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Tasmania Famous 5 Day Adventure

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See Tasmania's West and East Coast on this action-packed 5-day adventure!

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  • Super fun small group tour with a maximum of 24 people
  • Expert guides who know heaps about Tasmania
  • See all the main sights of both coasts in just 5 days

What we'll do

See the best of Tasmania on this fun 5-day small-group adventure!

If you want to see all the main attractions of Tasmania with a fun group of travellers from all over the world, look no further! Escape into Tasmania's wilderness and travel from coast to coast on Under Down Under's most popular tour, the Famous 5 Day Adventure

The tour starts in Hobart and then heads to the wild and rugged west coast for waterfalls, rainforest and wildlife. Then experience the startling change of scenery as the tour goes on through the alpine wilderness of Cradle Mountain to the white sands of the Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay.

You'll travel with an expert guide who is also your driver and up to 23 other travellers, with a range of ages and nationalities on every tour. Breakfasts are included but lunch and dinner are up to you, with plenty of options available to cook at the hostels or buy from restaurants along the way. Choose a range of accommodation options to suit your style and budget. 

Discover Tasmania's beautiful East and West Coasts - book your 5-day adventure today!

Things to know

  • Tour days: Depends on the season. See calendar or FAQs below.
  • Price includes: 
    • 5 day guided tour
    • Experienced driver-guide
    • Some meals (4 breakfasts)
    • 4 nights hostel or motel accommodation
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee including Tasmanian Devil feeding
    • All National Park entry fees
    • Air-conditioned minibus transport
  • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting mostly of young travellers. 
  • Group size: Up to 24 people
  • Age range: Most participants are in their 20s and 30s but everyone is welcome!
  • Start point: Hobart
  • Finish point: Hobart

About your guides

Under Down Under is a Hobart-based, Australian owned-and-operated small tour company. Under Down Under's mission is to provide like-minded travellers with a hassle-free, and eco-friendly way to experience Tasmania's wilderness on a budget.

All of Under Down Under’s Guides are passionate about their island home and will enhance your trip with their knowledge and understanding of Tasmania.They all have their own personalities and stories to tell and strive to deliver a great experience for every guest.



    You'll depart Hobart at 7:00 am and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island. Today the group will see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair.

    Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan. Tonight you'll sleep in Strahan.


    In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast the group will explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then it is time to continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall – Montezuma Falls.

    Alternatively, you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at your own expense). Tonight you'll sleep once again in Strahan.


    Around 950 metres above sea level is the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around Dove Lake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout.

    A short drive takes the group through Sheffield, the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston. Tonight you'll sleep in Launceston.


    Today the group will head towards the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim.

    Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes the group from St Helens to Bicheno where you can meet the iconic Tasmanian devil at a wildlife sanctuary. This evening you may choose to join a viewing experience of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal). Tonight we'll sleep in Bicheno.


    An early start means you'll be the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk.

    Then it is time to continue the journey south passing the coastal villages of Swansea and Orford before arriving back to Hobart, at around 5:30 pm.

      Frequently asked questions

      • What should I bring? A small day pack, clothes, toiletries, towel, swimwear, hat, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, flashlight, camera, water bottle and spending money. Please note there is a luggage limit of 20kg per person. The temperatures drop overnight in Tasmania and it sometimes rains so make sure to bring some warm clothing and a rain jacket. Don't forget your sense of fun and adventure! 
      • Where do we start and finish? Tours start and finish in Hobart. Contact us after booking to confirm your pick-up location.
      • How long does the tour go for? Tour departs on Day 1 at 7:00 am and returns on Day 5 around 5:30 pm.
      • What days does the tour operate? Tours depart: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday in December, January and February; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in March and November; Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in April and October; and Thursday and Sunday in May, June, July, August and September.
      • What meals are included? Only breakfasts are included on this tour, from days 2 to 5. This tour is self-catering in nature with sufficient food stops along the way for cafes, restaurants and supermarkets if you wish to buy and prepare food in the hostel kitchens. Please note that Motel upgrades generally do not include cooking facilities.
      • Do you cater for specific diets? The tour can cater for a range of dietary requirements, as well as medical conditions/food allergies. Please contact us when booking if you have any specific dietary needs.
      • Can I bring alcohol? Yes you're welcome to bring alcohol and an esky is provided in the bus to store your food and drinks. 
      • Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour! While most travellers are in the 20s and 30s, all ages are welcome and there are regularly a few older guests. Travellers under 18 years of age need to book the private room option and travel with legal guardians.
      • How many people per dormitory room? Are dormitories mixed or single gender? The dormitory room options typically sleep 4 although some rooms may have up to 8 people of the same gender.
      • Can I fly out on the last day of the tour? Can you organise an airport drop off? If you need to fly out on the final day of the tour, please ensure that your flight is booked for 8:00 pm or later. Airport drop-offs can only be provided on some tours – all other tours will finish in Hobart City Centre. Please contact us for more information.
      • Are there any optional extras? Optional extras on this tour include the Gordon River Cruise and the Bicheno Penguin Tour. Being optional extras joining these tours is completely up to you, should you wish to join either of these activities please inform you guide once your tour has commenced.

      Cancellation policy

      • Cancellations made 28 days or more before the activity starts will receive a 75% refund.
      • Cancellations made between 7 and 28 days before the activity starts will receive a 50% refund.
      • No cancellations can be made within 7 days of the activity. 
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            Thanks Leith!!

            I went on the 5 Day tour around Tassie with Leith this week just gone. He was very knowledgeable about Tasmanias Culture, convict heritage, flora and fauna etc. He stopped along the way regularly to show us little gems and places I wouldnt have found by myself which I enjoyed! It was great for young people as well (Im 21) since there were a few uni students on my tour. Would definitely recommend this as a solo traveller as a way to meet some awesome people, to feel safe while youre travelling by yourself and see some awesome places!

            Best week ever

            I did the 5 day tour and absolutely loved it! We have seen so much of Tasmania in those five days and our tourguide Darcy did an amazing job. On top of that we had the best group ever which made this tour even better!

            Amazing tour around Tasmania

            I had a nice tour with out guide Leith. I have met a lot of nice people, the group was just amazing. The breakfast was basic, but it was a nice start in they day. The places we visited were just amazing, a good opportunity to boost your Instagram.

            Spectacular 5 Day Tour

            The tour was really great and well planned despite lesser sunlight hours during this time of the year. Our tour guide Rick was warm, informative and helpful throughout the trip

            5 Days Famous 5 Tour

            I was recommended by my friend to join the local tour by Under Down Under and it has been more than I expected! Our tour guide Rick is knowledgable, always helpful and friendly. Really appreciate his patience for my old and spectacular dad throughout the days! We have had great walks in rainforests, national reserves, sand dune and absolutely stunning beaches. We have met tourists from different countries in the group and they have been amazing too. Definitely enjoyable and unforgettable experience. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend friends for this tour if theyll come to Tasmania!