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Taste of Tasmania (Basix) - Intrepid Travel
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Stefan "This tour is amazing in every regard ans exceeded my expectations by far. It is very well conceived so that every day is full but not stuffed, with lots of small excursions outside the mainstream. Never too much driving, bever boring. Original places you wont find on other tours, like the 1000 Lakes Lodge surrounded by wallabies. Sam was the best guide I ever had and I know the buisness quite wel..."
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Hobart
Destinations
+25
Ends
Hobart
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Highlights

  • Visit World Heritage listed Port Arthur
  • Marvel at the Tasmanian Devil
  • Relax by stunning Lakes and Bays
  • Enjoy the exhilarating Montezuma Falls
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
21
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in Hobart! With the hiking & trekking tour Taste of Tasmania (Basix), you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Hobart, Australia and 25 other destinations in Australia. Taste of Tasmania (Basix) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • HB
    Written on April 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    There's sufficient time for us to enjoy each attractions and a wide variety of activities/things we saw throughout the trip. Good optional activities were recommended and our guide, Trent takes good care of us!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Tasmania, and that you had a fun time with Trent! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • A
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour exploring the island with lots of time for trekking, seeing wildlife and getting into nature.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Angela, Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we’re delighted to hear that you had a great time with us in Tasmania. Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon – where to next? Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • R
    Written on March 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    An incredible snapshot of all the Tasmania has to offer. Hiking, beautiful scenery, local produce, craft beer, country living, wildlife.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Rebecca, Thanks for sharing your experience (and lovely photos) with us, we’re delighted to hear that you had a great time in Tasmania. Hope to see you on another trip with us soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • E
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip was SO great - heaps of excellent (and pretty challenging) walks, great hidden spots our leaders shared with us, and visits to towns I’d never think to visit on my own. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see a different side of Tasmania.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Emily, Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we’re delighted to hear that you had a great time in Tasmania. Hope to see you on another trip with us soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • LJ
    Written on February 25, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Yes the tour covered everything i was looking for,accommadation clean,charming,Guide excellent,mixed ages and countries made for a great time.A choice of levels for your activities. I am awaiting your response to me being charged exchange rates on my trip.I would travel with Intrepid again.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Lynette, Thank you for sharing your experience in Tasmania with us. Receiving feedback from our passengers is great as it helps us to know where we’re meeting or hopefully even exceeding expectations. We also hope that all of your questions have been answered regarding exchange rates? If not, please feel free to contact customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com to let us know how we can help. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you on another trip again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • SE
    Written on February 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was excellent, the guide was fantastic, it turned out to be 1 of the best weeks of my life
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Sandy, Thank you for sharing your experience in Tasmania with us, sounds like you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon – let’s see if we can show you a second best week of your life! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Taste of Tasmania (Basix) reviewer 7
    Written on January 12, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great overview tour of Tassie's best attractions. A friendly laid back yet efficient tour guide. Suggest making the tour slightly longer to avoid rushing.
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  • SJ
    Written on October 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Experiencced and local guide was outstanding in his knowledge and couldnt have been more helpful. I chose share accommodation and was extremely happy with the variety presented. Reasonable rest and travel periods and plenty to see made this a trip to remember.
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  • RC
    Written on February 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Beautiful State. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 16/2/17to 22/2/17 Tour guide Sam was very knowledgeable of the area. Clearly passionate and positive about his job. Highly recommend Taste of Tasmania Intrepid Adventure tours. Pls pass on Thanks for a fantastic experience Roni Calder Melbourne Australia Roni6775@gmail.com
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  • SS
    Written on February 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour is amazing in every regard ans exceeded my expectations by far. It is very well conceived so that every day is full but not stuffed, with lots of small excursions outside the mainstream. Never too much driving, bever boring. Original places you wont find on other tours, like the 1000 Lakes Lodge surrounded by wallabies. Sam was the best guide I ever had and I know the buisness quite well (I am guiding myself). Lots of humour, profound knowledge, my son and I do miss him already. Accomodation was great. We had the hotel option and all rooms were very fine. It seemed that the people staying in hostels had better breakfasts than the ones offered by the hotels (in boxes , terrible stuff, especially at Launceston). All the hostels looked just fine. The highlights for me were: thenunbelievable Bay of Fires, walking around Dove Lakenat Cradle Mountain, Wineglass Bay, MONA and Pieman River. Two words of warning: yes weather is unpredictable and cold in Tasmania. It rains five times a day. We were wearing three layers of jackets most of the days, mid-february. You need good waliing boots, as it will be muddy sometimes. And the walking was tougher than I thought, with the walk down to Wineglass Bay being the toughest one. So the Tour Radar rating of 2 stars for the physical side is not correct in my view, its 3 at least, or 3 to 4. That said my only criticism is that there was not enough time to contemplate Wineglass Bay after the heavy walk down. Maybe skip Richmond at the end to allow an extra hour. Its a nice town but not a must compared to Freycinet and you already do a nice szopmat Swansea after. Highly recommended, great program, best guide under the sun, great car and accomodations, loved it . But be prepared for Tasmania and dont expect any good weather.
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  1. Day 1: Hobart - Central Plateau
  2. Day 2: Tarkine Region
  3. Day 3: Cradle Mountain - Launceston
  4. Day 4: Bicheno
  5. Day 5: Freycinet National Park
  6. Day 6: Maria Island - Hobart

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • February 1, 2017

      Please confirm the name of the hotel where the tour starts.

      The name of the first hotel is Hobart Central YHA hotel and the tour starts at 8 am. On the last day the tour finishes at 6pm so they do not advise to book the flights before 8pm but 9pm would be ok.

      We advise not to book your flights until you book your tour and get fully confirmed on it.

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

    • January 1, 2017

      What time does the tour start and end?

      The "Taste of Tasmania" tour departs from Hobart at approximately 8am (pick up from the accommodation) and finishes in Hobart approx 6pm on day 6. Onward travel to be booked after 8pm.

    • December 1, 2016

      What type of accommodation is included in the tour price?

      This is tour is part of Intrepid's "basix" line of travel which features "We use simple, clean and centrally located accommodation"

      Accommodation on this trip is multi-share, so you'll be sharing your sleeping quarters with other travellers of the same or opposite sex.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 912 km.
    • Hobart (Australia)
    • 7 km
    • Mount Wellington (Australia)
    • 60 km
    • Bothwell (Australia)
    • 64 km
    • Great Lake (Australia)
    • 37 km
    • Bronte Park (Australia)
    • 28 km
    • Lake St Clair (Australia)
    • 48 km
    • Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (Australia)
    • 47 km
    • Queenstown (Australia)
    • 25 km
    • Ocean Beach (Australia)
    • 6 km
    • Hogarth Falls (Australia)
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