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Australia 7 day Tasmania self drive holiday (AUT7)

Introduction:

The 7 day self drive holiday in Tasmania for visitors wanting the get the very most out of their week visit, great scenic diversity from mountains to sea, stunning scenic drives, plus quality time in key city and village locations. Enjoy activities and experiences to really get an appreciation of some of the best of Tasmania

Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 - Arrive Launceston and drive to Cradle Mountain
Day 2 - Cradle Mountain
Day 3 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan
Day 4 - Strahan
Day 5 - Strahan to Hobart
Day 6 - Hobart
Day 7 - Hobart and depart.

Please Note: this itinerary and its inclusions can be customised to suit your particular requirements including your interests, accommodation, route variations, lengths of stay, transportation and activities.

Itinerary Details:

Day 1 - Launceston to Cradle Mountain
Arrive in Launceston where Edwardian and Victorian architecture feature amongst the streetscapes of Tasmania's second largest city. Visit The Design Centre of Tasmania or some of the many galleries and fine museum. Leave Launceston and travel west passing through historic villages amongst rural landscapes and waterways with bush settings on your way to Cradle Mountain.

Day 2 - Full day Cradle Mountain
A full day to explore in the Cradle Mountain National Park. Visit Dove Lake, with its splendid mountain backdrop and scenic circuit walk. Explore bush walks where you can watch for wildlife including wombats, echidna, platypus and the elusive Tasmanian Devil.
Day 3 - Cradle Mountain to Strahan
Traveling directly to Strahan this morning arrive in time to join an optional West Coast Wilderness Railway trip to Queenstown (return by coach). The historic 35 kilometre railway of tight curves and spectacular bridges clambers through rugged wilderness, dense Tasmanian rainforest and steep gorges. Heritage carriages are pulled by historic steam locomotives.

Day 4 - Full day Strahan
Departing from the Strahan waterfront this morning take this 5 1/2 hour cruise into the World Heritage wilderness. Enjoy the fabulous scenery of Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River. Visit sites of significant ecological and historical importance and venture into some of the world's last remaining temperate rainforest.
After all this still have some time this afternoon to relax around Strahan.

Day 5 - Strahan to Hobart
Opportunities today to enjoy short walks and side trips along the route to Hobart. Visit Nelson Falls, The Franklin River Nature Trail and call into Lake St Clair. Allow some time for a stroll to Russell Falls in the Mt Field National Park and visit the mighty swamp gums.

Day 6  - Full day Hobart
Allow a full day today to visit the Tasman Peninsula and the historic penal settlement at Port Arthur. Discover the intriguing convict history and share stories of the site's notorious past. These include guided and audio tours, multimedia presentations, furnished houses and a harbour cruise. The peninsula has other historic sites and scenic locations to visit.

Day 7 - Hobart
The port of Hobart has a rich history of trading that is preserved in its former waterfront warehouses some of which are now converted into the shops galleries and restaurants that make up Salamanca Place. From there you can access the delightful residential area of Battery Point. Tour by bus to take in the Cascade Brewery operating since 1824 and other historic sites such a the Female Factory. A cruise to Peppermint Bay for fabulous coastal scenery and a delicious lunch is another great way to enjoy this diverse region.

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