Best of Hobart & Southern Tasmania


Taking you from the heart of Hobart to the tip of the Tasman Peninsula, this four-day trip packs in all the highlights of southeastern Tasmania. Chat with friendly locals in the vibrant markets, sample the homegrown flavours of Bruny Island, witness huge expanses of oceanic scenery and explore a rugged, wild coastline shaped over the centuries by the southern seas. Take photos, sample local beers and wine, try deliciously fresh cuisine, walk through gorgeous landscapes, see some epic views and find out more about Port Arthur, Hobart and Huon Valley - this is the perfect adventure to see the best of the Hobart area (and more) in a short amount of time.

4 days, from

$1,520

per person

GROUP SIZE

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Trip code: PZKU
Style: Comfort
Theme: Explorer

Details

Countries Visited:  Australia
Accommodation: Hotel (3 nights)
Transportation: Private Vehicle , Ferry
Included Meals:

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 dinners

Group size: Minimum 1, Max 12

  • Experience the best of southern Tasmania, from the bustling capital of Hobart to the quiet natural serenity of Huon Valley.

  • See the highlights of the picturesque Tasman Peninsula, including the rock formations of Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, the Tessellated Pavement and the tragically historic Port Arthur.

  • Explore local life in historic Hobart as you browse through Salamanca Market and the local Farmers’ Market and chat directly with the local producers about their locally sourced goods.

  • Discover the rugged beauty and delicious flavours of Bruny Island as you sample local delicacies and explore the national parkland where towering cliffs fall away into the crashing sea.

  • Visit a fourth-generation family-run orchard to learn about the history of apple farming in Tasmania and try some deliciously fresh and locally produced cider.

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Hobart - Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsula

Welcome to Tasmania! Your adventure begins in Hobart (or nipaluna in the language of the muwinina and palawa peoples, the Traditional Owners of the land on which Hobart is now located). You’ll have a welcome meeting at 11 am this morning, then you’ll visit the Port Arthur Historic Site – a former convict settlement with a horrific past where you’ll learn about the history of this former penal colony with an audio experience and a short boat cruise. After, drop into a local distillery for an optional tasting before checking out Remarkable Cave and getting a glimpse of the stunning beach scenery. Head to your waterside accommodation at Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula then join your group for a delicious, included dinner tonight and get to know each other a little better.

Day 2: Tasman Peninsula - Hobart

This morning after breakfast, drive down the beautiful Tasman Peninsula, passing through the narrow sliver of Eaglehawk Neck. Stop at Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Tessellated Pavement to view the unusual rock formations. Head back to Hobart, stopping at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) along the way. Here, you’ll join a bush tucker experience and learn all about the culturally rich landscape with a palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guide. Taste some bush tucker, listen to cultural stories and walk the landscape, finishing with a group lunch. After, continue to Hobart where the vibrant Salamanca Markets wait, ready to tempt you with local delights. Find everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts here – it’s a must-do for any Hobart visit. Tonight, you’re free to relax at your accommodation or maybe head out with your group for dinner at one of the popular restaurants.

Day 3: Hartz Mountains National Park - Huon Valley - Hobart

Today, you’ll drive to the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington to take in some magnificent views over the city and its surrounding mountains, forests and waterways. Then, drive into the Hartz Mountains wilderness, where you'll explore the remote and rugged place shaped by ancient glaciers on a few short walks. Head to Geeveston for lunch – a small township known for its forestry heritage, then continue to your last stop in the Huon Valley. You’ll visit a honey farm and a cidery, where you’ll learn about the history of local apple farming in the valley, maybe with a few cider samples from the fourth-generation orchard. Retun to Hobart for your final night together.

Day 4: Bruny Island - Hobart

This morning you’ll hop on the ferry over to Bruny Island – one of the most gorgeous spots in Tassie! Climb 279 steps to Truganini Lookout at The Neck for sweeping views, Indigenous history and wildlife spotting. Explore South Bruny National Park, where the Cape Bruny Lighthouse perches high above the wild waves of the Southern Ocean. Stop in at a few local shops for tastings of locally sourced products such as oysters, honey, cheese and beer. Then, stop at a local producer where you’ll taste pairings of local beer or wine and then head back to Hobart where your trip will come to an end.