7 Day Great Eastern Drive Road Trip in Tasmania

7
Days

Laidback hinterland towns, classic seaside villages and never ending beaches.

designed by
Luke Tscharke
Self-Guided Trip

The Story

This trip is created in partnership with Tourism Tasmania.

Discover Tasmania’s East Coast with this exclusive road trip designed by Luke Tscharke, one of Australia's most celebrated photographers, and a proud Tasmanian. This journey along Tasmania's East Coast takes you to laidback hinterland towns, classic seaside villages, never ending beaches and the iconic Freycinet National Park.

Luke Tscharke, a renowned landscape photographer from Hobart, has collected his favourite experiences in this self-drive package. Drive around in comfort and experience the best of the east coast, including an award winning sea kayak tour into the heart of Freycinet National Park, a cruise to Wineglass Bay, a day on mountainous Maria Island, a luxury bush escape, a guide with Luke's favourite photography locations, and more.

Package Inclusions:

  • 7-day SUV car hire
  • Luxurious accommodation for 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Freycinet Paddle Adventure
  • Wineglass Bay Cruise
  • Maria Island Day Tour: Cruise & Walk
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • A Tasmania print by Luke Tscharke


This road trip is customisable, allowing you to tailor the adventure to your preferences.

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Distance

497 km

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7

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6

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$3,098 AUD

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STORYTELLER

Luke Tscharke

Why Luke's Trip?

Stunning Scenery: Tasmania is a place of exceptional natural beauty and is renowned for its rugged landscapes, pristine beaches, and diverse flora and fauna. Photographer Luke Tscharke has an eye for capturing the essence of these landscapes and his road trip is designed to take you to some of the most beautiful locations in Tasmania.

Unique Access to Hidden Gems: As a local Tasmanian, Luke Tscharke has an intimate knowledge of the island and knows where to find the hidden gems that are often overlooked by others. His road trip itinerary includes stops at lesser-known locations that offer unique and stunning photographic opportunities, giving you a chance to see Tasmania from a different perspective and capture some truly unique and memorable photos.

Personalised Experience: Luke Tscharke's road trip is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor the trip to your interests and preferences. You'll be able to explore Tasmania at your own pace, with the guidance of an experienced photographer who knows the best locations and times to take photos. This personalised experience means that you'll get the most out of your road trip and come away with some amazing memories and stunning photos.

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“Tasmania is a splendid place. The climate is mild and equable, the scenery spectacular, the beer cold and the food fine. It has pearl beaches, azure bays, ancient rainforests, lonely capes, baked earth, lavender fields, soaring peaks, lush vineyards, sparkling highland lakes - and that's just the start.”
- Bill Bryson, Author
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7 Day Great Eastern Drive Road Trip in Tasmania

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Trip Summary

This trip is created in partnership with Tourism Tasmania.

Discover Tasmania’s East Coast with this exclusive road trip designed by Luke Tscharke, one of Australia's most celebrated photographers, and a proud Tasmanian. This journey along Tasmania's East Coast takes you to laidback hinterland towns, classic seaside villages, never ending beaches and the iconic Freycinet National Park.

Luke Tscharke, a renowned landscape photographer from Hobart, has collected his favourite experiences in this self-drive package. Drive around in comfort and experience the best of the east coast, including an award winning sea kayak tour into the heart of Freycinet National Park, a cruise to Wineglass Bay, a day on mountainous Maria Island, a luxury bush escape, a guide with Luke's favourite photography locations, and more.

Package Inclusions:

  • 7-day SUV car hire
  • Luxurious accommodation for 6 nights
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Freycinet Paddle Adventure
  • Wineglass Bay Cruise
  • Maria Island Day Tour: Cruise & Walk
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • A Tasmania print by Luke Tscharke


This road trip is customisable, allowing you to tailor the adventure to your preferences.

$3,098 AUD
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Storyteller

Luke Tscharke

Luke Tscharke is an award-winning landscape, nature, and travel photographer from Hobart, Tasmania, passionate about inspiring people to connect with the natural beauty around them. With a background in Quality Assurance, Luke's meticulous approach is reflected in his stunning photography, showcasing the landscapes of Tasmania, Australia, and beyond. His work has been recognized in numerous competitions and publications, and he has collaborated with corporations and charities to capture the beauty of the natural world.
What's included

Included

• 7 days Nissan X-TRAIL SUV hire
• Bay of Fires Bush Retreat (2 nights)
• Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)
• Triabunna Barracks (1 night)
• The Henry Jones Art Hotel (1 night)
• The Freycinet Paddle
• Wineglass Bay Cruise (Sky Lounge)
• One Day On Maria Island: Cruise & Walk
• 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches PLUS: • An exclusive travel guide with photography tips, hikes and essential pit stops
• A Tasmania print by Luke Tscharke, to hang in your home

Excluded

  • International or internal flights unless specified
  • Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities and all personal expenses.
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DAY 1

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Launceston to Bay of Fires

Welcome to Tasmania! Pick up your X-TRAIL and drive to Binalong Bay for a spectacular stay at Bay of Fires Bush Retreat. The Retreat is only a short drive from the stunning sights of the Bay of Fires and is the perfect base to explore this iconic area.

DAY 2

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Bay of Fires

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your retreat. Today we recommend to explore the area. Travel north to find the iconic white sand beaches, crystal blue water and orange hued granite boulders. Travel south to find more white sand beaches, rock pools, snorkelling and diving nooks, and a lagoon where you can kayak or stand up paddleboard.

DAY 3

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Bay of Fires to Freycinet National Park

Drive to Freycinet National Park where you will stay at Freycinet Lodge, overlooking the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and the rugged Hazards mountain range as your backdrop. An award winning sea kayaking tour will take you into the heart of Freycinet National Park.

DAY 4

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Freycinet National Park

Enjoy breakfast at Freycinet Lodge and depart for the stunning Wineglass Bay Cruise. Take in the sheer beauty of Wineglass Bay from the rarely seen perspective of the water, a shimmering crescent of white sand fringes spilling into glass turquoise waters. Morning tea, lunch and beverages are included in your Sky Lounge ticket.

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Freycinet National Park to Triabunna

Drive to Triabunna to depart for One Day On Maria, a 4-hour scenic cruise of Maria Island including a walk of Maria's World Heritage listed convict settlement. Tonight you'll stay at Triabunna Barracks, a recently redeveloped 1840s sandstone Barracks and Stables transformed into a unique luxury B&B experience.

DAY 6

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Hobart

Drive to Hobart and stay at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, a luxury accommodation where history and art collide. Today you have the option to explore Hobart or take it up a notch — go for a helicopter flight to get a bird’s eye view of Hobart, the River Derwent and the majestic kunanyi / Mount Wellington which towers above the city.

DAY 6

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Hobart

Drive to Hobart and stay at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, a luxury accommodation where history and art collide. Today you have the option to explore Hobart or take it up a notch — go for a helicopter flight to get a bird’s eye view of Hobart, the River Derwent and the majestic kunanyi / Mount Wellington which towers above the city.

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Hobart

It is time to head to Hobart Airport and drop off your Nissan X-TRAIL. If you can't get enough of Tasmania’s East Coast —which we totally understand— we can always extend your stay!

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Which style of trip is right for me?

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We cater to diverse travel preferences! Whether you're a family, a couple, or a solo traveler, we offer a variety of trips to suit your needs. While we strive to create inclusive experiences that are enjoyable for most, some trips may require more physical activity than others. Contact us to receive personalised assistance in finding your dream adventure.

Are your trips family friendly?

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Most of our self-guided trips are designed with families in mind and can be personalised to suit children of all ages.

How do I pay for my trip?

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Once we receive your inquiry, we'll send you a personalised itinerary and quote. When you're happy with the trip plan, a deposit is required to confirm your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 60 days before your arrival at the destination.

Do I get any free time during the trip?

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Absolutely! Our aim is to assist you in crafting your own unique adventure, and that includes making time for independent exploration. While we're happy to provide recommendations and guidance, we also understand that some of the most memorable moments during a trip come from unplanned and spontaneous experiences.

Can you help with flights?

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For assistance in booking your flights or the best routes to take, please get in touch and we're more than happy to assist!

Can I speak to someone about this trip?

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We'd love to chat with you about this trip and answer any questions you have! Just give our friendly team a call at (+61) 0402 552 918. When you call, you'll talk to a real person from Airguides who will be happy to help you. We're all about personal service, so we'll be with you every step of the way, from planning your trip to getting you home safe and sound!

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