Travel east to Sorell before turning south on the Tasman Highway through the farmlands down to Dunalley where we enjoy a fresh morning tea from the bakery and collect our lunch.
Continue on to the spectacular Eaglehawk Neck lookout (where we can also usually purchase coffee) and then on to Stormlea in the far south-east. The walk begins here and after passing through bushland for a while the scenery opens up to reveal the rugged coastline of Cape Raoul (to our left) and then the internationally renowned Shipstern Bluff (to our right) where we can enjoy our lunch (subject to weather). (NB: the 8km walk to Shipstern Bluff is considered by some to be Medium Grade hence a reasonably good level of fitness is necessary to complete the entire walk but we will probably only walk a portion of this for about 2.5-3 hours return. The last part of the full walk down to the base of the cliffs is quite steep and has some 204 steps (wood supported). The Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff lookout tracks have been upgraded to a class 3 dry boot standard track (PWS Tasmania, 29.01.2018).
We then wind our way back up to the 4WD and drive back up the Tasman Highway briefly stopping for a refreshment on the way. We then return you to Hobart in time for dinner.
Southern 4WD Tour’s day trips depart from Hobart and return to the same pickup location/collection point.
Within several hours, passengers can experience world-class natural environments including spectacular coastal scenery and pristine alpine regions and still be back in time for a delightful dinner in Hobart.
Such locations usually require some travel on gravel roads, and your tour vehicle is ideally suited to this.
As we plan to carry a maximum of 4 customers, tours can be adjusted to cater for specific interests, wildlife and culinary delights as necessary.
All trips incorporate some outdoor walking which is generally quite easy. Customers should wear or bring appropriate outdoor clothing for Tasmania and be suitably healthy and fit to enjoy these walks.
The full daily tour fee is applicable whether there are 1, 2, 3 or 4 customers. If customers request a tour with less participants, this may be available for a reduced cost under certain conditions – however, requests for tours with less than 4 participants are approved only by special arrangement.
Pick up and return to Hobart CBD Accommodation, Port area or Airport
Morning tea/coffee at selected locations
National Parks entry fees
Bottle of Tasmanian water per passenger
Experienced 4WD driver/guide
Travel in high quality 4WD
wet weather gear or hats
entry to other activities or locations (eg. Hastings Caves) not documented herein.
Please note: if accommodation is required in Hobart while you participate in a Tour, please enquire at the same time as your Tour enquiry; we may well be able to assist you.