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.
All about the 3 Day Tour Pass Launceston to Hobart
This pass is the 'Big 3' our top 3 day tours in Tasmania: Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain, start in Launceston and finish in Hobart.
Delve into the convict history of Australia at Port Arthur Historic Site, and see landmarks like Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen. Continue to Launceston to discover the gems of Freycinet National Park, including Wineglass Bay. Then head to Cradle Mountain National Park to walk around Dove Lake and admire Cradle Mountain. Stop in towns such as Richmond, Swansea, Sheffield, and Orford, and taste fresh produce and seafood from local producers.
We recommend you arrive in Launceston the day before the tour and fly out of Hobart the day after the trip ends. 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
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.
Day 1: Starts Launceston, Finishes Launceston (Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake)
Day 2: Starts Launceston, Finishes Hobart (Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park)
Day 3: Starts Hobart, Finishes Hobart (Port Arthur and Tassie Devils)
Enjoy a Tasmania trip you will remember forever.
3 Day Tour Pass Launceston to Hobart Itinerary - 3 days
Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area
Cradle Mountain National Park is an area of iconic scenery with a huge variety of walking trails to choose from in this stunning world heritage listed area. With around 5-hours to spend in the National Park, the walking itinerary is flexible to suit guests and the weather conditions on the day. After departing Launceston, enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Continue your journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before you. Enjoy lunch by a quiet stream, watch the famous and friendly Cradle wombats in their natural habitat, or enjoy the many photographic opportunities that abound. On the return journey to Launceston, stop and sample some local tasty products at the award-winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory. We return to your Launceston accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm.
Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park
Pick up from Launceston- bring your bags today as we finish in Hobart. Wineglass Bay has been voted many times among the top beaches of the world. Pink granite mountains form the backdrop for secluded bays, pristine waters, white sandy beaches, local wildlife and walking trails. Our drive this morning takes us through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town. We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town. After a brief stop in Campbell Town we travel to the East Coast, where we catch an amazing view of the area at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout and an opportunity to purchase some fresh oysters plucked from the beautiful surrounding waters. On arrival at Freycinet, we walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where your guide will help you take those sought-after photographs. From the Lookout, you have the option to return to the start of the walk with our tour guide, or for the keen walkers, you can choose to spend the rest of your time completing the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5-hours return). If you choose to travel with our guide, we will explore more of the National Park and visit beautiful Honeymoon Bay and Cape Tourville lookout and Great Short Walk. After 4 to 5-hours at Freycinet National Park, you will then continue your journey onto Hobart enjoying a stop at Kate’s Berry Farm along the way.
Port Arthur and Tassie Devils
We take an early start from Hobart and head to the stunning Tasman Peninsula, home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from Pirates Bay Lookout, see the interesting Tasman Arch and Devils Kitchen rock formations and join a short but spectacular walk along the Waterfall Bay cliff top track. From here we visit the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo for an encounter with our local wildlife hero’s! Then onwards to the Port Arthur Historic Site where you have around 2.5-hours to explore. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with one of the Site’s expert guides. The return to Hobart takes us via Federation Chocolate Factory and onto the beautiful historic township of Richmond Village with time to meander the streets and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge. Before re-entering Hobart, stop for a fabulous view of Hobart from a local lookout, a picturesque way to return to the city.
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Departs: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (1 Dec- 30 April)
Departs: Wednesday (1 May - 30 Sept)
Departs Wednesday and Friday (1 Oct - 30 Nov)
Pick up time: Depending on your location, your pick up time could be as early as 7.00am each day
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Port Arthur and Tassie Devils tour day can be switched to our Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington and Wildlife day tour with no extra cost. Please consult with us at time of booking.
We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 tour as the Day 1 tour departs Launceston at 7.30am. On day 2 you will move between Launceston and Hobart this is the day you need to bring your luggage with you. On Day 3 we finish in Hobart around 6.00pm. Most people choose to spend this night in Hobart and then continue with their onwards travels the next day. However, we do offer a free airport drop off on Day 3 if this has been arranged prior with Tours Tasmania reservation staff.
Meals are not provided, however, there are plenty of opportunities to stop for lunch and snacks on each tour to suit your taste and budget.
Accommodation is not included, however, we will pick up and drop off each day to your Hobart and Launceston central city Hotel or Hostel each day. We do not pick up from Air BnB’s. If carrying your luggage is an issue please ensure you are at a hotel that is included in our door to door pick up schedule.
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