Heartlands Road Trip in Tasmania

6
Days

Tasmania, Australia

Heartlands Road Trip in Tasmania
curated by
Luke Tscharke
Self-Guided trip

The Story

Set off on a captivating self-guided journey through the heart of Tasmania, created with the insights of Luke Tscharke, a celebrated landscape photographer. This adventure invites you to immerse yourself in Tasmania's rich natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Your journey includes an exploration of the Kooparoona Niara Cultural Trail, where you'll experience the Yarning/Healing Circle, a spiritual site representing the Aboriginal Nations of Tasmania. As you delve into the tulampanga/Alum Cliffs region, a meeting place of three Aboriginal nations rich in heritage and culture, your accommodation will be equally unique, reflecting the diverse beauty of the landscape. Stay at the intimate Falls River Eco Luxury, nestled by a wilderness waterfall; the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge, a premium alpine escape transformed from an Antarctic Training Facility; and Stillwater Seven, a luxurious retreat set in a historic flour mill in Launceston.

Package Inclusions:

  • 6-day premium SUV rental
  • 5 nights in exclusive accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Welcome cheese board and wine at Falls River Eco Luxury
  • Kooparoona Niara and tulampanga/Alum Cliffs tours
  • "Fat Bike" rental
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • Limited-Edition Tasmania Print by Luke

This journey is brought to you in collaboration with Tourism Tasmania and is fully customisable, allowing you to tailor the road trip to your preferences.

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Distance

266 km

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6

Days,

5

Nights

Travel by

Car

Sleep

Eco-Luxury

Price from

$2,795 AUD

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STORYTELLER

Luke Tscharke

Heartlands Road Trip in Tasmania

Why Luke's Trip?

Tasmania, a land of untamed natural beauty, offers landscapes that leave lasting impressions. This road trip, designed by award-winning landscape photographer Luke Tscharke, is your gateway to experiencing Tasmania’s most breathtaking locations.

As a local, Luke has an intimate knowledge of the island, leading you to hidden gems often overlooked. His well-crafted itinerary includes stops at lesser-known locations that offer stunning photographic opportunities, giving you a unique chance to see Tasmania through the lens of a landscape photographer.

Luke's road trip is designed to be flexible and adaptable, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Equipped with Luke's insights, you're set to discover the island's diverse landscapes, from rugged coastlines to lush forests, in a way that resonates with your personal interests. Embark on a journey that's not just a trip, but a photographer's exploration of Tasmania's natural wonders.

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Heartlands Road Trip in Tasmania
"My absolute favourite place to photograph is Tasmania. I visited many times to explore and be immersed in the World Heritage listed wilderness. In fact, I love Tasmania so much I decided to relocate there."
- Luke Tscharke
Tasmania // lutruwita
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Trip Summary

Set off on a captivating self-guided journey through the heart of Tasmania, created with the insights of Luke Tscharke, a celebrated landscape photographer. This adventure invites you to immerse yourself in Tasmania's rich natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Your journey includes an exploration of the Kooparoona Niara Cultural Trail, where you'll experience the Yarning/Healing Circle, a spiritual site representing the Aboriginal Nations of Tasmania. As you delve into the tulampanga/Alum Cliffs region, a meeting place of three Aboriginal nations rich in heritage and culture, your accommodation will be equally unique, reflecting the diverse beauty of the landscape. Stay at the intimate Falls River Eco Luxury, nestled by a wilderness waterfall; the Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge, a premium alpine escape transformed from an Antarctic Training Facility; and Stillwater Seven, a luxurious retreat set in a historic flour mill in Launceston.

Package Inclusions:

  • 6-day premium SUV rental
  • 5 nights in exclusive accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Welcome cheese board and wine at Falls River Eco Luxury
  • Kooparoona Niara and tulampanga/Alum Cliffs tours
  • "Fat Bike" rental
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • Limited-Edition Tasmania Print by Luke

This journey is brought to you in collaboration with Tourism Tasmania and is fully customisable, allowing you to tailor the road trip to your preferences.

$2,795 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 recognised 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

  • 6-day SUV car hire
  • Luxurious accommodation for 5 nights
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Welcome cheese board and glass of wine
  • Kooparoona Niara Day Tour
  • "Fat Bike" rental
  • Exclusive travel guide curated by Luke Tscharke
  • Custom travel planning and in-country support throughout your journey
  • A print by Luke Tscharke to remember your Tasmanian adventure forever

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.
itinerary

DAY 1

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Launceston to Meander Valley

Start Your Heartland Journey

Welcome to lutruwita (Launceston), the starting point of your Tasmanian adventure.

As soon as you land and grab your hire car, the Heartlands await. First stop: the stunning Meander Valley. Here, your eco-luxury chalet is more than a stay – it's a retreat in the wild. Picture this: you, unwinding in an outdoor spa, waterfall views at your doorstep. The perfect unwind.

Feeling adventurous? Dive into the wilderness with Meander Wilderness Experiences. It's excitement at every turn.

And for a dose of local wildlife, head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Meet Tasmania’s unique animals up close. It’s an encounter you won’t forget.

Overnight at Falls River Eco Luxury.

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Meander Valley

Aboriginal Heritage and Local Flavours

Start day two in the Meander Valley with a hearty continental breakfast. It's the perfect energy boost for today's cultural journey.

Dive into Tasmania's Aboriginal history with Kooparoona Niara Tours. More than a history lesson, it's an immersive cultural exploration. Visit sites of deep significance and connect with ancient stories and traditions.

Tasmania's food scene awaits too. Fresh farm produce, artisanal treats – it’s a foodie’s paradise. Taste the island's best, embracing the flavours of Tasmania.

Today is about blending culture with cuisine. It's a unique opportunity to understand and appreciate Tasmania's Aboriginal heritage and the richness of its natural bounty.

Overnight at Falls River Eco Luxury.

DAY 3

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Meander Valley to Central Highlands

Journey to the Peaks and Wilderness

Today, your road trip continues with a scenic drive from Meander Valley to the Central Highlands.

En route, make sure to pause at Quamby Bluff. This towering peak is not just a landmark; it's a testament to Tasmania’s raw beauty. Perfect for those snapshot moments.

The day only gets better. Next, you'll check into a wilderness lodge for two nights. Picture this: you, in the heart of serene wilderness, where comfort meets nature. It's luxury in the wild.

As night falls, let the lodge's tranquil surroundings envelop you. This is more than a stay; it’s an experience, a true retreat into nature’s arms.

Overnight at Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge.

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Central Highlands

Off-Road E-Bike Adventure

Rise and shine in the Central Highlands with a hearty breakfast at your lodge. Breathe in the crisp, alpine air – it’s a fresh start to an exhilarating day.

Today’s adventure? Exploring Tasmania’s western lakes on off-road e-bikes, affectionately known as "Fat Bikes." These are no ordinary bikes – they're built for the wild.

Imagine pedaling through untouched wilderness, flanked by ancient forests and tranquil lakes. It’s you, the open trail, and endless natural beauty. This is the thrill of Tasmania – wild, free, and utterly exhilarating.

Overnight at Thousand Lakes Wilderness Lodge.

Day 5

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Central Highlands to Launceston

Colonial History and Launceston Luxury

It’s time to leave the Central Highlands and head towards Launceston, marking the final chapter of your Tassie journey.

Your scenic drive today is a step back into colonial Tasmania. First stop: the quaint town of Tunbridge. It's a living snapshot of the past, where the charm of old-world Tasmania still breathes.

Next, venture through Campbelltown with its array of preserved colonial buildings – a visual treat for history enthusiasts.

Lunch is served in the historic town of Ross. Here, indulge in local Tasmanian cuisine that's as rich in flavour as the town is in history.

And the icing on the cake? Your stay in Launceston is at a beautifully restored 1830s flour mill. This unique accommodation blends luxury with historical elegance, promising a memorable end to your road trip.

Overnight at Stillwater Seven.

DAY 6

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Launceston

Farewell to Tassie's Heartlands

Today marks the end of your Tasmanian odyssey. As you prepare to leave, the memories of this incredible journey linger.

Drive back to Launceston Airport, but as you do, take a moment. Reflect on the stunning landscapes you’ve explored, the unique experiences you’ve embraced, and the unforgettable moments you’ve captured.

And if Tasmania’s charm has captured your heart and you're not ready to leave just yet, don’t worry. We can arrange an extended stay for you. Say the word, and your adventure in Tasmania can continue.

DAY 6

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Launceston

Farewell to Tassie's Heartlands

Today marks the end of your Tasmanian odyssey. As you prepare to leave, the memories of this incredible journey linger.

Drive back to Launceston Airport, but as you do, take a moment. Reflect on the stunning landscapes you’ve explored, the unique experiences you’ve embraced, and the unforgettable moments you’ve captured.

And if Tasmania’s charm has captured your heart and you're not ready to leave just yet, don’t worry. We can arrange an extended stay for you. Say the word, and your adventure in Tasmania can continue.

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frequently asked questions

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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