East Coast Explorer

Epic wilderness, delicious wine, fluffy creatures and convict history
Days

5

Twin Share

$2150

Single

$2450

Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, Tasman Peninsula and Bay of Fires… immerse yourself in the beauty of this small island on our epic multi-day experience. This unforgettable journey has it all! Discover our rich convict history as we visit small historic villages and explore the Port Arthur Historic Site. Step into…

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MULTI DAY ADVENTURES- East Coast
Tour Highlights
Wineglass Bay

See why this is the most photographed view in Tasmania – a stunning pristine bay, shaped like a wineglass, bordered by the pink granite Hazards mountain range. Heaven!

Cradle Mountain

Breathe deep, this is some of the freshest air on the planet. Walk around the picturesque Dove Lake while gazing at the craggy alpine mountain and stroll through mossy forest. Bliss.

Tamar Valley Food and Wine Boutique Tour

Satisfy your inner epicurean and taste the mouth-watering, award-winning, cool climate wines that have made the region famous. Matched with fresh seasonal produce. Delish.

THE EXPERIENCE

Explore the quaint historic village of Richmond. Walk over and under the oldest convict-constructed sandstone bridge in Australia, visit the oldest Catholic Church in Australia and peruse the antique shops and galleries.

Port Arthur Historic Site is a bucket-list destination for most visitors to Tasmania. Delve into the dark history of hardship and punishment on a guided introductory tour through the ruins and preserved buildings on the grounds.

Enjoy a short harbour cruise around the Isle of the Dead and Point Puer, the site of the English colonies first boy’s prison. This is a good opportunity to have a warm drink, bite to eat or sample a local wine or beer.

Get the camera ready for the stunning coastline of the Tasman Peninsula. These soaring sea cliffs will leave a lasting impression. We take you to the highlights including Eaglehawk Neck, Blowhole, Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen.

Sit back and relax on The Great Eastern Drive as it winds through countryside and the pretty coastal towns along Tasmania’s east coast.

See Spiky Bridge. This unique bridge was built by convicts using field stones in 1843. Its jagged flagstones were used to prevent cattle from falling over the edge.

Explore Freycinet National Park. Soak in the magic of Wineglass Bay from the lookout and if time permits, walk down to the beach. Dare you to go for a swim in the refreshing water!

Settle in at the lovely seaside town of Bicheno. We check out the blowhole and after dinner watch little penguins march up the beach to their burrows with Bicheno Penguin Tours.

See some of the world’s most rare animals at East Coast Natureworld. Get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils, spotted quolls, wombats, wallabies, birds and reptiles.

Take in the stunning sight of larapuna/Bay of Fires. Crystal-clear water, white sand and orange lichen-covered rocks make this one of Tasmania’s most popular conservation reserves.

Sample Tasmania’s premium wines and sparkling matched with seasonal fresh produce at some of the Tamar Valley’s most prestigious vineyards on a Tamar Valley Food and Wine Boutique Tour.

Enjoy a three-hour journey through the Central Highlands to Cradle Mountain. We stop at Sheffield to check out the beautiful mural art.

Breathe in the pure fresh air at Cradle Mountain. This iconic mountain is located in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. Here, ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains. The vegetation is rich and diverse including grassland, rainforest and many ancient plants such as King Billy pine and fagus – Australia’s only deciduous native. It’s a hotspot for native wildlife including wombats, quolls, Tasmanian Devils and echidnas.

We do a three hour walk around the picturesque Dove Lake, one of Tasmania’s premier walks. This glacially formed lake beneath Cradle Mountain is surrounded by diverse vegetation. Walk past buttongrass, myrtle, sassafras and magnificent rainforest as you enjoy intimate and epic views of the famous mountain.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
What's also included on every TAT tour:
Passionate and knowledgeable local guide
Comfortable and air-conditioned bus transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small groups of maximum 16 people
Experiences to teach you about our history Stay each night in 3–4 star accommodation: a mix of hotels, motels, lodges, and retreats.
What’s also included this tour:
Accommodation for 4 nights
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
All activity entry and National Park fees
Knowledgeable local driver and tour guide
Air-conditioned minivan or small bus
Live commentary onboard
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