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Northern Tasmania 7 Day Itinerary

Echidna at Cataract Gorge Northern Tasmania

Northern Tasmania has amazing landscape that is a captivating blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Stretching from the rugged mountains of the Great Western Tiers to the fertile farmlands of the Tamar Valley, this region boasts picturesque scenery that will leave any visitor spellbound. Towering granite peaks and cascading waterfalls dominate the landscape, while the Tamar River meanders through rolling vineyards and orchards, offering breathtaking views at every turn. The region is also home to ancient rainforests, tranquil lakes, and pristine coastal areas, providing diverse ecosystems that support various wildlife. Whether exploring the depths of Cataract Gorge, sampling award-winning wines in the vineyards, or immersing oneself in the region’s rich history, the northern Tasmanian landscape promises an unforgettable and enriching experience for all.

Launceston is the third oldest city in Australia. The first significant colonial settlement in the region dates back to 1804. They set up a camp at Outer Cove, the current site of George Town. Did you know that Launceston (the current CBD) was declared a city by an Act of State Parliament in October 1888?. The Launceston Corporation Act was effective from 1 January 1889. Interestingly, Launceston still retains many historical buildings in use today.

Brickendon Estate Northern Tasmania

Northern Tasmania 7 Day Itinerary

All you need to know about Northern Tasmania

Launceston: UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Launceston was recognised as the UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2021, along with Bendigo in 2019; there are currently 50 cities worldwide, and Northern Tasmania’s major city is one of them. What are some critical factors in awarding a city this prestigious title? 

  • Well-developed gastronomy that is characteristic of the urban centre and/or region;
  • Indigenous ingredients used in traditional cooking;
  • Local know-how, traditional culinary practices and methods of cooking that have survived industrial/technological advancement;
  • Traditional food markets and traditional food industry;
  • Respect for the environment, promoting sustainable local products, and other factors. 

If you want to know more about it, click here for details.

Launceston - UNESCO city of Gastronomy

What towns are in Northern Tasmania?

Northern Tasmania has diverse areas, each offering its unique charm and character. From the vibrant city of Launceston, known for its vibrant arts, culture, and culinary scene, to picturesque coastal towns like Devonport and Burnie, there is something for everyone. 

The region also boasts stunning natural landscapes, including the beautiful Tamar Valley, dotted with wineries and vineyards, and Ben Lomond, a haven for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking a bustling urban atmosphere or a tranquil nature retreat, northern Tasmania has it all. There is an extensive list of all the surrounding areas here to explore.

Why choose Northern Tasmania?

There are many reasons to visit Northern Tasmania, from its stunning natural landscapes to its vibrant cities and charming towns. In this region, you can explore the breathtaking beauty of places offering opportunities for hiking, wildlife encounters, and wine tasting. It is known for its cool climate, wines, and fantastic food. 

Northern Tasmania is also known for its rich history and heritage, with historic sites and colonial architecture. The region is a haven for food lovers, boasting world-class restaurants, fresh local produce, and renowned wineries. This little hidden gem is a much-preferred destination than its bigger known cities and towns; with fewer visitors come fewer crowds and more time to explore, and it really does have something for everyone to enjoy. 

What is the best time to visit Northern Tasmania?

The best time to visit is anytime! Why? Because Summer is mild, more people will be around, especially during school holidays. However, it allows you to explore the outdoors without worrying about the weather forecast.

Autumn is great if you get out to areas like Meander Valley and see the turning of the leaves. If you love the colours of Autumn, then this is the best time to visit; it is also cooler to venture out into longer hikes. 

Winter is cooler, of course, and a great excuse to cozy up in front of a fire with a local pinot noir, think firepits, beautiful clear skies, yummy and hearty food, red wine, mulled gin or wine, snow up on Ben Lomond. The perfect winter vacation. 

Spring is always my favourite as the days are becoming longer, flowers are in bloom, there are loads of baby animals, plenty of festivals and events such as Junction Arts Festival. 

I often get asked the same questions: How do I plan an itinerary for Northern Tasmania? And Is one week enough for Northern Tasmania? My answer to both questions lies in this article with my 7-day itinerary to make planning easy. Each day has links for you to book directly with the companies mentioned and recommendations on activities and hotels. 

wombat in Northern Tasmania
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How to get to Northern Tasmania from Singapore 

Travel from Singapore to Launceston

To travel from Singapore to Launceston, you have several flight options available. Firstly, you can fly with Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways, which offer connecting flights with convenient layovers.

There are no direct flights, but you can stop in any of Australia’s major cities. If you plan to stop in Hobart, Sydney, or Melbourne, here are some great articles to help you combine this trip.

Launceston Car Hire

Car rental: You can rent a car from one of the car rental agencies available at the airport. Upon arrival, head to the car rental counters, complete the necessary paperwork and pick up your vehicle. From there, follow the signage to Launceston, and using a GPS or map, make your way to your hotel.

Check out the costs of rental cars here. 

Let’s get started-

7-day itinerary for Northern Tasmania

Your 7-day itinerary of Northern Tasmania will start in Launceston; there are a few ways (other than arriving at Launceston airport) you may choose to make your way from Hobart airport or via ferry from Devonport. If you want more information about airport transport, currency, or the best time to travel to Northern Tasmania, click here for details.

10 Best things to do in Northern Tasmania in 2024

You have two itineraries to choose from; the first will start on the weekend, and the second will begin on a weekday. 

Itinerary 1

Day 1 Foodies Delight – Launceston

Morning (Saturday) Harvest Market

What better way to start your trip than by tasting the local product?  Start your morning at the harvest market, a vibrant hub of local producers and passionate vendors showcasing an impressive array of fresh produce, artisanal products, and culinary delights. 

Stroll through the market; you will be greeted with colourful stalls offering a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from juicy strawberries to crispy lettuce. The aromas of freshly baked bread, locally crafted cheese, and aromatic roasted coffee filled the air, enticing me to indulge in these tempting treats. The market is not just a place to purchase groceries; it is a feast for the senses, with live music playing in the background and friendly conversations with the vendors. 

The harvest market is locally sourced food connected with the passionate individuals behind each product. The Harvest Market in Launceston is a gem for any food lover, and I highly recommend including it in your itinerary while visiting the city.

Afternoon – The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Walk down towards the Royal Park (approximately 11 minutes) and spend the afternoon at The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) it is a cultural institution showcasing Tasmania’s art. The art gallery showcases permanent and temporary art exhibitions that showcase Northern Tasmania culture and history, check out whats on here!

Option 2 – Afternoon – Fork it Farm

If you are lucky enough to join one of the Saturdays they hold the “Long Table Feasts” event, then book early as the $AUD190 experience is worth the money. Here, you will dine outside overlooking the Farm, where you will experience fantastic food and beverages and be educated on the entire experience. 

Special Note: Fork it Farm also has a FarmStay option

Evening

Free to do what you like, as you have had a big day exploring.

Eating at Harvest Market Launceston

Day 2 Get to know Northern Tasmania

Morning (Sunday) Evandale

Today, you will be doing a little driving as you start your day in Evandale; here, you can explore the Evandale Markets before your day in the Tasmanian landscape. One of Tasmania’s hidden treasures, the Evandale Markets is a must-visit destination. 

Located at Falls Park in the historic town of Evandale, just 20 km south of Launceston, the market offers a delightful experience filled with a vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of stalls. The market caters to all tastes and interests, from arts and crafts to fresh produce and homemade preserves. 

The Evandale Markets are open every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, where you can explore and enjoy the variety of offerings from local vendors and artisans. Whether you’re after a unique souvenir or simply looking to immerse yourself in a charming country market scene. 

Special Note: The Penny Farthing race runs annually, with this year’s date being- Saturday, 17 February, 10 am – 4 pm

Afternoon – Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Your drive from Evandale to Beaconsfield will take approximately 1 hour as you head to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre. 

Located at 12 West Street, Beaconsfield, the centre provides a fascinating insight into the town’s rich mining history. Packed with informative exhibits, interactive displays, and engaging multimedia presentations, the centre covers the story of the Beaconsfield gold mining era and the tragic events of the 2006 collapse of the mine. 

Its opening hours are from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Afternoon walk -Supply Mill River Walk

Your afternoon does not stop at Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre; if weather permits, just 16 16-minute drive away, you can visit Supply Mill River Walk. 

Take this short walk at the Supply Mill River Walk near Deviot), where you will find the ruins of an old mill. At the Supply Mill River Walk, you will discover a serene and picturesque setting that caters to nature enthusiasts and history buffs. The river walk boasts pristine walking trails that wind along the scenic Supply River, offering breathtaking vistas and a peaceful ambience. Along the way, you will stumble upon remnants of the historic Supply Mill, dating back to the early 1800s, adding a touch of nostalgia and charm to the experience.

Evening – Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall

After a big day out tonight, book a table at a low-key, casual venue like Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall, a popular downtown venue offering a refreshing combination of craft beer and delectable dining options. Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall is at Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall, 60/64 Elizabeth St, Launceston.

The brewery boasts an impressive selection of handcrafted beers, each brewed with care and dedication. Their dining hall complements the fantastic brews with a menu that caters to all tastes, featuring a range of delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and pizzas that cater for all tastebuds. The restaurant is open from 11 am to 10 pm

Northern Tasmania - Penny Farthing bike

Day 3 – Out in the Wilderness

Morning – River Sledding (for warmer weather option)

River sledding with Meander Wilderness Experiences is an exhilarating adventure that combines the thrill of sledding with the beauty of meandering rivers. 

Meander Wilderness Experiences provides professional guides who are experts in river sledding, ensuring your safety and an unforgettable journey. They will teach you techniques and provide all the necessary equipment, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in this exciting water activity.

Whether you are a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or someone new to river sports, this experience promises to leave you with lasting memories and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of nature. 

Afternoon – Hiking at Meander Valley

This region has excellent hikes suitable for all experience levels if you are in the area. For those seeking an easy trek, the Quamby Bluff Track rewards hikers with stunning views of the valley and nearby mountains. 

On the other hand, the National Park (UNESCO World Heritage listing) ideal, featuring rugged terrain, sparkling alpine lakes, and the iconic Mount Jerusalem Summit. No matter which trail you choose in Meander Valley, you are guaranteed to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty and create lasting memories.

Evening – Bar Stello

Tonight, book a table at Bar Stello, a fantastic Italian restaurant. Located at 12-14 George St, this restaurant offers a delightful gastronomic experience. Bar Stello opens its doors from 5 pm to 11 pm. After a full day of adventure, I am sure you will be hungry. I highly recommend the tasting menu, designed to take you on a culinary journey through exquisite flavours and locally sourced ingredients. When you step inside Bar Stello, you’ll instantly feel the vibrant energy and passion that goes into every dish and cocktail.

Little wombat in northern tasmania

Day 4 – Appreciating the wine region

All day outing – Winery tour (splurge option)

The Tamar wine region in Tasmania is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and ability to produce exceptional cool-climate wines. Located in the northern part of the state, the area benefits from a maritime climate and fertile soils, creating the perfect conditions for grape cultivation. 

The Tamar Valley boasts diverse vineyards, from small family-owned operations to larger estate wineries, each contributing to the region’s unique character. The wines produced here, particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, are renowned for their elegance, complexity, and balanced acidity. 

The Vineyard Trifecta Tour offered by Unique Charters is a perfect way to explore some of the finest vineyards in the region. This tour takes you on a delightful journey through three exquisite wineries, allowing you to savour the rich flavours of the locally produced wines. 

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just starting to appreciate fine wines, this tour caters to all tastes. Each winery is carefully selected, offering a unique ambience and stunning natural scenery. With knowledgeable guides to provide insights into the winemaking process and the opportunity to meet some of the passionate winemakers, the Vineyard Trifecta Tour promises an unforgettable and immersive experience in the world of wine.

Evening – Free Night

Tonight, either order in and have an early night (you have earned it) if you are staying at a local hotel or cook yourself something nice in the kitchenette or BBQ area. You still have a few busy days to get through. 

Wine tasting at Swinging Doors Vineyard

Day 5  – The adventurer at heart

Full Day summer tour – Wild tour, caving & abseiling

Wild Caves Tours offers an exhilarating full-day wild tour that combines the thrill of caving and abseiling. This adventure-filled excursion takes you deep into mysterious and untouched caves, allowing you to explore the hidden wonders beneath the Earth’s surface. 

Led by experienced guides, you will navigate through narrow passageways, climb rock walls, and descend into breathtaking caverns. You will also learn about the caves’ unique geological formations and fascinating history. 

For adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts alike, this full-day wild tour promises an unforgettable and immersive experience into the captivating world of underground exploration.

Evening – Casual Dinner at Iron Horse Bar and Grill

Located at 103 St John St, Launceston, Iron Horse Bar and Grill has a cozy and inviting atmosphere; this restaurant is the perfect stop to enjoy a delicious meal and unwind. The Iron Bar and Grill is open from 11:30 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from 11:30 am to late on weekends, ensuring that there is always an opportunity to indulge in their mouth-watering dishes. 

The extensive menu features a variety of hearty burgers and juicy steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian delights. 

Wild caves tours

Day 6 – The highs and lows of Northern Tasmania

Full day at Treetops Adventure Hollybank

Visiting the Treetops Adventure Hollybank in Tasmania is an immersive experience that guarantees a thrilling day out amidst nature’s wonders. 

This unique attraction offers a variety of exciting activities suitable for all ages and adventure levels. From ziplining through the lush forest canopy to exploring skywalks and suspension bridges, adrenaline junkies can indulge in the heart-pounding heights and breathtaking panoramic views. 

For those seeking an on-land experience, take a segway tour of the area or go mountain biking, depending on the weather. 

Evening – Stillwater restaurant

Stillwater Restaurant is a hidden gem offering an exquisite dining experience. Located at 2 Bridge Road, the restaurant is situated in a beautifully restored 1830s flour mill on the banks of the Tamar River. 

Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable meal, Stillwater offers a diverse menu inspired by regional produce. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday, between 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm, and for dinner on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 6:00 pm till late. 

Zip lining at Hollybanks treetop adventures

Day 7 – Leave the best until the last

Morning- Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder that offers a perfect blend of tranquillity and adventure. This magnificent gorge is open from dawn to dusk, allowing ample time to explore its beauty and grandeur. 

One of the most iconic experiences here is riding the chair lift, which offers sublime panoramic views of the gorge and its surrounding lush landscapes and is believed to be the longest single-span chairlift in the world. 

During warmer weather, there is a swimming area known as the First Basin, where they can relax, sunbathe, or enjoy leisurely swimming surrounded by the gorge’s stunning natural setting. Whether you prefer tranquil walks, thrilling adventures, or a peaceful swim, Cataract Gorge promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Afternoon -Visiting historic sites

This 24-minute drive is your last on this 7-day adventure in Northern Tasmania. Spending an afternoon exploring these magnificent properties is a delightful experience. At Woolmers, you can wander through stunning English-style gardens, enjoy the serenity of the lake, and discover the property’s rich history.

Brickendon offers a unique opportunity to explore colonial farm life with its picturesque landscapes, convict-built barns, and heritage-listed gardens. 

Both estates are open to the public daily from 10 am to 4 pm. The address for Woolmers is 658 Woolmers Lane, and Brickendon is at 236 Wellington Street, Longford. 

To enter Woolmer (when writing this article), there was an admission fee of $15 for adults, $7 for children (5-16 years), and $40 for a family ticket (two adults and up to four children). Meanwhile, Brickendon offers a combined access for both estates at $25 for adults, $12.50 for children, and $65 for families. Woolmers Estate is a well-preserved colonial homestead and historic UNESCO World Heritage site that offers insight into Tasmania’s early European settlement.

Evening – Relaxed Night in

Tonight, relax as you have a big day of travel tomorrow and your adventure ends.

Chairlift at Cataract Gorge

Itinerary 2

Day 1 Foodie Tour -Launceston

Breakfast (if not Saturday)

Start your day right on your own foodie tour around the CBD. 

Breakfast at Tatler Lane by Sweetbrew – Tatler Lane by Sweetbrew is a charming and cozy café in the heart of a bustling city. As you step inside, you are greeted with the delightful aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the warm ambience of the tastefully decorated interior. The friendly baristas will guide you through their extensive menu, offering a wide range of specialty coffees, teas, and delicious pastries, all made with love and attention to detail. Tatler Lane is the perfect oasis for coffee lovers and if you are seeking a peaceful respite from the outside world.

Morning – The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Walk to QVMAG at Royal Park for an art exhibit and then science and museum exhibitions; per the above information, it is a great place to get to know Launceston and its history.

Lunch – Blue Inc

Stroll over to the Blue Inc Cafe in Launceston (approximately a 2-minute walk), a vibrant cafe offering a unique dining experience. The cafe boasts a stylish interior with comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely meal. 

The menu at Blue Inc Cafe is diverse and caters to various tastes, featuring a combination of modern Australian and international cuisine. A highly recommended dish is their famous Moroccan Spiced Lamb Salad. Tender pieces of marinated lamb are served on a bed of mixed greens, topped with roasted vegetables and feta cheese, and drizzled with a tangy yogurt dressing. 

Afternoon – City Park

After lunch, walk over to City Park (which takes approximately 12 minutes), a serene and picturesque urban oasis in the heart of the bustling city. It boasts lush green landscapes, vibrant floral displays, and meandering pathways that provide a tranquil escape.

One of the park’s most unique and captivating features is its resident population of Japanese monkeys, also known as snow monkeys or macaques. These fascinating creatures are native to the forests of Japan but have found a home in the park’s dedicated primate enclosure. You can view the monkeys daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and are free to enter.

Evening -Bar Urbane -Seaport

Bar Urbane at Seaport is located at 1812 Capitol Avenue; this modern bar offers a sophisticated ambience with a touch of urban flair. Bar Urbane is a haven if you appreciate fine cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere. Open from 5 pm to 12 am. Monday through Thursday and from 5 pm to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, this establishment ensures you have plenty of time to enjoy their expertly crafted drinks made with the finest ingredients. 

Dinner – Mudbar

Located at 28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston, this stylish waterfront restaurant offers a unique dining experience. Open from Monday to Sunday, Mudbar invites you to indulge in their delicious menu options for dinner. Whether you’re craving fresh seafood, Asian-inspired dishes, or vegetarian delights, Mudbar has something to satisfy any palate. 

Their passionate and attentive staff ensures a memorable dining experience while enjoying breathtaking views of the Tamar River. 

Launceston UNESCO city of gastronomy

Day 2 Get to know Northern Tasmania

Morning -Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and Bass Flinders Centre

Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum Your afternoon drive will take just under an hour. The Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum is a must-visit destination for maritime enthusiasts and history buffs. Located at 399 Low Head Road, Low Head, opening hours are from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s naval history. It showcases various Artifacts and displays that highlight the significance of the pilot station.

The museum features various interactive displays and a real hands-on experience, allowing them to explore traditional maritime skills such as knot tying, semaphore signalling, and Morse code. 

The Low Head Pilot Station is a historic site dating back to 1805. In addition to the maritime museum, you can explore the picturesque grounds, which include beautifully preserved buildings and cottages that were once part of the pilot station. 

Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum If you want to continue on this history journey, just a 10-minute drive away, you will find Bass and Flinders Maritime Museum. 

Located in the picturesque coastal town of George Town, this museum showcases the region’s rich maritime heritage. The museum houses a remarkable collection of Artifacts, displays, and interactive exhibits that shed light on the exploration and voyages of George Bass and Matthew Flinders, two prominent Australian explorers. 

You can delve into the stories of their brave journeys and learn about their significant role in discovering new lands. The museum is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, and is situated at 8 Elizabeth Street in George Town.

Afternoon – Take an afternoon helicopter ride with Unique Charters.

Flying around Launceston with Unique Charters is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. As the plane takes off, you will be captivated by the stunning aerial views of the vibrant cityscape and lush surroundings.

As you soar through the sky, you’ll witness the breathtaking beauty of Launceston’s iconic landmarks, such as Cataract Gorge, Tamar Valley, and the majestic mountains that frame this picturesque region. 

The knowledgeable and friendly pilots from Unique Charters will provide fascinating commentary, sharing intriguing facts about the area’s history, geography, and natural wonders and provide unforgettable memories to and take home a newfound appreciation for the stunning beauty of Northern Tasmania from above.

Evening -Grain of the Silos

After such a big day, reward yourself with another great restaurant. Grains of Silo is a delightful culinary gem that showcases the best of local produce and creative cooking. 

Located within walking distance at 89-91 Brisbane Street, it opens from Tuesday to Sunday, for lunch from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and dinner from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Choose whether to have an early dinner or late lunch due to its convenient location. 

Helicopter ride at Cradle Mountain

Day 3 – Out into the Wilderness

Morning – Mountain Biking (for a cooler weather option)

Mountain biking with Wild Tamar in Tasmania is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through breathtaking landscapes. With expert guides and top-notch equipment, you’ll navigate challenging terrains and experience the thrill of downhill rides. 

Wild Tamar operates daily from 9 am to 5 pm, ensuring ample time to explore the rough trails and lush forests. Located in the scenic Tamar Valley. The location offers an array of trails suitable for all skill levels, making it a fantastic destination for both seasoned riders and beginners. 

Afternoon -Hiking at Ben Lomond

The hour-long drive is worth the adventure because hiking at Ben Lomond in Tasmania offers a breathtaking experience of nature’s untouched beauty. 

As you embark on one of the trails, the towering dolerite cliffs and alpine heathlands mesmerise you. The journey takes you through various landscapes, from dense forests to open plains, providing spectacular panoramic views. 

The challenging uphill trek rewards you with stunning vistas and the opportunity to spot unique wildlife. With its diverse range of trails catering to all fitness levels, Ben Lomond offers an unforgettable hiking experience for nature enthusiasts, leaving them with memories of pristine landscapes and a deep connection to the wilderness.

Special Note: The wildlife here is slightly different, with Wallabies being lighter in colour, a little more furry, and loads of Echidnas to spot. This area is known for the largest boulder deposit in the Southern Hemisphere.

Evening -Black Cow Bistro

Tonight, book yourself a table at the Black Cow Bistro in the heart of downtown. With its cozy atmosphere and eclectic menu, the restaurant is known for serving homemade farm-to-table dishes that highlight the freshest local ingredients. 

The restaurant opens from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

shirt of Wild Tamar Guide northern tasmania

Day 4 Appreciating the wine region

Full day outing Tamar Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

Tamar Valley is a picturesque region known for its cool climate and stunning natural beauty. It has become a renowned wine destination. The region’s unique combination of fertile soil, rolling hills, and a maritime climate creates an ideal environment for grape cultivation. 

During this 6-hour Tamar Valley Wine Tour, you will discover various award-winning wineries producing exquisite cool-climate wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. With its breathtaking landscapes, charming cellar doors, and growing reputation for producing high-quality wines, the Tamar Valley wine area offers an unforgettable wine-tasting experience.

Evening Free night

Tonight, you will have time to either relax at your hotel and order in or grab some fresh produce and cook something at your accommodation.

Pouring a glass of wine at the Swinging Door winery

Day 5 The adventurer at heart

All day activity – Wild winter water caves (for cooler weather option)

This exhilarating 8-hour adventure takes you deep into the heart of nature’s hidden wonders. Equipped with specialised gear, you’ll traverse through icy underground passages, surrounded by stunning natural formations sculpted by water over centuries. 

As you navigate the crystal-clear waters, your experienced guide will enlighten you about these spectacular caves’ fascinating geology and history. The tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the raw beauty of the winter landscape, where frozen waterfalls and intricate ice formations create a magical ambience. 

Evening -Casual Dinner at Iron Horse Bar and Grill

Located at 103 St John St, Launceston, Iron Horse Bar and Grill has a cozy and inviting atmosphere; this restaurant is the perfect stop to enjoy a delicious meal and unwind. The Iron Bar and Grill is open from 11:30 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from 11:30 am to late on weekends, ensuring that there is always an opportunity to indulge in their mouth-watering dishes. 

The extensive menu features a variety of hearty burgers and juicy steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian delights.

Mole Creek

Day 6 The highs and lows of Northern Tasmania

A day at Treetops Adventure Hollybank

Visiting the Treetops Adventure Hollybank in Tasmania is an immersive experience that guarantees a thrilling day out amidst nature’s wonders. 

This unique attraction offers a variety of exciting activities suitable for all ages and adventure levels. From ziplining through the lush forest canopy to exploring skywalks and suspension bridges, adrenaline junkies can indulge in the heart-pounding heights and breathtaking panoramic views. 

For those seeking an on-land experience, take a Segway tour of the area or go mountain biking, depending on the weather. 

Evening – Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall (if Stillwater restaurant is not open)

Book a table at a low-key, casual venue like Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall, a popular downtown venue offering a refreshing combination of craft beer and delectable dining options. Du Cane Brewing and Dining Hall is at Du Cane Brewery & Dining Hall, 60/64 Elizabeth St, Launceston.

Playing Jenga at Du Cane Brewery

Day 7 Save the best until last

Morning – Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder that offers a perfect blend of tranquillity and adventure. This magnificent gorge is open from dawn to dusk, allowing ample time to explore its beauty and grandeur. 

One of the most iconic experiences here is riding the chair lift, which offers sublime panoramic views of the gorge and its surrounding lush landscapes and is believed to be the longest single-span chairlift in the world. 

During warmer weather, there is a swimming area known as the First Basin, where they can relax, sunbathe, or enjoy leisurely swimming surrounded by the gorge’s stunning natural setting. Whether you prefer tranquil walks, thrilling adventures, or a peaceful swim, Cataract Gorge promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Afternoon -Truffle Hunting (June to September)

Truffle hunting season is an exciting time in Tasmania, offering food enthusiasts a unique and immersive experience. Located at 23 Upper Mole Creek Road, this farm boasts a thriving truffle orchard and offers fascinating tours. 

Led by knowledgeable guides, the tour explores the stunning truffle plantation while providing insights into the cultivation process and the history of truffle farming in the region. 

Lasting approximately two hours, the tour offers a glimpse into the intricate world of truffle hunting, leaving you with a deep appreciation of this gourmet delicacy. 

Evening – Free night

Tonight, have an early night as you have a big day of travel tomorrow.

View of Cataract Gorge including chair lift

What is the best of Tasmania 7 day tour?

If you would like to extend your stay, try these tours – 

Accommodation Recommendations:

Peppers Seaport Hotel 

A little bit of Luxury with a view

Peppers Seaport Hotel is located at 28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston. The hotel offers a range of comfortable and stylish accommodation options with its prime location, overlooking the picturesque Tamar River; you can enjoy breathtaking views and easy access to Launceston’s vibrant seaport area.

You can choose from spacious rooms with river or city views or a suite with a separate living area and a private balcony.

The Florance Launceston

Old world charm

Florance Launceston is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Launceston. This elegant property offers a delightful fusion of modern style and classic heritage and is known for its warm hospitality and exceptional service.

The hotel features various tastefully designed rooms, catering to the different preferences and needs you may need. The spacious and well-appointed Deluxe Rooms offer a comfortable retreat, equipped with all the essential amenities for a pleasant stay. For those seeking Luxury, the Executive Suites provide an indulgent experience, complete with a separate living area and stunning city views.

Conveniently situated at 123 Smith Street, Florance Launceston boasts a prime location, allowing easy access to popular attractions, restaurants, and shops in the area.

The Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park

Budget-friendly 

The Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park boasts a variety of self-contained cabins that cater to different needs and budgets. Equipped with modern amenities, these cabins provide a cozy and homely atmosphere to maximise your stay.

These sites cater to caravans, motorhomes, and tents, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the park surroundings.

Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park is ideally situated, offering easy access to Launceston’s significant attractions, such as Cataract Gorge Reserve, Tamar Valley, and the historic city centre. Guests can explore local wineries, dine at acclaimed restaurants, or indulge in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and wildlife spotting.

View from the cabin of Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park

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  • Paula Barreca Barnes

    So 17 years ago, my husband and I set off with our little family in tow, embarking on a short-term assignment in Taiwan. Although without any knowledge of expat life or the Taiwanese culture, we took the chance and decided this would be an exciting little adventure; little did we know it changed the direction of our lives forever.

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