Explore some of Tasmania’s most outstanding scenery, freshest produce, finest gourmet food and wine features on the road from Hobart to Launceston via the East Coast. Create your own CheapTickets.sg free and easy self drive of Tasmania by booking your flights, hotels & car hire online with our itinerary guide. With 5 night self drives from only $1300 per person based on 2 adults travelling together you can get the best deal on your trip to Australia
Duration 5 Days, 4 Nights • Driving Distance: 762- 1243 km • States covered: Tasmania • Flight Gateway: Launcheston or Hobart • Highlights: Easy Island Driving, Striking Scenery
Nestled between Mount Wellington and the sea with white beaches on its outskirts, historic buildings at its heart, Hobart, Australia's second-oldest city has a lifestyle of its own.
Browse through antique stores, discover stunning arts and crafts, linger over a coffee in one of the
Visit Richmond; see Australia’s oldest preserved convict gaol, bridge and St John’s Catholic Church. Stop at Sorell Fruit Farm to pick fruit (when in season) and explore Tasman Peninsula, with its spectacular coast scenery and rock formations – the Blowhole, Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch.
Drive into Freycinet National Park to visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse for spectacular coastal views. Allow enough time to walk to the famous Wineglass Bay Lookout (approximately 1 ½ hour return) to view one of the world’s top beaches or a challenging walk to Wineglass Bay (approximately 4 – 5 hours
Enjoy Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive stopping at Natureworld and an encounter with Tasmania’s native wildlife. Continue north via St Helens to the Bay of Fires, stunning stretches of white beaches, blue water and granite covered with vibrant orange lichen. Continue to the Pyengana Cheese Company to sample award-winning cheeses.
In the summer plan a visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate at Nabowla to walk through fields of lavender.
Explore Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city and gateway to the north. Its magnificent original Victorian streetscapes and architecture lend a historic ambience to the city. Take the chairlift ride across Cataract Gorge, a natural amphitheatre in the heart of Launceston. After, cruise on the Tamar River or visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. For beer lovers, visit the J Boag and Son Brewery to learn how beer is made and taste the fine ales.