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  TASMANIA:  Launceston to Hobart 
'Tasmania Snapshot' 3 nights / 4 days


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Choose one of Truly Australia's ready-to-go Self Drive packages, with pre-booked accommodation and car hire all included, and with sensible driving distances between overnight stops already worked out for you.
Bridestowe Lavender Farm, north west of Scottsdale  Tourism Tasmania (Geoff Murray)Freycinet National Park vista  Tourism Tasmania (Chris McLennan)
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Self Drive Itinerary: Launceston to Hobart 'Tasmania Snapshot' - 3 nights

Truly Ref. 1611
Day 1 
Collect your rental vehicle in Launceston and spend the rest of the day at leisure in the area.  Stay overnight in the beautifully restored City Park Grand Hotel (previously the Prince Albert Inn), which offers the style and grace of the 1850s with all the facilities the modern traveller has come to expect.
City Park Grand Hotel, Launceston


Dining room at City Park Grand Hotel, Launceston

Day 2 
Today leave Launceston and drive east to St Helens via Scottsdale.  From the sand dunes of St Helens Point, drive south  through the Chain of Lagoons to Bicheno and Freycinet National Park.  The east coast is a ribbon of beaches, granite outcrops and deserted coves.
Diamond Island Resort - includes continental breakfast provisions and guided evening penguin tour
Diamond Island Resort is near the east coast fishing village of Bicheno and overlooks the island for which it is named. Accommodation at Diamond Island is both contemporary and comfortable. The refurbished, self-contained apartments feature fully equipped kitchens (including bread makers), and modern furnishings. Luxurious linen and eco-friendly toiletries are examples of the attention to detail which sets Diamond Island apart. Floor to ceiling glass doors capture sun and fabulous views of the coast which stretches north as far as the eye can see.
Day 3 
Leave Swansea and drive to Hobart, perhaps with a detour to the Tasman Peninsula and Port Arthur.
Lenna of Hobart

Day 4

Drop off your hire car in Hobart.  You can add extra nights at your historic hotel if you wish to stay longer.

Historic Lenna Hotel, Hobart


See City Hotels/Tasmania... for details of more Tasmanian accommodation


  • 3 nights accommodation - on a room only basis unless otherwise stated 
  • Car hire - 4 days Hertz Group C rental vehicle (1.8 litre midsize 2-4 Door, automatic, air conditioned Hyundai Elandra or similar) including unlimited mileage.
  • ACFR - Airport Concession Fee Recovery waived.
    Normally required when collecting a vehicle from an airport, but this fee is waived on our self drive packages.
  • Co-pilot pack:  A quality backpack containing maps, directions, discounts etc
Please note that Australian hotels may have varying surcharges and minimum stay requirements during holiday periods and peak times for instance Lenna of Hobart has a 3 night min stay applies during New Years Eve
You may depart on your Self Drive on any day but note that overnights en route on a Friday or Saturday may have a weekend surcharge.
A one way rental fee does not apply to this itinerary.
We will quote confirmed prices upon receipt of your proposed dates.
PRICES from:  
Launceston to Hobart 'Tasmania Snapshot'
3 night / 4 day Self Drive  
1 Apr '13 - 31 Ma'14 From 1 April '14 Truly Ref
Per person - based on Hertz Group C Car Hire Share Twin Share Twin
'Tasmania Snapshot': Price per person  A$656 Request 1612
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* Surcharges may apply to some properties over weekends and during major events and holidays - for instance Lenna of Hobart has a 3 night min stay applies during New Years Eve
* All bookings are subject to availability; substitute accommodation may be offered if named hotel is not available
* Additional person and child rates are available on request
* Upgrades to larger cars are available on request
* Not included (unless otherwise stated): meals, National Park entry fees, sightseeing entrance fees and charges, optional insurances (such as personal accident insurance), liability waiver, optional extras (eg baby seat), bond and petrol, parking (parking is usually only a possible problem in the major cities).
* The vehicles used are supplied by Hertz - click here for Hertz Terms and Conditions (PDF file in separate window)
* For more details about the fleet of vehicles used by Hertz, click Hertz Fleet Guide (slow download in separate window)
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