21 Days Hobart Round Trip 1300km
Experience everything the famous Apple Isle has to offer on this majestic three week journey through the state. Enjoy laidback Hobart with its famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and idyllic waterfront wharf area. Take in the pure magnificence of the east coast at Freycinet and the brilliant Bay of Fires with its unspoilt coastline. Appreciate the museums in Devonport and experience the Wild West at Rocky Cape National Park. Stay in scenic Strahan and take a stroll around historic Macquarie Harbour and admire the beautiful Russell Falls at Mt Field National Park.
Day 1: Hobart
Day 2: Hobart
Day 3: Hobart to Richmond
Day 4: Richmond to Port Arthur
Day 5: Port Arthur to Freycinet National Park
Day 6: Freycinet National Park
Day 7: Freycinet National Park to St Helens
Day 8: St Helens to Bridport
Day 9: Bridport to Launceston
Day 10: Launceston
Day 11: Launceston to Devonport
Day 12: Devonport to Burnie
Day 13: Burnie to Rocky Cape National Park
Day 14: Rocky Cape National Park to Cradle Mountain
Day 15: Cradle Mountain
Day 16: Cradle Mountain to Zeehan
Day 17: Zeehan to Strahan
Day 18: Strahan
Day 19: Strahan to Queenstown
Day 20: Queenstown to Mt Field National Park
Day 21: Mt Field National Park to Hobart
DAY 1: HOBART
Discover the stunning natural capital of Australia’s Apple Isle. Enjoy a walk through historic Salamanca and Battery Point and sip on a coffee at one of the many top-notch cafes. Stroll around the picturesque wharf and take a boat trip to the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the largest privately funded Museum in Australia.
DAY 2: HOBART
Venture up Mount Wellington and experience spectacular panoramic views of the city from 1271 metres above sea level. Take a drive outside the city to the Huon and walk amongst the trees at the Tahune Airwalk, whizz down the Eagle Glider, sample the fresh local produce and visit one of the many boutique wineries.
DAY 3: HOBART TO RICHMOND
Time: 30 Minutes
Visit the oldest bridge and gaol in Australia built by convicts in the early 1800s or witness Hobart in the 1820s at the intricate Hobart Town Historical Model Village. Peruse the many galleries, antique stores and arts and crafts and stop by Sweets and Treats to sample some old style lollies with good old fashioned service. On the way stop at one of the unique wineries in the Coal River Valley and enjoy a luxurious long lunch and crisp local wines.
DAY 4: RICHMOND TO PORT ARTHUR
Time: 1 Hours 20 Minutes
Visit Australia’s most significant open air museum, a World Heritage Listed site and experience a slice of convict history. Take a guided tour of the ruins or later be part of an eerie paranormal investigation. See Tasmania’s first operational mine or enjoy a popular Tasman Island Cruise and witness dolphins, whales and the magnificent rugged Tasmanian coast.
DAY 5: PORT ARTHUR TO FREYCINET
Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Continue on to beautiful Freycinet and experience the magic of Tasmania’s spectacular east coast out your window. Stop off at Swansea and sample fine local produce at one of the top-notch restaurants. Take a late afternoon walk around Coles Bay and stand before the looming Hazards before enjoying a meal in the cosy local tavern.
DAY 6: FREYCINET
Spend the day exploring Freycinet National Park and enjoy breathtaking views from the famous Wine Glass Bay Lookout. Walk the circuit track and marvel at pristine coastline, rugged native forests and an array of Tasmania wildlife. Spend the afternoon exploring the many walking tracks of the area.
DAY 7: FREYCINET TO ST HELENS
Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Enjoy a hearty meal in the historic Pub in the Paddock and see local memorabilia. Take a walk to nearby Eddystone Lighthouse and enjoy the natural beauty of Mt William National Park. Make the short trip to spectacular Bay of Fires or Binalong way and see pristine Tasmanian coastline.
DAY 8: ST HELENS TO BRIDPORT
Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Stop at eerie Mole Creek Caves on the way to Bridport. In the afternoon explore the rugged coastline of Bridport with its many fishing, boating and swimming hot spots. Visit the Lavender Farm and buy some delicious local creations. Stop by Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course, Australia’s best public golf course.
DAY 9: BRIDPORT TO LAUNCESTON
Time: 1 Hour
Visit the charming Penny Royal or enjoy the Country Club Casino. Dive into the nearby Tamar River region and enjoy some of the state’s best wineries including the popular Josef Chromy. Spend the afternoon at the city’s laidback seaport and experience outstanding cafes and restaurants with great views.
DAY 10: LAUNCESTON
Explore the scenic Cataract Gorge just two minutes outside of Launceston’s CBD with its many walking trails and bike tracks. Take a ride in the world’s largest single span chairlift and experience magnificent views of the surrounds.
DAY 11: LAUNCESTON TO DEVONPORT
Time: 1 Hour
Visit the Don River Railway in Devonport, home to the largest collection of steam locomotive and passenger carriages in the state or stop by the Bass Strait Maritime Centre and learn all there is to know about this famous stretch of water. Dine at a local restaurant serving the best of the area’s produce.
DAY 12: DEVONPORT TO BURNIE
Time: 35 Minutes
Stop by Burnie’s famous Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery, Australia’s largest distiller of Australian single malt whisky. Visit the Burnie Penguin Interpretation Centre and witness these magnificent creatures waddle ashore at Dusk.
DAY 13: BURNIE TO ROCKY CAPE
Time: 45 Minutes
Explore the rugged beauty of the North West Coast of Tasmania. Climb the Rocky Cape Lighthouse and witness amazing views of Bass Strait. Learn about Aboriginal life or experience one of the many walks in the area that navigate past Aboriginal rock shelters and caves, hillsides of wildflowers, birdlife, beaches, bays and rocky headlands.
DAY 14: ROCKY CAPE TO CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Time: 2 Hours
Take time to experience the beauty of Cradle Mountain. Walk around stunning Dove Lake and immerse yourself in rugged Tasmanian Wilderness. Spend the afternoon at the local lodge cosied up beside a roaring fire.
DAY 15: CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Spend the day exploring the myriad of bushwalks in the area and experiencing authentic Tasmanian Wilderness. Take a ski trip to Cradle Mountain Canyons or if you want a bird’s eye view enjoy a magnificent scenic flight over the stunning landscape.
DAY 16: CRADLE MOUNTAIN TO ZEEHAN
Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Stop off at Rosebery and experience Tasmania’s tallest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. Explore Zeehan with its rich mining heritage. Visit the West Coast Pioneer Memorial Museum to see some historic photographic displays and the Gaiety Theatre built in 1898. Take a 4WD tour of popular Oonah Hill.
DAY 17: ZEEHAN TO STRAHAN
Time: 30 Minutes
Walk around the scenic Macquarie Harbour and witness Strahan’s historical buildings. Travel a short distance to the pristine sands of magnificent Ocean Beach or take an adventurous half-day fast jet boat ride up King River.
DAY 18: STRAHAN
Hop on one of the famed Gordon River Cruises and navigate through one of the most unspoilt World Heritage areas on earth. Take a trip to nearby Hell’s Gates and visit the iconic light house.
DAY 19: STRAHAN TO QUEENSTOWN
Time: 44 Minutes
Explore charming 19th century pubs and the quaint post office. Descend six metres underground and experience an underground mine on the Mt Lyell Mine Tour. Take in panoramic views from Spion Kopf Hill and see a National Trust listed staircase at the Empire Hotel.
DAY 20: QUEENSTOWN TO MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
Time: 3 Hours 20 Minutes
Take a short twenty minute walk to magnificent Russell Falls or weave between giant trees on the Tall Trees Walk, an easy half an hour. Absorb the beauty of pure Tasmanian wilderness and keep your eyes open for native wildlife.
DAY 21: MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK TO HOBART
Distance: 80 km
Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Make your way back to the capital. Stop off at New Norfolk for lunch and enjoy sifting through the many antique stores and craft shops. Take an afternoon walk along the Derwent River and breathe in the fresh Tasmanian air.