Self-Drive Tour with Hotels Car Hire (unlimited kms) Bonus Vouchers. Departs from Hobart Themes include: Tasmania, Departs from Hobart, Fly-Drive Car, Returns from Hobart. + Show more
4 days Car Hire, "no worries" unlimited kms, comprehensive insurance
2 nights good standard Hobart hotel (luxury upgrades available)
2 nights good standard Freycinet hotel (luxury upgrades available)
2 full buffet breakfasts
Tasmania Bonus Voucher Book ($500 value discounts at shops, restaurants & attractions)
Relax all the hard work has been taken out of your Self-Drive Holiday. Enjoy the freedom of the open road and the security of this popular DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Itinerary.
Salamanca MarketsPort Arthur PrisonSandy BayFreycinet National ParkWineglass BayCape Tourville Lookout
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DAY 1 Explore Hobart
Discover the charms of waterfront Hobart; see historic Salamanca and lively Salamanca Place; explore funky boutiques and cafes and on Saturdays browse vibrant Salamanca Markets, tapping your feet to bagpipes or exotic flutes .
Wander across the bustling harbour, enjoy fresh seafood in abundance, see 5 star art hotels and galleries created in ancient warehouses; take photo shots with iconic Hobart scenery backdrops; drive to Sandy Bay, visit Australia's first casino; drive a short distance from the CBD to wineries and cellar doors; perhaps ride some waves or tour an historic brewery.
See rainforest flora change to sub alpine flora as you drive up massive Mt Wellington then see Bruny Island, the Tasman Peninsula and South Arm from the mountain top; explore the splendid faces of the huge Hobart Botanical Gardens, from exotica gardens to Pete's famous Veggie Patch.
DAY 2 Hobart - Port Arthur - Freycinet National Park
Armed with a loaded camera, cross the tall, elegant Tasman Bridge passing though the country townships of Sorrell, Dunalley, and Murdenna before stopping to view the awesome Tessellated Pavement before passing Pirates Bay as you cross Eaglehawk Neck, one of the narrow strips of land that with other isthmus made Port Arthur the fearful 'island' convict prison. Look out for roadside fruit stalls with tree fresh produce at pyo prices as you pass fertile farming lands!
At Port Arthur, perhaps purchase a guided tour at the visitor centre; delight in the elegant Georgian landscapes, with ancient oak trees aside picket fences and long sweeping drives with quaint cottages, pretty gardens and an awesome array of colourful exotic trees in season. Hear stories of early settlers, families who lived and worked in the convict settlement and hear tales of the hard lives of the convicts consigned to the remote prison and the many 'lives' of the buildings, convict built ruins and industries constructed in Port Arthur, once a crowded and busy place in the 1860's.
Heading northbound pass Tiabunna, Swansea and Coles Bay before entering the world famous Freycinet National Park.
Overnight Coles Bay
DAY 3 Freycinet National Park Region
Visit the Visitor Centre, purchase a NP Pass then visit Cape Tourville; take the easy, decked walkway that climbs to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse; enjoy bushwalking in the crisp clear air, spotting a multitude of flora and fauna.
Perhaps visit Coles Bay, take an aqua taxi to Wineglass Bay, or paddle a canoe in the bays or visit a Marine Farm and enjoy the freshest oysters!
Venture on an evening spotlight tour, or 4WD tour, taking in wildlife or even a short cruise spotting whales, dolphins and seabirds in season. Wander quaint Bicheno township, full of the friendliest people, great beaches and excellent cafes.
Overnight Coles Bay
DAY 4 Freycinet National Park - Hobart
See wide expanses of yellow fields, laden with gorse in season, rolling pastures, olive groves and renowned vineyards with cellar doors, pass Lake Leake and distant mountains en route to Campbell Town before heading south to Ross, site of the historic female factory prison and entrance avenue of elegant trees... and antique shops and horses at pasture in the main street.
At historic Oatlands, an old military post, see a bulb farm, many historic buildings, now home to craft shops and cafes.
In the Coal Valley, set in bucolic surrounds at Richmond town see the oldest and most photographed bridge in Australia. With historic hotels, shops and cottages, the bustling township on the banks of the Coal River is also the home of St John's church, the oldest Catholic Church in Australia. Also nestled in the Coal Valley en route to Hobart see elegant cool climate wineries with welcoming cellar doors.
DAY 5 Explore Hobart
Time permitting, explore more of Hobart before your farewell to the harbour city.
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