Down South: Tasmania West Coast adventure 3 days


Down South: Tasmania West Coast adventure 3 days

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Wild West - prehistoric rainforests, Tasmania’s tallest waterfall, the ancient elegance of Cradle Mountain. With small groups, young local guides and accommodation in our exclusive holiday house, it’s an awesome

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3 Days & 2 Nights

Avg 8 Pax

Max 21 Pax

What's Included:

  • Dorm room accommodation
  • Young, experienced guide
  • All sheets & blankets
  • National park fees

What You See:

  • Russell Falls & Mount Field National Park
  • Lake St Clair   
  • Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
  • Queenstown
  • Strahan
  • Henty Dunes
  • Montezuma Falls
  • Cradle Mountain
  • The Town of Murals (Sheffield)
  • Honey Tasting
  • Salmon Tasting

Jump is a vibrant, low cost tour company that's passionate about making Tasmania easier and less expensive for backpackers to visit! Our self catering philosophy is unique in Tasmania and we are proud to offer the most affordable five day trip around our beautiful state. Jump Tours was a finalist in the 2009 & 2010 Golden Backpack Awards for Best Tour/Activity in Tasmania! It was also named as a 2011 Telstra Tasmanian Business Awards finalist.


Day 1

  • Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls
  • Lake St Clair
  • Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The majestic rainforests of Mount Field National Park and beautiful Russell Falls kick off our Wild West experience. If you’ve come to see wildlife, your guide will point out animals that are only found in Tasmania, such as the very cute Pademelon.

Continuing north we visit the hydro-electric town of Tarraleah, with it’s wonderful lookout perched atop Tasmania’s Central Plateau. Shortly afterwards we reach the famous Lake St Clair, on the eastern edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. It’s the deepest lake in Australia, so soak in the scenery and enjoy the peacefulness of lunch by the lake side (you might even see a platypus :-)

From here we begin a drive through the stunning Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The incredible views from Donaghy’s Hill stretch in all directions. Walking to the top, you’ll see the quartzite peak of Frenchmans Cap, and the iconic Franklin River winds its way through the valley below.

Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah

Day 2

  • Montezuma Falls (Tasmania's tallest waterfall)
  • Strahan
  • Henty Dunes (sand dune jumping!)

An action packed day today in the heart of Tassie’s wild West Coast. First up we hit the walking track to Montezuma Falls - Tasmania’s highest waterfall. The track winds its way through lush rainforest, following the route of an old railway.

The beautiful fishing town of Strahan is our lunch stop today - take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of what was once one of the most remote outposts of the British Empire.

Just north of here are the massive Henty Dunes - climb to the top for a wonderful view across the Southern Ocean and a great Jumping experience! Below lies Ocean Beach,  Tasmania’s longest. The waves crashing on this beach last touched land on the other side of the world.

Overnight - Jump Holiday House @ Tullah

Day 3

  • Cradle Mountain
  • Sheffield
  • Honey & Salmon Tasting
  • Launceston

You’ve got a number of walking options, from the easy jaunt around Dove Lake to the spectacular hike to the top of Marion’s Lookout - don’t forget to watch for the wombats, and Tasmanian devils that thrive in this part of the world!

After Cradle it’s time for lunch in the “Town of Murals” - Sheffield! As the host of a major annual art competition, many of the buildings have large scale artworks on their sides. Look out for the alpaca man!

After lunch it’s time to tantalise the taste buds - there are over 50 different honey’s to try at the Chudleigh Honey Farm! Stay gourmet as we cruise along to 41 Degrees South Aquaculture and try their delicious hot smoked salmon.

Departs: Hobart May to NovemberMonday mornings

December to April: Monday & Wednesday mornings

Standard tour finishes in Launceston at 5:00pm. Guests can choose an optional return Hobart transfer which costs $35 POB and arrives on the same evening at 8pm.

Optional return transfer from Launceston to Hobart, $35 POB

Airport pickup on day of departure - $25 per person POB.