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Touring Programs - Hobart Departures
TAS11 - Complete Tasmanian Wilderness Tour
Arrive in Launceston in the afternoon, and meet your Australian Wilderness Tours host to travel to Cataract Gorge and enjoy the cable car and spectacular surroundings as well as a City Sights Tour before traveling via Bracknell to Liffey Falls and after a short walk we head off to the Great Western Tiers and return to our overnight stay at Westbury Cottages.
Overnight: Westbury Gingerbread Cottages, WESTBURY (DBB)
Departing Westbury Cottages after breakfast we travel up to the high country to visit Devils Gullet in the Great Western Tears National Park where we enjoy grand views over the rugged west coast wilderness. Leaving this area we descend to Lake Barrington. Continuing on to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park where weather permitting, we can see across to Mount Ossa (Tasmania's highest mountain) and other mountains in the National Park.
Overnight: Mountain Valley Cabins, LOONGANA (DBB)
We leave the peaceful setting of our overnight accommodation with great views of Black Bluff, travelling a short distance to the spectacular views of Levon Canyon, a wild area of rapids pounding through the gorge. Traveling to the north coast, we pass through some of Tasmania's richest farming country of Gunns Plain, Table Cape and Boat Harbour and after lunch on the beach we travel into the forests of giant trees and Dip Falls before heading for Stanley. This afternoon we enjoy a walk around town and drive to nearby historical locations.
Overnight: Dove Cote Motel, Stanley (DBB)
From Stanley, we head off to Smithton and on to some excellent 4WD trails past Mount Cameron to Merrawah, before driving out to West Point, the most westerly point of Tasmania and traveling along the rugged west coast, beaches and coastline to the Arthur River Heads. We traverse into the great north western wilderness of mountains, plateaus and rainforests as we travel to the small historical township of Corinna located on the Pieman River where, along this deep, rainforest clad river you will experience many excellent views.
Overnight: Pieman River Cabins, Corinna (DBB)
Returning and barging across the river to continue our journey south of this wild land, you will have the option of experiencing some of its history at the West Coast Pioneer's Memorial Museum at Zeehan.
Overnight: Gordon Gateway, Strahan (DBB)
The morning is a contrast as we travel onto Queenstown, with its colourful bare hills, a reminder of the mining in this area in the past, but as each year passes now, more vegetation grows. On to the Franklin Lower Gordon Rivers National Park for a short forest walk to the Franklin River.
Overnight: Tarraleah Guest Cottages, TARRALEAH (DBB)
This morning we depart down along the Derwent River, then through the private forests of the Florentine Valley to enjoy spectacular scenery and grand timbers, towards Mount Field National Park and then onwards to beautiful Russell Falls. After enjoying morning tea at this site, we head towards Plenty viewing the many hop farms towards New Norfolk along the lower Derwent Valley.
Overnight: Morella Island Retreat, BRUNY ISLAND (DBB)
Today we have an early start returning to the ferry and departing Bruny Island, headed towards Kettering and the Peninsula of Cygnet along the Huon Valley to Huonville. This area is renowned for its vineyards, orchards and berry growing. After a morning tea break, we head through Geeveston and Dover and then on to the most southern point in Australia that can be driven, Tasmania's Cockle Creek in South West National Park.
Overnight: Mid City Motor Inn, HOBART (DBB)
We start our day with a tour and drive up to Mount Wellington, which towers over the many islands and valleys surrounding Hobart. After visiting Battery Point, we then leave Hobart and head across to Eagle Hawk Neck to view the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch, and the Devils Kitchen, on the way to Port Arthur.
Overnight: Fox & Hounds Motor Inn, PORT ARTHUR (DBB)
After breakfast we head back to Dunalley, traveling through private forest lands and reserves, with spectacular views from the Three Thumbs lookout across to Maria Island.
Overnight: Beachfront, BICHENO (DBB)
Enjoying spectacular views of the east coast we head to Gray and St Mary's and over Mount Nicholas through forest trails to Evercreach Falls and forest reserve. We travel through wilderness areas to Saint Columbia Falls, where we can enjoy the walks and a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon, we travel over the Saddleback Range to picturesque Ringarooma, Scottsdale and on to Lilydale.
Tour departs Launceston late morning or early afternoon (depending on flights) on Sundays all year round.
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