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Tasmania Solo Travel Tours

This small premium group tour focuses on delighting your senses with the unique scenery of Tasmania. Travelling from Hobart to Launceston via Strahan on the west coast and then Cradle Mountain, there's a rich heritage to be discovered, coupled with the extreme natural beauty only Van Diemen’s Land can offer.   

Solo Tasmanian Tours

Enjoy quality hotels with premium dining and superior sightseeing. Your stay in Hobart includes a highlight trip to Port Arthur for a guided tour of this historic site, and superb winery experience with a beautiful lunch. A leisurely tour pace is offered with a relaxing two night stay on the west coast and at the iconic Cradle National Park, and a three night stay in Hobart. The itinerary offers the ideal balance between the towns and wilderness, featuring a highlight cruise along the Gordon River, and the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania's wild west.

Like to tour more of Tasmania?
This tour connects with Tassie’s East Tour

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    9 Days
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    Bookings open
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  • Accommodation:
    Quality hotels
  • Prices from:
    AUD$5525 own room
  • Transport:
    Private coach, Boat
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'I was initially a bit nervous about the tour and whether it would be my cup of tea. I loved every second of it. I met some wonderful people and the coach captain was patient and very accomodating to the group's needs. I am looking forward to the next tour.'

Dominique 48 years, Western Australia

'I really needed a holiday, and some fun. The friendly, knowledgeable staff helped in every way, all expectations were met, and destination, food and events were great, but the people were the true value - I haven't laughed that much in years :)'

Lyndall, 53 years, Rockhampton, QLD



  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily full breakfast
  • 4 lunches including a winery lunch
  • 4 quality dinners


  • Services of an expert Coach Captain
  • Beautiful winery visit with tastings & superb lunch
  • ort Arthur Historic Site entry & guided tour
  • Gordon River Cruise, Gold Class seats
  • The premium Wilderness Carriage on board West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • The Wall in the Wilderness
  • Theatre performance of 'The Ship that Never Was', Strahan
  • Visit Devils @ Cradle, the conservation sanctuary for the endangered Tasmanian Devil
  • All other sightseeing & entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Group escort with 15 or more travellers


  • Private group touring with an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat cruise
  • Historic rail travel
  • Small group, not more than 20 travellers

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Not included:

  • Airfares (unless otherwise requested)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications

Departure Dates for this tour

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23 FEB - 2 MAR 24
Early bird offer
AUD$5525 own room

Book and pay deposit by 31 August 2023 & SAVE $150
Applies to bookings with own room; not twin share.

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Own Room

Tour Price with your own room

AUD $5525

PRE TOUR HOTEL: Crowne Plaza Hobart with breakfast
applies to 21 & 22 FEB 2024

AUD $305

POST TOUR HOTEL:  Mantra Charles Launceston with breakfast
applies to 2 & 3 MAR 2024

AUD $255

PRE TOUR OPTIONAL EXCURSION: Bruny Island Traveller Day Tour 23 February 2024

AUD $235

If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same sex, save $1000 on the price of taking a

Trip Code: tas24-2




  • Port Arthur Historic Sites guided tour
  • Visit the quaint town of Richmond
  • Tasmanian winery visits including tastings and beautiful lunches
  • A visit to the impressive ‘The Wall in the Wilderness’.
  • Theatre performance of 'The Ship that Never Was', Strahan
  • A highlight Gordon River Cruise, Gold Class seats including lunch and morning tea
  • The premium Wilderness Carriage on board West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Relaxed touring of Strahan including a two night stay on the West Coast
  • Overnight in Tasmania's high countrywilderness at Cradle Mountain
  • Visit Devils @ Cradle, the conservation sanctuary for the endangered Tasmanian Devil
  • A stop in Sheffield at the foothills of majestic Mount Roland
  • From Launceston, a Tamar Valley day tour


Consider extra time before or after the tour. Some travellers like to include extra time to visit MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). MONA is open Fridays to Mondays.  This is by your own arrangement. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional cost.

DAY 1 
Arrive to Hobart

Arrival in Hobart is by your own arrangement. Your holiday will commence with a leisurely three night stay in Hobart. This evening meet your fellow travellers for a pre dinner drink at the hotel before joining the group welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner 


  • Group pre dinner meet up
  • Group dinner 

Arrive to Hobart in the morning to allow time to visit MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art) on the outskirts of Hobart.  Reaching the museum is a ferry ride. Entry to MONA and travel back to Hobart is by your own arrangement.

Pre dinner drinks and dinner are not hosted unless the group is 14 or more travellers, and then a group escort will join.  Drinks for the pre-dinner meet up and during the dinner meal are at your own expense.

DAY 02

Visit Richmond. Local Winery Lunch

Take the option of some free time at the local Salamanca Market, Hobart.

Later in the morning, we set for Richmond, a historic and charming town not far out of Hobart. The town has a number of beautiful buildings, and quaint shops and is enjoyable for leisurely walking and shopping. For lunch, enjoy a stunning setting at a local winery, starting with some Tasmanian wine tastings.  On our return to Hobart we drive to the top of Mt Wellington for views across the city and surrounds.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


  • Drive up Mt Wellington
  • Visit the quaint town of Richmond
  • Visit a local winery with tastings
  • Beautiful 3 course winery lunch
  • Drive up Mt Wellington

Take warm clothes for the drive to Mt Wellington as it can get very chilly near the summit. This excursion will only be possible if the weather permits. 

DAY 03

Hobart - Port Arthur - Hobart

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will travel from Hobart to the historic Port Arthur. The penal settlement at Port Arthur is a stark reminder of the harsh conditions endured by the earliest European inhabitants of this one-time island jail, where up to 12000 prisoners were kept in harsh conditions. Today, take a guided walking tour through the Penal Settlement. On the road from Hobart to the site, we make a photo stop at Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen.

Port Arthur Tour Inclusions:

On this tour you will have access to more than thirty historic buildings, ruins, and gardens, as well as a guided walking tour. After the Port Arthur visit, the group is transferred back to Hobart. Tonight is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Port Arthur Historic Site guided tour and free time
  • Photo stop at Tasman Arch & Devil’s Kitchen
  • Return transfers Hobart to Port Arthur

There is a café/restaurant at the Port Arthur site which is convenient for lunch. Take your umbrella and a warm jacket/wind sheeter for your Port Arthur visit

DAY 04

Drive to Strahan on the West Coast

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart Hobart for Strahan on the west coast, making some stops along the way. From Queenstown to Strahan, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery through the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park to arrive at our first stop near Derwent Bridge. Here you will view a fascinating attraction, The Wall in the Wilderness. The "Wall" is an art installation that is also a work in progress and will take more years to complete. However, already it’s remarkable. It comprises panels with intricate carved scenes; many with a historical background to commemorate those who helped to build Tasmania. When complete it will measure 100 metres in length. 

Located 298 km west of Hobart and 41km from Queenstown, Strahan is a Tasmanian waterfront town located on the edge of the pretty Macquarie Harbour.  Before dinner, enjoy a live theatre production called The Ship That Never Was.  A story about The Frederick, the last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour, is about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Ten convict shipwrights have other ideas. So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of The Ship That Never Was.

This evening the group joins for dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner


  • Travel Hobart to Strahan
  • A visit to the incredible Wall in the Wilderness
  • A theatre production ‘The Ship That Never Was’
  • Group dinner at the hotel

Bring drinks and snacks for touring day as it’s a reasonable driver between Hobart to Strahan, with stops along the way. Lunch is a simple packed lunch provided by our Hobart hotel. The west coast can have more harsh weather than other parts of Tasmania; come prepared with appropriate clothing, and an umbrella. 

DAY 05

Gordon River Cruise, Gold Class

Breakfast at the hotel before the morning cruise departure of the Gordon River with in gold class seats to the enjoy the ultimate wilderness cruise experience along the magnificent Gordon River.

On this tour you will get the chance to:

  • See some of Australia’s oldest convict ruins on Sarah Island, a settlement which pre-dates Port Arthur by decades. Created to put the 'fear of God' into the convicts of Van Diemen’s Land, this tiny outpost of 18th century British penal history hides a fascinating tale of human triumph over adversity, brought vividly to life by expert guides.
  • Hear the intriguing story of Macquarie Harbour and its settlement.
  • Pass through Hell’s Gates, the narrow entrance to Macquarie Harbour named by the convicts on their way to Sarah Island.
  • See high-tech aquaculture where hundreds of thousands of Tasmania’s famous Atlantic Salmon and Ocean Trout are farmed.
  • Cruise past the majesty of the rugged mountain ranges in Tasmania’s World Heritage listed South West Wilderness National Park.
  • Spend two hours in the serenity of the imposing Gordon River, complete with a stroll into the rainforest, which reclaimed the land after the last Great Ice Age.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch freshly prepared on board which includes smoked salmon, cold meats, a selection of salads, fresh fruit, Tasmanian cheeses, and local bakery bread. 

Our gold class seating includes a buffet lunch and morning tea, with beverages available for purchase.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


Day 06

Westcoast Wilderness Railway. Strahan to Cradle Mountain

This morning embark on the Rack and Gorge rail heritage steam train journey with Westcoast Wilderness Railway, through remote rainforest to the incredible King River Gorge, turning at Dubbil Barril and ending in Queenstown.

As you travel through the west coast’s cool temperate rainforest, you will climb one of the Southern Hemisphere’s steepest tracks under the unique power of the Abt Rack and Pinion system. This system was designed in the seventeenth century and transformed the fortunes of the west coast during the late nineteenth century, and the only operating Abt rack and pinion railway in the Southern Hemisphere. Stop at remote train stations, traverse the deep chasm of the King River Gorge, and see the places where early west coast pioneers lived and worked to create this extraordinary railway.

During your experience, you guide will share stories of the determined and visionary people who carved out their fortunes in one of the most difficult and remote landscapes imaginable.

After the you rail journey, travel from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain for your overnight stay.
An earlier dinner then a visit to see the Tasmanian Devil up close.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • Wilderness Carriage, Westcoast Wilderness Railway including a welcoming glass or sparkling wine, light lunch and hot beverages, and access to the open balcony.
  • Transfer from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain
  • Visit Devils @ Cradle conservation sanctuary for the Tasmanian Devil
  • Dinner 


DAY 07

Cradle Mountain to Launceston

After breakfast, join the Park Explorer tour of Cradle Mountain National Park for a guided tour. There is time after for an extended walk of Dove Lake, or enjoy other easy paced walks near the Visitor’s Centre or relax at the bistro nearby that’s our lunch spot.  

The Park Explorer Tour is a fully guided tour, discovering the unique flora, fauna and geographical features of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park. It is a 2‑hour guided tour amongst the wilderness and offers awesome views across Dove Lake to the jagged dolerite peaks of Cradle Mountain and enjoy the wander through the ancient King Billy Pine Forest at Wald­heim Chalet. There is also time this morning to enjoy the Interpretation Centre at your leisure, and for those not setting off on the Dove Lake Circuit Walk you can enjoy other easy paced walks near the Interpretation Centre or the Lodge where our group enjoys lunch.

Walking Enthusiasts-Dove Lake Walk
There’s time to set off on the Dove Lake Circuit Walk. One of Tasmania's premier nature walk, the trail circles Dove Lake while taking you beneath the craggy spires of the indomitable Cradle Mountain. This two-hour circuit is boardwalk for much of the way and is suitable for most levels of walking fitness.

Length:             5.7-kilometre loop trail
Grade: 2 (suitable for most on a flat, compact surface with one short moderate hill)

walking shoe/boot (sneakers not suitable), walking pants (not jeans), warm jacket, and rain resistant jacket.

More:    visit Tasmania website for more walk information

After exploring this morning, there is time for lunch at the nearby Lodge. In the afternoon set off for the easy-paced drive to Launceston. Along the way we stop at the township of Sheffield which sits in the shadows of Mount Roland. The town is unique as there are many murals depicting the history of the area. Before reaching Launceston we make a visit at Ashgrove Cheese.  We arrive to Launceston by end of day. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Cradle Mountain National Park 2 hour park explorer tour
  • Sheffield stop
  • Ashgrove Cheese
  • Travel Cradle Mountain to Launceston
  • Dinner


  • Walk Dove Lake Circuit

Bring suitable walking shoes for your visit to Dove Lake and surrounds at Cradle Mountain and be prepared with wet weather gear such as a rain jacket. The weather at Cradle Mountain can change quite rapidly from sun to cloud, to rain.  Have warm clothes for the evening tour of the Tasmanian Devils Sanctuary




Today we discover the beautiful Tamar Valley, home to Tasmania’s principal wine producing area where wineries snuggle side by side with picturesque orchards, forests and fertile pastures. The Tamar River is distinguished as Australia’s longest tidal navigable river. Its long, lazy bends wind 65 kilometres inland, around hills and plains, beaches and bush. At the river’s head is the pretty city of Launceston. At its mouth – wide sandy beaches.

Our first stop is Platypus House in the northern region of the Tamar valley for the unique opportunity to see Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas. As the Tamar region is well known for its boutique wineries, we visit a lovely winery for tastings. Then, onto nearby Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre which includes the mine rescue exhibition that tells the incredible story of the 2006 underground mine rescue, before enjoying lunch together in the valley. On our way back to Launceston, we visit a local boutique craft gin distillery, showcasing their award-winning gin including gin tastings. The is evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner 


  • Platypus House
  • Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
  • Tamar Valley winery visit and tastings
  • Visit a local craft gin distillery for a tour & tastings


  • Tamar Valley touring
  • Group lunch
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant 



Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the group hotel.  Transfer to the airport today is by your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast 

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance, we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.


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Hotel Name



Crowne Plaza Hobart



Strahan Village


Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village



Mantra Charles Hotel


Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

Crowne Plaza Hobart standard Encounter Travel

Standard room, Crowne Plaza Hobart

Mantra Charles Launceston King Studio

Mantra Charles, Launceston

Hotel Descriptions

Located in the city centre, Crowne Plaza Hobart connects visitors to the heart of Tasmania. This contemporary hotel offers modern rooms designed to ensure you rest and relax while making the most out of your stay.  Stroll the streets and explore what Hobart is renowned for with Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock just moments away and the best shopping next door. Or venture a little further on a ferry to the iconic Museum of Old and New Art. To round out your day, unwind with friends over a drink or casual meal at The Deck, or head to Core Restaurant and Bar for the finest local produce. Otherwise, indulge in champagne and oysters at Aura our rooftop lounge bar.  Check from 2PM. Check out by 11AM. Superior rooms offer a king bed, lounge, touch pad controls, free WIFI, smart 55" TV's, great workspace, designer bathroom with Antipodes products. Enjoy a local indulgence from the minibar.

Located:  110 Liverpool Street Hobart
WiFi: included

Strahan Village is a stylish collection of exceptional cottage and hotel style accommodation at Strahan, on Tasmania’s west coast. Set on a quiet bay of Macquarie Harbour, the fishing port of Strahan is the gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.


A 4 star property situated on the cosmopolitan Charles Street. Its art deco architecture adds to its charm.  Within Mantra Charles Hotel guests will find The Charles Restaurant where they can enjoy local Tasmanian cuisine. Rooms are contemporary and well-appointed.

WiFi: yes

Information is gathered from hotel websites and edited for publishing on our website.

More About Accommodation


Starts In: Hobart, Australia
Ends In: Launceston, Australia

Arrival: Hobart, Australia
Departure: Launceston, Australia

Start and end destinations are the travel points to arrive to and depart from to join your holiday.

First Day Information
Arrival on day one is at your leisure. The group meets for a pre-dinner get together at the hotel, followed by a group dinner @ 7:15PM. We recommend booking flights that arrive to Hobart no later than 3PM. 

Final Day Information
There are no tour excursions on the final day.  

Hotel Check In/Out Times
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.

Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM or 11AM

Airport transfers are not included as part of your package. See AIRPORT INFORMATION on our website.

We are able to provide flight advice and booking services. A small service fee applies, due in advance. 
As an Australian travel company we can provide flight assistance for flights originating from Australia. If joining the tour from outside Australia we recommend making your own flight arrangements or to use the service of a travel advisor located within your country of residence for access to best fares.

Travellers arriving from outside Australia must check Australian government regulations for entering Australia. It is the responsibility of travellers to make sure they have the correct travel documentation to visit Australia. 

If travelling/joining from outside your home country, most countries require visitors to hold a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport.

Always check your destination country for their Customs policies for prohibited or restricted items. Products or legal medications in your country may not always be permitted in other countries.



Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  As a small group tour, space is limited. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

This tour is exclusively for solo travellers.  The age range is 45 years & over. This is small group premium touring with a maximum group size of 20 travellers. It’s most likely to depart with a group of 12 to 18 passengers.

This tour is set at a leisurely place including a three night stay in Hobart, and a relaxing two night stay on the west coast at Strahan and at Cradle Mountain. There are some days with time at your leisure for your own discoveries or to relax as you wish.


It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

Two of the included lunches are casual; a picnic lunch while on route and a light lunch with the rail excursion.

Are you a flexitarian?
If you have dietary requirements, please advise if it is due to allergies or for medical reasons or if it is a personal preference and if you are flexible. Dietary requirements will limit choices. If a dietary requirement is not essential due to medical reasons and you are a flexitarian, then we recommend that you exclude your personal preferences if not necessary to provide more options with the meal choices.

Transport is by a private air conditioned vehicle. For groups of 12 or more travellers this is a mid size 33 seater coach. For groups below 12 the vehicle may be a 21 seater coaster or similar. Most or all passengers will have two seats to themselves (dependent on the final group size). As we recommend seat rotation during your tour, then at some point of touring you should have two seats to yourself. There is also a day cruise from Strahan and a half day railway experience.

This is a private group tour. Smaller groups are led by your Coach Captain.

Should the group reach 15 travellers the services a group escort will also be included from day 1 with welcome dinner until day 8.  
The trip suits an independent style traveller, content with travelling without the additional services of a tour escort in case the tour does not reach 15 travellers.

The role of your Coach Captain, or in the case of a group tour guide included is to lead the group, take charge of all the trip logistics on tour, and of course, make sure the trip runs as smoothly as possible so ultimately you have the best possible experience. From time to time, as is the nature of travel, ‘hiccups’ can occur, such as unexpected delays to due to traffic congestion, unexpected weather conditions that make a change of plans necessary, and many other things that go hand in hand with travel. In these circumstances your group leader will do their utmost to make the best possible alternative plans – please be ready to accept that these situations are out of the control of anyone and trust in your group leader to assist as best as possible.

For your main luggage, 1 piece of luggage weighing no more than 23kg.

For Hand Luggage
A small backpack or handbag for day touring would be suitable to bring onboard the coach.  When travelling by air, a maximum of 7kg is permitted as carry on luggage.  Please refer to your airline for more information.

For airline luggage restrictions refer to your ticket details. Please note that the maximum luggage weight for touring may be less than the airline maximum limit.


'I was initially a bit nervous about the tour and whether it would be my cup of tea. I loved every second of it. I met some wonderful people and the coach captain was patient and very accomodating to the group's needs. I am looking forward to the next tour.'

Dominique 48 years, Western Australia

'I really needed a holiday, and some fun. The friendly, knowledgeable staff helped in every way, all expectations were met, and destination, food and events were great, but the people were the true value - I haven't laughed that much in years :)'

Lyndall, 53 years, Rockhampton, QLD

'The Tasmanian is a treasure, there is a lot to see, learn and love about Tassie. My co travellers were just great, everyone was fun and involved.' 

Jenny, 55 years, Canberra, ACT
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