Offering a complete contrast to Tassieís western rainforests, the east coast boasts sunny days, sugar-white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. This is where the locals go to relax and youíll see why! With highlights like the famous Wineglass Bay and the magical Bay of Fires, youíre set for an awesome experience!
Our first stop this morning is the majestic Cataract Gorge, a picturesque natural formation located just a few minutes walk from the Launceston CBD. From there we head north-east to the incredible Sideling Lookout, stop to admire the amazing memorial carvings at Legerwood and taste the cheesy delights of the Pyengana Dairy Company.
In the afternoon itís time for the highlight of the day - the stunning Bay of Fires. Named Lonely Planetís Number 1 destination for 2009, the bay has some of the whitest sand and clearest water youíll ever see. Take your time to explore the beach, swim in the turquoise waters or simply admire the view over a coffee!
In the evening we arrive at our accommodation in the seaside town of Bicheno. As darkness falls head to the beach to see the fairy penguins come ashore to nest.
Overnight - Bicheno
This morning thereís an optional stop ($15pp) to check out some unique Tasmanian fauna at East Coast Natureworld - soon after we arrive itís feeding time for the Tasmanian devils, wombats, echidnas and koalas and many more animals that call the park home.
Now itís time to pack a picnic lunch as we check out another Tassie icon - the gorgeous sparkling waters of Wineglass Bay. I hope you had your Weetbix because this is a walk that will get the heart pumping, with the reward of fantastic views at the top of the lookout. If youíve still got some gas in the tank trek down to the beach itself - it consistently rates in the top five beaches of the world so you wonít be disappointed!
In the afternoon we head inland to the beautiful, historic coaching town of Ross (whose bakery is particularly well known to our Japanese guests!) Admire the work of the convict stonemasons dating back to the early decades of the colony, including one of the oldest surviving bridges in Australia.
April to November: Thursday morning
December to March: Thursday & Saturday mornings
Pickups between 8:30 & 9:00am.
Contact operator in case of bad weather.
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia