Nothing beats a great road trip, and the West Coast of Tasmania is one of its most spectacular driving routes. Highlights along the way include Launceston’s Cataract Gorge, Cradle Mountain’s mirrored Dove Lake and Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park.
- Cradle Mountain
- Cataract Gorge
- Tamar Valley
- Dove Lake
- Salamanca Market
- Port Arthur Historic Site
- 3 nights accommodation
- 4 days car rental (24hr = 1 day rental) with auto transmission unlimited mileage and zero excess, pick-up ex-downtown and FREE GPS
- Admission and/or sightseeing as per itinerary
Collect car from Airport. If time permit, ride on Chairlift across Cataract Gorge. Or perhaps, head north to Tamar Valley – Tasmania’s acclaimed cool climate wineries. Travel west, visit 41’ South Aquaculture Salmon and Ginseng Farm, Ashgrove Farm Cheese, House of Anvers Chocolate Factory and Melita Honey Farm to taste Tasmania’s famous Leatherwood honey. Tour Marakoopa Cave to see glow worms and stop at Sheffield, a mural town and Tasmazia. Continue to Cradle Mountain, stroll around Dove Lake and explore the surroundings or indulge in nature activities such as walks, horse-riding or wilderness flights. In the evening, visit ‘Devils@Cradle’ or join the animal spotlight tours.
Overnight : Cradle Mountain Hotel/ Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village
Travel south via West Coast Wilderness route to Strahan. A beautiful fishing village overlooking the vast Macquarie Harbour. Join in Gordon River Cruise for spectacular views (optional).
Overnight : Strahan Village / Marsden Court.
Suggest extension : Min 2 nights in Strahan to experience the cruise or Wilderness railway.
Stretch your legs at Lake St Clair and walk to Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park. Stay at Curringa (farmstay - optional) or journey onto Hobart.
Overnight : Travelodge Hobart / Grosvenor Court Apartment
Visit Salamanca Market (Saturday) or Farmers Market (Sunday). Visit Richmond, stop at Sorell Fruit Farm to pick fruit (when in season). Visit World Heritage listed – Port Arthur Historic Site and take the Tasman Island eco-cruise. If time permit, travel south to Huon Valley, breathtaking views from Tahune Airwalk.
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