Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur 3 Day Tour

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Tour Details

Duration
3 Days
Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Daily Central Hobart/Launceston -  Hotel/Hostel pick up and drop off
  • Professional guides and interpretive walks
  • Small, friendly groups
Excludes
  • Meals - You may bring your lunch with you or we will stop to give you an opportunity to purchase your lunch on the day.  
  • Accommodation – Generally you will need 2 nights x Hobart & 2 nights x Launceston, this is by your own arrangement.  We pick up and drop off to all Hobart/Launceston central city Hotels & Hostels
Availability
Available all year round
Regions Visited
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Swansea, Coles Bay and Freycinet
  • Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula
Departure Point
Pickup from your accommodation in Launceston

Tour Description

See the BIG 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days!

During 3 action packed days, our BIG 3 Tasmania tour explores some of our Island’s most scenic and world-renowned locations.  Start your journey with a huge day of out at Cradle Mountain World Heritage area, an area of immense grandeur with amazing walks and scenery.  Travel onwards to Hobart via Wineglass Bay lookout for some of the world’s best coastal scenery. Keep your eyes open and your footsteps light to encounter our local animals in the wild.  Lastly, walk amongst the history at the world heritage Port Arthur Historic Site and enjoy the action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding. Visit local historic towns, taste delicious local products and enjoy some fascinating stories along the way.  Enjoy the diverse scenery, abundant wildlife and huge ACTIVE and fun days exploring the BIG 3 Tasmania with our amazing guides.

A quick snapshot of BIG 3 Tasmania (Launceston to Hobart):

Day 1:  Starts Launceston, Finishes Launceston (Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake)
Day 2:  Starts Launceston, Finishes Hobart (Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park)
Day 3:  Starts Hobart, Finishes Hobart (Port Arthur & Tassie Devils)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area

Departs Launceston 7.30am, Returns Launceston 6.30 - 7.00pm
(Overnight Launceston:  accommodation by own arrangement)

  • Explore Cradle Mountain National Park & World Heritage Area (4-5 hours)
  • Stand on the shore of the spectacular setting of Dove Lake
  • Enjoy some short introductory walks and interpretation to the area
  • Walk along the “Rainforest City” & “Pencil Pine Falls” tracks
  • Take on the Dove Lake circuit walk (easy grade 2-3 hours)
  • Or, take on the harder walk to the lofty views of Marion’s Lookout (medium grade 2-3 hours)
  • Explore the historic Weindorfers Chalet
  • Walk amongst the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfers Forest Walk
  • Visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area.

Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before you. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.  We return to your Launceston accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm.

Day 2:  Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park

Departs Launceston 7.30am, Returns Hobart 6.30 - 7.00pm (bring your bags today!)
Overnight: Hobart (accommodation by own arrangement)

  • Explore Freycinet National Park (4+ hours)
  • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk 45 mins)
  • Choose the option to extend your walk to the white sands of Wineglass Bay (longer walking option 2.5 hours)
  • Visit beautiful Honeymoon Bay
  • Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk (easy 20 mins)
  • Enjoy some fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Visit the historic town of Campbell Town and the Convict Brick Trail
  • Treat yourself to the delights at Kate’s Berry Farm before returning to 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 & Tasmanian Devils

Departs Hobart at 7.30am, Returns Hobart 6.00pm

Finishes in Hobart (drop off back to your hotel)
** Airport Drop off available (around 5.30pm) by arrangement (small luggage requirements)

  • Visit Port Arthur Historic Site (2.5 hours)
  • Explore the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
  • Experience the ferocious action of a Tasmanian Devil feeding!
  • Photograph spectacular views from the Waterfall Bay Cliff Top Walk (easy grade, 2km)
  • See the Tasman National Park highlights – Devils Kitchen & Tasman Arch
  • Enjoy the stories from Pirates Bay Lookout, Eaglehawk Neck & The “Dogline”
  • Sample the local chocolates made at Federation Chocolate Factory
  • Visit historic Richmond Village
  • Enjoy the spectacular view at a local Hobart City lookout

We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. Head to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you have around 4-hours to explore. 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. The return to Hobart takes you into the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.