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 free and easy self drive through Tasmania right here at CheapTickets.sg - flights, hotels, and car rental are all available online with our itinerary guide. With a week's worth of experiences from only $1300 per person, 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 street cafés and explore the fishing harbor.
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 return).
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.
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.