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Rugged & Wild Tasmania

Ready to discover what all the fuss is about? Serving up waterfalls, wine tastings, and rustic, resort lodges within a stone’s throw of some of Australia’s most spectacular sights, this 9-day Tassie tour will introduce you to the favourite features and creatures of this idyllic island state.

Beginning and ending in Hobart, you’ll savour local oysters, cheeses and more while on a tasting tour of the remote and relatively untouched Bruny Island, before embarking on a panoramic cruise along the alluring azure waters of Freycinet’s Wineglass Bay. Cameras at the ready as back-to-back visits to World Heritage Listed national parks bring you face-to-face with ancient rainforests, gleaming glacial-carved lakes, and furry locals, all while staying in some truly legendary lodges. Enjoy two nights under the roof of Freycinet National Park’s award-winning cabins, followed by two nights at the doorstep of Cradle Mountain National Park. The final course? A luxurious cruise across the serene Gordon River, providing the perfect end to an unforgettable Tasmanian holiday.

Traveller Notes
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect holiday—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!
This holiday visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Tour details
Tour Provider Globus
Price From
$5,390
Number of Days
9
Start Location
Hobart, Australia
End Location
Hobart, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 40+
Group Size
14 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - ARRIVE IN HOBART
WELCOME TO "VAN DIEMEN'S LAND!"
Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm. Join your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome meeting and drinks, featuring local Tasmanian wines and spirits.
Day 2 - HOBART. EXCURSION TO BRUNY ISLAND
RUGGED GOOD LOOKS
Today, head to [LF] Bruny Island for a tasting tour of this rugged island. Return to Hobart where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)

LOCAL FAVOURITE
FRESH TASTES Head to Bruny Island, home to breathtaking landscapes, stunning wildlife, an array of foods to delight the sense. Visit the Neck Lookout and Two Tree Point for amazing views and stroll through Mavista Rainforest to look for white wallabies. Enjoy some of the island's specialties such as oysters, seafood, berries, local wine, beer, and whiskey. After your time here, you'll see why Bruny Island is considered to be a nature lover and foodie's dreamscape.
ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE Why not explore Battery Point with its interesting shops and restaurants, sample some freshly caught fish and chips, or sample some of the locally made wines and spirits? Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
Day 3 - HOBART - FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
SEA STARS
Travel to beautiful Freycinet National Park with a photo stop at the Convict Bridge. Visit the Cape Tourville Lighthouse for amazing views of the ocean and coast below. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. (B,D)

ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE You may wish to take a stroll on the beach, hire an e-bike, or relax with a massage. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Spend 2 nights overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay with the rugged Hazards Mountains as your backdrop. Located inside Freycinet National Park, you will fall in love with this captivating escape at Freycinet Lodge.
Day 4 - FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
PRISTINE PARADISE
Start your day with a cruise on Wineglass Bay followed by a visit to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the resort or explore on your own. From the Lodge you can easily enjoy a number of short, accessible walks within Freycinet National Park, or you may want to consider the more challenging Wine Glass Bay hike for amazing views. (B,L)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL BEAUTIES Today, experience one of Tasmania's most extraordinary places, Wineglass Bay. Your cruise includes the history and sights of the Freycinet Peninsula and features amazing scenery and one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Keep your eyes out for wildlife including whales, seals, penguins, dolphins, and more. This cruise is sure to be one a highlight of your time in Tasmania.
NOTE: The optional Wine Glass Bay hike is challenging. The walk is via marked paths but there are stairs which must be climbed. Suitable footwear should be worn. Please speak to your Tour Director if you are unsure of your ability.
Day 5 - FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK - LAUNCESTON - SHEFFIELD - CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
TASMANIAN TREASURES
Start this morning with a tour and tasting at Josef Chromy Vineyard. Then continue to Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city to visit the scenic Cataract Gorge. Later, we take a break in Sheffield, known as the Town of Murals. Finish your day in Cradle Mountain National Park, home to towering mountains, ancient rainforests, and abundant wildlife. (B,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
WINNING WINES Josef Chromy fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 and immigrated to Australia. He has been instrumental in the development of the Tasmanian food and wine industry. In 2007, he launched Josef Chromy Winery which quickly amassed trophies and medals. Learn about J and visit the estate's original 1880s homestead, surrounded by century-old gardens. Enjoy a tasting while enjoying views of the surrounding vineyards. The idyllic location makes it almost impossible not to relax and enjoy.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Spend the next 2 nights at the edge of the spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park, at the Cradle Mountain Hotel, you'll enjoy warm hospitality, local food, and wine, breathtaking scenery, and magnificent wilderness surrounds.
Day 6 - CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
A WALK IN THE PARK
Today is spent exploring the beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Morning sightseeing includes a visit to the Romy Creek Boardwalk. On this easy walk, take in the fresh air and scenic views. Keep your eyes open for wombats, the chubby little creatures who call this part of the park home. Then, travel to Dove Lake, set beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. There's time to admire the scenery, snap photos and for those that wish, take the walking trail around the lake for a full perspective (approximately 6 km/3.7 miles). This afternoon is yours to explore the park at leisure. (B)

LOCAL FAVOURITE
CONSERVATION HERS This evening, enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to [LF] Devils@Cradle, a unique sanctuary concentrating primarily on the Tasmanian devil. A specialist will discuss biology, behaviour, threats, and the important work being done to save these vulnerable animals. Then, you'll observe the amazing nighttime antics of these animals being fed. It won't take you long to see how the fierce Tassie devil got its name!

ENHANCED FREE TIME
EXPLORE MORE There are many walking and hiking trails to explore. Keep your eye out for wallabies, quolls, echidnas, and maybe even a platypus. You may also want to visit the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery dedicated to Tasmanian artists, or just relax at your hotel and take in the amazing environment. Your Tour Director and your GlobusGO mobile app have all the tips and guidance to enjoy your free time.
Day 7 - CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK - STRAHAN
A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
Early morning at leisure to enjoy more of this incredible location. Then, travel to the small town of Strahan located on Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Gordon River and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. (B,L,D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
SCENIC WONDERS Soak up the serene beauty of Western Tasmania on a cruise of the Gordon River. You'll travel into the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and enjoy amazing scenery. Keep your camera handy for some great photo opportunities. You'll pass Hells Gates, see Sarah Island, and learn of its convict history. It will be a morning of experiencing untouched rainforest, rugged history, and fascinating characters of Tasmania's west coast.
Day 8 - STRAHN - LAKE ST CLAIR - MOUNT FIELD NATIONAL PARK - HOBART
HAPPY IN HOBART
Journey deep into the heart of the Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage area and visit Lake St. Clair, one of Tasmania's most beautiful places. Visit the Wall in the Wilderness art project and then breathtaking Mount Field National Park. Enjoy a walk through towering tree ferns and giant eucalypts before arriving at spectacular Russell Falls. This evening, enjoy a festive farewell dinner at a harbor front restaurant featuring fresh seafood and local wines. (B,D)
Day 9 - HOBART
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Hobart and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)
Inclusions
8 breakfasts
3 lunches
4 dinners
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
16 Jan 2023 24 Jan 2023 Open $5,507
13 Feb 2023 21 Feb 2023 Open $5,507
13 Mar 2023 21 Mar 2023 Open $5,507
27 Mar 2023 04 Apr 2023 Open $5,507
17 Apr 2023 25 Apr 2023 Open $5,390