Routing: Launceston to Hobart
Duration: 6 Days
From AUD$790.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 5 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in Cradle Mountain and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$900.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 5 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
From AUD$1,440.00* per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 5 nights’ accommodation, 5 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in Hobart and cradle mountain, continental breakfast in Strahan and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.
DAY 01: Launceston
After collecting your vehicle the time is yours to explore Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, nestled in the hilly country where the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk rivers meet. Only 10 minutes from the city centre is the magnificent Cataract Gorge, here almost vertical cliffs line the banks of the South Esk River as it enters the Tamar. There are galleries to explore, you can take a tour of the James Boag’s Brewery or discover the many Tamar Valley wineries.
DAY 02: Launceston to Cradle Mountain (142 km)
Depart Launceston this morning and drive to Deloraine and then on through Railton and Sheffield, which sits in the foothills of Mount Roland, in one of the most scenically attractive areas on the island. From here, travel straight on to Cradle Mountain Lodge in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.
DAY 03: Cradle Mountain
Day at leisure to explore Cradle Mountain situated in St Clair National Park with its forests and abundance of wildlife. Cradle Mountain covers some of Tasmania’s highest country. Lake St Clair occupies a basin gouged out by two glaciers more than 20,000 years ago. Take a whole day to relax, enjoy and explore the Cradle Mountain area. There are extensive walking tracks, glorious forests, log fires, pure mountain air, fishing, climbing and gourmet food.
DAY 04: Cradle Mountain to Strahan (159 km)
Explore more of Cradle Mountain this morning if you wish. When you are ready to depart Cradle Mountain, travel south through the towns of Tullah and Rosebery. Zeehan was a booming mining town in the early 1900’s. Continue onto Strahan, the only town on the rugged West Coast, which is situated on Macquarie Harbour.
DAY 05: Strahan to Hobart (298 km)
Today you will travel along a spectacular road across the heart of Tasmania, following the Great Circle Route (also called the Lyall Highway) From Strahan the road winds along to reach Queenstown, surrounded by stark mountains, giving the town an eerie look. Travel on the Lyall Highway to Derwent Bridge. The scenery on this part of the drive today is quite spectacular passing through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue south from Tarraleah to New Norfolk and onto Hobart. Hobart is an attractive city built around a beautiful harbour and in the shadow of Mount Wellington. Hobart spreads out over the area from the bottom of Mt Wellington to both sides of the Tasman Bridge. Places of interest include the Royal Botanical Gardens, Constitution Dock, Sandy Bay, Salamanca Place and Battery Point.
DAY 06: Hobart
This morning return the vehicle prior to the time it was picked up on Day 1 to avoid any additional charges.
*Prices are subject to availability and conditions apply. Valid until 31 March, 2020. For dates after this or if you would like to make any changes, please contact us direct for a quote.