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Richmond’s famous Bridge
Itinerary Historic Tasmania Map of route
Route of section of 11 Day Historic Tasmania Tour


Itinerary Historic Tasmania: We have put together a comprehensive, illustrated journal of the highlights of our journey along the historic Heritage Highway in Tasmania. In this eBook you will find many of the places and sites of interest, both from a historical and a traditional perspective. Towns, such as Ross, Campbelltown and the marvellous Tasmanian countryside will encourage you to make this journey yourself.

The following is an outline of the 11-day tour itinerary Historic Tasmania that we led. This tour gave us the best opportunity to see and experience colonial and contemporary Tasmania.

  • Begin at: Launceston.
  • How to get there: Fly to Launceston airport and pick up your hire car.
  • Circular tour ends back at Launceston: Return hire car to Launceston Airport and board your flight back home.

Launceston and East Coast

Day 1: Launceston – Tour members will be met at Launceston Airport around 2.00pm. From there we begin our 12-day journey with a walking tour of Launceston. Tonight we meet for a light welcome dinner.

Day 2: Launceston and Tamar Valley Historic Trail
We explore the historic Port Dalrymple: Grindelwald, Beauty Point – (Platypus World Seahorse World), York Town, Mt. George Lookout, George Town, Low head Pilot Station, Low Head Lighthouse, Cataract Gorge.

Day 3: East Coast
Franklin House (N.T.), Scottsdale, St Helen’s, Legerwood. We explore Tasmania’s superb east coast: St Helens, Scamander, Penguin night tour.

Day 4: Tasman Peninsula
Coles Bay, Swansea, Triabunna, Sorrell, Copping, Dunalley, Eaglehawk Neck, Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen.

Port Arthur and Hobart

Day 5: Port Arthur
A tour of Port Arthur, the world-famous colonial penitentiary. To Richmond to visit Australia’s oldest bridge. To Hobart.

Day 6: Hobart Walking Tour
Walking tour of Hobart: Macquarie Street, St David’s Cathedral, Ingle Hall, the Lady Nelson, Tasman Fountain, Knopwood’s Retreat, Penitentiary Chapel (N.T.), Arthur’s Circus, Shipwright’s Arms, St. George’s Church.

Day 7: Hobart Historic Tour
Salamanca Markets. Tour of Hobart: Rokeby Church, Ancanthe (Lady Franklin Museum), Female Factory, Royal Tennis Court, Cascade Brewery, Runnymede (N.T.), Cascades Female Factory, MONA.

Day 8: Journey to the West
New Norfolk, Russell Falls , Tarraleah, Lake St Clair, Queenstown.

Macquarie Harbour and Norfolk

Day 9: Macquarie Harbour
Strahan, Cruise to Sarah Island, Convict boatbuilding, Zeehan, Rosebery, Cradle Valley, Waldheim Chalet.

Day 10: Historic Northwest
Wynyard, Stanley, The Nut, Lyons Cottage, Boat Harbour, Deloraine, Sheffield, Longford, Evandale and James Cox’s Clarendon Estate (N.T.), Campbelltown.

Day 11: Norfolk Plains Villages
We travel along the route established by Governor Macquarie in 1811 and visit some of the towns and places he named. Ross, Oatlands, Bothwell, Cressy, Woolmers Estate. Back to Launceston Airport.

ITINERARY historic tasmania


Tasmania is attracting more tourists than ever. She has gained an international reputation for historic sites, superb food and wine, and a natural, unspoiled landscape that is said to have the cleanest air on earth.

There is cutting edge culture as exemplified by the world famous MONA. Historic villages that have bypassed the ravages of later building progress.

Easy to travel around, and wonderful accommodation makes Tasmania somewhat of a Wonderland.


EXPLORING Historic Tasmania. ISBN -978-0-9578968-4-0 (102p)  

A fully illustrated CONTEMPORARY JOURNEY through 210 years of TASMANIA’S HISTORY. The e-book is compatible with any PDF capable e-book reader or computer.

Exploring Historic Tasmania

We’ve detailed our experiences of life exploring Tasmania’s Heritage Highway to help you plan your own journey. We visit Macquarie Harbour and Waldheim. Van Diemen’s Land has played a large part in Australia’s history. This ebook is easy to read and has plenty of photos and maps. EXPLORING Historic Tasmania includes:

  • Explore Launceston on a walking tour.
  • Visit Franklin House.
  • Fully Illustrated – 165 Images, 287 pgs.
  • Overview Maps – 14 maps.
  • Explore the northern villages and towns of Tasmania.
  • Visit Cascade Brewery and Cascade Women’s Factory.
  • Explore Ancanthe – Lady Jane Franklin’s first Museum.
  • Travel to Ben Lomond National Park.
  • Explore George Town and Low Head.
  • Spend a day at Port Arthur.
  • Visit James Cox’s Clarendon property.
  • Explore Historic Entally House and farm.
  • PDF ebook.

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