8 Best Tasmania Tours & Day Trips to Book in 2024

8 Best Tasmania Tours You Can Book Today

I’ve spent several months exploring the island of Tasmania, from the Bay or Fires on the East Coast to the deep myrtle forests of Cradle Mountain.

Here are my top 8 favourite tours in Tasmania based on my experience, traveler reviews, & inclusions.

1. Strahan World Heritage Cruise on the Gordon River

If you’re looking for an accessible way to experience the raw, rugged wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, then this top-rated cruise on the Gordon River from Strahan should be on top of your Tassie tour list.

This is one of the most popular tours in the state and is operated by a local family. The cruise includes lunch, so you can sit back and enjoy the scenes as you cruise through Hell’s Gates, an epic narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbor.

The cruise glides through his narrow fjord, passing salmon farms on the way to Sarah Island, where you can get off and explore Australia’s first penal settlement on foot. In my opinion, this is a great alternative to Port Arthur (although visiting both is a good idea if you enjoy Australian colonial history).

There’s also an opportunity to see an amazing 2,000-year-old Huon Pine which is absolutely epic.

2. Wineglass Bay & Freycinet Day Trip from Hobart

Freycinet National Park is not only Tasmania’s oldest national park considering it is over 100 years old, but it is also one of the best things about visiting the state.

I would say this is for several reasons which aren’t limited to its insanely spectacular views and the exquisite beauty of the Wineglass Bay lookout. What I love about Freycinet are the beautiful beaches along the whole coast of the peninsula.

In this full-day Tasmania tour from Hobart, you will get to visit a majority of these stunning beaches as well as Wineglass Bay.

This is necessary for all Freycinet tours in my opinion as this area holds some of the most magnificent beaches and landscapes in all of Tasmania. This is one of the most beautiful places in Tassie and I’ve been back several times to photograph its bays and granite peaks.

Another aspect I like about this tour is the fact that you can try fresh seafood and desserts. This is at a local berry farm along the way, allowing you to sample local produce and experience local life more intimately.

The fact the group size is small also means that you can ask your expert guide more questions. This is a great way of squeezing value out of the tour and learning as much as possible.