Self-Drive in Tasmania

A multi-day walk and self-drive expedition through Australia’s little, quirky, island state

Step off the beaten path and breath some of the world’s freshest air in Tasmania - Australia’s smallest state with arguably the most pizzazz. Begin your Australia self-drive tour in Hobart, Tasmania’s eccentric capital city. Embark on a 3-day guided walk through the dramatic Tasman Peninsula. Drive inland to Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair. Spend 2 days with a naturalist guide who will teach you all about Tasmania’s unique wildlife. Finish your journey in pure luxury in Coles Bay experiencing the beauty of Freycinet National Park and the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Australia self-drive tour: 15 days / 14 nights

DAYS 1, 2 & 3:

Arrive in Hobart, Macq01 Hotel

DAYS 4, 5 & 6:

Transfer by road to the Tasman Peninsula for a 3-day guided walk on the Three Capes Lodge Walk, Crescent Lodge & Cape Pillar Lodge

DAY 7:

Return to Hobart, Islington Hotel

DAYS 8 & 9:

Self-drive to Lake St. Clair, Pumphouse Point

DAYS 10 & 11:

Self-drive to Scottsdale for a 2-day private wildlife excursion, Beulah Heritage B&B

DAYS 12, 13 & 14:

Self-drive to Coles Bay, Saffire Freycinet

DAY 15:

Depart from Hobart

Highlights

  • This 15-day Australia self-drive tour itinerary takes you on a journey across Australia’s lesser known island state for a nature-rich and off the beaten path experience. 
  • Hobart is a quirky little city situated between the towering Mt. Wellington and the vast Derwent River. While the food & drink and art scenes punch well above their weight for such a small city, the beauty of Hobart is its easy access to some of Australia’s most beautiful and untouched wilderness. While in Hobart, we recommend visiting MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) and a seafood-centric tour of the nearby Bruny Island. 
  • Continue to the Tasman Peninsula for a 4-Day/3-Night small-group guided walk on the Three Capes Track. The Three Capes Lodge Walk is one of the established Great Walks of Australia which guarantees natural beauty, excellent guides, comfortable and moderate-luxury accommodation, and outstanding local food and wine.
  • In the heart of Tasmania, and spend two nights at Lake St. Clair, neighboring the rugged Cradle Mountain National Park.
  • Explore northeast Tasmania over a 2-Day private Peppers Quoll Patrol & Canopy Capers tour. A naturalist guide will teach you all about Tasmania’s native wildlife in this beautiful corner of the state. 
  • In Coles Bay, finish your journey in total luxury. Explore the pristine beaches of Freycinet National Park and the iconic Wineglass Bay. Marvel at The Hazards mountain range, and indulge in one of Australia’s finest Luxury Lodges. 
  • Every stop on this Tasmanian journey includes all that the state is known for - fresh and locally sourced food (and wine, beer, and whiskey!), clean and crisp air, pristine wilderness that looks completely unique to the rest of the country, fewer crowds, and classic Tassie charm.

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There are direct flights from Hobart to Melbourne and Sydney, gateways for exploring the rest of mainland Australia.

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Macq01 Hotel

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Tasmania

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The Islington Hotel

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Pumphouse Point

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Saffire Freycinet

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