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From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable cruise departing from Freycinet National Park. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board while discovering your surroundings with the help of a guide. Board your cruise at the meeting point, just 3 hours outside of Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Wineglass Bay. Gaze at sheer granite cliffs, and get up close to diverse wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, and seals. Learn about the local landmarks, wildlife, and history with an informative onboard commentary. Taste a Ploughman's style lunch and purchase drinks and beverages from the bar. Marvel at the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Vista Lounge, with viewing decks, and baby-changing facilities.

From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

Departing from Hobart, escape into Tasmania's wilderness and travel coast to coast to explore and experience the best of the island on this 5-day tour. Journey to the wild and rugged West Coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour continues on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires. Full of famous attractions, fun and adventure, this tour will show you the best of Tasmania! Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Depart Hobart at 7:30 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley, traveling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan where you will stay overnight. Day 2: Wild West Coast   In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall Montezuma Falls. Or choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Stay overnight at Strahan. Day 3: Cradle Mountain Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes you through Sheffield, the "town of murals", to Launceston. Stay overnight at Launceston. Day 4: Bay of Fires Head to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Enjoy the pristine white sands and orange lichen-clad boulders. Learn about the rich culture of the palawa (Tasmanian aboriginal people). Later, Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to the seaside town of Bicheno, home of the little penguin. Stay overnight in Bicheno. Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart An early start means you are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford on the way to Hobart.

Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Active Day Tour

Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Active Day Tour

After arriving at Freycinet National Park, we set off on a group walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. This moderate 45 minute uphill hike gets the heart pumping before revealing one of the best views in the Southern Hemisphere. Gaze out over treetops to a sweeping vista of white sand and turquoise water; the perfect wine glass-shaped bay – and the ultimate selfie backdrop. 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, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. If all that scenery has worked up an appetite, you’ll love our afternoon stop at 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 at the end of a glorious day. The tour returns to Hobart around 6pm.

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

See Wineglass Bay from the water as you step aboard for a vessel for a scenic journey. Hear informative commentary as you enjoy your food and take in views of Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. Depart from Freycinet National Park aboard the Schouten Passage II. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay and gaze at the sheer granite cliffs. Get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history from the onboard commentary. Feast on morning tea as well as a ploughman's-style lunch including freshly shucked oysters. Complete your meal with local beverages and wines, which are included in the price. Enjoy the privacy and peace of being in the Sky Lounge, an adults-only area that offers comfort, direct access to the bridge, and stunning views from the top deck. You are also welcome to use the downstairs areas.

Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

Enjoy a 10-hour trip to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Marvel at spectacular views, experience the world's cleanest air and water and taste tantalizingly delicious cuisine and wines. Drive through the seaside towns of Orford, Triabunna and Swansea en route to Freycinet National Park. Walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and take in Tasmania’s most-photographed view. Return to the start of the walk with your guide to explore more of Freycinet National Park on short scenic walks. Walked up an apetite and thirst? Great, let's dine! Delicious lunch is included at Geographe Restaurant overlooking the stunning red granite Hazards Mountains. While we enjoy lunch we will share a glass of East Coast wine together and celebrate our hiking achievements and adventures. Our drive back to Hobart is broken up with a stop at one of the many premium vineyards along the coast where you will enjoy a tasting of all the wines they make on site.

Tasmania West to East and more in 7 Super Days

Tasmania West to East and more in 7 Super Days

Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Departing Hobart, your tour of Tasmania/lutruwita begins in Mount Field National Park. Walk among the world’s tallest eucalyptus trees and discover the cascading Russell Falls. The incredible scenery continues at Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest freshwater lake), and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. You’ll learn about Tasmania’s mining history in Queenstown before arriving in the village of Strahan where we’ll spend the next two nights. Day 2: Wild West Coast Discover the West Coast’s wild and rugged coastlines and rainforests. Walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, within the ancient rainforests of the Tarkine/takayna. At the coast we’ll explore Henty Sand Dunes and Tasmania’s longest stretch of sand at Ocean Beach. Or today you can choose an outstanding nature cruise on the beautiful Gordon River (own cost). Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Discover Cradle’s alpine and glacial-carved wilderness as you look for wombats, echidna, and other Tasmanian wildlife. Choose from a variety of world-class walks, such as the track to the summit of Marion’s Lookout, or the Dove Lake circuit. Later today we'll drive to the city of Launceston via the colourful town of Sheffield, known as the Town of Murals. Day 4: Launceston to Bicheno Explore Launceston's lovely Cataract Gorge which is a great place for seeing wallaby. Travel to the Bay of Fires/larapuna and learn about the spiritual connection of the land to Tasmanian aboriginal people/palawa. Walk along pristine white sands with its turquoise waters with striking orange boulders. We will spend the night in Bicheno, home of the little penguin. Day 5: Freycinet National Park Walk to Wineglass Bay or climb to the summit of Mt Amos. We'll visit the Cape Tourville lighthouse before returning to Hobart/nipaluna. Day 6: Tasmanian Devils, Richmond and Wellington Park Today we'll meet Tasmanian devils at Bonorong wildlife sanctuary, before exploring the heritage village of Richmond. Back in Hobart we'll show you some of our favourite spots on Mount Wellington/kunanyi. Tonight, unwind in one of Hobart's historic pubs or restaurants. Day 7: Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula Discover the rugged coastal scenery and epic convict history of the Tasman Peninsula/turrakana. Visit Port Arthur, Australia’s best preserved convict settlement. Later today we'll walk to the stunning Crescent Bay, before returning to Hobart.

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Departing daily from Cambridge, fly towards and over the top of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s very first National Parks (est. 1916) and is home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Freycinet is home to Tasmania’s and arguably Australia’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view of this sight is something truly spectacular and unforgettable. From the Freycinet Peninsula, fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then continue your scenic flight towards your destination, Maria Island. Here land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding marine reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. Have a chance while on the Island to wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. Step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you. At the Fossils Cliffs see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world. Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose, Wombats, Kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of Maria Island, you really have to see it to believe it. As you interact with the Maria Island’s local wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery your guide will prepare a bountiful Tasmanian picnic looking over the Northern end of the majestic national park. This feast is full of some of Tasmania’s finest offerings, consisting of fresh Oysters, Mussels, Salmon, Mackerel, Scallops, Octopus, all locally sourced from Tasmanian’s beautiful and clean waterways, this seafood smorgasbord is accompanied with paired Tasmanian premium white wine. Please note, if seafood isn’t to your liking that’s not a problem at all, just let the tour operator know at the time of booking and they can happily source a beautiful mix of different Tasmanian produce. After your time on Maria board your aircraft once again return to Hobart. Tour highlights • Aerial eye view of • Freycinet National Park • Wineglass Bay • Maria Island • Chance to interact (without fences) with wildlife such as • Tasmanian devils • Wombats • Forester (Eastern grey) Kangaroos • Wallabies • Gourmet Seafood Platter and Tasmanian Premium Wine Tour runs for approximately 3 hours and departs daily from Cambridge Aerodrome (20-minute drive from the Hobart CBD)

From Launceston: Full-Day Wineglass Bay Explorer Tour

From Launceston: Full-Day Wineglass Bay Explorer Tour

We depart Launceston and enjoy a short stop at the Georgian township of Campbell Town for supplies and convict relics. 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. This 45 minute ascent 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, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. 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 at the end of an action-packed day!

Tasmania: Wilderness and Wildlife Guided 6-Day Tour

Tasmania: Wilderness and Wildlife Guided 6-Day Tour

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHAN Today we will drive through the Western Wilds. We’ll walk among some of the world’s tallest trees and see the beautiful Russell Falls at Mount Field National Park. We’ll visit the expansive Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest freshwater lake. The drive through the Franklin-Gordon National Park offers pristine rainforest and mountain scenery. You’ll enjoy the rugged scenery around the old mining town of Queenstown before arriving in the charming harbourside village of Strahan. Overnight: Strahan Day 2: WILD WEST COAST The untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast is today’s playground. In the Tarkine rainforest we’ll walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, then explore the gigantic Henty Sand Dunes. Alternatively, today you have the option of cruising the scenic Gordon River (own cost). Later at Ocean Beach we’ll breathe the world’s freshest air. Back in Strahan, with luck our guide can help you find the unique platypus. Overnight: Strahan Day 3: Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO Discover Launceston’s picturesque Cataract Gorge and look for local wallabies, then we’ll hit the road for some breathtaking East Coast scenery. Enjoy lunch in St Helens before walking along the white sands of the magical Bay of Fires. We’ll take our time to savour the coastal views as we travel south to the picturesque fishing village of Bicheno where little penguins can be seen emerging from the sea. Overnight: Bicheno Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART Freycinet is Tasmania’s most famous coastal National Park, and today you’ll explore its beaches, forests, coves, and lookouts. See the pink granite Hazards mountain range from tranquil Honeymoon Bay. Then, you may be keen for a challenging climb to the summit of Mt Amos. Alternatively, you may prefer to walk to the lookout to view the curved white sands of Wineglass Bay and continue to the beach below. Finally, we’ll take in the stunning ocean and mountain views from Cape Tourville before returning to Hobart via the Great Eastern Drive. Overnight: Hobart Day 6: TASMANIAN DEVILS, RICHMOND & WELLINGTON PARK Bonorong is Tasmania’s best-known conservation and wildlife sanctuary. Here we’ll meet a variety of Tasmanian wildlife such as quolls, birds, wombats, kangaroos, and Tasmanian devils. Then, we’ll enjoy walking around the colonial village of Richmond. We return to Hobart via the scenic Coal River Valley, and make our way to Wellington Park, known locally as “The Mountain” or by its palawa name, kunanyi. Here our guide will provide an experience which explores its diverse features such as fern glades, eucalyptus forests, dramatic rock columns and boulder fields. There are superb walking tracks to spectacular lookouts. This is our final experience together as our tour comes to an end.

Hobart: 4 Day Wild Tasmania Tour

Hobart: 4 Day Wild Tasmania Tour

Discover Cradle Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, marvel at the iconic Russell Falls, and continue your journey to the mesmerising Bay of Fires where fiery orange lichen-covered rocks meet the turquoise Tasman Sea. You’ll also get to take in the breathtaking views at Wineglass Bay and explore Freycinet National Park, where pristine white sands and granite peaks showcase nature’s beauty. This tour is suited to those with an adventurous spirit who are keen to explore Tasmania’s icons and national parks. There are walking options to suit all fitness levels – from a leisurely stroll to more challenging walks. Whether you’re on a budget or would like a more comfortable option, there is accommodation to suit your style.

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(576 reviews)

Nice and interesting excursion. No unnecessarily long eating stops, so we had some time at the interesting spots. Of course I would have enjoyed even more time there, but given the long distances, this was not possible. Our guide Ian was very friendly and knowledgeable and passed the driving time with lots of information about nature and people in Tasmania, packed into stories and quizzes.

Alex was an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge about the local area and its history. He made everyone feel welcome - the day was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks

It was soooo nice Alex is kind and have lots of knowledge teaching me the details of the places as sightseeing. Best thing is friendly!!! He is the most highest tour guide you know!!

Everything is well organised. We saw the beautiful natural scenery of wineglass bay. Our guide Alex is very friendly and nice. It’s an excellent day tour and I really recommend it!

Brilliant trip made new friends & we all caught up including driver & his family for a drink & a chat. Out of all our tours this was the most content as a group.