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Hobart, Australia
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See Tasmania's most wild and wonderful attractions on this 5-day tour that loops around the island, from the waterfall-studded rain forests and sand dunes of the West Coast to the alpine lakes and parks of the East Coast. Trek through the Tarkine Rainforest, explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, see Tasmanian devils and swim in the Bay of Fires. Other optional activities include a Gordon River Cruise and viewing of the famous little penguin parade. This budget-friendly tour includes overnight accommodation in a hostel dormitory and all transport.
  • Discover the best of Tasmania on a 5-day tour
  • Explore Cradle Mountain, Freycinet National Park, and more
  • Overnight accommodation included
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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4 nights accommodation
National Park Entry Fees
Wildlife Sanctuary entry including Tasmanian devils
Hobart CBD Hotel, Hostel and motel pick up and drop off
Expert Guide
Advanced Eco-Certified Tour
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Hobart TAS, Australia

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children between 8-16 years old may join the trip but must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is active in nature, a moderate level of fitness is beneficial
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Under Down Under Tours
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart?
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
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Very action packed 5 days and yet not rushed among stops." See review


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A Fabulous Experience
, May 2021
I can't speak highly enough of this Under Down Under tour, and our guides Tim and Ian. I originally booked the tour because I was unable to hire a car, as it seemed to cover many of the sites that I had planned to visit. I ended up getting so much more, as our guides took us to places of which I was not previously aware, and they explained so much about what I was looking at, that I would not have known had I been driving about by myself. We were in a group of 18, of mixed ages and nationalities, and that enriched the experience even more for me, as I would have been a solo traveller. The highlights were the amazing National Parks ( The Russell and Nelson Falls, Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain,the Gordon River, The Freycinet National Park, The Bay of Fires and the food (fresh oysters, amazing ice cream). Accommodation was in backpackers' hostels, and we bought our own food, so don't expect five star hotels. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would probably choose to do a tour again in preference to travelling on my own.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Ann for such a great review and the feedback on our guides Tim and Ian. As a note to readers, travellers can choose a motel option rather than the hostels, with twin share available at the hostels too if you prefer. All the best, Ann. Cheers.
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Loved it!
, Dec 2020
Great tour! Loved the guide, loved the options, loved Tasmania and overall was super happy with the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you Melissa!
5 days in Tassie
, Apr 2020
Everything was perfect. We had a nice group of 24 people and everything went smoothly. The attractions were great. The guide knew a lot about the area. We had a perfect combination of mountains, wildlife and beach experience. The hostels were okay too. Bring warm clothes, it gets quite cold in Tassie. The only thing I didn't enjoy much was The Gordon River Cruise. It was a rainy day and we had to choose either to walk in the rain the whole day or to pay extra for a boat cruise. Maybe it's beautiful on on sunny day, but this wasn't worth to pay any money.
It’s a Backpacker’s Tour!!
, Mar 2020
Booked online based on tour specs in website and opted for single room in motel accommodation. Specs states breakfast provided with the 5 days itinerary. Van transporter was on time for pick ups. The group has 24 pax and was max out in a 24 seater van. For the daily transfers from city to city, it’s pretty uncomfortable squeeze. 22 pax stayed in backpackers hostel while I and another lady choose single motels. Day 1&2 accommodation was unacceptable in cabin type rooms in a caravan park place. Imagine the Tour Guide/Driver tells you for breakfast, find a hole opening at a fence about 100m away and go to the backpackers kitchen for cereals and toast DIY style purchased by the Guide. Luckily Day 3&4 were at proper motels with breakfast provided. As for the tours, expect lots of trekking. Mostly are visits to national parks and lakes to behold nature, floral and fauna. Also went for the optional Gordon River Cruise. Nothing spectacular to me but lunch was good. And everyday, one has to remember to pack their own lunch from the daily supermarket stops. Dinners were at own choice at nearby restaurants near the motels or cook your own at backpackers kitchen. Certainly not my type of holiday tours and NOT value for the money paid.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to know that our tour was not your type of holiday. Our tours are described as being active and nature/adventure-oriented. We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania and while walks for varying fitness levels are offered at most locations, we can understand why you could have been disappointed if hiking is not your cup of tea. Yes, our multi-day tours include some breakfasts while all other meals are self-catered. This information is clearly stated on the description of our tours and in the FAQ section of our website. Best wishes!
5 days in Tasmania
, Feb 2020
Had the best time this week with an amazing guide, Jacob and tons of new friends! Wonderful itinerary highlighting stunning views in Tasmania! I didn't want it to end! Hostels and food were very nice for the package price and it was well organized
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Many thanks for reviewing us! We are extremely happy to know you had the best time on tour and that you liked our itinerary. Moreover, we are glad you enjoyed Jacob's guidance - he is indeed really good at what he does :) Best wishes!
Definitely the Best of Tasmania
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide, Jess, was amazing. She was a fountain of information on Tassie history as well as the flora and fauna of the island. The tour operator, Under Down Under, was very efficient and customer oriented. With one small exception the tour was on time all the time. We had a short delay in the first hour or so at the start of the tour but the company rectified the situation and made it right by buying everyone dinner the first night. There were two hiking situations and Jess was able to make everyone in our group comfortable in choosing an option suited to their abilities. We were on the 5 day tour and we covered the entire island with the exception of Port Arthur an Bruny Island, which I believe were included in the 7 day version. We would highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Many thanks for reviewing the tour and recommending us! We are happy you had a wonderful time with Jess, she is awesome, and as you mentioned, very passionate about Tassie. In our multi-day tours we will always endevour to give a moderate walking option as well as a more difficult one. We are thrilled to know we lead you to a trail that suited your ability. Hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!
Tasmania bus boat hike
, Feb 2020
Enjoyed the youthful camaraderie. Ranged from strenuous hiking to mild walks. Boat trip in the roaring 40's (windy latitude), hikes to high points and hostel living was superbly fun.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Many thanks for your review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed the camaraderie as for us delivering life-long memories and friendships is a priority. Wilderness in Tassie is pretty amazing and one of the best ways of experiencing it is by hiking. We are happy to know you had fun walking with us. Do come back and experience the roaring 40's again soon. Safe travels!
Cradle Mountain was the best part
, Jan 2020
We paid extra for a Double Room. They put us up at the Mews Motel in Launceston because the motel they usually use only had 3 rooms so we were put at the Mews Motel. Worst hotel we ever stayed at. There was mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. I took a photo and can prove it. Phil was just Ok as a guide. He found humor in the fact that we lost a Japanese gal at the park and had to spend 40 mins looking for her. Van was super tight and uncomfortable. If I ever do a tour again I would only do 3 days not 5.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your comments and we’re glad that you enjoyed Cradle Mountain. Please be advised that we have immediately advised the hotel about the mould. We know they will be keen to resolve that as quickly as possible. Regarding the situation with Japanese guest who took an alternative trail in Freycinet National Park, on behalf of our guide we would like to apologise that you interpreted his behaviour as finding humour at the guest not showing up when expected. We wish to assure you that the safety of our guests is our number one priority at all times, and we have clear procedures in place to follow if we have genuine concern for the welfare of our guests. Thanks again, and we wish you all the best for your future travels.
Awesome tour group and guide
, Jan 2020
This is a basic (Budget) tour. But if ur happy with budget dorms, food (breakfast), transport, with cool travelers from different countries seeing some beautiful sights, animals, and having a laugh then ull enjoy this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Many thanks for your review. We are happy to know you met and had a good time with cool people while on tour with us. As you mentioned, Under Down Under Tours provides guests with a hassle free and eco-friendly way to experience Tasmania on a budget while travelling with minimal impact principles. Hope to see you soon in Tassie, all the best!
A great tour over Christmas
, Dec 2019
I seldom go for organized tour and this has far exceeded my expectation. Very action packed 5 days and yet not rushed among stops. Enjoyed the bushwalk and hiking and (definitely need proper hiking shoes) and got into the cold water. And Rachel our guide has made this tour a blast to have. She went extra miles for everyone to be engaged and taken care of, and making the tour festive/family like over the Christmas time. Thank you Rachel.

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