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SOUTHERN LOOP

 

Routing: Launceston to Devonport

Duration: 8 Days

Code: L06

 

From AUD$1,490.00* per person, based on standard double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, 8 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in oles Bay & Cradle Mountain and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

From AUD$1,645.00* per person, based on superior double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, 8 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in oles Bay and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

From AUD$2,120.00* per person, based on boutique double/twin share accommodation.
Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation, 8 days unlimited km use of a compact sized car, full breakfast in oles Bay, Hobart & Cradle Mountain, continental breakfast in Strahan and fully detailed itinerary with local and regional maps.

 

 

DAY 01: Launceston to Freycinet National Park (167 km)
Depart Launceston and travel north-east to Scottsdale. Continue south east to St Helens and along the way stop at Pyengana to take a walk at St Columba Falls and buy some local gourmet cheese. Travel south to Freycinet National Park. Along the way travel through the towns of Scamander and St Mary’s, before stopping for pancakes at Elephant Pass. Or take the coast road from Falmouth to the Chain of Lagoons. Stop at the small resort town of Bicheno before continuing south through Coles Bay
to the Freycinet National Park.

 

DAY 02: Freycinet National Park
Time at leisure today to explore all that the Freycinet National Park and has to offer, including abundant wildlife, spectacular beaches including Wineglass Bay and a variety of walking trails.

 

DAY 03: Freycinet National Park to Hobart (195 km)
Make an early start this morning, as you depart Freycinet perhaps make a stop near Swansea at one of the local wineries or berry farm. Cross the Derwent River to reach Hobart on the Tasman Highway. If time permits you can also travel back to Hobart via the historic village of Richmond, with many treasures of Tasmania’s colonial past.

 

DAY 04: Hobart to Strahan (300 km)
Depart Hobart this morning and travel via New Norfolk on the Lyall Highway – a spectacular road across the heart of Tasmania to the village of Strahan. Continue through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. A number of excellent short walks lead off the highway to rainforests, waterfalls and spectacular lookouts. Stop in Queenstown, surrounded by stark mountains, giving the town an eerie look. There are good views from Spion Kop Lookout, in the centre of town. Continue as the road winds along to the quiet town of Strahan, situated on Macquarie Harbour. Strahan is the only town on Tasmania’s forbidding west coast.

 

DAY 05: Strahan to Cradle Mountain National Park (138 km)
This morning you can take an optional cruise along the Gordon River. Cruises depart at 9am and return at 2pm. Depart Strahan and travel north to Zeehan, which was a booming mining town in the early 1900’s. The Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is renowned for its walking tracks with spectacular mountain peaks, deep gorges, lakes, wild open moorlands and an incredible variety of wildlife.

 

DAY 06: Cradle Mountain National Park
Today is at your leisure to explore Cradle Mountain National Park including the many walks and spectacular scenery.

 

DAY 07: Cradle Mountain National Park to Smithton (181 km)
Depart Cradle Mountain and travel west along Belvoir Road then right onto Murchison Highway. Travel north until you reach the north coast of Tasmania. Continue west again along the Bass Highway until you reach Smithton. Smithton is the commercial centre of the North West Coast, the last stop before Arthur River and the beginning of the Tarkine wilderness. Surrounded by lush green fields fed by the rains of the Roaring Forties, Smithton has plenty of in-town and nearby attractions. Get an overview of the North West Coast on a scenic flight (own expense) or take a tour of the Tarkine and surrounds.

 

DAY 08: Smithson to Devonport (131 km)
Depart Smithon and travel east back along the Bass Highway. Enjoy the scenic drive along the north Tasmanian coast. Devonport is a busy coastal city and hosts the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on its voyage to and from Melbourne. You may choose to ferry across to the mainland or continue onto Launceston.

Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to the airport or city by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1
to avoid any additional

 

*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.

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