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Naturally Tasmania

Description

Explore the pristine and wild nature of this beautiful island, also known as "Australia's Green Emerald". Tasmania lets you immerse yourself in a world of beautiful and varied landscapes. In addition, it is also the only home of the Tasmanian devil. As far as food is concerned, the island offers delicious local products and delicacies that will certainly spoil your taste buds. We have also selected the most  comfortable hotels for you - absolute comfort in a feel-good atmosphere.

Highlights

  • Discover the wild nature of the "green emerald"
  • Discover wineries in the north of "Tassie"
  • Hiking on the Cradle Mountain
  • Enjoy historic and modern flair in Hobart
  • Great accommodations throughout your trip

Destinations

Day 1: Hobart - Spirit of Tasmania

Right at the airport in Hobart, pick up your rental car and explore the smallest Australian state! Located at the foot of Mt. Wellington, Hobart radiates historic charm mixed with a modern lifestyle in a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and also the second oldest capital of Australia, after Sydney. Since the city is located on the Derwent River, you can enjoy wonderful fresh sea air at one of the most beautiful natural ports in the world. Stroll through the beautiful waterways and past sandstone buildings. Go through the stone arches at Salamanca Place or the restaurant area at the harbor in the early evening, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or fresh fish. The Salamanca Palace is the heart of the city, right on the waterfront, and the ultimate hangout spot. Our tip: The popular restaurants "Ethos Eat Drink" or "Sweet Envy" are worth a visit and are located directly on the lively Elisabeth Street. Not far from here, on Murray Street, is the stylish restaurant "Garagistes". Only a 10-minute drive away is the majestic Mount Wellington, at the foot of which you can do extensive hiking or short walks. If you feel like it, you can also venture up to the 1300 meter high summit and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and the Derwent Valley. Duration: 19 km / approx. 20 minutes. 1 night at Lenna of Hobart * * * * + with breakfast in Mountain View Room, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Day 2 - Day 3: From Hobart to Strahan - insider tip on the rugged west coast

Today we will head towards Strahan. On the way, you can stop at Lake St Claire and take a short walk around it. The Tasmanians refer to the lake as Leeawuleena, or "sleeping water". Next, continue your journey to the fishing village of Strahan. The place has the only port on the rough west coast of the island. In the 50-km-long bay, the King and Gordon rivers flow into the ocean. Here you can enjoy peace and pure nature. The place itself has just over 600 inhabitants. The lighthouse offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Strahan is Tasmania's insider tip, serving as an ideal base for exploring the pristine West Coast countryside. The lush green cliffs and deep valleys can also be crossed with a steam train. Of course, you can also explore the park on foot. Donahy's Lookout has beautiful views of the surrounding rainforest areas. Strahan is also the main gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Franklin Gordon Wild River Park. As you can imagine, the raging tides are particularly suitable for rafting. Our tip: Approx. 11 km north of Strahan there is a sand dune in the middle of the forest, where you can even slide down on sandboards. Duration: 300 km / approx. 4 hours. 2 nights at the Risby Cove * * * * in the 1st Bedroom Spa Suite, Strahan, Australia

Day 4: Strahan to Cradle Mountain - Tasmanian wilderness

Cradle Mountain is the most famous mountain in Tasmania and, due to its beauty, a particularly popular attraction. The park was created by glacial movements in the last ice age and is full of vegetation that is nowhere else to be found in Australia. Right here is also the Mount Ossa, the highest mountain in Australia at 1616 meters. This is also where the Oberland Track, a well-known trail that meanders through icy streams, rainforests and alpine heathlands, begins. Overall, it has a length of about 80 km, which theoretically takes 7 days. The path leads to the southern part of the park. Of course there are also small, idyllic hiking trails. Incidentally, all hiking routes are excellently signposted. In addition, there is a diverse flora and fauna landscape, which can be seen on the way. Duration: 140 km / approx. 2 hours. 1 night at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge * * * * + with breakfast in the Pencil Pine Cabin, Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania

Day 5: From Cradle Mountain to Launceston - Garden City of the North

On the way to Launceston, you will pass the small town of Sheffield, whose history was immortalized in the city's buildings. You can sample delicious local produce at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm, Christmas Hills Rasberry Farm in Elizabeth Town, or the Honey Farm in Chudleigh. The cheese farm has cheeses for tasting and a host of other local produce. Launceston is one of Australia's first European settlements. The many existing parks and Victorian buildings still exude this original flair. The city is often called "Garden City of the North". This is also where the North Esk River and the South Esk River, which form the Tamar Valley, converge. The Contract Gorge is just 15 minutes from the city center and offers wonderful hiking trails. In addition, the highlight here is the suspension Brigde with great views. In addition, you can move across the gorge with the chairlift and numerous viewing platforms offer fantastic panoramas. "Lonnie", as the inhabitants lovingly call their city, is surrounded by high mountains and wineries that are located around the city. Shopaholics will love the Brisbane Street Market, Civic Square and Quadrant Mall. In the pedestrian zones, street musicians usually provide a good mood. There are also nice markets in Launceston that you can visit, of course. Every Saturday, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Harvest Launceston Farmers Markets on Cimitiere Street serve delicious wines and delicacies. Traveling distance: 147 km / approx. 2 hours 1 Night at Leisure Inn Penny Royal * * * + in Standard Room, Launceston, Australia

Day 6: Launceston - departure

Today is the last day of your Tasmania adventure. We hope you had fun and enjoyed the fascinating nature of the small but rich island. If you would like to extend your stay or need a transfer to another location of your choice, we are very happy to help. itravel - for that moment.

Services and Infos

Travel duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Including

  • 5 nights in the advertised hotels
  • 2x breakfast
  • 6 days rental car (HERTZ, Toytota Corolla Sedan or similar) including unlimited mileage, Damage Cover (DC for Hertz car and Third Party Property), Vehicle Registration Recovery (VRR), Administration Recovery, GST, Location Fee, Max Cover (reduces excess to NIL) & Neverlost (GPS)

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees in national parks
  • Optional tours or similar
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities etc.
  • Visa (if required)
  • Car rental: Gasoline, supplement of young drivers, one-way fees

Services & Notes

  • Hertz Terms & Conditions apply
  • Please note, there is currently a one-way fee from Hobart to Launceston at about AUD 35, - (to be paid directly to Hertz. Please note that the sum of the one-way fee can change at any time.)

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