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Classic Tasmania Self-Drive

13 days from £3,475pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Browse the Salamanca Markets in Hobart for local arts and crafts, surrounded by the historical harbour buildings.

  • Cruise the Gordon River and take in the local flora, fauna and convict history.

  • Get up close to the elusive Tasmanian Devils at Cradle Mountain National Park.

  • Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park and take your own pictures of one of Australia's most photographed beaches.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Hobart
  • Strahan & Gordon River
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Launceston
  • Freycinet National Park

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK 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


On arrival into Hobart you will be transferred by private vehicle to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax. Perhaps shake off the jet lag by taking the MONA ferry over to David Walsh's weird and wonderful museum of modern art - a Tasmanian icon!

Day 4 Hobart


Today you will take a thrilling cruise around Bruny Island - full of stunning wildlife such as seals, sea birds, dolphins and whales, as well as dramatic coastal scenery. The next stop south from here is the Antarctic, so this truly is wild Tasmania at it's finest.

Day 5 Strahan & Gordon River

Hobart , Strahan & Gordon River

Drive towards the rugged west coast and the pretty town of Strahan today, near the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. This journey should take most of the day as there is so much to see and do on the way - you might want to stop near Derwent Bridge to see the magnificent craftsmanship at the Wall in the Wilderness.


Day 6 Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Strahan & Gordon River , Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Take a cruise this morning to explore the wildlife and history of the majestic Gordon River - we will ensure you have the best seating on the Premium Upper Deck to experience this landmark in all it's glory. This afternoon drive to Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park.

Day 7 Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Explore the walks of the national park today at your leisure taking in the breath taking views of Cradle Mountain. The Devils@Cradle is a great opportunity to meet a Tasmanian devil and learn more about these endangered creatures.

Day 8 Launceston

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park , Launceston

Drive across the northern countryside of Tasmania to Launceston. The Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm is a short detour to the north of Deloraine and serves a delicious lunch in a pretty setting.

Day 9 Launceston


Today is a free day in Launceston - you might like to visit the nearby Tamar Valley which is a fantastic example of the boutique wineries of Tasmania which are producing some of the world finest cool climate wines - Tassie's best kept secret!

Day 10 Freycinet National Park

Launceston , Freycinet National Park

Continue your drive across the north of the state today to the east coast and Freycinet National Park. The scenery here is very different from it's west coast counterparts - the rest of the day is at leisure to explore this wild coastline and some fantastic east coast wineries.

Day 11 Freycinet National Park

Freycinet National Park

Explore the Freycinet Peninsula with opportunities for spotting dolphins, albatrosses and other wildlife. Take some time to see Wineglass Bay from the view point to get the full effect and see the shape of the Isthmus.

Day 12 International return flight

Freycinet National Park , International return flight

Drive back to Hobart today. You may be interested in breaking the journey in the historical village of Richmond or to visit the wild Maria Island, known locally as Australia's Noah's Ark. Return your hire car at the airport before boarding your onward flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Strahan & Gordon River
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Freycinet National Park