Spectacular wilderness, rugged mountain trails and breathtaking peninsulas and beaches offer unforgettable experiences in Tasmania's most inspiring locations.
Tasmania is Australia's smallest and most geographically diverse state with over 40 percent reserved as national park and world heritage wilderness. Immerse yourself in nature on this remarkable island.
At a glance:
- Fly to Launceston – regular flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide to begin the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk or Cradle Mountain Huts Walk
- Drive Bay of Fires Lodge to Saffire-Freycinet (2 hours, 30 min)
- Drive Saffire-Freycinet to Freycinet Experience Walk (20 min)
- Drive Freycinet to Hobart (2 hours, 15 min)
- Or fly to Hobart to get to Saffire/Freycinet or Maria Island Walk
Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
The first night of the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is spent in a private camp haven nestled in a protected dune behind a long stretch of white sand beach. The following two nights are at the multi-award winning Bay of Fires Lodge. Set 40m above the beach, this eco-conscious building is an architectural feat comprising two long timber and glass pavilions, and an open living area complete with fireplace and private twin-share bedrooms. There is also a day spa plus the opportunity to indulge in the finest Tasmanian local produce with world-class Tasmanian wines.
About the area:
The Bay of Fires stretches over 50km from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Led by well-informed guides, small groups of no more than ten walkers enjoy this 4 day/3 night experience across spectacular landscapes, beautiful beaches and woodland trails.
- Admire this coastal stretch of azure water and red rocky headlands.
- Discover native wildlife among the woodland trails.
- Enhance your adventure with sea kayaking, fishing or snorkelling in turquoise waters.
Saffire Freycinet is a globally acclaimed luxury coastal sanctuary, delivering sophisticated, intimate style and an inspirational experience. Just 20 luxe suites overlook the mesmerising vista of Great Oyster Bay and the pink granite of the Hazard Mountains.
About the area:
Freycinet is a national park on Tasmania’s East Coast. Founded in 1916, Freycinet is Tasmania’s oldest park, along with Mount Field National Park. Within Freycinet National Park you will find the world famous Wineglass Bay, just one of the region's white sand beaches where the clear clean waters are perfect for sea kayaking, swimming and scuba diving.
- Choose from a range of over 17 signature activities and experiences celebrating Tasmania’s history, wildlife, landscape, seascape, beauty and food and wine.
- As part of Saffire’s signature guided experience, discover the workings of an oyster farm and enjoy feasting on these ocean delicacies. The pure air, natural light and pristine water they are grown in reflects the essence of Tasmania.
- Spend an hour with Saffire's Chef to learn the methods behind some innovative “two hat” culinary delights.
Freycinet Experience Walk
The Freycinet Experience Walk is the original guided walk on Tasmania’s east coast, taking you through the pink granite Hazard Mountains, rich coastal forests, aqua waters and white sand beaches including Wineglass Bay.
Choose between challenging mountain climbs or more leisurely coastal routes before regrouping at the end of the day. You’ll also travel light, needing only to carry your camera, jacket, lunch and water.
This 4 day, 3 night lodge-based walk uses the luxurious and environmentally sensitive Friendly Beaches Lodge. Hosts provide delicious meals using the best of Tasmanian produce: freshly caught flathead, local oysters, handmade chocolates, fresh fruit and premium Tasmanian wine and cheese.
Optional activities: boat fishing (flathead).
Distance: up to 37km/23mi (optional walk distances on Day 2).
- Discover diverse marine and wild life, nesting lagoons, wildflowers and other unique flora and fauna.
- Take the walk to the top of Mt Graham, descending to Wineglass Bay via the spectacular Quartzite Ridge.
- Trek along the fossil-rich ridgeline of Mt Mary and descend to Saltwater Lagoon.
Moorilla Estate at MONA, Hobart
Small quantities of boutique cool-climate wines are produced at Moorilla, which shares a site with the infamous and thought-provoking Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), located a 15 minute drive from Hobart Airport.
The cellar door presents cool climate wines that reflect their terroir and a dedication to the highest quality agriculture and craftsmanship. Wines are crafted from grapes grown sustainably in vineyards in the Tamar and Derwent valleys.
There are multiple dining choices on site, the French-inspired cuisine of The Source Restaurant, share plates in the Moorilla Wine Bar and the more casual MONA café. Visitors can also stay overnight in the luxurious MONA Pavilions.
- Take a behind-the-scenes winery and vineyard tour with a Moorilla ambassador.
- Indulge in a ‘posh as’ day and enjoy all the best of the museum and winery followed by a three course lunch at The Source.
- Make a night of it and stay overnight at the luxurious MONA Pavilions.
Suggested Trip Extensions
Cradle Mountain Huts Walk
Closest city: Launceston
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights including side trips or 4 day / 3 night option
Distance: 60km/37mi (6 day)
Grade: moderate to hard
Discover one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage Areas on the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk. Walk the world famous Overland Track in the peaceful and exquisite terrain of Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Parks, Tasmania.
The Maria Island Walk
Closest city: Hobart
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Distance: up to 43km/27mi
On the Maria Island Walk, guests can explore a heritage listed convict settlement, walk empty white sand beaches, view rare wildlife, and enjoy gourmet food and luxury accommodation, all within a national park. Includes boat transfers to and from the island.
Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia
Set among old English gardens and 100-year-old oak trees, and overlooking a picturesque lake, winery and 61-hectare vineyard, Josef Chromy Wines is a stunning location to experience superb cool climate wines and world-class cuisine. Acclaimed as one of Australia’s top 10, the cellar door is housed in the original 1880s homestead. Only 15 minutes from Launceston.
Barnbougle Links Golf Resort, Bridport
On the North East coast of Tasmania lies a hidden gem and one of the world’s top golf destinations, Barnbougle Links Golf Resort. Opened in 2004, The Dunes and its sister course the Lost Farm make up the stunning Barnbougle resort, considered one of the best golf retreats in the world.