10 Day Deluxe Self Drive Package

10 days - Self Drive Package
Day 1

Arrive Launceston, pick up rental car at airport. Includes unlimited kilometres, insurance, fees and taxes. Drive to Launceston City and visit Cataract Gorge and the downtown area.

Accommodation: Launceston – Peppers Seaport Hotel – River view suite or similar (upgrade option: stay on a winery estate close to Launceston)

Day 2

Drive along Tasmania’s wild North Coast and visit the seaside towns of Penguin and Burnie before getting into the UNESCO world heritage area of Cradle Mountain. As an optional extra, get close to our iconic animal the Tasmanian Devil during an after dark feeding tour at the local sanctuary.

Accommodation: Cradle Mountain – Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – Spa cabin or similar

Day 3

Explore the many walks of the Cradle Mountain National Park. Visit Dove Lake before heading west via old mining towns to the quaint fishermen’s village of Strahan. Explore the Montezuma Falls and the Ocean beach which is visible from space.

Accommodation: Strahan – Franklin Manor – Spa room or similar

Day 4

As an optional add-on join the Gordon River Cruise in the captain’s upper deck cabin including lunch and all drinks and get way out into the wilderness. Spend the afternoon walking on the beach or taking one of the many forest walking trails.

Accommodation: Strahan – Franklin Manor – Spa room or similar

Day 5

Traverse the island and travel through alpine regions. Stop at the ‘Wall in the Wilderness’, breath the freshest air and unwind yourself from everything. Visit Russell Falls and Tall trees at Mount Field National Park before arriving into Tasmania’s capital city Hobart.

Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Art Hotel – Loft room

Day 6

Explore the city of Hobart. Taste the local Tasmanian produce in the Huon Valley and get thrilled at the Tahune Airwalk while walking high in the trees on multiple swinging bridges.

Accommodation: Hobart – Henry Jones Art Hotel – Loft room

Day 7

Immerse yourself in history while visiting the nearby village of Richmond, with its old sandstone bridge. Travel the Tasman Peninsula and uncover the real story of Australia’s convict past at the Port Arthur Historic Site. (Port Arthur Historic Entry Pass Optional)

Accommodation: Port Arthur – Stewarts Bay Lodge – Ocean view cabin

Day 8

Witness amazing seascapes and coastlines on an optional 3 hour-Tasman Island Adventure Cruise. See the majestic sea life and the rugged cliffs on the Tasman Island. Continue your journey up to the sunny east-coast with destination Freycinet Peninsula.

Accommodation: Coles Bay – Freycinet Lodge –  Deluxe Spa cabin 

Day 9

Explore the stunning scenery from the water while joining in on the optional extra of a half-day kayak tour to see Freycinet National Park and the stunning white beaches from another perspective. (Also, optional take the 4-hour Wineglass Bay Cruise). In the afternoon, walk up to the Wineglass Bay lookout or taste the freshest Oysters right from the sea.

Accommodation: Coles Bay – Freycinet Lodge –  Deluxe Spa cabin (upgrade option: Saffire Freycinet)

Day 10

Leave Freycinet Peninsula and travel the Heritage Highway to Launceston. Stop at the historic villages of Campbell Town and Longford before returning your rental car at Launceston airport for departure.