Tasmania, Australia

Discover Tasmania

Hiking
Visit naturally stunning Tasmania – the southernmost part of Australia

Duration

9 days

Prices from

€2,780

Overview

On any given drive throughout Australia’s rugged outback, the land slowly shifts from flourishing forests to rugged mountains as you amble down the long stretches of tarmac. Tasmania’s charm comes capturing all of the country’s lush natural glory in an easily navigated bite-sized package. From th...

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day, Hobart
Welcome to Hobart, capital of Tasmania. This charming city offers a distinct blend of heritage, scenery and culture nestled between its charming sandstone buildings and calm waterfront. Begin the adventure by checking into your hotel, then consider taking some time to explore the area. Salamanca Markets, often touted as one of Australia’s best outdoor markets, is full of excellent local produce and food stalls if you’re feeling a little peckish. A walk along the waterfront also yields a great view of the mountains clasping the River Derwent, and the nearby Museum of Old and New Art is a must see for any art aficionados. Later in the afternoon, meet with your guide and fellow travellers for a brief run-down of the adventure ahead, then perhaps opt to spend the evening sampling some of Hobart’s incredibly fresh seafood over dinner with the group.
Day 2The Tasman Peninsula
Journey south to the Tasman Peninsula and begin a wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline, sailing underneath one of the highest vertical sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere in the process. The area plays home to a variety of spectacular native sea life – seals, migrating whales and seabirds are often spotted in the area, so keep a camera handy for a chance to snap some of these charming critters. After returning to shore, take a guided walk around the Port Arthur Historic Site – the former location of Australia’s most notorious convict prison. After learning more about this piece of colonial antiquity, travel back to the hotel in Hobart for the evening.
Day 3Mount Wellington, Monda and the Central Plateau
After departing from Hobart, visit Mount Wellington Park to savour some magnificent views of the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways as you trudge towards the summit (weather permitting). Head back to town and visit the Museum of Old and New Art (or MONA, as it’s more commonly known as), one of the most influential and culturally significant museums in all of Australia thanks to its quirky and often provocative exhibitions. Drive up towards Tasmania’s Central Plateau in the afternoon, passing through Bothwell and Yingina (Great Lake) as you take in some of the stretching views of the placid waters as you drive by. Tonight’s stay lies at an incredible lodge near Lake Augusta, surrounded by rugged shrubbery, tiny mires and open highland scenery. Previously used as an arctic training base, the accommodation features a charming fireplace, comfortable leather couches and best of all, a larder stocked with delicious local meats and cheeses for some particularly classy snacking options.
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Trip title

Discover Tasmania

Trip code

PUCTD

Validity

Validity: 18 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2020

Introduction

On any given drive throughout Australia’s rugged outback, the land slowly shifts from flourishing forests to rugged mountains as you amble down the long stretches of tarmac. Tasmania’s charm comes capturing all of the country’s lush natural glory in an easily navigated bite-sized package. From the p...
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Style

Comfort

Themes

Short Breaks

Transport

Minibus

Physical Rating

1

Joining point

Lenna of Hobart

Finish point

Lenna of Hobart

Important information

1. This trip starts in Hobart with a welcome meeting at 5pm. Arrive at your leisure and look for the welcome note in the hotel foyer with details. 2. This trip is twin share hotel and lodge. A single supp is available to purchase on request 3. This trip will finish in Hobart after breakfast on day 9...
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Group leader

All group trips are accompanied by a group leader. In Australia your group leader is also your driver, taking you from start to finish in a specialised vehicle. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Yor leader will provide ...
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Visas

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia. Failure to do so means you may not be allowed to board your flight to Australia. Most nationalities can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority via the internet before arrival. Please ch...
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Why we love it

Slow the pace and visit some places in Tasmania that are off the tourist track such as Maria Island

Is this trip right for you

Even in the summer months, Tasmania can be cold being so far south. come prepared with summer clothes and waterproof clothes for days spent high in the mountains where weather can turn in a moment Accommodation on this trip is twin share hotel. If you are traveling solo, it's likely you will be pa...
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Health

MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Please note this tour operates in remote regions and as such medical facilities may be difficult to access. If you have any medical conditions or take any form of medication please provide full details & nature of condition. Please provide details of medication taken.

Food and dietary requirements

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Passengers with special dietary requirements or food allergies MUST ensure they or their travel agent inform Intrepid/ATA at the time of booking. Food for the trip is purchased prior to the start of the trip and special requirements cannot be catered for after departing Darwin....
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Money matters

Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. The Australian Dollar (A$) is the currency of Australia.  Credit and debit cards are readily accepted just about everywhere in Australia....
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What to take

ESSENTIALS: A variety of clothing, especially layers. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, warm layers and water proof outer wear. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Australia has relaxed attitudes to standards of dress. It’s a good idea to bring a change of nice clothes w...
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Climate and seasonal

Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March. The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. Even in the peak of Australia summer, Tasmania, being the most...
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A couple of rules

Everyone has the right to feel safe when they travel. We don’t tolerate any form of violence (verbal or physical) or sexual harassment, either between customers or involving our leaders, partners or local people. Sexual relationships between a tour leader and a customer are strictly forbidden. Use...
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Feedback

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Emergency contact

‘In the case of a genuine emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up on the day of departure please contact your local ground operator on 0428 622 232. For all other enquiries please contact our reservations team on 1300 654 604.’ Hobart Operations Manager: 0428622232

Responsible travel

Every place Intrepid visits is special – and we want it to stay that way. Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to local communities. On all our tours we strive to ...
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The Intrepid Foundation

Help us change thousands of lives by creating meaningful work and supporting skills training in communities around the world. The Intrepid Foundation is the not-for-profit for Intrepid Group. We work with local organisations around the world to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and...
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Accommodation notes

This trip is Intrepid comfort style. Single travellers or groups travelling in odd numbers will be paired with another person of the same gender. A single supplement is available at Comfort level. Please ensure you have selected your desired accommodation style correctly. Night 1: Lenna of Hobart (...
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Transport notes

DRIVING DISTANCES IN AUSTRALIA Australia is a BIG country! In fact, the whole of Europe fits into Australia with plenty of room to spare. Australia has a total land area of 7,706,168 sq km, and the coastline spans a massive 15,049km. Here in Australia we're used to driving long distances on holid...
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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. When trav...
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Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and pr...
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Itinerary disclaimer

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important tha...
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Accommodation

Hotel (5 nts),Lodge (3 nts)
Discover Tasmania