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3 Day Great Eastern Drive

Hobart, Tasmania

Journey with Great Expeditions to the top spots on the East Coast.

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DAY 1 – HOBART TO BAY OF FIRES & FREYCINET

8:30am Hotel pickup in Hobart

•Visit the beautiful heritage town of Ross, a convict built bridge and tasting of local produce, the famous scallop pie.
•Passing through the midlands farming region and heritage towns and see livestock & crop farms.
•Scenic drive to Bay of Fires – relax on the beach or have a swim in the crystal clear waters (conditions permitting) (Lonely Planets must see for 2009).
•A walk to the Gardens: a renowned isolated shack area with stunning views of the ocean.  A very scenic drive down the coastal road to pass plenty of white sandy beaches with crystal clear Pacific Ocean water.
•Visit and taste local oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm on the Freycinet Penninsula.

Lunch: Recommend at Lichen Restaurant overlooking Binalong Bay. (At own cost)
Dinner: We recommend The Bay Seafood Restaurant at Freycinet Lodge for some great fresh seafood (At own cost)
Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge, one bedroom cabin, breakfast included.

DAY 2 – WINEGLASS BAY CRUISE

8:30am Pickup after breakfast 

•Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Honeymoon Bay and Sleepy Bay.
•A rare opportunity to experience Wineglass Bay from the water in the premium Sky Lounge.
•Ploughman’s lunch of Tasmanian produce and delicious local beverages.
•A unique perspective of the Freycinet Peninsula’s incredible sheer granite cliffs, sea caves & hidden coves with a highly skilled, local skipper with vast knowledge of the rich natural history, geology, eco systems & heritage of the Freycinet Peninsula

•Abundant wildlife sightings including sea birds, penguins, dolphins, seals and whales
•View The Hazards at Freycinet National Park. Take the impressive walk to the lookout of Wineglass Bay (2hrs) or enjoy a few hours and sunset on the deck at Freycinet Lodge.

Lunch: On Wineglass Bay Cruise (included)
Dinner: We recommend The Bistro at Freycinet Lodge for a great casual dining experience. (At own cost)
Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge, one bedroom cabin, breakfast included.

DAY 3 – FREYCINET, RICHMOND & HOBART

9:00am Freycinet Lodge Hotel pickup 

•Taste amazing local wines and stunning views across the Great Oyster Bay at Devils Corner and engage with the vineyard owners for a private tasting at Craigie Knowe Wines, the oldest vineyard on the East Coast.
•Enjoy the scenic Great East Coast Drive along rugged cliffs and beaches.
•Explore Richmond Historic Village to see Australia’s oldest bridge, quaint timberwork, art and craft and unique antique shops.
•Relax and take a stroll through Hobart, Salamanca and Battery Point in the evening.

Lunch: Recommend local fish and chip lunch overlooking Maria Island at Triabunna. (At own cost)
Dinner: There are numerous options in the area, discuss with your guide. (At own cost).

What to bring

The weather can be unpredictable in Tasmania and the evenings can be very cold. Warm jackets, a beanie and gloves are whole-heartedly recommended.

Solid walking shoes that you can comfortably walk for hours in. We are commonly on unpaved hiking trails.  

Cameras & phone chargers – there are so many photo opportunities. Tasmania is stunningly beautiful and you’d hate to miss that instagram opportunity.

A healthy enthusiasm for a lot of fun and amazing experiences and some of the best local produce you will taste.

Terms and Conditions

– All times are approximate and dependant upon conditions. All tours are subject to weather conditions and Great Expeditions take no responsibility for any cancellations, road or tour closures out of our control. We will wherever possible arrange alternate routes, tours and experiences for guests. 
– Accommodation in Hobart at guest own expense on first and last night. All other accommodation has been booked within the constraints of the hotel availability and bedding configuration. 
– All tasting fees and entrance fees are included (unless they are additional options and those additional costs will be advised). 
– All other meals are at guests own expense. Excluding breakfast where noted.
– Dietary requirements are catered for with prior notice. 
– Private tours are flexible if small group has specific requirements. 
– Air conditioned, small vehicle transfers. 

– FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED 14 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.

– FOR ALL BOOKINGS MADE WITH GREAT EXPEDITIONS THE FOLLOWING PENALTIES APPLY:

– FOR ALL CANCELLATIONS A 15% ADMIN FEE WILL BE CHARGED ON TOTAL TOUR AMOUNT

– FOR CANCELLATIONS BETWEEN 2-14 DAYS A 50% CANCELLATION PENALTY APPLIES ON TOTAL TOUR AMOUNT

– FOR CANCELLATIONS WITH LESS THAN 48 HOURS NOTICE OR “NO SHOW” A 100% CANCELLATION PENALTY APPLIES ON TOTAL TOUR AMOUNT.

* FOR ALL TOURS THAT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION, CANCELLATION CHARGES WILL BE AS PER ACCOMMODATION PREMISE CANCELLATION POLICY.

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