Coastal Hikes and Great Lodges in a Magnificent Land Down Under


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.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-3
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.

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Days 4-6
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.

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Days 7-8
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.

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Days 9-11
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.

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Spectacular Cradle Mountain, a World Heritage Site, and Freycinet, Tasmania’s premier coastal park
Exhilarating hikes amid ancient forests and exotic Down Under flora and fauna
Yacht cruise in Macquarie Harbour with a historian aboard
Stroll among fruit sellers, artists, and musicians at Hobart’s Salamanca Market
Welcoming lodges, great local food and wine
Visit the Port Arthur penal colony, Australia’s most historic site


Length: 11 days
Cost From: $5795  
Arrive: Hobart, Australia
Depart: Hobart, Australia
Lodging: 10 nights luxury lodges and fine inns
Meals: All meals included except 1 lunch
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Easy to moderate hikes, 1-5 hours a day, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day’s hike)