Explore West Coast Self Drive Getaway

8 Days 7 nights Hobart to Launceston

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7 nights from $2,669 per adult share twin*

Sales from 05 March 2024 to 30 June 2024

Tasmania's diverse landscapes, compact size and excellent road network make the island state a fabulous self drive destination. Visit Hobart, Strahan, Cradle Mountain and Launceston on this West Coast suggested itinerary. This trip allows plenty of time to take in the key highlights of this area.

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1/2 - Collect your rental car and start your adventure in Hobart, this vibrant city with its colonial heritage offers an arts and foodie scene with many festivals. Possibly spend a few hours at Port Arthur Historic Site, followed by an evening ghost tour if time permits.
Overnight in Hobart 2 nights with a full day Moorilla Wine Meets Art Tour

Day 3/4 - Hobart to Strahan, the drive time is approximately 4 hours 20 minutes. On the way suggested stops at New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley for antiques and vintage treasures. Stand before the Wall in the Wilderness, a gallery in Derwent Bridge housing a series of carved Huon pine panels documenting the region's history. Explore the art galleries, museums and lookouts in Queenstown, once the world's richest mining town. Strahan is a flourishing harbourside village. Perhaps take in the nightly performance of The Ship That Never Was, a swashbuckling true tale of 19th century hijack & escape.
Overnight in Strahan 2 nights with a Full Day Gordon River Cruise

Day 5/6 - Strahan to Cradle Mountain, the drive time is approximately 2 hours. If time permits in the morning before departing experience the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Visit the heritage town of Zeehan, and take the easy one-hour return walk along the Spray Tunnel, an abandoned 100-metre train tunnel that once led to a silver mine. Whilst in Cradle Mountain ensure a walk around either Dove Lake circuit or Crater Lake circuit. Get in touch with nature & wildlife.
Overnight in Cradle Mountain with a Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour and a Devils @ Cradle Day Keeper Tour

Day 7 - Cradle Mountain to Launceston, the drive time is approximately 2 hours. Stop at Cataract Gorge - take a walk, ride the chairlift & cross the suspension bridge.
Overnight in Launceston 1 night with a 50 minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

Day 8 - Morning at leisure possibly take a walk through City Park and visit the monkeys or check out the exhibitions at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Drop off your rental car and your onward flight

Please note airfares are NOT included. These are an additional cost. Contact one of our consultants who can assist with giving you the best available airfare.


  • 8 Days Avis Group C (Intermediate Toyota Corolla or similar) car hire based on Hobart Airport pick up and Launceston Airport drop off
  • 2 nights at The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart in a Standard Room ○ Moorilla Wine Meets Art Tour ○ Return ferry transfers ex Hobart ○ Admission to Mona ○ Guided Moorilla walk ○ Lunch with a glass of wine ○ Tutored wine tasting
  • 2 nights at Risby Cove, Strahan in a Deluxe Waterfront Suite ○ Gordon River Cruise including central seating ○ Expert guides ○ Informative commentary ○ Buffet lunch
  • 2 nights at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge in a Pencil Pine Cabin with breakfast daily ○ Cradle After Dark Feeding Walking Tour with guide ○ Devils @ Cradle Day Keeper Walking Tour with guide
  • 1 night at The Sebel Launceston in a One Bedroom Spa Suite ○ Cataract Gorge Cruise including commentary

    Important Information: Rooms rates are dynamic providing the best rate of the day dependant on current inventory as such these are subject to availability & change without notice.

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Terms and Conditions: *Advertised price is based on dynamic hotel pricing for a 7 night stay & is subject to change without notice prior to booking. Dynamic rates are available for alternative dates up until 31 March 2025, contact us for a specific costing. Valid for sales until 30 June 2024, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash or EFTPOS only. Airfares & other land arrangements are additional. Maximum people per room & bedding configurations vary with each property. Bonus offers are per room per stay unless otherwise stated & conditions apply. Offers include all applicable discounts.Rental Car Conditions: Includes: GST, Loss Damage Waiver, Administration Fee, Vehicle Registration Fee, Concession Recover Fee, Excess Reduction & Unlimited km's. Sightseeing Conditions: Moorilla Wine meets Mona Tour - Operates Fri - Mon with departures at 9.15am duration 6 1/2 - 8 hours. Not suitable for children under 18 years. Blackout dates 26-31 Dec 24 & 26 Jan 25. Gordon River Cruise - Departs daily at 8.30am, duration 6 hours, additional costs apply for window seating. Cradle After Dark Feeding Tour - departs daily at 5.30pm (Apr-Nov) and 5.30pm & 8.30pm (Dec - Mar) duration 1 hour 25 minutes Devils@ Cradle Day Keeper Tour - Departs daily at 10.30am & 3pm, duration 45 minutes. Cataract Gorge Cruise - Departs daily from Launceston at 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm (Jun-Aug) & 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (Sep-Oct). An additional departure of 4.30pm (Jan-Mar). Duration 50 minutes .General Conditions: Prices are correct as at 26 February 2024, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Travel Agent professional service fees will apply. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details. Image copyright Tourism Tasmania & photographer Paul Fleming & Tourism Australia Ref 325525 (Car) & 325544 (Accommodation) 01-03/05