Tasmania's beautiful east coast is the star of this tour as you travel from Launceston and head towards Hobart. Enjoy cheese tasting at Pyengana and the gorgeous white sands of the Bay of Fires. See the little penguins come ashore at Bicheno as night falls. Meet Tasmanian Devils and other local animals at the optional wildlife sanctuary visit (extra cost), take in the view of Wineglass Bay and experience beautiful Freycinet National Park. Try the tasty delights of Kate's Berry Farm before heading south. Bruny Island is incredible for it's views, untouched beaches and white wallabies. Walk up to Fluted Cape for million dollar views. Finally it's Tasmania's convict heritage at Port Arthur, with a harbor cruise and guided walking tour around the historic site and hours to explore. Wrap up with a cliff top walk to Waterfall Bay and some chocolate tasting to round out a sweet experience!
Day 1: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting & BichenoDepart Launceston at 8 am. The Bay of Fires has to be seen to be believed – consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches, it's a place that everyone loves but few have visited. On the way there, taste some great local cheese from Pyengana. Later, you'll have a chance to try some fantastic Tasmanian oysters. Tonight you can walk to the beach to see little penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at BichenoDay 2: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry FarmToday you'll have the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see the rescued animals, including the Tasmanian devil (extra cost). After that, visit the Freycinet National Park and famous Wineglass Bay. With hours to explore, you can go up for a dramatic view or down to the gleaming white beach. In the afternoon, drive down the coast, with a stop at famous Kate's Berry Farm.Overnight: Tassie BackpackersDay 3: Bruny IslandJust a short ferry ride from the Tasmanian mainland, spectacular Bruny Island is a feast for the senses. First up, taste delicious cheese at the award-winning Bruny Island Cheese Company. Next, go to the narrow isthmus joining the north and south parts of the island and walk up the staircase to the Neck Lookout, with incredible 360-degree views. At Cape Bruny, try to spot Bruny’s famous white wallabies, then walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf roll in. At Adventure Bay, choose between the beautiful Fluted Cape walk or an award-winning Bruny Island Cruise (extra cost). Local oysters can be purchased at Get Shucked on the drive back to the ferry.Overnight: Tassie BackpackersDay 4: Richmond, Tasman Peninsula & Port ArthurThe historic village of Richmond is your morning stop. The colonial architecture of Australia’s oldest bridge and oldest Catholic Church both feature on the walk around the village. Further on you will reach the dramatic scenery of the Tasman Peninsula with the plunging cliffs of Tasman National Park, quirky Doo Town, and the spectacular views at Eaglehawk Neck. This is the place where Tasmania's convict heritage intersects with its stunning natural beauty. The highlight of the day is the opportunity to check out the former prison settlement of Port Arthur Historic Site. There’s no rush, with around 3 hours of time to see the sights with a guided walking tour and harbor cruise included. Lunch can be purchased on site. On the way to Hobart, visit the family-operated Federation Chocolate factory and see the chocolate-making process. Of course there is also an opportunity to taste the delicious hand-made chocolate produced here too!Arrive in Hobart city at approximately 6:30 pm or Hobart Airport at around 6 pm.