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7 Day Tassie Devil Safari

  • 7 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : HBATAS

Can't choose between Tasmania's east and west coasts? Don't bother - do both! Take a week to trek through lush rainforests, stand at the base of the tallest trees in Australia, adventure atop a quad bike over rugged sand dunes, and paddle in the striking blue waters of the Bay of Fires. Handfeed a kangaroo, meet the infamous Tassie Devil, and scare yourself silly on a ghost tour of Port Arthur's former penal colony. And that's only scratching the surface of what's packed into this whirlwind week! Who could say no? No, definitely not you.

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Day 1 Hobart / Strahan

You'll leave Hobart early in the morning towards your first stop, Mount Field National Park. This sprawling park boasts Swamp Gums, the tallest trees in Australia, and you have a chance to stand beneath their leafy treetops on a Tall Trees walk. After exploring the giants of the forest, stroll alongside the bottom of the beautiful cascading Russell Falls. The next stop is Australia's stunning Lake St Clair - it's the country's deepest lake at 167 metres! Make sure to take a few snaps of the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Olympus then head over to the coastal village of Strahan where you'll settle into a private lodge overlooking Macquarie Harbour for the next two nights.

Day 2 Strahan

You'll be spoilt for choice today! Thrillseekers can go quad biking on the Henty sand dunes, the largest moving sand dune system in Tasmania, or jet boat down the King River. If that's too fast-paced for you, try out sea kayaking or a leisurely cruise along the Gordon River.

Day 3 Launceston

Start the day with a 90-minute drive to the stunning Cradle Mountain. Hike with your guide along the jagged contours of the mountain or, if you'd rather take it easy, you can always opt for less strenuous walks around the majestic Dove Lake - you'll be treated to stunning scenery either way. Don't forget to keep your eye out for an Aussie icon - the wombat! After a busy day, it's onto the northern town of Launceston where you'll relax for the evening.

Day 4 Coles Bay

After a morning stroll around Cataract Gorge, it's off to the east coast. First stop is the pristine Bay of Fires to see some of Australia's best beaches - the crystal clear waters are tempting but they sure are cold. After a hike around the bike, treat yourself with a few samples (or three) of Tasmania's best wine at a local winery. Up next is the Bicheno blowhole. Formed by underwater sea caves, water's pushed forcibly through a small vertical shaft causing a spray of water to shoo out of the top, like a whale's blowhole! And it's pretty impressive to see. In the evening you may be lucky enough to find the region's favourite inhabitants - little penguins returning from their busy day of fishing!

Day 5-6 Port Arthur

Pink granite mountains, pure white beaches, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests, Freycinet National Park has it all! And the Wineglass Bay beach is famous for a reason - it'll be one of the most beautiful beaches you've ever seen! To get your heart pumping, your guide will take you on a three hour hike to Mount Arnos. The view will be worth all that huffing and puffing. During your time in Freycinet you are likely to see another Aussie icon, the echidna. While they are in no way related, many compare the echidna to a hedgehog or porcupine. After, head south to Port Arthur. Sleep in on Day 6 but you may feel like you missed out when the others come back from exploring the Tasman Peninsula - you can see everything from dolphins and seals to penguins and whales from the dramatic sea cliffs. In the afternoon, step back in time to the 1800s at the World Heritage Port Arthur Historic site, once a penal colony for British convicts. Explore the rich history of the picturesque site and hear all about the eerie stories of the prisoners. If you're a fan of being scared, return after dark for a bone-chilling ghost tour. You'll probably have to sleep with the light on.

Day 7 Hobart

Come face-to-face with the real Tassie Devil in the Taranna Wildlife Park (most remembered from your Looney Tunes TV watching days). Found only in the Apple Isle, these carnivorous creatures are threatened by a contagious face cancer which is rapidly spreading throughout the population on the island. Centres like Taranna are working to breed the unique species to save it from extinction! You'll also get to witness magnificent birds of prey and hand feed kangaroos and wallabies - pretty magical. Head to charming Richmond town for some lunch then return to Hobart in the afternoon. You'll be topping off today with a trip to a brewery or local historic pub to sample some of the state's best ale. Make a toast to a great trip, and make it a good one.

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GuideSightseeingHostel or hotel (2 nts), Private lodge (4 nts)5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinnersWine, Beer & Cheese TastingMt Field & Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Parks,