Tasmania Extended Tours

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The Apple Isle is like no other part of Australia. No blistering heat, no far horizons and none of the flatness. Instead it is a scenic tapestry of mountains, wilderness and enchanting places where around every corner there is something different to see and appreciate.

Since the inception of larger ferries across the Tasman we have been taking our own coaches across the strait to ensure we maintain our high standards throughout the tour.

Imagine arriving in Devonport and touring to Launceston a garden city of note and home to the Penny Royal Village and Cataract Gorge. Tour down the fishing east coast taking in the sights - Bicheno and the Birdlife Park where you can come face to face with a Tasmanian Devil. Perhaps a night in the Freycinet National Park before heading through Eaglehawk Neck with it's amazing natural features - the Tessellated Pavement, Tasman's Arch and Devils Kitchen. Arrive in Port Arthur, the best-preserved reminder of our penal history. Today it is a place of tranquillity with mellowed stone buildings standing amongst green lawns and old English trees.

Visit the delightful Georgian Village of Richmond before arriving in Hobart. Here the choices are yours - 2, 3 or 4 nights discovering fascinating places like The Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Mount Nelson, a cruise along the Derwent River, a day tour down to the Huon Valley, Salamanca Place, The Markets, The Salmon Farms, Cascade Brewery or an "air-walk" amongst the trees at Geeveston.

See historic New Norfolk before entering the Mt. Field National Park, to Lake St. Clair, a World Heritage Wilderness Region. The lunar landscape surrounding Queenstown suddenly appears before arriving in Strahan overlooking the Macquarie Harbour. Join one of the magnificent cruisers gliding through the supreme wilderness of untouched rainforest and see fascinating locations like the infamous penal settlement of Sarah Island and the treacherous Hells Gates.

Stop in at Cradle Mountains spectacular wilderness before moving back at the north of the Island. View The Nut at historic Stanley, cruise the untouched wilderness of the Arthur River on the isolated west coast, marvel at Sheffield where murals have been painted throughout the town.

Of course there's more, much more than we can post on a website. And with the new boats "Spirit of Tasmania I & II" offering more cruises options in more comfort, if you've every wanted to visit Tasmania a group tour with Rover is just a call away!