Tasmania multi-activity holidays, 6 days

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From: AUD2195

6 day expedition
(NZD2590 - USD1879 - CAD2349 - EUR1600 - GBP1370)


  • Cycling through sleepy fishing villages and along stunning coastal stretches of the East Coast
  • Riding through rural farmland settings in the Fingal Valley
  • Kayaking in Coles Bay beneath the Hazards
  • A thrilling descent of St Marys pass
  • Superb walks in Freycinet National Park to view Wineglass Bay
  • Summit Bishop & Clerk and enjoy other walks on Maria Island
  • Vehicle supported cycling so you can cycle as little or as much as you wish


Grading:Introductory to Moderate

Professional cycling / walking / kayaking guides3 nights accommodation2 nights camping on Maria Island. Air mattress' are supplied and showers are available for a gold coin donation.
5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinnersTransport by private minibusMaria Island ferry transfers
Half day Sea-kayaking activityNational Park feesCycle Helmet
Tents, sleeping bag, inner sheet & air mattressGroup camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipmentEmergency communications and group first aid kit
Bicycle hire

Launceston, Tasmania
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Selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazines '50 Tours of a Lifetime', this complete active adventure on the East Coast of Tasmania traverses all the great must see highlights between Launceston and Hobart. Over six days you will make the most of this adventure playground with a combination of cycling, walking & paddling. You begin by cycling through quaint villages and rural settings, breathe in the scents of rainforests overhead and be awed by the beauty of the eastern coastline - in particular Wineglass Bay & Maria Island. We enjoy great kayaking near Freycinet and move on to stunning walks at Maria Island. A drive to the summit of Mount Wellington and a short walk in to Hobart is the fitting conclusion to this fun filled trip. This tour will cater to a wide range of experience and fitness levels and the constant presence and support of professional guides provides you with the option of completing as many or as few kilometres as you please. Join us on this active & thoroughly rewarding tour of Tasmania.



Itinerary


Day 1:Cycle the East Coast to Bicheno
Today you will be picked up from your accommodation between 8.00 & 8.30 am (you will be called the day before to confirm the time) and transferred to a pre-departure briefing. Your guides will present a general overview of the trip, conduct a gear check and provide the opportunity to hire/borrow any equipment/clothing that you may need. After setting up your bike we enjoy wonderful cycling opportunities up the Fingal Valley & through the Eucalyptus forests of the North East. The highlight is an exhilarating ride down St Mary’s Pass to the east coast with its dazzling aqua blue water and pure white sandy beaches. We spend the afternoon cycling south along the coastline, with a possible stop at the Iron-house Brewery, to the seaside fishing town of Bicheno.
Distance up to maximum 56 Km

Time approx 6hrs cycling

Day 2:Cycle to Freycinet National Park and walking
The second day’s destination is the Freycinet National Park. We ride our bikes inland before turning south passing the internationally renowned RAMSAR site of Moulting lagoon and the famous Friendly beaches. We will then arrive at the tourist hub of Coles Bay, an idyllic seaside town in a spectacular setting. Here we will check into our evenings accommodation and enjoy a well earned lunch.
The afternoon options are to either ride or drive into the National Park and then climb the well graded track to the Wineglass Bay Lookout to enjoy one of Tasmania’s most iconic views. From this point we can walk to the bay itself and follow the Hazards Circuit track before returning to our accommodation to share in the evenings repast.
Cycle distance: 42 km
Time approx: 2.5 hrs cycling
Walking distance: 9 km
Walking time: 4-5 hours

Day 3:Cycle south from Bicheno to Triabunna
This morning we will swap our cycles for kayaks and meet our professional instructors on the beach before enjoying what is possibly one of the most scenic paddling tours in the world. We will paddle our way below the imposing Hazards Range before cutting across Great Oyster Bay to Nine Mile Beach.
Here we will meet up with our guides and bikes before commencing one of the best days riding of the whole week.
Stopping shortly after at the quaint seaside town of Swansea we can enjoy a coffee and then follow the coast road all the way to Triabunna where we will find our accommodation for the evening.
Kayaking distance: 8 kms
Kayaking time approx: 2.5 hours
Cycle distance: 68 km
Time approx: 3.5 hours

Day 4:Walking on Maria Island National Park
Today we catch a ferry to secluded Maria Island National Park. Over the next two days we spend our time exploring Maria Island, taking in its vast history and the natural wonders scattered all over the island on foot.
We will see the famous Painted Cliffs, unusual sandstone formations with magnificent patterns exposed by the relentless ocean and caused by iron oxides leaching into the sedimentary rock. We will visit the Fossil Cliffs rich with the imprints of lifeforms from millions of years ago. The fascinating history of the island is as diverse and substantial as its wildlife. This industrial history includes everything from vineyards to cement works but the most interesting is the convict history. There are many ruins from penal days including cell blocks, commandant’s cottages and windmill sites.

Walking times per day 6-8 hours

Day 5:Walking on Maria Island National Park
Today we have the opportunity to undertake one of the islands most famous walks to the summit of Bishop and Clerk (620m). The view from this peak is incomparable as you gaze across the expanse of the island and out over the Tasman Sea.
In the afternoon we can choose to do the reservoir circuit walk through open woodlands and tall eucalyptus forests and watch for the islands plentiful bird and wildlife.
Walking times per day 6-8 hours

Day 6:Maria Island to Hobart & Mt Wellington Walks
Today we leave Maria Island on the morning ferry. We rejoin our vehicle and head to Hobart. On arrival, we will drive to the 1270 meter summit of Mt Wellington where you will be provided with fantastic views of the lower Derwent River system, Hobart and its surrounds. After lunch we can choose from a selection of easy to moderate walks the mountain has to offer. Your guides will drop you off at your accommodation (arranged by you) in Hobart at approximately 4 pm.
Distance - 25Km max