4 Day Echidna East Coast Tasmania
From Launceston to Hobart in Tasmania
Āē Ā Freycinet National Park
Āē Ā Bay of Fires Āē Ā Port Arthur Āē Ā Taranna Wildlife Park
About this oneway tour:
This adventure is the ideal selection of east coast destinations
for visitors who only have a short time on the island. With a perfect
combination of picturesque beaches and iconic wildlife in the Freycinet,
thought-provoking art and history at Port Arthur and Salamanca,
and gourmet delights, the Echidna is a great taste of Tasmania.
01 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
W4ECD (Multi Share Dorm)
Hostel (Multi Share Dorm shared facilities)
Hotel with ensuite (Twin/Double/Single)
ē 01 April - 30 April 2016 & 01 October
2016 - 31 March 2017 Tue/Sat 7.30am
ē 01 January 2016 Ė 28 February 2017 Thu (Additional Departure)
ē Hobart at approximately 5.30pm Day 4
Maximum Passengers: 20 - Mini Coach
ē $645 (Multi Share Dorm)
ē $950 (Twin/Double Ensuite)
ē $1195 (Single Ensuite)
ē $765 (Child 8-15 sharing with 2 adults)
ē All prices are in Australian Dollars(includes
10% GST) based on per person
ē Safari is not suitable for children.
ē Earlybird applicable for bookings made outside 90 days prior to
Day 1 . (Lunch)
Today we explore TassieĀfs spectacular East coast. Stopping regularly
to take in the views of the crystal clear water and the famous lichen
covered rocks. First stop is the seaside village of Bicheno famous
for its penguin residents! We drop into BichenoĀfs Blowhole to see
this show of nature's power. We then push onto what is the Tasmanian
highlight for many guests as we explore the Freycinet (pronounced
fray-se-nay) National Park. We have plenty of time to take in the
fantastic walk up to the lookout point over this stunning peninsula,
and then down onto beautiful Wineglass Bay with its long white sandy
beach and crystal clear seas. We dedicate the day to seeing all
that the National Park has to offer including the elevated Cape
Tourville boardwalk with its picturesque lighthouse. The walk is
the perfect vantage point to spot whales on their migration, so
keep your eyes on the horizon. This afternoonĀfs drive to Port Arthur
is one of the most scenic routes in Tasmania it is also a region
famed for its food and wine. We take the opportunity to break the
journey at a number of the highlights including KateĀfs Berry Farm,
an institution amongst Tasmanians. When you taste her ice cream
you will know why, a well deserved treat. For those with more savoury
taste; we will pick up some of the freshest oysters that you will
find in the world. After dinner those of you brave enough will have
the option to do a bone-chilling ghost tour, witnessing the darker
side of the Port Arthur Historic Site. You may want to sleep with
the light onĀc.
Overnight: Port Arthur
Āē Bicheno Blowhole Āē Freycinet National Park Āē Wineglass Bay
Lookout & Beach Āē Oyster Farm Āē Berry Farm Āē Ghost Tour (optional)
Day 2 . (Breakfast/Lunch)
Another action packed day awaits us this morning! We check out some
of the local amazing rock formations with a morning visit to Remarkable
Cave and Maingnon Lookout. Then we immerse ourselves into the harsh
and cruel world of the local convicts of the 1800Āfs as we enter
Port Arthur, AustraliaĀfs best known penal colony! We join the complimentary
guided walking tour and boat cruise around the Isle of the dead
where we learn about the harsh and cruel conditions of life in captivity
and the amazing rehabilitation techniques used to attempt to reform
the criminals of the day. You have ample time to explore through
the morning amongst the 35 buildings contained in this World Heritage
Site. From Port Arthur our next stop is at the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo,
a well established conservation park. Walk amongst the quolls and
hand feed the wallabies (pademelons) in this unique and natural
surrounding. The highlight of the visit though is undoubtedly the
snarling action of the Tasmanian Devil Feeding as you learn about
the research going on to save this iconic animal from the plight
of an aggressive face cancer. The Tasman Peninsula is home to AustraliaĀfs
highest sea cliffs and an abundance of amazing coastal scenery.
We check out some of the finest at Tasman Arch & DevilĀfs Kitchen
as we enjoy a short coastal cliff top walk. Drive through quirky
Doo-Town as we depart the region and begin our return to Hobart.
Last stop for the journey is Richmond village. Home to AustraliaĀfs
oldest bridge, Catholic Church and jam packed with its own tales
of convict hardship, ghost stories and local delights. We visit
a vineyard for a tasting of the local drop before concluding our
day in the harbour city of Hobart.
Āē Port Arthur Historic Site ē Remarkable Cave Ā ē Tasman Arch Ā
ē DevilĀfs Kitchen Ā ē Wildlife Park & Tassie Devil feeding Ā ē
Coal River Valley Wine Tastings Ā ē Richmond village
Day 3 Ė (Breakfast)
Today we head into Southern Tasmania for a relaxed and diverse day.
Walk through the treetops in the morning, suspended 40m above the
ground, then spend the afternoon 40m underground exploring vast
chambers during a cave tour. The Tahune Airwalk has a Cantilever
that stretches for 597 m through the treetops. Enjoy the sensation
of being suspended above the Huon River with breathtaking views
across the treetops and surrounding mountains. We have time to explore
and enjoy more walking here as we continue onto the ďSwinging BridgesĒ.
With a 50m span across the river this is another thrilling experience
and makes for fabulous photos! We continue our day, further south
to the Hastings Caves National Park. Bring your swim gear and jump
into the Thermal Springs pool where the water is always 28 degrees.
Relax in the beautiful forest surrounds or wander the Hot Springs
Nature Trail where the warm water meets the cool water. Hastings
Caves reserve is home to Newdegate Cave. We head underground with
an expert National Park guide, into Australiaís largest tourist
cave. The richly decorated chambers make this the must see caving
system to visit in Tasmania. We return back through the Huon Valley,
stopping to sample the abundance of seasonal fruit grown in this
area including apples, cherries and apricots.
Overnight: Hobart Ā
Āē Tahune Airwalk ĀĀē Swinging Bridges Walk ĀĀē Hastings Caves Thermal
Pool ĀĀē Cave Tour
Day 4 - (Breakfast)
Today is set aside to explore the beautiful capital city of Hobart,
home to the southern fishing fleet, Antarctic ice breakers and a
fascinating colonial history. Starting the day with a city sights
tour will help you get your bearings, hear the stories of the whalers,
entrepreneurs and convicts that shaped this remote British outpost
in the early 1800Āfs. You will come to appreciate the city's unique
place in history and its connection to the Derwent River and Southern
Ocean that are on its doorstep. Hobart is dominated by the towering
Mt Wellington and our next stop is its summit. At 1,269 meters above
sea level it affords a bird's eye view of the city and much of southern
Tasmania. The sub alpine environment at the summit is home to an
array of wildlife and hardy mountain plants. Your guide will share
stories of ĀeThe MountainĀf (as the locals call it) its history,
geology and its importance to the aboriginal people of the area
who know the mountain as ĀeKunanyiĀf. The summit is famed for wild
icy winds straight from Antarctica, swirling mist and snow in any
season, so pack your jumper and hold onto your hat, guaranteed the
view is worth the chill. We wind down the day with a visit to the
oldest brewery in Australia, Cascade. The brewery is set amongst
ornamental gardens with a backdrop of Mt Wellington and its fascinating
story is one of convictĀfs made good, bush-fires and Tasmanian Tigers.
They have been making one of Australia's best beers since 1832,
so they must be doing something right! We tour the working factory
and learn the secrets of the brewers (they call it call 'The FeelĀf)
and then taste their brews to decide for ourselves. Cascade also
make a range of juices, soft drinks and cordials so there is something
Āē Mt. Wellington summit Āē HobartĀfs Historic Precincts
Āē Cascade Brewery
Our range of buses (21-28 seat). They are fully air conditioned
seats without toilet on board.
Maximum Walks: Hikes up to 6-8kms per day. A reasonable level of
fitness is required as there will be some walking to view places
of interest. Suitable for soft adventures with a passion for bushwalking
and exploring. Passengers must be fit and active.
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Booked and paid E-Ticket, Hat, sunscreen, walking shoes/boots, insect
repellent, water bottle, bathers/towel and camera.
Professional guide, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, sightseeing
and meals as indicated including walks in Freycinet National Park,
entry to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (formerly Taranna Wildlife Park)
and Port Arthur Historical site, wine (optional) and cheese tasting,
entry and tour of Hastings Caves, Tour and entry to Cascade Brewery,
accommodation with all bedding and National park fees.
ē Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons,
seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
ē Customers are to arrive into Launceston the day
prior to departure to ensure an early start on Day 1.
ē Safari not suitable for children under 8 years.
ē Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all
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ē Safaris must be reconfirmed 48 hours prior to
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the tour operator - (Details of the tour operator is on your E-Ticket).
Special Dietary requirements and allergies
ē Our menu is designed for both carnivores and vegetarians. If you
are have any special dietary needs or allergies, please contact
us to discuss this at time of booking as you may need to provide
your own supplementary food/ snacks depending on your specific dietary
need or allergy.
ē Wayoutback Australian Safaris operates in some remote parts of
Australia where certain foods are not easily available and therefore
cannot accommodate all dietary requests. At times, produce and products
may be substituted as supply dictates and Wayoutback cannot guarantee
the ingredients contained in these alternatives. Whilst all of our
guides are trained in remote touring, they are not nutritionists
and neither they nor Wayoutback Australian Safaris can advise of
all ingredients contained in each food served on tour and are not
responsible should an allergic reaction occur.
ē If you have any allergies, please carry the necessary medication.
Many dietary requirements are catered for in our standard menus.
This change is effective for all new bookings from the 15th June
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