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Tasmania Tarkine and Cradle Mountain Explorer

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Tasmania Tarkine and Cradle Mountain Explorer

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Description

The dramatic, natural beauty of north west Tasmania awaits on this 5-day discovery tour. Make a loop from the historic city of Launceston, up along the coast and then back inland, passing though seaside towns, ancient rainforest and Aboriginal heritage sites along the way. Hike the coastal trails of Narawantapu and Rocky Cape national parks, explore the richness of the Tarkine and take in sweeping ocean views from clifftop lookouts. In between sightseeing, sample the best flavours of the region, from whiskey to cheese to chocolate truffles, with visits to locally owned shops on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Trip Name
Tasmania Tarkine and Cradle Mountain Explorer
Last Updated
2021-04-12
Days
5
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Discover the natural beauty of Tasmania’s untamed Cradle Coast, from the ancient landscapes of Rocky Cape National Park to the seemingly endless stretch of ocean at the Edge of the World.
  • Explore the country’s oldest temperate rainforest with a visit to the Tarkine, home to unique species that have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and are a living connection to the Gondwana supercontinent.
  • Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage and spiritual connections of Tasmania’s northern landmarks and national parklands.
  • Unplug and unwind with an overnight stay in a remote, rural community that was a booming mining town during the 1870s goldrush.
  • Indulge in delicacies like locally made ice cream and cider as you sample a variety of treats along Tasmania’s famed Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

Day 1 - Launceston to Stanley
Today you head from Launceston, one of Australia’s oldest cities, to the seaside town of Stanley, with plenty of scenic stops along the way. Visit Narawantapu National Park, whose coastal plains are home to stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of bird species. Learn about the rich Aboriginal heritage of this area, where artefacts can still be found along the walking trails. Together, we’ll enjoy a platter lunch at either a local vineyard or cidery that are part of Tasmania’s Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. You may opt to sample their local brews – perhaps a pinot noir or pear cider. After a brief stop in the picturesque town of Penguin, visit the historic Table Cape Lighthouse, perched atop the rocky cliff’s edge. In Stanley, climb the famous landmark The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug that juts out into the Bass Strait and offers outstanding views from the top. Later, wander down to the working wharf where some of the freshest seafood in Tasmania comes in each day. At night, there is an optional dinner at Hursey Seafood, another part of the Tasting Trail.
Day 2 - The Tarkine
The Tarkine is home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia and the second largest in the world. It is rich with geological wonders, Aboriginal history and unique creatures and habitats not found anywhere else on earth. Explore sites like the hidden Trowutta Arch and the Lake Chisolm sinkhole, both examples of fascinating geological change. Other highlights along the Tarkine Coast include Marrawah, famous for its big wave surfing, Mount Cameron West, one of the most important Aboriginal art sites in Tasmania, and the desolate Edge of the World, marking the longest stretch of ocean on the planet – from here, there’s no land until Argentina. You’ll enjoy numerous short walks to explore the sites, with a picnic lunch along the way.
Day 3 - Corinna
Today you travel from Stanley to Corinna via Rocky Cape National Park, home to windswept heathlands, sea caves, rock pools and twisted rocks that have formed over millions of years. Discover the cultural and spiritual connection to this area among the Aboriginal community. Continue on to the stunning Boat Harbour Beach before stopping for lunch at either the spectacular Hellyer Gorge or in the historic town of Waratah. Take a short walk (approximately 1.5 hours roundtrip) to see the pretty Philosopher Falls. In the remote, rural town of Corinna, settle into your accommodation in restored miners’ cottages and put away your phone – there’s no service out here anyway.
Day 4 - Corinna
Get active today with opportunities for kayaking and hiking around the Corinna area, exploring the Pieman River and Tarkine rainforest. After lunch in Corinna, begin your return towards Launceston, with plenty of stops along the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail. Enjoy a whisky tasting tour at Hellyers Road Distillery, or sample local beers at Buttons Brewing. If you have a sweet tooth, Anvers Chocolate may be calling you to taste its famous truffles!
Day 5 - Launceston
Head back to Launceston, passing the craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain. Take a walk around the lovely Dove Lake in Cradle Valley or hike up to Marion’s Lookout for breathtaking views across the area. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats at Ronny Creek. Along the way to Launceston, there will be more optional stops for tastings and shopping, including for locally produced cider, cheese and ice cream.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-05-202113-05-2021AUD $ 1,883-
20-06-202124-06-2021AUD $ 1,994-
18-07-202122-07-2021AUD $ 1,994-
08-08-202112-08-2021AUD $ 1,994-
05-09-202109-09-2021AUD $ 1,994-
10-10-202114-10-2021AUD $ 1,994-
24-10-202128-10-2021AUD $ 1,994-
07-11-202111-11-2021AUD $ 1,994-
21-11-202125-11-2021AUD $ 1,994-
02-01-202206-01-2022AUD $ 1,994-
16-01-202220-01-2022AUD $ 1,994-
30-01-202203-02-2022AUD $ 1,994-
13-02-202217-02-2022AUD $ 1,994-
27-02-202203-03-2022AUD $ 1,994-
13-03-202217-03-2022AUD $ 1,994-
27-03-202231-03-2022AUD $ 1,994-
10-04-202214-04-2022AUD $ 1,994-
24-04-202228-04-2022AUD $ 1,994-

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Transport

Private Vehicle

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