Take a tour in Tasmania

The island state of Tasmania boasts unique plants, animals, and history that you won't find in the rest of Australia. The most popular time to visit Tasmania is in the summer months of November through to April. We have tours from both Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania to take you to the best bits of this wonderful island. 

Tassie is a very beautiful part of Australia. If you are making the effort to travel out to Tasmania you might as well spend a good amount of time there and see all the island has to offer.  Some of the must-see spots in Tasmania include scenic Lake St Clair, the coastal village of Strahan, the stunning Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and its crystal clear waters. Not forgetting the abundance of wildlife, and incredible food and wineries. Both Hobart and Launceston receive daily flights from most Australian cities or you can catch the ferry from Melbourne to Devonport which is close to Launceston.

The weather in Tasmania is famously varied, with four distinct seasons (sometimes all occurring in one day!) The east coast is the dry, sunny, warm side of the island. Annual rainfall in the east is 600mm – less than half the annual rainfall in Sydney. Daily maximum temperatures in summer (December to February) are between +20 to +30 degrees Celsius. In winter (June to August) daily maximums are between +12 to +18 degrees Celsius.

The west coast is mountains, rainforest, and untouched wilderness. Annual rainfall in the west is 2000mm, helping to create the stunning wilderness of Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair, and Mount Field. Daily maximum temperatures in summer are between +18 to +25 degrees Celsius. In winter the mountains look spectacular with snow on top and daily maximums are between +5 to +15 degrees Celsius.

You can fly to Tasmania cheaply from Melbourne and Sydney, so if you are visiting those cities be sure to add a hop over the Bass Strait to Tasmania. We recommend a 7-day tour to see the full wonders Tasmania has to offer. However, you could fly into Hobart for a few days and take our popular one day tours to Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur.

When visiting Hobart do not forget to plan an afternoon at the fabulous MONA, Museum of Old and New Art. Mona is Australia's largest private museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities. Who says art has to be boring?  The building is a work of art itself and the grounds are a delight to walk around in.

Tours in Tasmania do not include meals, which is quite unlike most of our Real Aussie Adventures throughout the rest of Australia. This is to promote local produce and communities. Tasmania can be a gastronomic road trip with fresh local seafood and wine at every turn. So we like you to get up close with the local delicacies and head to the shops to source your own meals. Self-catering tours mean we can support local communities and you can try more fresh food from Tasmania. On our overnight tours, your accommodation is all included. There are kitchen facilities at each accommodation and you’ll be making regular stops off to buy your food. the group normally all purchase and cook together.

Real Aussie Adventures tours depart from Hobart and Launceston and go to all the leading attractions in Tasmania including Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur.

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Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area

1 Day Cradle Mountain Tour

Experience ancient rainforests, alpine heaths, glacial lakes, rugged mountains and some of Tasmania's iconic wildlife

This day tour starts and finishes in Launceston and takes you up to the central Tasmanian plateau to see Cradle Mountain. You'll have over 5 hours here to do walks and explore the area. More than enough time to walk around Dove Lake and explore the walking trails.

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See and learn about Tasmanian Devils

4 Day East Coast Launceston To Hobart Tour

This tour takes in icons like Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires and the little penguins at Bicheno. It continues on to magnificent Bruny Island, with incredible views and untouched white sand beaches. The final day includes Port Arthur, Richmond and the Tasman Peninsula, with chocolate tasting!

An ideal selection of east coast Tasmanian destinations for visitors who only have a short time on the island. With a perfect combination of picturesque beaches, iconic wildlife and thought-provoking history -  a great taste of Tasmania. This tour takes in icons like Wineglass Bay, Bay of Fires and the little penguins at Bicheno. It continues on to magnificent Bruny Island, with incredible views and untouched white sand beaches. The final day includes Port Arthur, Richmond and the Tasman Peninsula, with chocolate tasting.

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4 hours at Freycinet National Park

1 Day Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park Tour

Travel from Hobart to Tasmania’s east coast to visit Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park.

This tour starts and finishes in Hobart and allows you to visit the Freycinet Peninsula on the east coast of Tasmania. The sand and the water once turned red from whaling and hence the name Wineglass Bay. It's a beautiful area with a lot of history, walks and wildlife.

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Port Arthur Historic Site (4 hours)

1 Day Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula Tour

Explore, discover and learn with our guides as we enjoy a variety of activities, walks, sightseeing, history, chocolate tasting and much more!

Port Arthur penal settlement is a beautiful place with a dark history in Tasmania. This day tour will take you there as well as seeing the other beautiful views around the Tasman Peninsula south-east of Hobart.World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is the best-preserved convict site in Australia, and among the most significant convict era sites worldwide.

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Tasmanian devil feeding

1 Day Mt Field, Mt Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Park

Soak up the wilderness and mountain air as you explore the national park.

This tour starts and finishes in Hobart and allows you to visit Mt Field National Park, Mt Wellington an Bonorong Wildlife Park. It's a beautiful area outside of Hobart with a lot of history, walks and wildlife. Soak up the wilderness and mountain air as you explore the national park.

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Get up high on the Tahune airwalk treetop walk

1 Day Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves

Walk through the treetops. Today we head 40m above the ground and 40m below ground exploring Southern Tasmania. Bring your swim gear for the thermal pool, jumper for the caves and sense of adventure for the Airwalk.

Walk through the treetops. On this Tasmanian day tour we head 40m above the ground and 40m below ground exploring Southern Tasmania. Bring your swim gear for the thermal pool, jumper for the caves and sense of adventure for the Airwalk.

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Witness unspoilt ancient wilderness in the Tarkine

3 Day Wild West Coast Hobart To Launceston Tour

Wild West - prehistoric rainforests, Tasmania’s tallest waterfall, the ancient elegance of Cradle Mountain. With small groups, young local guides and accommodation.

The rugged and wild west of Tasmania awaits you on this three-day adventure. Highlights include exploring the Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park, walking at the base of the tallest trees in Australia, witnessing unspoilt ancient wilderness in the Tarkine, spending two nights in a private lodge in the scenic village of Strahan and driving along one of the country’s most scenic roads.

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Mount Field National Park where ancient forest meet prehistoric mountains

5 Day Tasmania Hobart to Hobart Tour

Short on time but want to see the most you can of the beautiful island of Tasmania? Then this trip is for you!

Explore the rugged west coast including Cradle Mountain, the Tarkine Wilderness and the township of Strahan; visit awe-inspiring Freycinet National Park and historical Porth Arthur; discover the iconic wildlife and sample some of Tasmania's finest mouth-watering produce.

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Great group and experienced fun guide on tour

7 Day Best of Tasmania Hobart To Hobart Tour

The seven day 'Best of Tassie' tour is the complete Tasmanian experience.

Immerse yourself in the rugged, natural wonder of Tasmania during a week-long tour that presents the most effective way to see all the island's highlights—Wineglass Bay, Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, and many other memorable locations. Comfortable hostel accommodation and convenient transport are included during this inclusive experience.