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Luxury

Tasmania’s Bay of Fires, Lake St Clair, Hobart and Bruny Island 12-Day Walking Holiday

Launceston to Hobart
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: DWAUT12
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Stay in boutique lodges surrounded by National Park at Bay of Fires Lodge & Lake St Clair Lodge
  • Enjoy time to relax and unwind at Quamby Estate country retreat after the Bay of Fires walk
  • Spend 2 nights at Bruny Island with luxury tents and a timber dining hall surrounded by eucalypt forest
  • City stays in central location at the boutique Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart & Sebel Hotel in Launceston
  • Carry day packs only in a small group up to 10 guests accompanied by APT Walking Leader and local walking guide. Travel between accommodation and trail-heads aboard a comfortable vehicle for a small group
  • Enjoy locally-inspired gourmet dining – a total of 26 meals including all meals, soft drink and limited Tasmanian wine at the Bay of Fires Lodge
  • Walk through pristine locations including Lake St Claire National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area
  • Experience the incredible Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) including the Mona Ferry ‘Posh Pit’

Map & Itinerary

Tasmania Walking Tour Map 2020 DWAUT12
Launceston to Hobart

Be met on arrival in Launceston by your APT Walking Leader. Transfer to your hotel and settle in before enjoying a Welcome Drink and briefing, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet your fellow walkers.

Stay: The Sebel Launceston

This morning, travel to Eddystone Point on the Bay of Fires. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the famous lighthouse overlooking the azure waters. Here you’ll set off on your first walk along the white sand of the bay named for the flaming-orange coloured boulders that line its shores. Arrive at the Bay of Fires Lodge and enjoy time to relax and indulge in the lodge’s spa and outdoor hot tubs before a ‘long table’ dinner featuring local wine and produce this evening.
Approximately 4 hours walking

Stay: Two nights, Bay of Fire Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today after a leisurely breakfast, you have a choice to set off on a walking or kayaking exploration of the area. By kayak, paddle along the winding Ansons River, known for its abundant birdlife, enjoy a picnic lunch and finish with a stroll over the dunes of the Abbotsbury Peninsula, returning back to the lodge. This evening, after another gourmet dinner, take the opportunity to look out for the area’s nocturnal wildlife including wombats, wallabies and even the elusive Tasmanian devil.
Approximately 4-6 hours kayaking/walking (optional)

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, perhaps take a stroll along the beach keeping an eye out for dolphins and whales before setting off on a picturesque walk through calming eucalypt forest and coastal heathland, enjoying a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural surrounds. After returning to the lodge, travel by coach to Quamby Estate, a luxury country-house hotel just outside of Launceston. Perhaps enjoy a luxurious bath in your deluxe room before a special, chef-prepared dinner in the homestead’s grand but relaxed dining room.
Approximately 1 hour walking

Stay: Launceston area, Quamby Estate

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, travel across the central highlands to Lake St Clair, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area that covers Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Stop along the way at the Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company and wander the gardens that provide the ingredients for the products that you can sample. Also stop to see The Wall in the Wilderness art project at Derwent Bridge, before arriving at Lake St Clair Lodge, one of only two resorts in the world situated within a Wilderness World Heritage area. Here you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in eco-friendly luxury surrounded by pristine natural beauty.

Stay: Two nights, Lake St Clair Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, set off for Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair where you’ll board the lodge’s ferry for a scenic cruise followed by a walk through the rainforest that surrounds the lake. The walk, of around four-hours is of medium grading with some steep descents and steps. Return to the lodge, for time to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds before dinner.
Approximately 4 hours walking

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bid farewell to the wilderness today and travel to Tasmania’s capital Hobart. Set off on a walking tour where you’ll learn about Hobart’s convict past, then check in for a two-night-stay at the acclaimed Henry Jones Art Hotel overlooking the waterfront.

Stay: Two nights, Henry Jones Art Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today head off for the fascinating Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) enjoying the ferry ride over in the exclusive 'Posh Pit' which includes drinks and canapés. Enjoy time to wander Mona’s eclectically bedecked halls and galleries. Discuss the art experience over a Farewell Lunch at The Source restaurant, which is part of Moorilla Winery, located on the same site as Mona. Return to Hobart this afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, travel by private boat to Bruny Island. Disembark and set off on a walk to a spectacular cape on the island’s east coast. Later, visit an oyster farm having the opportunity to shuck the oysters straight from the water, before continuing on your off-grid 'glamping' accommodation at the southern end of the island. Perhaps enjoy an outdoor hot shower surrounded by towering eucalypts before a delicious dinner of locally caught seafood.
Approximately 5-6 hours walking

Stay: Two nights, Bruny Island, luxury tents in private eco-camp

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today set off for a walk to East Cloudy Head overlooking the southern ocean. Walk along the windswept length of Cloudy Bay beach then venture inland to the coastal heathland arriving at a special lookout with views of the island’s rugged south coast. Return to the camp where you’ll appreciate the crisp cotton sheets and comfortable king beds in your luxurious tents. Enjoy another evening, at the spectacular mountainside camp, perhaps even looking to the dazzling night sky for the appearance of aurora Australis.
Approximately 5-6 hours walking

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy some free time to explore your bushland sanctuary this morning, looking out for native birds and wildlife, before setting off for a hike, through ancient Gondwanan rainforest to Mt Mangana, the highest point of Bruny Island. After packing up camp, enjoy a special farewell lunch at the Bruny Island jetty before a private boat transfer will take you back to Hobart. This evening, check in to the Henry Jones Art Hotel.
Approximately 3 hours walking

Stay: Hobart, Henry Jones Art Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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