The spectacularly green island-state of Tasmania is secluded, pristine, and invites exploration. Our journey brings you to wild mountains rising above the sea, magnificent rainforests of towering ferns, and tranquil harbors where charming villages host lively pubs. We’ll hike in the Cradle Mountain wilderness, a World Heritage Site, and cruise the azure bays of the Freycinet Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll savor the island’s fantastic food and wine, and enjoy the comforts of our wonderful accommodations that include wilderness lodges warmed by roaring fires and cozy cabins overlooking the deep blue Tasman Sea.
We loved the trip! The best part of traveling with your company is not having to worry about details. The hotel and restaurant selections were always very good and at times exceeded our expectations. The traveling time we spent in the van was very limited considering that we saw almost every corner of Tasmania. Not only were we able to hike in beautiful remote parks but we met people who demonstrated by their hard work and artistic attributes a love for their land.
— Carol M., Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Hobart / Mt. Field National Park
Stroll through the lively Saturday market in Hobart, then hike up Mt. Wellington for sweeping views of southeastern Tasmania. In Mt. Field National Park, hike amid lofty tree ferns to the “Land of the Giants,” with its 250-foot-tall Eucalyptus regnans trees.
West Coast / Cradle Mountain
We cross through temperate forests, sail across Macquarie Harbour with a local historian, and in the rugged mountains of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, set out for day hikes right from our charming lodge.
Trowunna Wildlife Park / Freycinet National Park
Meet koalas, wallabies, and kangaroos at Trowunna, then enjoy wine tasting en route to dramatic Freycinet National Park. Our hikes here reveal a landscape of unspoiled bays and sheer pink granite cliffs.
Tasman National Park / Port Arthur
Sample fresh oysters in Dunalley, visit a historic penal colony, then boat along the shores of the dramatic coast to look for dolphins, humpbacks, and southern right whales. Depart on Day 11.