweeping views, Indigenous history and wildlife spotting. Explore South Bruny National Park, where the Cape Bruny...

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Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of The Intrepid Group, taking over 100,000 travelers every year.

Intrepid Travel is part of The Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Urban Adventures and PEAK DMC.

Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning.

 

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On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:

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Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Cottage (1 night),

Transportation & Flights

Private Vehicle,Ferry,

Transportation & flights

Private Vehicle,Ferry
Guides
AUSTRALIA LEADERS All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is often also your driver, taking you from start to finish. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, as well as recommend great local eating venues. They will also introduce you to our local friends along the way. Please be aware they will be juggling many things on your tour and on some days may have less time to spend with you. But they will always be working hard to ensure you and your group have a fantastic time exploring Australia!
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements
Health & Safety
Most national governments provide regularly updated foreign travel advice on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trips here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Intrepid's operational safety policies can be viewed on our website at the link below. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how safety is being managed on our trips. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines
Age Requirements
15 to 17 years
Additional Information
Finish point Vibe Hotel Hobart 36 Argyle St Hobart 7000 AUSTRALIA
Trip ID
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