Day 1: Sunday, Launceston, Hobart, Port Arthur. After leaving Launceston, drive via the Heritage Highway to the historic Midland towns of Ross (famous for its carved stone bridge) and Oatlands (with many fine colonial sandstone buildings). Arrive in Hobart and drive to the top of Mt Wellington (1270m) for spectacular views in all directions. After a short drive in the city, head to the Tasman Peninsula for more spectacular scenery and views of Eaglehawk Neck from the lookout. Next, see the nature’s wonders – the Blow Hole, Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen. Overnight Port Arthur.
Day 2: Monday, Port Arthur, East Coast, Bicheno. Visit Port Arthur Historical Site for a guided walking tour; brief visit to a local chocolate factory, leave the Tasman Peninsula for the East Coast. Next is Swansea – a beautiful East Coast town. Stop for wine tasting before arriving at Freycinet National Park to view famous Wineglass Bay from the Wineglass Bay Lookout or stroll at the beach if you prefer. The tour makes a brief stop at Freycinet Marine Farm if you fancy freshly picked oysters and steamed mussels (own expense). Arrive in Bicheno to see the amazing Blow Hole. A separate evening penguin tour is also available (optional). Overnight Bicheno.
Day 3: Tuesday, Bicheno, St Helens, Launceston. Visit a multi-award winning East Coast wildlife park before heading to St Helens to see Peron Sand Dunes with their Sahara-like feel and great coastal views. See the granite-rock coastline of the Bay of Fire and one of Tasmania’s best beaches at Binalong Bay. Drive toward Launceston via Scottsdale. On the way, see magnificent St Columba Falls (90m), carved trees at Legerwood. Arrive in Launceston about 05:45, and then drop you off at your hotel or at Launceston Travel and Information Center.
Note: Next day suggested activity - take one of our day tours, Launceston - Tamar Valley Wineries or Cradle Mt Plus Day Tour.
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