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From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

From Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Cruise with Lunch

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water. Step aboard Schouten Passage II for an unforgettable cruise departing from Freycinet National Park. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board while discovering your surroundings with the help of a guide. Board your cruise at the meeting point, just 3 hours outside of Hobart. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches: Wineglass Bay. Gaze at sheer granite cliffs, and get up close to diverse wildlife, such as penguins, dolphins, and seals. Learn about the local landmarks, wildlife, and history with an informative onboard commentary. Taste a Ploughman's style lunch and purchase drinks and beverages from the bar. Marvel at the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Vista Lounge, with viewing decks, and baby-changing facilities.

Hobart: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Park, and Richmond Tour

Hobart: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Park, and Richmond Tour

Discover the history and natural beauty of Tasmania's stunning east coast on this full-day tour from Hobart to Wineglass Bay. Before leaving Hobart you will take in expansive views of the city, Mount Wellington, and the Derwent River from Rosny Hill Lookout. Then visit historic Richmond, where you can admire the oldest convict-built bridge still in use. Travel on to Tasmania's east coast through farmland and forest with a stop at the quaint church in Buckland to marvel at 14th century stained glass windows. Follow the Great Eastern Drive through the seaside towns of Orford and Swansea, with stops at Raspins Beach, Spiky Beach, and a second convict-built bridge, Spiky Bridge. Explore Freycinet National Park, including a guided walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout. The views of this world-renowned beach will take your breath away. Enjoy more stunning coastal views, white sandy beaches, and inviting crystal clear water when you visit Cape Tourville, Sleepy Bay, Honeymoon Bay, and Friendly Beaches. If fresh seafood is something you fancy, stop at Devils Corner Winery where the Freycinet Marine Farm has an outlet, where you can indulge in an array of local seafood, wood-fired pizza and wine, while enjoying spectacular views of the Hazards and Great Oyster Bay. At Kate's Berry Farm you can have the best coffee on the East Coast and be tempted by chocolates, jams, homemade desserts, and ice cream before returning to Hobart.

From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

From Hobart: 5-Day Tasmania West & East Coast Tour

Departing from Hobart, escape into Tasmania's wilderness and travel coast to coast to explore and experience the best of the island on this 5-day tour. Journey to the wild and rugged West Coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour continues on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires. Full of famous attractions, fun and adventure, this tour will show you the best of Tasmania! Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Depart Hobart at 7:30 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley, traveling east to west across the island. You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan where you will stay overnight. Day 2: Wild West Coast   In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then, continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall Montezuma Falls. Or choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Stay overnight at Strahan. Day 3: Cradle Mountain Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes you through Sheffield, the "town of murals", to Launceston. Stay overnight at Launceston. Day 4: Bay of Fires Head to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. Enjoy the pristine white sands and orange lichen-clad boulders. Learn about the rich culture of the palawa (Tasmanian aboriginal people). Later, Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to the seaside town of Bicheno, home of the little penguin. Stay overnight in Bicheno. Day 5: Freycinet National Park to Hobart An early start means you are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mount Amos or Hazards Beach walk. Continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford on the way to Hobart.

Hobart: Maria Island National Park Active Full-Day Tour

Hobart: Maria Island National Park Active Full-Day Tour

It’s hard to put the magic of Maria Island into words. Just an hour’s drive east from Hobart plus a 30 minute ferry ride, this otherworldly island keeps its own time, far from the demands of modern life. As soon as you step off the boat you’ll notice the quietness, the wildness, the sense of history. There are no vehicles here but plenty of traffic; Maria Island island is home to vast numbers of wombats, wallabies, Cape Barren Geese and Tasmanian Devils that wander all over the place. Explore the world heritage listed Darlington settlement, a beautifully preserved probational convict camp that’s considered the best in the world. Walk with us to the Painted Cliffs, an easy 4.5km round trip, seeing surreal and colourful sandstone formations up close. And we finish with the Fossil Cliffs walk, another easy 4.5km circuit, traversing the western side of the island over windswept hills and cliffs of 300 million year old fossils. Along the way there’s plenty of space to play in the rockpools, relax on the beach, spot local wildlife and take photos of the stunning scenery, proving it wasn’t all just a dream. This tour returns to Hobart arounf 5pm.

Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Active Day Tour

Hobart: Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Active Day Tour

After arriving at Freycinet National Park, we set off on a group walk to Wineglass Bay lookout. This moderate 45 minute uphill hike gets the heart pumping before revealing one of the best views in the Southern Hemisphere. Gaze out over treetops to a sweeping vista of white sand and turquoise water; the perfect wine glass-shaped bay – and the ultimate selfie backdrop. Depending on how active you’re feeling, you can extend your hike down to the beach for swimming, relaxing and dolphin spotting or return from the lookout with your guide to check out Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. If all that scenery has worked up an appetite, you’ll love our afternoon stop at Devil’s Corner winery. Perched high on a hill overlooking Freycinet, it’s the ideal place to kick back with a glass of wine, fresh seafood platter, woodfired pizza, tea, coffee or artisan gelato at the end of a glorious day. The tour returns to Hobart around 6pm.

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

Coles Bay: Wineglass Bay Adults-Only Cruise with Lunch

See Wineglass Bay from the water as you step aboard for a vessel for a scenic journey. Hear informative commentary as you enjoy your food and take in views of Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula. Depart from Freycinet National Park aboard the Schouten Passage II. Cruise from the gentle shores of Coles Bay and gaze at the sheer granite cliffs. Get up close to the wildlife and learn about the landmarks, wildlife, and history from the onboard commentary. Feast on morning tea as well as a ploughman's-style lunch including freshly shucked oysters. Complete your meal with local beverages and wines, which are included in the price. Enjoy the privacy and peace of being in the Sky Lounge, an adults-only area that offers comfort, direct access to the bridge, and stunning views from the top deck. You are also welcome to use the downstairs areas.

Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park Day Trip from Hobart

Enjoy a 10-hour trip to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Marvel at spectacular views, experience the world's cleanest air and water and taste tantalizingly delicious cuisine and wines. Drive through the seaside towns of Orford, Triabunna and Swansea en route to Freycinet National Park. Walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout and take in Tasmania’s most-photographed view. Return to the start of the walk with your guide to explore more of Freycinet National Park on short scenic walks. Walked up an apetite and thirst? Great, let's dine! Delicious lunch is included at Geographe Restaurant overlooking the stunning red granite Hazards Mountains. While we enjoy lunch we will share a glass of East Coast wine together and celebrate our hiking achievements and adventures. Our drive back to Hobart is broken up with a stop at one of the many premium vineyards along the coast where you will enjoy a tasting of all the wines they make on site.

Tasmania West to East and more in 7 Super Days

Tasmania West to East and more in 7 Super Days

Day 1: Hobart to Strahan Departing Hobart, your tour of Tasmania/lutruwita begins in Mount Field National Park. Walk among the world’s tallest eucalyptus trees and discover the cascading Russell Falls. The incredible scenery continues at Lake St Clair (Australia’s deepest freshwater lake), and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. You’ll learn about Tasmania’s mining history in Queenstown before arriving in the village of Strahan where we’ll spend the next two nights. Day 2: Wild West Coast Discover the West Coast’s wild and rugged coastlines and rainforests. Walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls, within the ancient rainforests of the Tarkine/takayna. At the coast we’ll explore Henty Sand Dunes and Tasmania’s longest stretch of sand at Ocean Beach. Or today you can choose an outstanding nature cruise on the beautiful Gordon River (own cost). Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Discover Cradle’s alpine and glacial-carved wilderness as you look for wombats, echidna, and other Tasmanian wildlife. Choose from a variety of world-class walks, such as the track to the summit of Marion’s Lookout, or the Dove Lake circuit. Later today we'll drive to the city of Launceston via the colourful town of Sheffield, known as the Town of Murals. Day 4: Launceston to Bicheno Explore Launceston's lovely Cataract Gorge which is a great place for seeing wallaby. Travel to the Bay of Fires/larapuna and learn about the spiritual connection of the land to Tasmanian aboriginal people/palawa. Walk along pristine white sands with its turquoise waters with striking orange boulders. We will spend the night in Bicheno, home of the little penguin. Day 5: Freycinet National Park Walk to Wineglass Bay or climb to the summit of Mt Amos. We'll visit the Cape Tourville lighthouse before returning to Hobart/nipaluna. Day 6: Tasmanian Devils, Richmond and Wellington Park Today we'll meet Tasmanian devils at Bonorong wildlife sanctuary, before exploring the heritage village of Richmond. Back in Hobart we'll show you some of our favourite spots on Mount Wellington/kunanyi. Tonight, unwind in one of Hobart's historic pubs or restaurants. Day 7: Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula Discover the rugged coastal scenery and epic convict history of the Tasman Peninsula/turrakana. Visit Port Arthur, Australia’s best preserved convict settlement. Later today we'll walk to the stunning Crescent Bay, before returning to Hobart.

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Wineglass Bay and Maria Island Scenic Flight Experience

Departing daily from Cambridge, fly towards and over the top of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s East Coast. Freycinet National Park is one of Tasmania’s very first National Parks (est. 1916) and is home to dramatic pink granite mountains, secluded bays, crystal clear waters and pristine white beaches. Freycinet is home to Tasmania’s and arguably Australia’s most iconic white sands beach – Wineglass Bay, the aerial view of this sight is something truly spectacular and unforgettable. From the Freycinet Peninsula, fly over the seal colony of Ile Des Phoques, then continue your scenic flight towards your destination, Maria Island. Here land and set off on an exploration of the island national park. It’s tranquility combined with its natural beauty, rare wildlife and fascinating history makes it a unique and special place. Maria Island’s pristine untouched beaches, the crystal clear waters of the surrounding marine reserve and scenery like the magnificent Mt Maria and Bishop and Clerk peaks will take your breath away. Have a chance while on the Island to wander through forests of magnificent blue and white gums, some of them over 400 years old and unique to Maria Island. Step back in time and walk where convicts and explorers have walked before you. At the Fossils Cliffs see shellfish fossil beds unlike any other in the world. Maria Island is also famous for its abundance of wildlife being home to rare and endangered species like the Swift Parrot and Cape Barron Goose, Wombats, Kangaroos and of course, the Tasmanian Devil. It’s difficult to describe the beauty of Maria Island, you really have to see it to believe it. As you interact with the Maria Island’s local wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery your guide will prepare a bountiful Tasmanian picnic looking over the Northern end of the majestic national park. This feast is full of some of Tasmania’s finest offerings, consisting of fresh Oysters, Mussels, Salmon, Mackerel, Scallops, Octopus, all locally sourced from Tasmanian’s beautiful and clean waterways, this seafood smorgasbord is accompanied with paired Tasmanian premium white wine. Please note, if seafood isn’t to your liking that’s not a problem at all, just let the tour operator know at the time of booking and they can happily source a beautiful mix of different Tasmanian produce. After your time on Maria board your aircraft once again return to Hobart. Tour highlights • Aerial eye view of • Freycinet National Park • Wineglass Bay • Maria Island • Chance to interact (without fences) with wildlife such as • Tasmanian devils • Wombats • Forester (Eastern grey) Kangaroos • Wallabies • Gourmet Seafood Platter and Tasmanian Premium Wine Tour runs for approximately 3 hours and departs daily from Cambridge Aerodrome (20-minute drive from the Hobart CBD)

Triabunna: Maria Island and Ile Des Phoques Day Trip by Boat

Triabunna: Maria Island and Ile Des Phoques Day Trip by Boat

Discover the beauty of Maria Island and cruise along the shoreline of the Ile Des Phoques island. Search for a variety of marine life like dolphins and fur seals as you sail. Visit Darlington on Maria Island where you can take a guided history tour or have some free time to hit the beach.  Meet your guide at a café in Triabunna and board a comfortable speedboat. Embark on an adventure with stunning views of Maria Island's Painted Cliffs, Fossil Cliffs, spring-fed waterfalls, limestone sea caves, and cliff-top stalactites. Let views of the Bishop and Clerk Mountains take your breath away and take in views of the granite cliffs of Maria Island's east coast from the water. At the northern tip of Maria Island the cruise will head north to the Ile Des Phoques, a 30 minute boat ride from Maria Island. Tuck into cakes which are provided for morning tea as well as complimentary water, tea, coffee, orange juice, soda water, soft drinks, wine and beer. Keep an eye out for albatross, dolphins, fur seals, and whales (depending on the time of year). Savor a healthy salad bowl lunch with your choice of chicken breast, smoked salmon, roast beef, leg ham, or vegetarian/vegan options. Lunch is enjoyed on the boat while anchored in an idyllic location at Maria Island.   Dock at Darlington where you can stretch your legs and go on a guided historic tour Choose to learn about the town’s history, and see convict buildings and resident wombats, or have free time to visit a sandy beach or swim in the waters of Maria Island’s marine reserve. Soak up the views on the speedboat trip back to your meeting point in Triabunna.

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Nice and interesting excursion. No unnecessarily long eating stops, so we had some time at the interesting spots. Of course I would have enjoyed even more time there, but given the long distances, this was not possible. Our guide Ian was very friendly and knowledgeable and passed the driving time with lots of information about nature and people in Tasmania, packed into stories and quizzes.

Alex was an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge about the local area and its history. He made everyone feel welcome - the day was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks

Amazing. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. The craft comfortable and clean. The food tasty and the scenery amazing. Bonus sighting of whales made the trip extra special

Everything is well organised. We saw the beautiful natural scenery of wineglass bay. Our guide Alex is very friendly and nice. It’s an excellent day tour and I really recommend it!

Nice little trip, amazing views, lots of stories and insights you've never been told before!