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Australia's Great Walks: Tasmania and Western Australia

18 days from £6,995pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Hobart’s weird and wonderful Museum of Old and New Art, before embarking on a privately guided tour of the experimental vineyard on site.

  • Visit Maria Island on a guided four-day walk, home to an astonishing abundance of wildlife and diverse natural beauty.

  • Explore quirky Freemantle, where rickety wooden buildings juxtapose hip new boutiques and eateries.

  • Discover the towering Karri forests, premium wineries, pristine coastline and diverse wildlife of the Cape to Cape track.

  • Experience an exhilarating seaplane flight over Rottnest Island, home of the famous quokka and some of Australia’s best beaches.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Hobart
  • Maria Island National Park
  • Hobart
  • Perth
  • Margaret River
  • Perth

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Hobart.

Day 2 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

On-board your international outbound flight to Hobart.

Day 3 Hobart

Hobart

Welcome to Australia. You will be picked up by private driver on arrival at the airport and transferred to your Hobart accomodation. Either side of the Maria Island walk you will have four nights to explore Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. Historically home to convicts, smugglers and whalers, Hobart’s storied past is evident in every corner of this quirky city.

Day 4 Maria Island National Park

Hobart , Maria Island National Park

Today you will embark on your big Maria Island adventure — the perfect way to walk off your jet lag. You will be collected from Hobart and taken over to the beautifully remote island today ready for four days of walking, fantastic scenery, gourmet Tasmanian produce and wildlife spotting.

Day 5 Maria Island National Park

Maria Island National Park

Day two of the Maria Island walk. You will cover five of the Island's most stunning beaches today and see some incredible wildlife along the way — Maria Island is known locally as Australia's 'Noah's Ark' due to the abundant and diverse wildlife on the island.

Day 6 Maria Island National Park

Maria Island National Park

Day three of the Maria Island walk. Head inland as the scenery changes from sweeping coastal views to lush green forest. Today you will pass some of the island's most notorious convict sites as well as places of aboriginal significance. If you're feeling fit you will also have the chance to summit Mount Maria or Bishop & Clerk for stunning panoramic views of the island.

Accommodation

Day 7 Hobart

Maria Island National Park , Hobart

The final day of the walk — take the chance to visit the probation station and explore some more of Darlington and the surrounds before being transported back to Hobart this afternoon by boat and private transfer.

Day 8 Hobart

Hobart

A day at leisure to explore historic Hobart. If visiting on a Saturday you make like to explore the artisanal markets in Salamanca, one of Australia’s best know outdoor markets, or you could hire a car and drive to the top of kunanyi, Mount Wellington, to admire panoramic views of the city below.

Day 9 Hobart

Hobart

Today you will take a ferry to MONA in the 'posh pit' to experience an art gallery like no other, before embarking on a privately guided vineyard tour and degustation at the experimental Moorilla Estate.

Day 10 Perth

Hobart , Perth

Fly over to Australia’s sunniest city on the new direct flight from Hobart to Perth. On arrival you will be met by private driver and transferred to your hotel. Here you will spend four nights either side of the Cape to Cape walk enjoying the never-ending azure skies and near deserted beaches of one of the world’s most remote cities.

Day 11 Margaret River

Perth , Margaret River

You will spend the next four days in the stunning Margaret River wine region, home to the Cape to Cape track, the second ‘Great Walk’ of your trip. The walk encompasses 14 km (7 miles) of stunning trails, taking in the majestic coastline of the Margaret River region as well as sky-high Karri forests and some of the best food and wine in all of Australia.

Day 12 Margaret River

Margaret River

Day two of the Cape to Cape walk and you will walk some of the best and most picturesque sections of the track today with your experienced guide, including the stunning section from Redgate to Boranup, above the immaculate Contos beach.

Day 13 Margaret River

Margaret River

Today you will continue the walk and spend some time on Smith’s and Injidup beach, two of the regions most stunning spots for swimming, surfing or just relaxing and enjoying the view.

Day 14 Perth

Margaret River , Perth

The final day of your walk. In the morning you will walk the 8 km (5 mile) section between Moses Rock and Willyabrup sea cliffs. Following this you will enjoy a well earned four course lunch at the award winning Wills Domain winery in the Gunyulgup Valley, before being transferred back to Perth in the afternoon.

Day 15 Perth

Perth

A day at leisure today to relax and explore Perth and the surrounds — why not visit the Little Creatures brewery in hip Freemantle, a local institution, to sample some of Australia’s best craft beers. It's also worth taking the time to explore King’s Park and Botanic Garden, the biggest city park in the world, to discover over 3,000 species of flora, rich aboriginal history and enjoy wide-ranging views of the city and waterways below.

Day 16 Perth

Perth

Fly over Rottnest Island by seaplane today for stunning ariel views of this wild, protected nature reserve, before enjoying some time on the beach or a cycle around the island’s coastline.

Day 17 International return flight

Perth , International return flight

The final day of your trip — spend the morning walking around the new Elizabeth Quay precinct or visit the state building after breakfast before heading back to the airport for your onward flight home.

Day 18 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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