Famous 5 – Launceston to Launceston
It is easy to see why this is the famous road trip. You will escape into Tasmania’s wilderness as we
travel coast to coast to explore and experience our most popular journey. The tour starts by heading
to the wild and rugged west coast for waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife. Then experience
the startling change of scenery as we journey through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to
the white sands of the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay.
**Starts**: Launceston 7.30am
**Finishes**: Launceston 5.30pm
– Bay of Fires, St Helens, Tasmanian devils, Bicheno
– Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay, Hobart
– Russell Falls, Mt Field National Park, Lake St Clair
– Henty Dunes, Tarkine Rainforest, Gordon River
– Cradle Mountain, Sheffield.
– 4 nights’ accommodation
– 4 breakfasts
– National Park entry fees
– Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
– Launceston CBD Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs.
**Additional activity options available (at own expense):**
– Bicheno Evening Penguin tour
– Gordon River Cruise
– Strahan Theatre – ‘The Ship that Never Was’
**Day 1: LAUNCESTON > BICHENO**
We make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is
the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to
Bicheno where we meet the iconic Tasmanian devil as we stop at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening
you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense
**Day 2: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBART**
An early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat
for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or
a beach walk. We continue our journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford
before arriving into Hobart.
**Day 3: HOBART > STRAHAN**
We leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.
You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit
Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River
National Park and end the day in Strahan.
**Day 4: WILD WEST COAST**
In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of Henty
Dunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –
Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your
**Day 5:CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTON**
Around 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National
Park, where you can choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove
Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,
the ‘town of murals’ and then to Launceston.