The smallest state of Australia, Tasmania, is a place not to be missed. The breathtaking nature and beautiful coastlines provide a scenic backdrop for your journey.The Salamanca market is a great experience when following this route, the 300 stalls offering a great range of wares, has something for everyone. Visit Cradle Mountain and take the enchanted walk where you'll pass scenic waterfalls, pools, moorland and rainforest. Visit Seahorse world and learn everything about these little but beautiful sea creatures. Port Arthur is a town full of convict history and makes you feel like you are travelling back in time. Finally, enjoy an eco cruise and spot seals in hobart, which makes your self drive holiday complete.
||Hobart – Strahan
||Strahan - Cradle Mountain
||Cradle Mountain – Launceston
||Launceston – Freycinet
||Freycinet - Port Arthur
||Port Arthur - Hobart
Salamanca Market Itinerary: Day 1
Salamanca Market takes place in Hobart every Saturday (except Christmas Day) between 08.30h and 15.00h – rain, hail or shine. At Hobart’s popular outdoor market you’ll join the locals for a shopping experience with a difference. Salamanca Market is one of those special places where you actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary: Day 5
Tasmania’s most recognisable landmark is the craggy profile of Cradle Mountain, at the northern gateway to the Overland Track linking Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair, four to six days walk south. On the park boundary is the visitor centre with its interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. Alpine weather changes rapidly always carry waterproof gear, even on summer day walks. There are many superb short walks from the centre and the Dove Lake car park, 14 kilometres further on.
Seahorse World Itinerary: Day 6
SeaHorse World in Tasmania provides a unique educational tour experience through a fascinating aquarium dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the sea horse. We provide a friendly and educational approach to these special little creatures! More info
Port Arthur Itinerary: Day 6
Surfing, sea kayaking and bushwalking are popular and the coastline is spectacular. Just a short drive south of Port Arthur is Remarkable Cave, so called because its opening is said to resemble a map of Tasmania.
Tasman Island Cruises Itinerary: Day 6
Tasman Island Cruises provide three-hour coastal wilderness cruises along the unspoilt coastline of the Tasman National Park between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck in southern Tasmania. See their FAQs
Enjoy travelling Tasmania during the Spring Season!
What is Tasmania like during the Spring? Mild temperatures, marvellous sceneries with nobody around, enjoy one of the most peaceful and pleasant places on earth. Choose between mountains, beaches or simply the plains with prairies full of flowers. During Spring you will be surprised by what nature has on offer for you!
Tasman Island Cruises
Address: 6961 Arthur Highway 7182 Port Arthur Tasmania
Phone: 03 6250 2200
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: www.tasmancruises.com.au
Contact Name: Kim Rumbold
What are the main activities offered by Tasman Island Cruises?
Tasman Island Cruises operates a three hour wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur. You will see Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep sea caves and join in the search for abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as seals, dolphins and sea birds. All of this aboard one of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys famous yellow boats, custom designed for comfort, safety and maximum interaction with the coastline and its wildlife. Passengers have the choice of driving themselves onto Port Arthur for the 3 hour cruise or taking the Full Day Tour from Hobart’s Waterfront. The Full Day Tour includes a return guided bus tour, morning tea, the 3 hour cruise, lunch and a choice of either Tasman Peninsula sightseeing, visiting the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park or visiting Port Arthur Historic Site. Tasman Island Cruises organizes two cruises:
- Three Hours Cruise
- Full Day Tour
Which is the most popular Tour?
Tasman Island Cruises Full Day Tour including Port Arthur Historic Site. Customers can easily fit our 3 hour coastal wilderness cruise and a visit to the iconic Port Arthur Historic Site in the same day. A high number of visitors to Tasmania plan to go to the Historic Site, this way they can also enjoy a cruise of the spectacular coastline in the same day.
How do I get the most out of my visit to Tasmania?
There is so much to see and do on the Tasman Peninsula, spend a couple of nights and explore the area. A list of accommodation options can be found on the Tasman Island Cruises website www.tasmancruises.com.au, or simply book a Campervan from Apollo Motorhomes.
What other activities are available in Tasmania?
We recommend Sorell Fruit Farm. More information can be found on their website: www.sorellfruitfarm.com.
What is one must-see landmark for visitors to Tasmania?
The Coal Mine’s Historic Site near Saltwater River on the north western tip on the Tasman Peninsula. This is the site of Tasmania’s first operations mine and was worked by convicts. www.portarthur.org.au.