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Eastern Tasmania - Capes to Coves - Walking Holiday

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Region: Tasmania // Dates: 29 January - 15 February 2019 (17 nights)
Eastern Tasmania - Capes to Coves Walking Holiday
Tourism Tasmania

Walk in quiet forests of myrtle and sassafras, unwind on white sandy beaches, feel the power of the rugged coastal headlands and journey to unique islands. On Tasmania’s east coast, we travel from Launceston to Hobart along the coastal route, visiting a range of national parks, reserves and historic sites. Our accommodation ranges from eco-cottages, hotels and modern cabins while fresh regional food is always a focus. Our first destination, Tasmania's Blue Tier Forest Reserves, is where we meet 4th generation locals and enjoy walks to the hidden forests, waterfalls and sub-alpine plateaus. Bay of Fires is characterised by white beaches, blue water and huge granite blocks that are coloured bright orange by lichens. Here we enjoy walks at Binalong Bay and Humbug Point Reserve. While at Freycinet National Park we walk the Isthmus circuit which takes us via Hazards Beach to the famous white sandy shores of Wineglass Bay. Our next destination is Maria Island with a focus on extended walks and wildlife viewing. Once a penal colony, the island is now a National Park with both historic and natural significance including settlement ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and remarkably tame wildlife. Further south at the Tasman Peninsula we explore the geological marvels of Fortescue Bay and Cape Raoul. Staying in waterfront cottages on Bruny Island, we have time to visit the windswept lighthouse, spot endangered wildlife and cruise past some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Finishing in Hobart there is time to immerse in the kaleidoscope of culture, art and markets.

Overview

Walk in quiet forests of myrtle and sassafras, unwind on white sandy beaches, feel the power of the rugged coastal headlands and journey to unique islands. On Tasmania’s east coast, we travel from Launceston to Hobart along the coastal route, visiting a range of national parks, reserves and historic sites. Our accommodation ranges from eco-cottages, hotels and modern cabins while fresh regional food is always a focus. Our first destination, Tasmania's Blue Tier Forest Reserves, is where we meet 4th generation locals and enjoy walks to the hidden forests, waterfalls and sub-alpine plateaus. Bay of Fires is characterised by white beaches, blue water and huge granite blocks that are coloured bright orange by lichens. Here we enjoy walks at Binalong Bay and Humbug Point Reserve. While at Freycinet National Park we walk the Isthmus circuit which takes us via Hazards Beach to the famous white sandy shores of Wineglass Bay. Our next destination is Maria Island with a focus on extended walks and wildlife viewing. Once a penal colony, the island is now a National Park with both historic and natural significance including settlement ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and remarkably tame wildlife. Further south at the Tasman Peninsula we explore the geological marvels of Fortescue Bay and Cape Raoul. Staying in waterfront cottages on Bruny Island, we have time to visit the windswept lighthouse, spot endangered wildlife and cruise past some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Finishing in Hobart there is time to immerse in the kaleidoscope of culture, art and markets.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Explore Blue Tier Forest Reserve with fourth generation locals
  • Varied walks on offer from plateaus, rivers & forests to capes & coves
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture & history
  • Explore quiet beaches & headlands of Bay of Fires
  • Choose from half & full day walks to granite hills & secluded bays of Freycinet National Park
  • Enjoy unique wildlife on Maria Island
  • Spectacular views of Tasman Peninsula at Fortescue Bay & Cape Raoul
  • Wander Port Arthur Historic Site at your own pace
  • Stay in waterside cottages at Bruny Island
  • Join an award winning wilderness cruise
  • Search for endangered wildlife, seals, dolphins, migrating whales & sea birds

Details

Details:

29 January - 15 February 2019 (17 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Launceston / ends Hobart)
Advanced Early Bird: A$6,980 extended until 07/09/2018
Early Bird: A$7,180 until 01/10/2018
Regular: A$7,480
Single Supplement: A$1,195
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 7 guests 

Accommodation:
3-4 star hotel/motel & cabin/cottages with private facilities (6 nights own bedroom shared facilities)

Special Interest:
Birding, Wildlife, Botanical, History

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 5-17km per walking day with some shorter or longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • Barry Davies

    Twice-named ‘Eco Guide of the Year’ by Ecotourism Australia, Barry Davies is one of the most experienced nature tour leaders within Australia and New Zealand, with a particular passion for birds and wildlife. Since 2008 Barry has been a naturalist and lecturer aboard an expedition vessel visiting islands from Fiji to Papua New Guinea and has lead tours in Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Australia and New Zealand. His work background, previously as naturalist guide and activities manager at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, coupled with independent guiding explorations with his own specialist touring company, Gondwana Guides, provide him with considerable cumulative knowledge of the ecological and biological nature of all regions within Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Rim.

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