Tasmania is Australia’s only island state and our Tasmania Tours showcase the unspoilt wilderness and distinctive landscapes rich in historical and natural attractions.
Start your journey in Hobart and travel to the many world heritage areas Tasmania has on offer. This small group tour is fully inclusive with fantastic experiences across the entire state in 12 days.
Walk through the giant rainforest at Mount Field National Park and listen to the most photographed waterfall – Russell Falls.
Witness the mighty Cradle Mountain with its ancient blue lakes. Enjoy the Captains Deck cruising on the stunning Gordon River and take the famous Wilderness Railway Train in Queenstown.
See wombats, echidnas and the iconic Tasmanian Devil making this a masterpiece of a tour.
Tasmania is known for its quality berries, cheeses, smoked salmon, beers, ciders and boutique wines. Taste the local delicacies as we travel to various regions.
Experience our magical Tasmania Tours.
Tour Highlights & Inclusions
- Hobart Tour Departure and Finish
- 11x Nights Quality Accommodation
- Drinking Water, Snacks and Fruit
- All Meals (11x Breakfasts, 11x Lunches and 11x Dinners)
- Richmond & Richmond Bridge
- Mount Field National Park
- Lake St. Clair
- The Wall in the Wilderness
- Queenstown Memorial & Free Time
- Wilderness Railway Train in Queenstown with Premium Seating in the Wilderness Class including Meals and Drinks
- Gordon River Cruise on the Lady Franklin II with Luxury Seating on the Captains Deck including Gourmet Lunch and Drinks
- “The Ship That Never Was”- Outdoor Theatre Production in Strahan
- Cradle Mountain Dove Lake & Walks
- Cradle Devil – Tasmian Devil Sanctuary at Cradle Mountain
- The Nut in Stanley & Chairlift
- Highfield Historic Site
- Sheffield – The Town of Incredible Murals
- Ashgrove Cheese Factory
- Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm
- Tamar Valley Wine Tasting
- Tamar Island Wetland Centre
- Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
- Cataract Gorge Reserve
- Legerwood Sculptures
- Freycinet National Park
- Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk
- Swansea Spiky Bridge
- Port Arthur Historic Site
- Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
- Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Tasman Blowhole
- Tessellated Pavement
- Fully Guided Activities
Tasmania Discovery Tour with Richmond, Russell Falls, The Wall in the Wilderness and Lake St.Clair
Today is Salamanca Market and what a great way to start your tour. You will find an array of stalls offering authentic Tasmanian products and produce. Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia’s best outdoor market. It is best seen at your own leisure as everyone has different interests and tastes. Also check out the gallery and shops at Salamanca Place just behind the market. Incredible art, unique gifts and merchandise.
We depart Hobart at 12.30pm and make our way to Coal River Farm, a family run business that combines growing, making and sharing. Enjoy a taste of their summer delights and soak up the real love for fresh produce and farm life. Our next stop takes us to Puddle Duck, a stunning vineyard nestled in the heart of Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. Try some of the handcrafted wines, which have been both grown and made onsite. All back on the bus we make our way to Richmond. Explore the township, cross over the Richmond Bridge, Australia’s oldest stone span bridge still in use; and take a look at the old Evangelist Catholic Church.
We arrive at the Junction Motel in time for leisurely walk along the cliffs/banks of the Derwent River. Join back for a delicious buffet dinner at the Junction Restaurant. (Day 1, Tastings, Dinner, Overnight in New Norfolk)
This morning we drive to the unspoilt wilderness of Mount Field National Park and take a stunning walk through giant green rain forests arriving at Russell Falls, the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania. No Tasmania Tour is complete without a visit to the incredible “Wall in the Wilderness”. Marvel at Greg Duncan’s masterpiece telling the history of the harsh Central Highlands region. Then we continue onto Lake St. Clair, the deepest lake of Australia. Visit the park centre and experience the beauty of the Watersmeet Walk. Our final leg takes us to our overnight stay in Queenstown, the once richest mining town of the world. (Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Queenstown)
Queenstown, Wilderness Railway, Strahan and Gordon River Cruise
Step back in time with a stunning train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. Enjoy the premium seating in the Wilderness Class including snacks, lunch and drinks. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete our railway experience. We drive to the historic township of Strahan later in the afternoon and check into our accommodation for the next two nights. (Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Strahan)
Today we board the Lady Jane Franklin II for the Gordon River World Heritage Cruise. Experience the West Coast’s pristine wilderness in luxury with seating on the Captain’s Deck. We meander through Hells Gate, 2000-year-old rainforests and a 190-year-old convict settlement. Indulge in tasty snacks, a delicious lunch and endless drinks. After our tranquil cruise stroll the streets of Strahan and soak up the history and sights at your own leisure. Tonight we see the very successful outdoor theatre production “The Ship That Never Was” before having dinner back at our accommodation. (Day 4 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Strahan)
Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary and Stanley
Today we continue our Tasmania Tour by travelling to Stanley, a charming fishing village. We take a guided tour of the Historic Site Highfield and make our way to the top of The Nut. Take the exhilarating climb to the summit or enjoy an easy chairlift journey up and down the most photo-graphed land formation of Tasmania. Either way the views and peaceful air will be worth the effort. You will have time for a stroll along the beach before or after dinner, or just unwind and relax. (Day 5 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Stanley)
This morning we venture to the wild northern end of Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park. Discover the World Heritage Area breathing in the pure air with a walk around Dove Lake and through button grass moorland along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek on the Enchanted Walk. Visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and meet the iconic Tasmanian Devil at Devils Cradle Sanctuary. Gain a greater understanding of this unique and endangered animal along with other Australian wildlife.Today you will also have the chance taking an incredible scenic helicopter flight witnessing Cradle Mountain and surrounding gorges from the air. (additional cost) We enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner and spend the night at our 4 star Cradle Mountain accommodation. (Day 6 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight at Cradle Mountain)
Launceston, Tamar Valley, Beaconsfield, Cataract Gorge, Ledgerwood, Derby and Bicheno
Today spoil your taste buds with local produce at its best. We leave the North West corner of Tasmania with a drive to Launceston as our final destination later in the day. Our first stop takes us to Sheffield. Once a centre for industry, the town has reinvented itself as an art community. Be inspired by the many murals in town telling us stories of the past. After lunch we continue with some delicious cheese at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm before we drive the last stretch to Launceston. We arrive mid afternoon with plenty of time to take a walk to Cataract Gorge Reserve. In the reserve you can walk across the suspension bridge or stroll around the wonderful gardens. Finish the day with a yummy restaurant dinner. (Day 7 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Launceston)
After a well earned sleep in or an early morning walk in Kings Park, we head out for a beautiful day trip to Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield. You will not only find an extensive display of the very moving mine accident at the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, but you will also find other very interesting exhibits along some marvelous heritage buildings. Our next stop takes us to the Brady’s Lookout. Take in the magnificent views of the Tamar Valley, distant mountains and vineyards. Tamar Valley is the largest grape growing region in Tasmania with many boutique cellar doors. You cannot leave the valley without having tasted some wine. We visit the Tamar Valley Cellar Door for a structured wine tasting and you might even like to buy a bottle for some enjoyment later on. Then we follow the Tamar River to the Tamar Island Wetland Centre. Take a short walk to the bird hide to observe the wetland birds on the lagoon; follow the boardwalk a little further to the island or chat to one of the volunteers in the wetland centre. Back in Launceston enjoy a stroll along the riverfront precinct or into the town centre. (Day 8 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Launceston)
Continue your Tasmania Tour to the East Coast. Our first stop is Legerwood, home to the amazing avenue of memorial tree carvings. Follow the Trail of the Tin Dragon and drive through Derby, a small town but with a big story. For lunch we break in St. Helens and then travel to Bicheno, a small seaside town and our home for tonight. There is plenty of time to explore the town and to take a walk to the Blowhole and the Whalers Lookout for great photo opportunities. Well after dinner you might like to join the optional penguin tour. Get up close to the little penguins as they come ashore from a day at sea. (Day 9 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Bicheno) *optional Wineglass Bay Scenic Flight available in the afternoon
Freycinet National Park, Tasman Island Cruise, Port Arthur Historic Site and Tasman National Park
Today we travel to Freycinet National Park for breathtaking photo opportunities of Wineglass Bay. The walking track to the lookout will be rewarded with one of Tassie’s most celebrated views – shimmering turquoise seawater surrounded by secluded white beaches. Escape the group for an optional scenic flight over Wineglass Bay and National Park with Freycinet Air. Enjoy the short Great Oyster Bay walk with magnificent coastal views and check out the fantastic Visitor Information Centre. After all this natural beauty we continue our journey to Port Arthur. We arrive late afternoon and check into our accommodation for the next two nights. We are within walking distance of the Port Arthur Historic Site and you can go for a sunset walk and photos or join an optional Ghost Tour after dark. (Day 10 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Port Arthur)
We had an amazing journey so far and we are about to embark on another exceptional experience – the Tasman Island Cruise. Explore waterfalls, rock formations and deep sea caves on a great 3 hour adventure.The cruise travels beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere at Cape Pillar and we will see thousands of sea birds of all kinds, most likely seals and super pods of dolphins. After this spectacular cruise we will have lunch at the historic site before hearing about Port Arthur’s history as a convict settlement. Our visit includes an informative introductory walk and a harbour cruise. The historic buildings are open until 5pm and the grounds and gardens until dusk. We all join back for dinner and our final night. (Day 11 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight in Port Arthur)
Day 12 has arrived, and we travel back to Hobart today. If you are looking for a last-minute gift, perhaps Federation Artisan Chocolate is a good idea. Taste a variety of chocolates and it will be hard to decide what chocolate or fudge to buy. Our next stop takes us to the Tessellated Pavement for a few photographs before driving to the Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen and the Blow Hole all part of the Tasman National Park. High above the ocean with Sheer cliff drops high above the ocean and monumental rock formations. For lunch we visit the award-winning Doo-lishus Fish & Chips Van at the Blow Hole. For dessert let us treat you with fresh berry soft serve ice cream.
We travel the final leg to Hobart, and it is time to say goodbye. Spend more time in Hobart or let us drop you off at the airport for a flight back home. (Day 12 Breakfast, Lunch)
I’ve watched many travel shows over the years featuring what they suggest are the best places to visit in Tasmania. But what these travel shows don’t prepare you for are the passionate locals you meet along the way. Luckily I found Australian Iconic Tours, a tour company that not only opened up and let you delve into many of the well-known areas being, The Nut at Stanley, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, the Salamanca markets in Hobart and Port Arthur historic village. Australian Iconic Tours also exhibited many places you may not have heard so much about like the Avenue of remembrance tree carvings in Legerwood, The Tin Dragon interpretation centre at Derby or Ashgrove cheese farm where you can eat wasabi cheese! While on this tour I had many memorable adventures for instance at Queenstown I hopped on board the West coast wilderness railway steam train, or when I settled back in the Captain’s deck on the Gordon River cruise at Strahan, and then near Port Arthur the tour uncovered hidden treasures on the Tasman Island wilderness cruise.
I would like to thank Australian Iconic Tours for organizing a breath taking journey through Tasmania. I not only became friends with people on the bus who had travelled from all over the world and Australia, I also met many wonderful characters across Tasmania.
I can’t recommend this tour enough, don’t just put Tassie on you bucket list make it the first thing you do on the list.
12 Days / 11 Nights Tasmania Discovery Tour
$4495 per person fully inclusive
15th February 2020 Only 2x seats Left
Just wanted to say that your great guiding of our group through Tasmania was truly the best part of my Australian adventure. You chose terrific accommodations, great little stops in between the amazing tours. Thanks again for a wonderful adventure!! Sincerely, Susie
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