Days 19 - 21: Strahan
Distance: approx 340 km / 23 miles (around 2 hours)
Depart Cradle Mountain and drive towards Strahan passing the towns of Tullah, Rosebery and Zeehan.
Strahan is located on Tasmania’s west coast and is the gateway to the South West World Heritage National Park, one of the world's most beautiful cool-temperate rainforests. The town itself is situated on the Macquarie Harbour which was a penal colony until 1833 when the convicts were moved to Port Arthur. Macquarie Harbour is also the departure point for cruises along the magnificent Gordon River.
The included half day 'River and Rainforest' train journey on Day 20 takes you from the shores of Macquarie Harbour into the ancient rainforest and mountains of Tasmania’s rugged west coast. During your journey, your guide will tell you the stories of the railway and the resilient people who lived and worked along its length.
On day 21, it's time to board your Gordon River Cruises vessel for a full day cruise. Travel to Hells Gates, the entrance to Macquarie Harbour, before continuing alongside the salmon and ocean trout farms where you can experience feeding time.The cruise passes through some of the largest areas of World Heritage wilderness on earth and by cruising at a slow speed you will be able to view the mirrored reflections and take some great photos. There will be a stop at the Heritage Landing where you can take a guided rainforest walk on the boardwalk and have your guide explain the unique flora and fauna of the area. Once back on board, enjoy lunch while cruising to Sarah Island where you can disembark for a guided tour and walk amongst the ruins to learn about the convicts and their way of life.
Days 22: Hobart
Distance: approx 300 km / 186 miles (around 4 hours 30 minutes)
Depart Strahan and travel via the towns of Queenstown, Derwent Bridge, Lawrenny, New Norfolk and Granton en route to Hobart. Return your motorhome to the Maui Depot before transferring back to the Rydges Hotel in Hobart.
Day 23: Hobart - UK
Check-out, settle any extras and enjoy some last minute shopping before being transferred to Hobart International Airport for your journey home.