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Top of Mt Amos overlooking Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Ultimate Tasmania

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

13 Days

Prices Start from

$9,144 ex. flights

This holiday to Tasmania really does show off the best of this beautiful island state. The charming city of Hobart, uninhabited and pristine islands, sweeping sandy bays, towering mountains, unique wildlife and gourmet food.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1

Art in Hobart

Stay in a waterfront hotel in Hobart full of wonderful artwork.

Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia 2

Maria Island Walk

Embark on a memorable four day walk amidst the untouched scenery of Maria Island.

Lagoon, Saffire Lodge, Freycinet, Australia 3

Freycinet Peninsula Kayaking

Go Kayaking on the Freycinet Peninsula spotting flocks of pelicans as you paddle.

Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania, Australia 4

The Tasmanian Devil

Search for the Tasmanian Devil and sample true bush tucker.

Why we like it

For this holiday we have chosen to include some truly fabulous experiences to ensure you get under the skin of Tasmania. This varied itinerary showcases the best of the island from the local produce to resident characters, both human, monotreme and marsupial, diverse landscapes from mountain to beach and the chance to explore by self-drive, on foot and by boat. It is an itinerary designed to make you fall in love with Tasmania.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

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Keys:
Boat Journey
  • Day 1
    Hobart
  • Day 2 - 3
    Hobart
  • Day 4
    Hobart - Maria Island
  • Day 5 - 6
    Maria Island
  • Day 7
    Maria Island - Triabunna - Freycinet
  • Day 8 - 9
    Freycinet
  • Day 10
    Freycinet - Launceston
  • Day 11
    Launceston
  • Day 12
    Launceston - Cradle Mountain
  • Day 13
    Cradle Mountain - Launceston
Juvenile white bellied sea eagle, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia
Juvenile white bellied sea eagle on Bruny Island

Pedestrians Only Please

Travel by boat to the beautiful Maria Island. Devoid of any motor vehicles and with more chance of bumping into a kangaroo than another human, this island gem will be home for four days. During a gentle four day walk traverse pristine beaches, rugged cliffs and woodland before bedding down for the night in simple but comfortable forest camps. Indulge in delicious meals using fresh, local produce and fine Tasmanian wines, learn about the fascinating convict history of the island and spot some of the resident wildlife.

From potoroos to possums, penguins, dolphins and fur seals, plus bird life including sea eagles and the rare forty-spotted pardalote. Tasmanian devils can also be seen following their recent release on the island. All in all an unforgettable experience.

The Maria Island walk operates from October to April.

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Ariel View, Saffire Lodge, Freycinet, Australia
Saffire, Freycinet, Tasmania

Distinctive Architecture, Pelicans and Oysters

Freycinet Peninsula is a National Park and home to the internationally acclaimed Wineglass Bay. Spend two nights at the luxurious Saffire soaking up the stunning landscapes of granite mountains, sandy beaches and sapphire blue waters. Overlooking Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins can often be spotted, Saffire has access to wonderful fresh seafood and a range of lovely activities are on offer during a stay here. Kayak through wetlands amidst flocks of pelican, learn the art of beekeeping and don waders to harvest and shuck fresh oysters.

Tasmanian pademelon, Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmanian pademelon, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania's Big Five

Tasmania is home to some unique and endangered mammals. Spend a day with our knowledgeable local guides in search of the Tasmanian ‘big five’ and the chance to learn more about the wildlife that is unique to this island state. Close encounters with Tasmanian Devils, wombats and kangaroos as well as a true bush tucker experience cooked by a true ‘bush chef’.

Two glasses of champagne and a plate of oysters on a wooden table.
Oysters and champagne

Hobart, Whisky and Seafood

Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart is extremely pretty, with a vibrant port, thriving arts scene and a wonderful array of restaurants plus an atmospheric weekly market. Mount Wellington forms a spectacular backdrop and amidst the alpine wilderness of this 1,400 metre peak is one of Australia’s leading whisky distilleries. Learn about the craft of whisky distillation as well as the chance to taste some before cruising down the Derwent River to the sheltered waters around Bruny Island. Home to some of Tasmania’s finest seafood, gather oysters, mussels, abalone, crayfish and sea urchin from the waters before dropping anchor in a secluded bay to feast on your bounty.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Henry Jones Art Hotel £££££

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  • City

The Henry Jones Art Hotel has won several awards for design, accommodation, food, beverage and service. Located on Hobart’s waterfront, this dedicated art hotel was once a jam factory dating from the 1820’s. The hotel is furnished with over 500 pieces of art and combines an eclectic mix of contemporary design and antique furniture, ensuring the hotel’s history and original features are preserved. Some of the 56 rooms and suites have wonderful harbour views.

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Saffire £££££

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Saffire is an architecturally striking hotel, designed and built to enhance the incredible views on offer. Located on the Freycinet Peninsula the lodge overlooks the sandy shores and pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay and the spectacular Hazards Mountains. The 20 generous suites have been cleverly designed to ensure privacy yet maximising the magical views, and all have a private courtyard and decked area. For a real treat opt for private pavilions with plunge pool. Facilities include a spa and there is a range of wonderful experiences included in any stay here.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From $9,144 Per person

When to travel

Tasmania has a temperate climate so there are generally no extremes of temperature. From October to December springtime begins, as do many of the walks, this is a very pretty time to visit. From January to March expect mild summer weather throughout the island and even into April and May as autumn arrives it can be a lovely time to visit with the leaves beginning to fall but the evenings are much cooler and the walks stop operating. June to September is cold and wet.

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