BIG 3 Tasmania - Launceston to Hobart - 3 Day Active Adventure

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See the BIG 3 highlights of Tasmania in just 3 days! See Tasmania’s three biggest highlights in three amazing days! We’ve combined our most popular day tours exploring Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur into one unforgettable Tassie experience. Let’s go! Day 1: See Tasmania’s alpine heart and World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain. Walk the stunning Dove Lake Circuit or tackle Marion’s Lookout. Wander Sheffield’s outdoor art gallery and reward yourself with handmade Tasmanian gelato at Van Diemens Land Ice Creamery. Day 2: Travel from Launceston to Hobart via the sparkling East Coast. Visit one of the world’s Top 10 most beautiful beaches, Wineglass Bay. Relax in a hilltop vineyard overlooking Freycinet National Park. Day 3: Take a jaw-dropping walk along Australia’s highest sea cliffs on the Tasman Peninsula. Discover the dark history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get up close and personal with Tassie Devils at the Unzoo. Walk over Australia’s oldest bridge in Richmond.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours Tasmania

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Day 1 Cradle Mountain National Park

Stop At: Sheffield

After leaving Launceston we stop in the quirky town of Sheffield, the town of murals, a unique open air art gallery. From there we head into the mountains along winding roads fringed by rainforest to arrive at Cradle Mountain National Park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain’s jagged silhouette is unmistakable. Standing 1545 metres above sea level amongst glacial lakes, alpine moorland and World Heritage Listed wilderness, this iconic mountain is pure untamed Tassie. On this full day tour, you’ll score front row seats. We begin our adventures with an easy guided walk to the stunning Pencil Pine Falls. A great introduction to the National Park. After that it’s onto our main walk of the day, Dove Lake Circuit, an easy 6km circumnavigation of the stunning lake that sits at the bottom of Cradle Mountain. The views are epic. If you’re up for a challenge, tackle the hike to Marion’s Lookout. An uphill climb rewards you with breathtaking views of Cradle Mountain, Little Horn, Smithies Peak and so many mirrored lakes.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At:

Our last stop is Van Diemen’s Ice Creamery and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for well-earned treats crafted from the finest Tasmanian dairy and produce. A sweet end to a heavenly day.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 2 Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park

Stop At:

After leaving Launceston, we enjoy a short stop at the Georgian township of Campbell Town for supplies and convict relics.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Freycinet National Park

From there we head east, greeted by a spectacular view of The Hazards as we enter Freycinet National Park. A short-but-sensational 20 minute walk along the Cape Tourville Lighthouse circuit reveals 360 degree views before we hike to the Wineglass Bay lookout as a group.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Wineglass Bay Lookout

The 45 minute ascent to Wineglass Bay gets the heart pumping before revealing one of the best vistas in the Southern Hemisphere. Gaze out over treetops to a sweeping vista of white sand and turquoise water, soaking in the beauty of Wineglass Bay. Depending on how active you’re feeling, you can extend your hike down to the beach for swimming, relaxing and dolphin spotting or return from the lookout with your guide to check out Honeymoon Bay.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Devil's Corner Cellar Door

The afternoon brings us to Devil’s Corner winery, perched high on a hill overlooking Freycinet. It’s the ideal place to kick back with a glass of wine, fresh seafood platter, woodfired pizza, tea, coffee or artisan gelato before ending our day in Hobart.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 3 Port Arthur and Tassie Devisl

Stop At: Tasman National Park

Travel with us from Hobart to the Tasman Peninsula, where the might of the Southern Ocean has carved spectacular caves and arches into solid rock. Meet Tassie’s coastline at its rugged finest. It’ll take your breath away. Spend the morning walking along 300-metre-high clifftops, pausing at majestic lookouts to watch giant waves crash against dolerite spires. Visit Pirates Bay, Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch and the famous Devil’s Kitchen, ticking all the best views off the list.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

The Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is up next. Tasmanian Devils are carnivorous marsupials that can only be found in Tasmania. They look like a small bear and are just as feisty, with one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. You’ll get up close and personal with these iconic critters in a snarling feeding frenzy! You can also feed wallabies by hand, attend a Birds of the Bush presentation, and learn about local wildlife from the Unzoo’s passionate staff.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Arthur Historic Site

Next stop is Port Arthur Historic Site, where impeccably preserved ruins offer a chilling glimpse of life as a Tasmanian convict. You will have around 2 hours exploring this World Heritage open air museum, including a complimentary harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead and fascinating site talks.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Richmond

Our last stop is the unmissable Richmond, a historic village filled with quaint stone buildings, ye olde lolly shops and Australia’s oldest bridge! This sandstone beauty was built by convicts and is thought to be haunted. You be the judge. A devilishly good day out.

Duration: 45 minutes
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