Spirit of Tasmania
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On Tasmania's north west coast, you will find some of the freshest air on earth, the cleanest water and Australia's largest temperate rainforest, the Tarkine.

Explore coastal caves where rock carvings reflect the legacy of Aboriginal tribes. Meet friendly locals and sample some of Tasmania's finest produce direct from the farm.

Climb The Nut and view the expanse of Bass Strait from this grand volcanic plug or see the stunning Table Cape for unique photo opportunities.

The North West Coast is your first stop once you disembark the ship and one that shouldn't be missed.

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Day 1: Devonport to Burnie
  • Travel to House of Anvers
  • Stop in at Penguin and enjoy this seaside town. Don't forget to pose for a photo with the three-metre tall fibreglass penguin!
  • Take a 'Whisky Walk' through Hellyers Road Distillery, Australia’s largest distillery for single malt whisky.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Burnie.
  • Stop off at the Burnie Visitor Centre, where you'll find the Makers' Workshop, which features work of local artists, a gift shop, a café and cheese tastings.
Day 2: Burnie to Stanley
  • Shop at farmers’ markets along the coast for local produce and crafts or join locals in food, wine and music events.
  • Look over sweeping coastlines at Table Cape lookout just out of Wynyard. Throughout early September to November, enjoy the colourful fields of tulips in bloom.
  • Trek along the coastline at Rocky Cape National Park. See interesting sea caves, groves of banksias and learn about Aboriginal life.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Stanley.
Day 3: Stanley
  • Cruise to see fur seals at rest and play at Bull Rock, just 600 metres from the shore.
  • Climb The Nut, an ancient volcanic plug. Or take it easy and ride the chairlift to the top.
  • Visit historic Highfield House, the original home of the Van Dieman’s Land Company headquarters.
  • Pick up a fresh crayfish and enjoy a classic fish and chips picnic.
  • Stay overnight in Stanley.
Day 4: Stanley to Arthur River
  • Stop at Smithton to stock up on supplies and grab a coffee.
  • Ride a twisting 110-metre slide to the bottom of Dismal Swamp - the largest sinkhole in the southern hemisphere.
  • Watch the surf at Marrawah or if you're feeling adventurous, take your surfboard to the ocean swell.
  • Visit the Edge of the World and look out onto the ocean which continues until Argentina.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Arthur River.
Day 5: Arthur River to Ulverstone
  • Take a cruise down the Arthur River and deep into the Tarkine.
  • Travel back to Ulverstone, admiring the clear blue waters of Sisters Beach and Boat Harbour.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Ulverstone.
Day 6: Ulverstone to Devonport
  • Take a look around Ulverstone before heading down to Gunns Plains Caves. While you're there, be sure to visit Leven Canyon.
  • Visit Sheffield and walk around to see the murals. Also check out the topiary in Railton.
  • Travel back to Devonport to board the ship for a night sailing.

The rugged coastline of Tasmania's east coast offers remarkable cliffs, white sandy beaches and crystal clear water; all inviting you to stay just one more day.

Take a day trip to Maria Island or spend a few days with nature, trekking around this historical and nature-filled island.

Walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in the Freycinet National Park for sweeping views over one of Tasmania's most photographed beaches. Spend a day at the beach, enjoying the best of Tasmania's east coast.

Try delicious fresh fruits at Kate's Berry Farm just south of Swansea, pancakes on Elephant Pass and taste cold climate wines at one of the many vineyards in the area.

And of course, no visit to the East Coast would be complete without seeing the Bay of Fires - rated as one of the world's top destinations by Lonely Planet.

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Day 1: Devonport to Bicheno
  • Visit the Bicheno rescue centre and wildlife park where Tasmanian animals and birds enjoy natural parklands.
  • Visit the Freycinet Marine Farm where Pacific Oysters and Tasmanian Blue Mussels are harvested daily.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Bicheno. Aim to arrive before dusk so you can watch the fairy penguins come ashore to rest for the night in their tiny burrows.
Day 2: Bicheno to Coles Bay
  • Watch the sun come up over the ocean at Rocking Rock and the Blowhole.
  • Slip on your walking shoes and wander to the Wineglass Bay lookout. The return walk takes just over an hour (1.5kms each way).
  • Drive to Cape Tourville and take a 6.4km walk to the lighthouse.
  • Ride the bumps with a guided tour of Freycinet National Park.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Coles Bay.
Day 3: Coles Bay
  • Take off on a spectacular scenic flight over the east coast.
  • Cruise to Schouten Island or Wineglass Bay, and walk back.
  • Dive into enormous kelp forests, sponge gardens, sea caves and shipwrecks with east coast dive operators.
  • Stay overnight in Coles Bay.
Day 4: Coles Bay to Swansea
  • Wander the historic buildings that line the streets in Swansea. Visit the Spiky Bridge, built by convicts.
  • Enjoy a devonshire tea or dessert at Kate’s Berry Farm.
  • Drive to Triabunna to catch the ferry to Maria Island. Learn about the convict history, see fantastic flora and experience some of Tasmania's best walks!
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Swansea. Try an amazing pinot gris with gourmet seafood at one of the many restaurants.
Day 5: Swansea to St Helens
  • Battle a marlin, swordfish or bluefin tuna on a game fishing charter out of St Helens.
  • Walk through Mt William National Park, home to Forester kangaroos.
  • Experience the beauty and serenity of the Bay of Fires - miles of pure white sand and pristine clear seawater.
  • On your way back to Devonport, stop off in Pyengana and taste award-winning cheeses or enjoy a cool drink at the Pub in the Paddock.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in St Helens.
Day 6: St Helens to Devonport
  • For some last minute gifts and treats, visit one of the world’s largest lavender farms, Bridestowe Estate, at Nabowla.
  • Head back to Devonport for a night sailing.

Based around Tasmania's capital city, Hobart and its surrounding regions offer cosmopolitan cafes, inspiring landscapes and an area rich in history.

Hobart itself offers a breathtaking skyline shaped by Mt Wellington with loads of culture, character and extraordinary natural diversity. Hobart is also the home of the art museum that has the world talking - MONA!

Just a stone throw away, drive down to Kettering and take the short ferry ride to Bruny Island. Experience pristine nature, remarkable coastline and a wealth of animals in their natural environment.

For a glimpse into penal colonies in Tasmania, visit Richmond and Port Arthur. Explore the valleys around Huonville, set against the majestic Huon River, teeming with apple orchards.

Walk amongst the tree canopy at Tahune AirWalk, just past Geeveston. Make sure you take a picnic so you can stop in at the spectacular Hartz Mountains National Park!

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Day 1: Devonport to Tasman Peninsula
  • Experience close encounters with Tasmanian devils at the wildlife park at Taranna.
  • Spend the remainder of your day following the historic trail and tales at Port Arthur.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Port Arthur. When dark, take the nightly ghost tour!
Day 2: Tasman Peninsula to Huon Valley
  • Drive from Port Arthur to Huon Valley. At Curringa Farm near Hamilton, enjoy an eco-accredited farm tour including sheep shearing and working dog demonstrations.
  • Enjoy the Rivers Run touring route including Mt Field National Park and the spectacular Russell Falls.
  • Take a wild ride on a jet boat at Huonville.
  • Walk through the treetops at the Tahune AirWalk, near Geeveston. Then walk below on a forest circuit with swinging bridges over wild rivers.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Huonville.
Day 3: Huon Valley to Bruny Island
  • Travel from Huonville to Kettering and catch the car ferry to Bruny Island.
  • On Bruny Island, cruise in awe as you travel around some of the tallest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere.
  • Visit Bruny Island Cheese and savour the local produce.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Adventure Bay.
Day 4: Bruny Island to Hobart
  • Catch the ferry back to Kettering and take the coastal road to Hobart.
  • Explore Hobart’s waterfront where galleries and shops showcase the works of artists, designers and makers.
  • Stop for a coffee at Salamanca Place and take in the beauty of the historic sandstone buildings.
  • Visit the Penitentiary Chapel and take a guided tour. See the underground tunnels and hear the stories of the Old Hobart Gaol.
  • Follow your nose on the North Hobart restaurant strip for fantastic cuisine from around the world.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Hobart.
Day 5: Hobart
  • Taste a variety of beers after a tour at Cascade, Australia’s oldest brewery.
  • Take a relaxing Peppermint Bay cruise. Enjoy a tasty lunch on or off the boat. Sample fresh Tasmanian produce while savouring views of majestic Bruny Island.
  • Soak in the panoramic views on the summit of Hobart’s Mt Wellington. Take a walk to one of its stunning falls.
  • You may need an extra day, but don't leave Hobart without visiting MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, which has the world talking!
Day 6: Hobart to Devonport (via Richmond)
  • In Richmond, take in Old Hobart Town, wander across Australia’s oldest bridge and visit galleries and antique shops.
  • Pop into Sorell Fruit Farm and pick your own fresh fruit. After your hard work, enjoy a delicious dessert in the café.
  • Heading north, follow the route of Tasmania’s first road. Discover the real stories and take some detours in villages along the way.
  • Arrive at Devonport in time to catch the ship and unwind.

Launceston is located in the north of the state and is the second largest city in Tasmania. Cataract Gorge Reserve is a slice of wilderness, only a two-minute drive from the heart of Launceston.

Here, between the towering dolerite facades you'll find walking trails, a suspension bridge, roaming peacocks and wallabies, a historic power station and the world's longest single span chairlift!

Indulge yourself at one of the many wineries in the Tamar Valley which features Tasmania's largest winery, Tamar Ridge.

While in this region, visit the picturesque town of Deloraine, a town of artists and farmers. See a convict-built stone village in Ross or pick up some honey at the Tasmanian Honey Company in Perth or The Honey Farm in Chudleigh.

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Day 1: Devonport to Ross
  • Discover a heritage filled highway where colonial history is alive in a string of towns as you travel through Tasmania's midlands.
  • Touch honey-coloured sandstone at Ross Bridge with its convict carved caricatures.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Ross.
Day 2: Longford and the Great Western Tiers
  • From Ross, travel to Longford. Enjoy a fragrant history of the rose at Woolmers Estate National Rose Garden. The garden features more than 4,000 roses.
  • Energise on a short walk to Liffey Falls or if you're feeling fit, also enjoy a rewarding three-hour walk to the 300-metre high Meander Falls.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Longford.
Day 3: Chudleigh and Deloraine
  • Try golden nectar and a variety of honeys at The Honey Farm at Chudleigh.
  • Spend some time relaxing in Deloraine. Walk along the river and admire the ducks. Browse the shops for souvenirs and gifts and sit down in one of the many cafes for lunch and a coffee.
  • Learn about an ancient culture on a Jihadi Aboriginal tour near Deloraine. Participate in an ochre ceremony.
  • Dine at one of the numerous national award-winning restaurants in Launceston.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Launceston.
Day 4: Launceston
  • Visit Cataract Gorge to experience one of the world's longest single span chairlifts, a suspension bridge, swimming pool, gardens and restaurant with spectacular views. Take a ride on the chairlift then stroll back, stopping to look at the amazing peacocks in the gardens.
  • Wander around City Park in the Launceston CBD and see the Japanese Macaque monkeys.
  • Glide on a high wire at Hollybank Treetops Adventure for a fresh perspective on forests. Explore amazing scenery or test your golf skills at the 18-hole championship golf course at Barnbougle Dunes.
  • Stay overnight in Launceston.
Day 5: Launceston to Beauty Point
  • Celebrate craft and wood skills and world-acclaimed design at the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection.
  • On a Tamar River cruise, enjoy the calls of water birds and a passing parade of vineyards, homesteads and communities.
  • Enjoy Beaconsfield’s mining history at the Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Beauty Point.
Day 6: Beauty Point to Devonport
  • See seahorses, endangered marine creatures and families of platypus at Seahorse World at Beauty Point.
  • Travel back to Devonport, stopping in at Sheffield, the town of murals.

Experience one of the world's most pristine wilderness areas!  The spectacular World Heritage Area covers one fifth of Tasmania, allowing visitors to experience Tasmania's true wilderness.

Drive around the winding roads to Queenstown or take a river cruise in Strahan on the Gordon River. Be sure to visit the world's largest stretch of temperate rainforest, the Tarkine.

Of course, no visit to Tasmania is complete without seeing the dramatic peak of Cradle Mountain. Walk the circular track around picturesque Dove Lake and marvel at the jagged contours of this truly magnificent mountain.

While you're in the Western Wilderness region, visit the former silver town of Zeehan, the caves at Mole Creek and the historic mining towns of Tullah and Rosebery.

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Day 1: Devonport to Cradle Mountain
  • Make your way to Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for a delicious breakfast or treats.
  • Drive to Mole Creek and take a guided tour of the caves before heading to Cradle Mountain.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Cradle Mountain.
Day 2: Cradle Mountain
  • Walk around the Dove Lake Circuit at majestic Cradle Mountain, or for the more adventurous, walk to the Cradle Mountain summit.
  • Fly over Cradle Mountain on a scenic charter flight or take a guided trail ride and experience the area on horseback.
  • Take a guided tour through the Devils@Cradle sanctuary and see Tasmanian devils close up.
  • Stay overnight in Cradle Mountain.
Day 3: Cradle Mountain to Corinna
  • Drive from Cradle Mountain towards Corinna. Stop in at Waratah and see an amazing feature in the centre of town – Waratah Falls.
  • Enjoy short walks to discover ancient myrtle forests in the southern Tarkine wilderness at Corinna.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Corinna.
Day 4: Corinna to Strahan
  • Take a four hour cruise in style on the Pieman River on a 1930s liner.
  • Visit the West Coast Pioneers Museum at Zeehan on your way to Strahan.
  • Join the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Queenstown or Strahan. Take a rail trip over 35kms of mountain ranges and across river gorges.
  • Arrive at your accommodation in Strahan.
Day 5: Strahan
  • Take a cruise on the spectacular Gordon River and visit Sarah Island, Hell's Gates and Heritage Landing.
  • Take a 30 minute walk (one way) to Hogarth Falls in People Park. Walk through a mix of natural forest and botanical gardens.
  • For dinner, enjoy local seafood while watching the fishing boats, filled with craypots, dock at the wharf.
  • Stay overnight in Strahan.
Day 6: Strahan to Devonport
  • Travel back to Devonport, stopping off at any place that takes your interest.
  • Break up the drive and stop at the wood-turning workshop and fine art gallery at Tullah. If you have time, ride the Wee Georgie Wood, the two foot gauge steam locomotive.

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