Tasmania 4x4 Tag Along
Our next 4wd Tasmania Tag Along Tour that will run for 10 days,
starting and ending in Devenport, will be in February 2017.
Following our very successful Tasmania 4x4 Tag Along Tour in February
2015 this trip will follow a similar route and will visit many of the
Tasmanian iconic 4wd destinations.
Along the way this Tasmania 4wd tag along tour will also
total contrasts from wind swept, almost isolated areas and with little
vegetation to lush, dense, forested regions.
The pace of life seems much slower in Tasmania than most of us probably
know and just about everywhere we go the locals will be pleased to see
you. There is even the, almost never seen on the mainland, driveway service at most servos
where you will have a chat, as you are being refuelled, about nothing
much but enjoying it anyway.
The Tassie 4wd Tag Along trip is not trailer friendly. The cost
INCLUDES all of the national park permits, all camping fees for the
entire trip, including Hobart, and the ferry charge to cross the Pieman
River. Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours will organise everything for you.
Tasmania is an exciting destination and John Cantrell, under
the banner of Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours and Australian 4x4 Driver
Training, is an experienced tour operator, having lead trips to some of
Australia's most remote regions, some even without any tracks and where
no person or vehicle had ever been before.
John will be leading this Tassie 4wd tag along trip so that you can be
sure that you are in capable hands. Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours is
an Australian Tourism Accredited Business.
Your trip leader has many decades of 4wd driving experience in both
Australia and overseas, is a Registered Training Organisation and also
runs one of New South Wales leading 4wd driver training businesses, so
you know you will be in the hands of someone who really cares that this
trip leaves many happy memories for you for many years to come.
This Tasmanian 4wd Tag Along will be run in a relaxed atmosphere as we
don't have a whole lot of rules and regulations, you are coming with us
to have a good holiday so enjoy yourself.
There is a reason why so many of our customers keep coming back to do
additional trips with Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours. Read what they
have to say on the Testimonials page, there is a link to it at the top
of this page.
Tasmania is a special place and not many get the opportunity to explore
it to its full, this is your chance to see afair bit of
it. The Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours Tasmania 4wd Tag Along
is a relaxed trip over 10 days with free time for yourself to go and do
the things that you especially want to do, there could possibly even be
some time for a bit of fishing, bush walking, drive an extra track,
explore the beaches or maybe just chill out once in a while to take in
the serenity that Tasmania has to offer.
From Devonport the Tasmania 4wd Tag Along Tour heads west as we head
for one of Australia's best kept secrets as far as 4wd destinations go.
Stops along the way will include the stunning lookout at Table Cape,
near Wynyard, and the historic town of Stanley and its Highfield Point.
We will spend several days exploring Tasmania's west coast and our
first night will be spent camping at, or near, Arthur River before
setting off the next day to explore the historic inland town of
Balfour, just the old bar is left now, and the legendary Balfour Track
of course, which will take us back west to the coast and to the start
exploring Sandy Cape.
There will almost certainly be one or two vehicles that get stuck in
the beach sand, wouldn't be Sandy Cape if they didn't, so, depending on
how many do get stuck will determine what time we get to Sandy Cape
itself and where we camp that night, but it will almost certainly be in
the dunes adjacent to the beach.
Next day we plan to travel to Corrina, a beautiful little spot on the
banks of the Pieman River, we will take a break at this point and stay
the night camped alongside the river. You can cook your own that night
or eat in the local
So first up for the day and a ferry ride as we transport our vehicles
over the Pieman River in the Fatboy Ferry.
The day starts with a fairly easy drive as we move on to
Zeehan, which will be our camsite for the next two nights, but a little
more interesting later on in the day as we take a drive up to the
Montezuma Falls and, at 104 metres high, one of the highest in
Next day is a sort of free day, just chill out, wander the town or join
us on a drive down to nearby Trial Harbour on the coast where there is
a choice of beach and bush driving.
From Zeehan our next destination is Hobart via Strahan, which I think
is one of the most picturesque places in Tasmania, and Queenstown from
where we wind our way for quite some way along conventional roads to
Hobart where we will be for two nights.
You are free to do whatever and go wherever whilst in Hobar and on the
second night we will try and arrange a night out in Hobart, for those
that would like to join in, down at the harbourside.
The restaurant that we will have our meal at serves food that is up
with some of the best I have had anywhere in the world, and incredibly
Setting off the next day the drive up the East Coast will be a mixture
of fire trails to some rougher tracks, depending on our final route for
the day, and we will aim for between Swansea and St Marys, in 2015
everyone unanimously voted to stay at the St Marys Hotel, where we were
well looked after in the dinning room before retiring for the night to
our very clean and tidy rooms.
Off the next day, our final full day on the trip for our final camping
destiantion around Musselroe Bay via Ansons Bay and Eddystone Point.
Our final day has arrived as we pack up and make a leisurely start
towards our final destination, Devonport. This should be an
easy day, leaving plenty of time for those that plan to catch that
nights ferry back to the mainland, though
we may decide to see a little more of the coast so we may take a drive
up towards Cape Portland before heading back inland towards Scottsdale
Optionally we may decide to stick with the coast a little longer after
Bridport and head for George Town which will mean crossing the Tamar
River some 30 or so kilometres north of Launceston and missing
Launceston all together.
As far as the weather is concerned, February is the best time to visit
Tasmania, however, the area that we will be travelling
through during much of the trip is very weather dependant as far as
tracks being open or closed, tracks being safely doable or not and so
on so all activities will be assessed at the time as to whether we do
them or move on to something else, there is plenty to do in Tasmania so
we won't be left twiddling our thumbs.
Sorry this trip is NOT camper trailer or caravan friendly. If you want
to see the best parts of Tasmania they are mostly accessable by 4wd
vehicles but not 4wd vehicles towing any sort of trailer.
A 10% deposit secures your place on the trip so book early, once the
trip is full that's it.
On this Tasmanian 4wd Tag Along Tour Australian 4x4 Tag Along Tours
supplies a support vehicle fully equipped with recovery equipment, the
latest satellite phone equipment, GPS tracking equipment and Emergency