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, with accommodation included.

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.

Enjoy a Tasmania trip you will remember forever.

3 Day Tour Pass Launceston to Hobart Itinerary - 3 days

  • Day 1 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, we leave our walking itinerary flexible to suit our guests and the weather conditions on the day.
    After departing Launceston we enjoy a short stop in Sheffield – The Town of Murals. Sheffield is a small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, this includes the opportunity to see the famous Eason’s Mural.
    We continue our journey into the mountains and arrive at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake with around 5 hours of possible walking time before us. We begin with a series of short walks to Rainforest City and Pencil Pine Falls. From here we can choose from the gentle and iconic Dove Lake Circuit an easy 2-hour walk with amazing mountain views. For the more active, we offer the chance to climb to the loftier heights of Marion’s Lookout. This walk is well rewarded with amazing 360-degree views of the surrounding World Heritage wilderness area.
    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. Learn some of the local histories as we visit Weindorfer’s Chalet and see the ancient King Billy Pines on Weindorfer’s Forest Walk.
    Cradle Mountain is the backdrop for a truly memorable and not to be missed Tasmanian experience.
    On our return to Launceston, we stop and sample some local tasty products at the award winning Ashgrove Cheese Factory.
    We return to Launceston around 6.30 – 7.00pm after a huge yet unforgettable Cradle Mountain day.
  • Day 2 Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park
    We depart Launceston ready for an action packed day out exploring the delights and highlights of the East Coast before finishing our day in Hobart.
    Our first stop today is in the pretty township of Ross. Ross has an old-world charm, convict history, and famous local bakery for you to explore on our morning stop.
    From Ross, we travel to the East Coast and head into the Freycinet National Park. This coastal National Park is our main destination for the day. Here the pink granite mountains form the backdrop for turquoise waters, secluded bays and beaches and sparkling white sand. We offer opportunities for short or longer walks, a swim in the warmer months and great photos all year round! We make a short stop as we enter the park at Freycinet Marine Farm where you have an opportunity to buy some fresh oysters along the way.
    We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, an easy but uphill walk of around 45 – 60 minutes. Here the views make the walk well worth the effort! For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5 hr return walking time). Once on the beach, you have time to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands.
    If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & great short walk.
    We re-group ready for the onward journey to Hobart. Last but certainly not least we stop at Kate’s Berry Farm in the seaside township of Swansea. Here Kate is serving up absolutely delicious Berry Ice-cream and other sweet delights such as jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies.
    We walk as a group to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, an easy but uphill walk of around 45 – 60 minutes. Here the views make the walk well worth the effort! For the keen walkers, you can continue the walk down to Wineglass beach (2.5 hr return walking time). Once on the beach, you have time to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or meander along the white sands.
    If you prefer to select the shorter walking option, then you can explore other areas of Freycinet with our tour guide. Visit Honeymoon Bay, Sleepy Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse & great short walk.
    We re-group ready for the onward journey to Hobart. Last but certainly not least we stop at Kate’s Berry Farm in the seaside township of Swansea. Here Kate is serving up absolutely delicious Berry Ice-cream and other sweet delights such as jams, sauces, chocolates and jellies.
    We finish today to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.30 – 7.00pm.
  • Day 3 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, and along the short but spectacular Waterfall Bay Clifftop Track. This is one of Tasmania’s “Great Short Walks”, around 45 minutes, concluding at the remarkable rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.
    Next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. We arrive here for the action of a Tasmanian Devil Feeding. Watch the snarling, fighting and bone crushing in a spectacle of devilish behaviour during the feeding. Hand feed the wallabies and walk amongst the local fauna and flora in the charming “Unzoo” setting.
    Just a short drive down the road, we enter the Port Arthur Historic Site. Here you have around 2.5 hours to explore the site. Your entry includes a complimentary Harbour Cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walking tour with Port Arthur’s expert guides. Discover the grim and violent history of the early Australian Penal system and get a sense of the isolation experienced by the convicts in this “inescapable prison”.
    On our return to Hobart, we make a stop at Federation Chocolate with a variety of chocolate flavours to sample. Further along, we arrive in the late afternoon into historic Richmond Village. Meander the streets, stop for a coffee and walk across Australia’s oldest bridge still in use – a convict built a sand-stone bridge, reported to be haunted!
    Last but not least, before we re-enter Hobart we stop for a fabulous view across Hobart from a local lookout. A picturesque way to return to the city.
    We drop you back to your Hobart CBD accommodation around 6.00pm.
    (Airport drop offs are available only when arranged via our office)
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Head to the top destinations in Tasmania! Wineglass Bay and Freycinet, Port Arthur and Tassie Devils, Cradle Mountain World Heritage Area, see it all in just 3 days. We don’t supply lunch, snacks or beverages on our tours but we do stop along the way for you to purchase food to suit budget and taste. This is usually a Bakery stop in a regional town along the way to the main destination for the day. You will then be able to enjoy a lunch stop in one of the stunning rest stops. You are also welcome of course to bring along a packed lunch to enjoy on the day. If you have special dietary requirements it may be better to bring your own prepared lunch /snacks.

3 Day Tour Pass Launceston to Hobart Price information
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Tour code: BIG3LAUN
$375
Adult

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Starts

Starts: Launceston

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

Ends
Hobart


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Extra Costs: Meals and Accommodation are not included (You may bring your lunch with you or there is opportunity to purchase your lunch on the day)

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