Ultimate Tasmania Road Trip

15
Days

Tasmania, Australia

Ultimate Tasmania Road Trip
curated by
Luke Tscharke
Self-Guided trip

The Story

Embark on an epic journey across Tasmania, thoughtfully curated by Luke Tscharke, one of Australia's most prominent landscape photographers and a proud local. Get ready to be blown away by the island's stunning beauty, from tranquil beaches to rugged mountains, all while indulging in the finest Tasmania has to offer.

Immerse yourself in exclusive photographic spots personally selected by Luke, allowing you to capture Tasmania's unspoiled splendour through your own lens. Enjoy 14 nights in bespoke wilderness retreats, including the iconic Pumphouse Point and the intimate Bay of Fires Bush Retreat. Navigate the rugged coast of Bruny Island, step back in time on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and witness the enchanting spectacle of penguins at sunset. This is more than just a road trip; it's the adventure of a lifetime.

Package Inclusions:

  • 15-Day Premium SUV Hire
  • 14 nights at Luxury Wilderness Stays
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Bruny Island Coastal Cruise
  • West Coast Railway Experience
  • Sunset Penguin Encounter
  • Freycinet Kayak Adventure
  • Bruny Island Return Ferry
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • Limited-Edition Tasmania Print by Luke

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

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Distance

1,444 km

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15

Days,

14

Nights

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Price from

$5,240 AUD

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STORYTELLER

Luke Tscharke

Ultimate Tasmania Road Trip

Why Luke's Trip?

Tasmania is a place of exceptional natural beauty, renowned for its rugged landscapes, pristine beaches, and diverse flora and fauna. Award-winning landscape photographer Luke Tscharke possesses a rare talent for capturing the essence of these landscapes, and his road trip is a gateway to Tasmania's most exquisite 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, allowing you to tailor the trip to your interests. You'll be able to explore Tasmania at your own pace, with expert tips and tricks from a much admired photographer.

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Ultimate Tasmania Road Trip
"My absolute favourite place to photograph is Tasmania, and 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
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Trip Summary

Embark on an epic journey across Tasmania, thoughtfully curated by Luke Tscharke, one of Australia's most prominent landscape photographers and a proud local. Get ready to be blown away by the island's stunning beauty, from tranquil beaches to rugged mountains, all while indulging in the finest Tasmania has to offer.

Immerse yourself in exclusive photographic spots personally selected by Luke, allowing you to capture Tasmania's unspoiled splendour through your own lens. Enjoy 14 nights in bespoke wilderness retreats, including the iconic Pumphouse Point and the intimate Bay of Fires Bush Retreat. Navigate the rugged coast of Bruny Island, step back in time on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and witness the enchanting spectacle of penguins at sunset. This is more than just a road trip; it's the adventure of a lifetime.

Package Inclusions:

  • 15-Day Premium SUV Hire
  • 14 nights at Luxury Wilderness Stays
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Bruny Island Coastal Cruise
  • West Coast Railway Experience
  • Sunset Penguin Encounter
  • Freycinet Kayak Adventure
  • Bruny Island Return Ferry
  • Exclusive travel guide
  • Limited-Edition Tasmania Print by Luke

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

$5,240 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

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

• 15-day SUV car hire
• Bruny Island Coastal Retreats (2 nights)
• Pumphouse Point (2 nights)
• Strahan Village (2 nights)
• Stanley Seaview Inn (2 nights)
• Platypus Park Country Retreat (2 nights)
• Bay of Fires Bush Retreat (2 nights)
• Freycinet Lodge (2 nights)
• Bruny Island Cruise
• West Coast Wilderness Railway (Wilderness Carriage)
• Low Head Sunset Penguin Tour
• The Freycinet Paddle
• Return ferry to Bruny Island
• 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

PLUS:


• An exclusive travel guide with photography tips, hikes and essential pit stops
• 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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Hobart to Bruny Island

Welcome to Tasmania!

Pick up your X-TRAIL from Hobart Airport and take the ferry from Kettering to Bruny Island for a stunning Tasmanian wilderness experience. You will stay at Cloudy Bay Villa for two nights, a spectacular two-story house on a gentle rise over Whalebone Point with some of the best views in Tasmania.

DAY 2

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Bruny Island

Wake up in Cloudy Bay Villa and enjoy the beautiful coastal views.

This morning, you will go on a thrilling wilderness cruise to explore the rugged coastline of Bruny Island. Cruise alongside some of Australia's highest sea cliffs, beneath towering crags and drift up close to listen to the awesome 'Breathing Rock'. This will be one of the highlights of your trip.

DAY 3

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Bruny Island to Lake St Clair

Take the ferry back and drive to Lake St Clair, where the atmosphere is moody and ethereal.

Carved out by glaciers over millions of years, Lake St Clair is Australia's deepest freshwater lake. You will stay at Pumphouse Point for two nights, a unique adults-only retreat poised mysteriously on the glacial lake and surrounded by century-old myrtle forests. Get ready for an amazing experience.

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Lake St Clair

The Aboriginal name for Lake St Clair is leeawuleena, meaning ‘sleeping water’.

After your first night here, you can probably appreciate the origins of this name. The area around Lake St Clair offers a range of walks, from easy 45 minutes strolls to longer bushwalks, as well as beautiful forests to explore.

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Lake St Clair to Strahan

Drive to Strahan, a harbour-side village with a dark and fascinating convict past.

Nestled on the shores of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. You will stay in a charming Waterfront Cottage at Strahan Village for two nights. From your cottage, it’s just a short walk to one of Strahan’s historic pubs, filled with character and stories.

DAY 6

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Strahan

Step back in history and take a breathtaking train journey deep into the heritage of the Tasmanian wilderness this morning with West Coast Wilderness Railway.

The extraordinary engineering achievement of this railway will be evident as you cross historic bridges, including Iron Bridge, and see the remains of the 244-metre trestle bridge at Quarter Mile. You’ll visit some of the stations along the line, and have the chance to walk in the rainforest.

DAY 6

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Strahan

Step back in history and take a breathtaking train journey deep into the heritage of the Tasmanian wilderness this morning with West Coast Wilderness Railway.

The extraordinary engineering achievement of this railway will be evident as you cross historic bridges, including Iron Bridge, and see the remains of the 244-metre trestle bridge at Quarter Mile. You’ll visit some of the stations along the line, and have the chance to walk in the rainforest.

DAY 7

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Strahan to Stanley

Welcome to Stanley, a town with well preserved colonial buildings, elegant cafes and quality B&B cottages, all sheltering in the imposing shadow of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres straight up from the water's edge.

Soak up in the glorious views of Stanley from the Nut and visit the Highfield Historic Site.

DAY 8

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Stanley

Today we recommend to explore the charming town of Stanley.

Perhaps you feel like a nature river cruise today? Relax in your Stanley Seaview Inn Suite with magnificent views and have a drink on one of the balconies.

DAY 9

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Day 9: Stanley to Bridport

Drive to Bridport. You will stay at Platypus Park Country Retreat, a boutique B&B with very special guests — you might spot a platypus in the creek! The Bridport Walking Track is a great way to discover the area's breathtaking showcase of natural foreshore, beaches, wildflowers, forest and river landscape.

DAY 10

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Bridport

Surrounded by bushland reserves, white sand and the sloping vines of Pipers Brook wineries, Bridport is the ideal place to relax.

Today we suggest to visit iconic Barnbougle to play golf or visit Lost Farm Restaurant for an unforgettable dining experience. This evening, you will meet the little blue penguins for a fully guided sunset tour.

DAY 11

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Day 11: Bridport to Bay of Fires

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 12

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Bay of Fires

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your retreat.

Today we recommend exploring 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.

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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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