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Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour

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Launceston, Australia
Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Travel across Tasmania one way from Launceston to Hobart via Freycinet National Park and the famously beautiful Wineglass Bay. Have time for walking and sightseeing in the national park, then make stops for seafood, wine, and other treats at Freycinet Marine Farm and the Devils Corner Winery before evening drop-off in Hobart.
  • Explore Freycinet National Park on your way from Launceston to Hobart
  • Walk to the spectacular Wineglass Bay Lookout (moderate uphill walk)
  • Choose the option to extend your walk to the white sands of Wineglass Bay
  • Visit the highlights of Freycinet National Park—Honeymoon Bay and Sleepy Bay
  • Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse Walk
  • Enjoy some fresh oysters at Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Visit the historic Ross Village, home to the famous Ross Bakery with scallop pies, possibly Tasmania’s best Vanilla Slice and the not to be missed “Kiki’s Kitchen”
  • Reward yourself with a tasty ice-cream at Kate’s Berry Farm
  • Check out the unusual convict built Spiky Bridge
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Professional guides & interpretative walks
Small, friendly groups
Pick up from most central Launceston hotels with prior arrangement
Hobart Airport drop offs available with prior arrangement
National Park entry fees are included
Food and drinks
We provide an opportunity to purchase lunch along the way such as a bakery style/takeaway lunch. You are also welcome to bring along your own packed lunch.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Launceston , Launceston TAS, Australia

If pick up has not been arranged, our general pick up point isas follows: 7.15am from Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston

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7:30 AM
Hobart , Hobart TAS, Australia

We offer a drop off at select Central City Hotel's in Hobart at the end of the tour.

• Our general meeting and departure point is from Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston at 7:20am •    If Hotel pick up has not been arranged, please meet us at the general meeting and departure point. •    Hotel pickups need to be arranged via email, directly with your Tour operator •    Hotel pick ups are scheduled between 7.00am - 7.25am from select hotels in the central city area
After meeting your guide at your hotel in Launceston, travel in a climate-controlled van through the picturesque town of Ross, which has old-world charm, convict history, and a famous local bakery.

From Ross, head into the Freycinet National Park on the east coast, making a brief stop at Freycinet Marine Farm, which cultivates oysters in the nearby ocean waters.

Next up, walk with your guide to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where you can get great photo ops of the gorgeous landscape. The walk is an easy uphill route. Afterward, you have the option to continue to Wineglass beach where you can eat lunch, swim, and relax. If you prefer a shorter walk, the guide can take you sightseeing to park highlights like Honeymoon Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and Sleepy Bay.

After ample time in the national park, continue your journey to Hobart, stopping at Kate's Berry Farm in the seaside township of Swansea. There you can purchase ice cream, jams, sauces, and chocolates (own expense).

Your tour ends with drop-off at your centrally located hotel in Hobart in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Launceston
We depart Launceston today travelling through the well-preserved Georgian townships of Evandale and Campbell Town.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campbell Town
We make a short stop in Campbell Town where you can collect some lunch to take along for the day ahead. You will have time to discover the Convict Brick Trail that extends through the town, visit the Red Bridge, and check out the tree sculptures depicting the history of the town.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Freycinet National Park
The amazing views of the Hazards mountains greet us as we enter the Freycinet National Park.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cape Tourville Circuit Walk
We begin by stretching our legs on the Cape Tourville Lighthouse circuit. A short and easy walk with spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding coastline.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Then we pack our lunch and begin our walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout. This is an uphill walk and takes around 45 minutes to reach the Lookout, where we are well rewarded with the iconic view of Wineglass Bay. Here your guide will help you take those sought after photographs relax in this magic setting and enjoy your lunch break. The round trip walk takes around 1.5 hours. For the fit and keen, from the Lookout you can extend your walk down to Wineglass Bay Beach (2.5 hr return walk). You have time on this famous beach to take a swim, relax, eat your lunch or explore along the white sands.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Honeymoon Bay
If you return directly from the Lookout with our Tour Guide, we will have time visit Honeymoon Bay in the afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hobart
We re-group ready for the onward journey to Hobart. Before leaving the East Coast we make a stop for a chance to refuel and refresh, for those looking for a sweet treat there will be tasty local ice-cream and desserts available, a well-deserved reward after a full day out! We arrive in Hobart around 6.00pm.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate in tour is 8 years
  • A small amount of walking is involved; a suitable level of general health & fitness and physical abilities is essential
  • We provide accurate interpretation, and keep wildlife disturbance to a minimum by viewing from appropriate distances and informing our guests how to view wildlife with patience and respect. Activities are always confined to tracks and boardwalks to minimize negative impacts.
  • Hotel pickup time is between 7.00am and 7:30am depending on your location. Hotel pickup is available from select central city Hotels and Hostels ( no AirBnB’s). Please arrange pickup from your hotel at least 48 hours prior to departure with the tour operator.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours Tasmania
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Launceston to Hobart via Wineglass Bay - Active one-way Day Tour.

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Amazing
Jackie_W
, Jul 2022
Walk to wine glass bay was amazing, although I was a little puffed at the top, it was well worth the walk, the views on the way were beautiful. Our tour guide graham was very informative, friendly & helpful. We had a great day.
star-5
Great way to travel between Launceston & Hobart.
Rosemary_P
, May 2022
Despite the mostly gloomy rainy weather, was able to enjoy fabulous scenery - specifically in Freycinet National Park. Glad I had water-resistant coat & umbrella. Both drivers were nice blokes, provided lots of information, & kind enough to drop me off at my Hobart hotel.
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Don't bother
Amy_T
, Jan 2020
We took multiple tours. This was the worst we have ever had in or out of Tasmania. Car smelt, could not hear the tour guide, although we were upfront in the small van. Nice guy, but he had no commentary to offer. They don't offer pick up, even though there was only 5 of us, and they failed to let the driver know we had to walk to their pick up point and was not staying at the Backpackers, which they made us walk to with our luggage (no other company made us do this). Stood outside the van for 15 min as the driver wasn't notified. Other participants complained though we didn't have the heart to tell the driver because we had hours to go on the tour with him. He did lend coats which was lovely as it was raining; not a bad guy at all. But, honestly, the tour is just not worth the money - a total waste. Went to a winery and nothing was organised; it was basically a stop to get you to buy wine. On other tours, they have pre-organised tastings. Most expensive tour we took, but with the lowest quality experience and customer service. Just take the bus from Launceston - Hobart, it's less expensive and you can see the stops another way. We sent a complaint before to see the company would address our concerns, but they basically said they won't do anything about it. We had no choice once the tour started. I mean, how do you organise anything in the middle of nowhere? And they keep your money anyway. So, be discerning. This was just not a good experience. Couldn't wait to get out of the smelly tour van full of stains. Just gross. Sorry, it's the truth.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Amy Tam, We have looked closely at your details when your refund request came through via Trip Advisor Experiences and again now with your review. Both trip advisor and Tours Tasmania reviewed your refund request and both companies declined to refund you. We offer over 40 pick up locations in Launceston. Your accommodation at Alice’s Cottages in Launceston is not part of our pick up route, however, a close pick up location was offered at Launceston Backpackers, a 270 meter / 4 minute walk away, according to Google Maps. This was all discussed with you over emails prior to travelling with us. Our pick up locations are publicly available, we send them out on request to guests. When you book direct with us on our website, the pick up list and all locations and times are available to see. You finished your tour day in Hobart, your accommodation at Lodge on Elizabeth is part of our pick up and drop off service and you were dropped off to this location at the end of the day. All of Tours Tasmania tour vehicles are equipped with microphone/headset equipment and your Tour Guide on the day was carrying his headset. If you were unable to hear him, as you say, he is a very nice guy, and he would have adjusted things to ensure that you could hear, if you had made him aware. I am surprised to learn that the vehicle was smelly and dirty. We have a very small team of Tour Guides in our Launceston base and they all take very good care of the tour vehicles. I have spoken with all the tour guides regarding the vehicle you had on this day, and we are unable to see where your comments are coming from. Perhaps if you had made your guide aware on the day, of a smell that was so bad it impacted you in this manner, then we could have taken some action to provide a more comfortable journey for you, and had an opportunity to rectify the situation. Our first stop of the day is at a Campbell Town. A small township where there is opportunity to purchase your lunch / snack supplies for the day ahead, grab a coffee or late breakfast, an opportunity to prepare for the day ahead for anyone who has not had an opportunity to do so. After Campbelltown, it is around a 1 hour drive to our next stop on the East Coast at the Great Oyster Bay Lookout. The purpose of this stop is to step off the tour vehicle, stretch the legs, make use of the toilet facilities and also enjoy a fabulous view from the Lookout across Great Oyster Bay, the surrounding hills and vineyards. At the site, there are the commercial operations of the Devils Corner Winery, Tombolo Coffee and The Fishers from Freycinet Marine Farm. If you want to visit the cafes/seafood/wine at this 10.00am stop, feel free to do so, however, wine shopping or tastings is not our purpose for the stop. After our stop at Great Oyster Bay Lookout, we continue onwards to Freycinet National Park and make best use of our time enjoying the short walks and natural attractions of the Wineglass Bay area. We have around 4 hours or so at Freycinet National Park, we enjoy the Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk, from the lookout you can continue down to the Wineglass Bay beach for the keen hikers, or enjoy some alternate shorter walks and a lunch break at the stunning Honeymoon Bay. After our time at Freycinet National Park, you are then able to conclude your tour day by finishing in Hobart, via the last stop for the day at Kate’s Berry Farm, where you have a chance to refresh before the last leg of the final drive to Hobart. This is a fantastic way to maximise your travel time and make the most of a short trip to Tasmania by travelling the along the East Coast, seeing the iconic Wineglass Bay and switching between Launceston/Hobart all in 1 big day!
star-4
Amazing but something missing
takakoJPN
, Apr 2019
Wonderful landscape from the Wine Glass bay lookout. Having lunch close to Honeymoon beach was good. We enjoyed hiking with the guide. But we didn't go to " Freycinet Marine Farm" and "the historic Ross Village-“Kiki’s Kitchen” on Overview.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
That was great experience for this...
Janine C
, Feb 2018
That was great experience for this trip. both guides are knowledgeable and informative. they explained us about some background and stories during the trip sites and that made us very impression. they were also friendly and helpful during the trip. Best way from Launceston to Hobart and highly recommended this trip to my friends.
star-4
Best way to travel from Launceston...
Marlene M
, Apr 2017
Best way to travel from Launceston to Hobart. I strongly recommend it. You get 2 Tour Guides - Graeme from Launceston to Freycinet was cold, perfunctory and jaded. Clinton from Freycinet to Hobart was warm and knowledgeable about Tassie history which he imparted with passion.
star-5
If you're looking to get from one...
Jennifer T
, Jan 2017
If you're looking to get from one end of Tasmania to the other, this is a great trip. With a stop at Freycinet National Park, to hike and go to the beach, traveling between cities feels fun and more like an excursion. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable and clearly really care about Tasmania.

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