Devils, Lakes & Mountains

Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness

Having your own private Guide, and departing on your date of choice, is the ideal way to experience the island state of Tasmania. Your journey commences in Launceston before driving, with your guide, to Hawley Beach to spend the afternoon in Narawntapu National Park. An opportunity to enjoy a wildlife spotlighting expedition to look for wombats and other marsupials – you might even see a Tasmanian Devil! On to Cradle Mountain, a magnificent UNESCO world heritage wilderness of over 1 million hectares of one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest in the world. Undertake scenic bush walks (where you set the pace) around Dove Lake with the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain as a backdrop. Your guide interprets the native flora and fauna as you explore rainforest, heath and beach. Visit Marakoopa Cave and its underground world of glow worms and at dusk take a tour to observe wombats, quolls and wallabies. The lakes in this area are easily explored on an electric bike with the bonus of being able to look for platypus. On the way to Hobart you can enjoy lunch at an award-winning vineyard before being delivered to the airport for your flight home, or to extend your stay in the capital.

On this private tour you will not only marvel at the spectacular scenery – from Cradle Mountain National Park and Dove Lake to Narawntapu National Park and the Thousand Lakes area of the Central Highlands; your guide will also showcase the very best of Tasmania’s flora and fauna with the opportunity to see kangaroos, wombats, quolls, platypus and, of course, the Tasmanian devil. You will also have the opportunity to indulge in superb local cuisine with delights including Tasmania’s abundance of seafood, exceptional wines and delicious home grown honey – and there will be plenty of time to taste them all!

You will love

  • Wildlife night spotting
  • Walking in UNESCO National Parks
  • Mountains, Lakes & Highlands
  • Top Tasmanian Food & Wine
  • Meeting a Tasmanian Devil
  • Discovering Glow Worm Caves



Meet your local guide at midday in Launceston and start your Tasmania adventure with a scenic drive to Hawley Beach. In the late afternoon, enjoy a wildlife spotlighting expedition in Narawntapu National Park, home to kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and many other marsupials. With a bit of luck and some patience, you may even have the opportunity to spot a Tasmanian Devil. Dinner included this evening.

Accommodation : Hawley House – Loft Stable or similar


After breakfast, continue to the internationally acclaimed, UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain Wilderness. Travel through lush rolling farm pasture before reaching the alpine bush of the Cradle Valley. Begin to unwind to the harmonic sounds found only in this true wilderness. Along the way you may see birdlife species such as Forest Ravens, Currawongs and Wedge-tailed Eagles. In late afternoon, visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary to gain insights about the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial and witness a feeding of this unique species. Dinner included tonight.

Accommodation : Cradle Mountain Hotel – Standard Room


On a clear day the rugged grandeur of Cradle Mountain is reflected in the tranquil waters of Dove Lake, or you may experience the drama of its craggy peaks through swirling mist. This morning’s activity is a bush walk in the National Park on the Dove Lake Circuit (2.5 hrs), where you will immerse yourself in the beauty of this majestic setting.(weather dependant) Learn about native flora and fauna along the way with highlights including the ballroom forest and lakeside beaches. Enjoy an interpreted bush walk through the National Park among Tasmanian rainforest and the native Pandani, the tallest heath plant in the world. Lunch included today.


Depart from Cradle Valley and travel to Mole Creek Karst National Park, for a tour of Marakoopa Cave. Explore this miraculous underground world with its glow worms, large caverns, rim pools and underground streams. Continue to Tasmania’s Central Highlands, also known as “The Heart of Tasmania”. Immerse yourself into this barren but beautiful and unique landscape. Here in this alpine environment the air is noticeably clear and the silence inspiring. At dusk you will have the chance to join a wildlife evening tour to observe Wombats, Quolls, Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies and Possums as they turn the area into a hub of activity. Lunch and Dinner included today.

Accommodation : Thousand Lakes Lodge – King Premium Room


Start your day relaxing by the fire or venture out for a walk in the Highlands. The lakes in the area are perfect for wildlife spotting. Perhaps take an electric bike tour to spot platypus, wombats and other Tasmanian animals. In the evening once again enjoy the peaceful reverie of the fire. As darkness descends watch for activity outside as the nocturnal wildlife come out to a feed. Lunch included today.


This morning, leave the Central Highlands and travel south through the Tasmanian midlands. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning vineyard before your guide will transfer you to Hobart to board your late afternoon flight or extend your stay in the capital.


This 6 Day tempting Tassie itinerary can start on any day of the week and can be tailored to suit your style, pace and pursuits.







Destinations: Launceston | Hawley Beach | Narawntapu National Park | Cradle Mountain | Mole Creek Karst National Park | Tasmania’s Central Highlands | Hobart


  • 6 Days of Private Guiding
  • Transport in well-appointed vehicle
  • Airport collection and drop off
  • 5 nights accommodation as stated (or similar)
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • National Park entry fees
  • Wildlife spotlighting in Narawntapu NP
  • Tour of Marakoopa Caves in Mole Creek Karst NP
  • Devils@Cradle “After Dark” experience
  • Guided Dove Lake Circuit walk


  • Flights to Tasmania & all applicable prepaid departure taxes
  • Meals other than those specified
  • All beverages
  • Any additional or optional excursions and/or transfers other than specified
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Items and/or purchases of a personal nature
  • Any item not specified

Flights to Tasmania & return on request


Wildlife spotlighting expedition in Narawntapu National Park | UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain Wilderness | visit Devils@Cradle Wildlife Sanctuary | Dove Lake Circuit bushwalk | Walk through native Pandani, the tallest heath plant in the world | Visit Mole Creek Karst National Park to see the glow worms in Marakoopa Cave |  explore the Central Highlands – the ‘Heart of Tasmania’ | Wildlife Evening Tour to observe Wombats, Quolls, Tasmanian Devils, Wallabies and Possums | Time to relax in the highlands | Lunch in an award winning vineyard

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