The BIG 3 Tasmania - Launceston to Hobart
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Hobart, TAS
- Product code: BIG3Laun
See the Big 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days! We combine the very best of our day tours to bring you 3 days of amazing highlights, scenery, wildlife and huge fun days exploring Tasmania with our awesome guides.
Day 1: Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
Departs: Launceston 7.30am
Returns: Launceston 6.30pm - 7.00pm
Overnight: Launceston (accommodation by own arrangement)
Description: Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of world famous scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from. With around 5 hours of time to spend in the National Park we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day. Experience ancient rainforests, alpine heaths, glacial lakes, rugged mountains and some of Tasmania’s iconic wildlife. We depart Launceston and travel via Sheffield, the town of murals, arriving at Cradle Mountain ready to tackle the walking tracks. For our major walk for the day, you can choose between the Dove Lake Circuit (6km track around 2 hours return walk), or for the more challenging head for loftier heights and spectacular views to Marion's Lookout (2.5 hours return walk). Enjoy your lunch relaxing in this scenic National Par and keep any eye out for the local and plentiful Wombats. Our return to Launceston takes us via Ashgrove Cheese Factory where you can sample the local flavours or enjoy a delicious locally made ice-cream. We return into Launceston around 6.30-7.00pm.
Day 2: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park
(Bring your luggage today!)
Departs: Launceston 7.30am,
Returns: Hobart 6.30 - 7.00pm
Overnight: Hobart (accommodation by own arrangement)
Description: We depart Launceston ready for an action packed day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing our day in Hobart.
Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Our drive this morning takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town we travel to the East Coast, where we catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. On arrival at Freycinet, we walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs. From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return). If you choose to travel with our guide, we will explore more of the National Park and visit beautiful Honeymoon Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park you will then continue your journey onto Hobart enjoying a stop at Kate’s Berry Farm along the way.
Day 3: Port Arthur & Tassie Devils
Departs: Hobart at 7.30am,
Returns: Hobart 6.00pm
Description: Join us for a fun and action packed day out on the Tasman Peninsula. Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing and much more. The Tasman Peninsula is home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. We experience the drama and magnificence of these with a visit to Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen before beginning a short, easy but incredibly stunning cliff top walk via Paterson’s Arch to Waterfall Bay. We believe this is the perfect introduction to the area and an invigorating way to begin our day.
As we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site, there is a wealth of information and history to take in and you will have ample time to explore and discover the nooks and crannies with around 4 hours on site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. Feel the sense of isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”, discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system. Walk through the main penitentiary; see the solitary confinement cells and many more buildings in this World Heritage open air museum.
On the journey back to Hobart we stop briefly to sample some amazing chocolate flavours at the Federation Chocolate Factory and then we enjoy a short stop at the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built sandstone bridge, reported to be haunted!
Last but not least, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view of Hobart and Mt. Wellington from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
We drop you back to your accommodation around 6.00pm. (Airport Drop Offs are available on this departure, on request via our office)
BIG 3 Planning Information
We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 Tour.
Meals are not provided, however, there are plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch and snacks on each tour to suit your taste and budget, or you can bring your own.
Book your own accommodation of choice to suit your budget and style. We will pick up and drop off to your Hobart/Launceston CBD accommodation.
Airport drop off available on prior arrangement on the return of Day 3 tour.
For flexible departure day options or non consecutive tour day options please contact are friendly office team.
Please note: This tour is also available departing from Hobart (finish in Launceston).