Wild Tasmania Self Drive

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil
Kangaroo Point, Hobart

Kangaroo Point, Hobart

Kangaroo Point, Hobart
Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain
Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart
Gordon River, Tasmania

Gordon River, Tasmania

Gordon River, Tasmania
Launceston Seaport Boardwalk

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk

Launceston Seaport Boardwalk
Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain
Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart
Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain
Franklin River

Franklin River, Tasmania

Franklin River
Spotted-tail Quoll, Tasmania

Spotted-tail Quoll, Tasmania

Spotted-tail Quoll, Tasmania
Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart

Waterfront, Hobart
Waterfall, Cradle Mountain

Waterfall, Cradle Mountain

Waterfall, Cradle Mountain

Tasmania

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6 Day Adventure

Accommodations

Amazing Views

Customizable Vacation

Self-Drive

Travel Visa

Wildlife Journey

Hobart to Launceston

Wild Tasmania

6 Day Self Drive Adventure - Hobart to Launceston

Hit the open road for your drive around the west coast of Tasmania. Start your journey in Hobart and travel this isolated island state towards Strahan. Enjoy the vast, rugged wilderness areas that are largely protected. Cruise the Gordon River then take time to explore the artisan shops and enjoy the delicious local produce. Head towards Cradle Mountain, a rich habitat for wildlife, including Tasmanian devils, quolls, platypus, echidna and several bird species. There are a wide range of fantastic walks available for different fitness levels. Be sure to stop at the Wilderness Gallery which showcases images by some the world’s best wilderness and nature photographers.

Standard
$1,155CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • Low season 02MAY19-26SEP19
  • $1,155
  • Shoulder season 27SEP19-30NOV19
  • $1,290
  • High season 01DEC19-31MAR20
  • $1,335
Superior
$1,276CAD
per person based on double occupancy
  • Low season 02MAY19-26SEP19
  • $1,276
  • Shoulder season 27SEP19-30NOV19
  • $1,389
  • High season 01DEC19-31MAR20
  • $1,400
Boutique
$1,607CAD
per person, based on double occupany
  • Low season  02MAY19-26SEP19
  • N/A
  • Shoulder season 27SEP19-30NOV19
  • $1,607
  • High season 01DEC19-31MAR20
  • $1,660

Get Ready for a Trip of a Lifetime

Details of Your Downunder Travel Adventure

Included in your Adventure

Car Rental

Hotel Accommodations

Itinerary

Some Meals

Taxes & Fees

Travel Visa

Customizable

Wildlife Encounter

Excluded in your Adventure

Flights/Airfare

Some Meals

Travel Insurance

Where will you visit?

Gordon River Cruise
Tassie Devils at Night
Hobart
Strahan
Cradle Mountain N. Park
Launceston
Franklin-Gordon N. Park
Queenstown
Spion Kopf Lookout
Derwent Bridge
Salamanca Market (Saturday mornings only)

Wild Tasmania

Itinerary

Self Drive Hobart to Launceston

6 Day Adventure

Day 1: Hobart

Welcome to Hobart. Pick up your car rental and enjoy your time at leisure.

Overnight Hobart for 1 night

Day 2: Hobart to Strahan

Drive from Hobart to Strahan. Enjoy the drive today through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. There will be plenty of time to make stops and enjoy the scenery.

Overnight in Strahan for 1 night.

 

Day 3: Gordon River Cruise

This morning, board your Gordon River Cruises vessel at the Strahan Activity Centre on the Esplanade, Strahan to commence a full day cruise. Travel to Hells Gates, the entrance to Macquarie Harbour before cruising alongside salmon and ocean trout farms to observe feeding time. Then cruise the Gordon River amidst some of the largest tracts of World Heritage wilderness on earth, cruising at a slow speed to view the mirrored reflections. Your vessel then stops at Heritage Landing for a comfortable 30 minute rainforest walk on the boardwalk, where your guide will explain the unique flora and fauna in the area. Once back on board the vessel, enjoy lunch while cruising to Sarah Island. Disembark for a guided tour and walk amongst the ruins to learn about the convicts and their way of life. Head back to Strahan where cruise concludes at approximately 2.15pm.

Drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain.

Overnight in Cradle Mountain for 2 nights

Day 4: Devils at Cradle

Enjoy an educational talk by the Keeper, and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the Tasmania devil. Tour commences inside the interpretation centre with a DVD presentation followed by an explanation of the conservation work. Then enjoy a walk outside through the breeding facility, observing the animals' day to day activities. Tour concludes after approximately 45 minutes.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 5: Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Enjoy the drive from Cradle Mountain to Launceston. Explore the little unique towns along the way.

Overnight in Launceston for 1 night

Day 6: Depart Launceston

Drop off your car rental at the airport and depart Launceston for your next Aussie Adventure!

Wild Tasmania

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Weather

Seasons in Australia are opposite to the weather in North America – December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Australia is a lovely destination to visit year-round; known for having mild weather throughout, even during its winter. The far northern parts of the country are tropical year-round.

Safety

Canadians can enjoy safe travels year-round in Australia. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. The (UV) sunrays in Australia are very strong and can cause a burn, even on a cloudy day.

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While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling Down Under – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

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The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar. Tipping is not customary; however, hotels, tour guides/ground operators and restaurants do not add service charges to your bill. If you feel your service provider went above and beyond, it is recommended to tip 10%. You are required to have a valid Australia Travel Visa.

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The electrical current for Australia (and New Zealand) is 220-240 volts; it is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust.

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The main spoken language in Australia is English. As well, Australia has many multicultural nations, including the world’s oldest nations.

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