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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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'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 superior hotels
  • Daily full breakfast
  • 5 lunches including a winery lunch
  • 5 quality dinners


  • Services of an expert driver-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 16 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

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18 - 26 MAR 23
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Trip Code: tas23-3



  • Port Arthur Historic Sites tour guide tour
  • Visit the quaint town of Richmond
  • A Tasmanian winery visit including tastings and beautiful lunch
  • 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
  • Two night stay in Tasmania's high country wilderness 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
  • An easy going walk and visit, Cataract Gorge, Launceston

Consider arriving a day or more before the tour starting date.  Some travellers like to include extra time visit MONA* (Museum of Old and New Art). The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs. *MONA is open Fridays to Mondays.

Pre Tour Stay
Consider arriving a day before the tour starting date.  If you want to spend the day visiting the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) we recommend travelling a day early. The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

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 arrangement
  • Group welcome dinner 

To make the most of this charming city, why not make plans to arrive in the morning? You can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge until check in and enjoy some time at leisure in Hobart.

Pre dinner drinks and dinner are not hosted unless the group is 16 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.

Meals: Dinner 


DAY 02

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 03

Visit Richmond. Local Winery Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel your coach captain will drive up to Mount Wellington for the opportunity to admire the superb views across Hobart and the Derwent River.

Today, we set off for a visit of 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 there is the option to visit MONA (located not far from Hobart city centre) by your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


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

On the way back to Hobart, your coach captain will drop off any group members who would like to visit MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art) on the outskirts of Hobart. Travelling back to Hobart is easy with a ferry ride from the museum to the city. Entry to MONA and travel back to Hobart is by your own arrangement

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 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 World Heritage Cruises 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 


  • Gordon River Cruise Gold Class seats including morning tea and lunch

Day 06

Westcoast Wilderness Railway. Strahan to Cradle Mountain

This morning embark on the River & Rainforest experience with Westcoast Wilderness Railway.

This diesel journey takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the ancient rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast for a magnificent round trip in the premium Wilderness Carriage. Your guide will share stories of the railway and the resilient people who lived and worked along its length.

Westcoast Wilderness Railway with Encounter Travel

After the you rail journey, travel from Strahan to Cradle Mountain for a two night stay. Tonight you will enjoy a fine dining experience at Altitude restaurant, at your Cradle Mountain hotel.

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 Strahan to Cradle Mountain
  • A la carte 3 course dinner, Altitude restaurant

DAY 07

Cradle Mountain

In the morning enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Travel to nearby Cradle Mountain National Park for a guided tour that includes Dove Lake.  The afternoon will be at your leisure. You may like to take the option to return to Dove Lake and enjoy some of the walking options or relax at the hotel. This evening our group visits Devils @ Cradle for an ‘After Dark’ tour at the conservation sanctuary for the Tasmanian Devil. Following our evening adventure, we return to the hotel for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


  • Visit Cradle Mountain National Park
  • Visit Devils @ Cradle conservation sanctuary for the Tasmanian Devil
  • Hotel dinner


  • Return to Dove Lake; your driver will arrange a time to drop you off and pick you up with ample time to enjoy some of the walking trails by Dove Lake.
  • Visit the Wilderness Gallery, one of the largest privately owned photographic galleries in Australia, showcasing ten rooms of works from internationally renowned nature photographers.
  • See the fascinating Tasmanian Tiger Exhibition, part of the Wilderness Gallery which brings together a remarkable collection of artefacts, photographs, and film about the extinct Tasmanian tiger.

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

Day 08

Cradle Mountain

After breakfast at the hotel depart Cradle Mountain for our final night in Launceston. Not far from Cradle Mountain is 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. There is a stop in Sheffield for time to take in some of the murals around town.

Lunch is enjoyed today with the group in Launceston with a visit of Launceston’s Cataract Gorge and a ride up the cable car to enjoy the sweeping view across the gorge. In the afternoon we check into our hotel, and the rest of the afternoon is free to make your own local discoveries.  Tonight, enjoy a highlight farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Highlight Dinner


  • Transfer from Cradle Mountain to Launceston
  • Visit the town of murals, Sheffield
  • Group lunch
  • Visit Cataract Gorge, Launceston
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant


Day 09


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.

Note: where travel falls on a public holiday, excursions may not be available as described by the itinerary above and lunch & dinner may be changed for a hotel venue. Some excursions not available may take place the next morning (subject to availability). 



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Hotel Name

Nights of Stay


Crowne Plaza Hobart



Strahan Village


Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Hotel



Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston or Best Western Plus (superior)


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.

If we arrive before the hotel check in time, the hotel will store our luggage until check in time. If luck is on our side, it’s possible hotels may have our rooms (or some of the rooms for our group) ready before the official check in time. If that happens, you’ll be head straight to your room if we arrive before the hotel check in time.  As a guide, hotel check in times for most parts of the world range between 2pm to 3pm.

Crowne Plaza Hobart Tasmanian Highlights

Superior room, Crowne Plaza Hobart

Strahan Village, Strahan

Cradle Mountain Hotel, Cradle Mountain


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 hotel situated on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain.
Set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain Hotel offers warm, welcoming accommodation within easy reach of Tasmania’s most iconic wilderness experiences. 

You can also visit The Wilderness Gallery, located adjacent to the Cradle Mountain Hotel and featuring the work of acclaimed Australian and international environmental photographers. Discover the enigmatic thylacine in the Tasmanian Tiger Exhibition and take time to browse in the gallery shop and the Hotel’s libraries. 

Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston whilst relaxing in beautiful rooms and suites overlooking the city. Surrounded by notable attractions like City Park - Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium, this Launceston hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.

A well positioned hotel, boasting a fantastic in-house restaurant and the iconic Tram Bar which contains a Circa 1911 Launceston Tram. You can dine in the restaurant or the bar and the Best Western Plus Launceston has a 24-hour room service menu.


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

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Starts In: Hobart
Ends In: Launceston

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. On the first day the group meets for a pre-dinner get together at the hotel, followed by a group dinner.

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. 

Government regulations for the destination may require pre travel registration for entry. This can be for state or international borders. Travellers must check these requirements prior to their departure from home. As a general guide, we recommend doing this at least 7 days prior to travel and again at 3 days prior to travel. It is also prudent to check on the day of travel. Regulations can change without notice. 

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 included 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.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book.

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 with one driver-guide, leading the group. Should the group reach 16 travellers the services of a local guide escort will also be included from Hobart until day 7 of the itinerary.  Your driver-guide (or guide escort) will give direction on daily meeting times. 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 16 travellers.

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.

Mobile phone and internet access is widely available throughout Tasmania.  In some parts of Tassie such as Cradle Mountain, the Telstra Next G network does provide some access around parts of the area.  However connection to other networks is not available. It is interesting to note that many visitors to Cradle Mountain find the escape from such technology one of the most enjoyable aspects of their stay.


'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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