10 day Tasmania self drive holiday Australia
Day 1 - Arrive Launceston and drive to Cradle Mountain
Day 2 - Cradle Mountain
Day 3 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan
Day 4 - Strahan
Day 5 - Strahan to Hobart
Day 6 - Hobart
Day 7 - Hobart to Freycinet National Park
Day 8 - Full day Freycinet National Pak
Day 9 - Freycinet to Launceston
Day 10 - Launceston and Depart
|Day 1 - Launceston to Cradle Mountain|
Arrive in Launceston where Edwardian and
Victorian architecture feature amongst the streetscapes
of Tasmania's second largest city. Visit The Design
Centre of Tasmania or some of the many galleries and fine
museum. Leave Launceston and travel west passing through
historic villages amongst rural landscapes and waterways
with bush settings on your way to Cradle Mountain.
|Day 2 - Full day Cradle Mountain|
A full day to explore in the Cradle Mountain
National Park. Visit Dove Lake, with its splendid mountain
backdrop and scenic circuit walk. Explore bush walks where
you can watch for wildlife including wombats, echidna, platypus
and the elusive Tasmanian Devil.
|Day 3 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan|
Traveling directly to Strahan this morning
arrive in time to join an optional West Coast Wilderness Railway trip to Queenstown (return
by coach). The historic 35 kilometre railway of tight curves
and spectacular bridges clambers through rugged wilderness,
dense Tasmanian rainforest and steep gorges. Heritage carriages
are pulled by historic steam locomotives.
|Day 4 - Full day Strahan|
Departing from the Strahan waterfront
this morning take a cruise into the Gordon River World Heritage wilderness . Enjoy the
fabulous scenery of Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River.
Visit sites of significant ecological and historical importance
and venture into some of the world's last remaining
|Day 5 - Strahan to Hobart|
Opportunities today to enjoy short walks
and side trips along the route to Hobart. Visit Nelson Falls,
The Franklin River Nature Trail and call into Lake St Clair.
Allow some time for a stroll to Russell Falls in the Mt
Field National Park and visit the mighty swamp gums.
|Day 6 - Full day Hobart|
Visit the notorious historic penal settlement
at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula for an insight in
the plight of European convicts sent so far from home for
often trifling crimes. Explore the highlights of Hobart
including the city harbour with its restored warehouses
at Salamanca Place that now house galleries, shop and restaurants.
|Day 7 - Hobart to Freycinet National Park|
Pass through coastal settlements and fishing
ports, with views across to Maria Island, as you make your
way north east to Freycinet National Park. A stunning mix
of rugged peaks, Long sandy beaches and crystal clear waters
await you at the end of today's journey.
|Day 8 - Full day Freycinet National Park|
Walking trails within the park take you
to breathtaking lookouts, rocky outcrops, secluded beaches
and charming small bays. See the iconic Wineglass Bay, the
granite peaks of Mt Amos and the secluded Hazards Beach. Take a dolphin spotting cruise or a cruise and hike combination.
|Day 9 - Freycinet to Launceston|
Return to Launceston today taking in some
of the highlights of the Heritage Highway. Visit charming
villages, where convict labour was used to turn staging
posts into permanent townships through the construction
of picturesque bridges and buildings.Cottages, town
squares, stone churches, old storefronts and hotels help
retain the atmosphere of a bygone era.Finish the day
|Day 10 - Time in Launceston today
subject to flight departure.|
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