Tasmania's Grand Circle Self-Drive
This comprehensive round-trip takes in the highlights of Australia’s smallest state, from historic cities to national park wildernesses.
About this independent tour
SUGGESTED SELF-DRIVE ROUTE
9 nights Hobart round-trip
• Hobart 1 night
• Strahan 1 night
• Cradle Mountain National Park 2 nights
• Launceston 1 night
• St Helens 1 night
• Freycinet National Park 2 nights
• Hobart 1 night
HOBART Built around a beautiful harbour in the shadow of the spectacular Mount Wellington, Hobart is a stunning city in which to begin your Tasmania travels. The iconic waterfront should be eagerly explored, but other places of interest include the Royal Botanical Gardens, Hobart’s Constitution Dock, Salamanca Place and Battery Point.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK One of the most popular areas in Tasmania, the park is renowned for its rugged landscape and fantastic range of walking tracks that frequent the park. Make sure you allow for as much time as possible to explore the spectacular mountain peaks, deep gorges and lakes, wild open moorlands and incredible variety of native wildlife.
LAUNCESTON Launceston is the ‘Garden City’; an elegant architectural city nestled within Tasmania’s sprawling countryside where the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk rivers meet. Only a short distance from the city centre is the magnificent Cataract Gorge, a stunning landmark of vertical cliffs that align the banks of the South Esk River as it enters the Tamar.
ST HELENS Continue along to the small bayside town of St Helens, a marvellous fishing port well known for its crayfish, flounder and scallops. During your stay we recommend driving to the Bay of Fires Coastal Reserve. Alongside the beautiful Binalong Bay, the white sandy beaches, clear waters and vibrant orange lichen-covered boulders make for a spectacular picture.