On board the beautifully restored Danish tall ship Yukon cruise the tranquil waters of the Huon River and explore the river’s estuaries by hand-crafted rowing boat. Sit at the foot of the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere including the spectacular dolerite cliffs at Cape Pillar on board a custom designed eco-cruising boat. Marvel at the towering sea stacks, glide in and out of sea caves as you see hundreds of seals, thousands of seabirds and pods of dolphins. Visit the breathtaking Tahune Airwalk and meet the island’s wildlife icon, the Tasmanian Devil, and other rare inhabitants including the Eastern Quoll, pademelon and Bennett’s Wallabies.
- See wild Tasmanian Devils
- Walk in the beautiful pristine Tarkine forest
- Stay the night on a tall ship and sail the calm waters of the Huon River
- See Port Arthur and take a trip around Tasman Island with Pennicott Journeys
Day 1 Arrive Launceston, pick up your hire car and drive to Mountain Valley, a secluded private nature reserve with chalets on the Leven River. That evening settle in and watch Platypus and Pademelons, then Tasmania Devils, Spot-tailed Quolls and Eastern Quolls after dark.
Day 2 Relax or walk on the private nature reserve and take a trip to Leven Falls. Overnight, another chance to watch for wild animals.
Day 3-4 After breakfast, drive to the Tarkine where you will be guided into the forest to dine in the Long Room and sleep in tented accommodation under the trees. Each day, our guides will take you on comfortable walks to stunning waterfalls and amazing views.
Day 5 After breakfast, you’ll drive to Hobart, stopping just north to visit Bonorong Sanctuary, a renowned wildlife hospital, then continue to your accommodation in Salamanca where you can spend the evening dining and exploring the beautiful Georgian and Victorian waterfront.
Day 6-7 Drive 40 minutes to Franklin, the epicentre of Tasmania’s wooden boat history and home to the famous Yukon tall ship. After lunch, you’ll sail the Yukon on the calm waters of the Huon, dine locally and spend the night onboard at the wharf. The following morning after breakfast, you’ll be given a tour of the Wooden Boat Centre then row accompanied in hand built clinker dinghies through the Egg Island Canal, Australia’s oldest man-made canal. In the afternoon, you’ll drive to the Tahune Airwalk via Geeveston (where you can stop and watch the local Platypus) before returning to Hobart.
Day 8 A day tour with award-winning Pennicott Journeys will take you to historic Port Arthur, Australia’s most notorious penal colony, and a cruise around Tasman Island with its stunning sea cliffs and abundant wildlife.
Day 9 A leisurely breakfast before departing Hobart.
8 days mid sized car hire. Twin share accommodation, 2 nights Mountain Valley accommodation, 2 nights tented accommodation in the Tarkine, 3 nights Hobart hotel accommodation and 1 night aboard a tall ship. Includes activities as outlined in the itinerary, Bonorong Sanctuary entry and full day Tasman Island tour, 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners.
Note, we can arrange all travel to and from tour locations, quote for group bookings, and tailor any packages as required.
This is only one example of a TAILORED tour. Tailoring doesn't mean more expensive ... it can often mean less. We can develop tours to suit budgets and interests. The price depends a lot on what you want to do, where you want to go (some destinations are more limited than others), how often and the level of comfort and guiding you need. Drawing off our extensive portfolio, we find trips fall roughly into these price categories. Drop us a line with where you want to go, for how long and your approximate budget and you might be surprised what we can do for you.
AVG (Range) Tour type
$320 (230 - 380) Self-drive (twin share)
$490 (360 - 600) Small group touring (self drive)
$760 (670 - 830) Liveaboard vessel
$790 (520 - 990) Fully escorted
$980 (930 - 1040) Luxury
$1,000+ Luxury (private guided / aviation)