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Self Guided Motorbike Tours - Tasmania
Tasmanian Tiger Tour
Some of the finest biking roads in Australia combined with breathtaking scenery, fascinating heritage and sublimely friendly natives. Experience the island state at its very best. Revel in Tasmania's natural splendour and intriguing convict history, whilst taking in the highlights of the south and eastern regions of 'Tassie'.
Tasmanian Tiger Tour
AU$ 1,732
What's included in the tour
What's included - Quality accommodation
Great accommodation for one or two people. No extra cost for a pillion! Typically in 3 1/2 or 4 star resorts, hotels and bed & breakfasts.
What's included - Bike of your choice
The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.
What's included - Detailed itinerary
A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.
What's included - Google map links
Digital map links sent out to you in advance so you can explore the route before you arrive, plus guidance on the best riding routes to take each day.
Exclusions and things you should know
Ferry crossings not included
The ferry crossing from Melbourne to Tasmania is not included in the cost of the tour. We can organise a quote for you if needed.
Tour customisation notification
We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us and we'll get it sorted!
GPS and sat-nav
GPS / sat-nav units are not included in the basic tour price but can be added if required. Where supplied, the GPS units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.
Parking not included
Parking charges when on tour are not included in the tour price displayed. Riders are responsible for their own parking charges.
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Explore the best of Tasmania's natural, rugged splendour and fascinating convict history. Visit the world renowned Wineglass Bay, delve deeper into the past at historic Port Arthur and revel in natural magnificence at Cradle Mountain. All the while riding some of the finest roads the island state has to offer!

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The Tasmanian Tiger Tour

Completely dominated by natural wonder and breathtaking scenery, this tour takes you from Hobart to all the main highlights including Mt Field, Strahan, the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park, Devonport, the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and the historical prison settlement of Port Arthur. All this combined with some of the greatest biking roads in Australia! Best undertaken in late Spring to early Autumn.

We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us!

Tasmanian scenery

First port of call in Tasmania, quite literally in fact is Devonport. Home to the terminal for the 'Spirit of Tasmania I and II' ferries, Devonport is a congenial port town that provides everything you could need to start your motorcycle tour off in style.

Head north-west along the old coast road out of town for unrivalled views of the Bass Strait you just crossed on the ferry.

The Bay of Fires
Image credits linkThe Bay of Fires, an eye wateringly beautiful region of Tasmania

Image credits linkDolphin at the Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires was thusly named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773, when he spotted numerous fires along the coast which led him to believe the country was more densely populated than it actually turned out to be.

These days it's more likely to be referred to as the Bay of Barbeques, as the prevalence of pristine, almost eye-wateringly white beaches, turquoise ocean and soothing climate, make this the ideal spot to relax, cook up some food and savour the atmosphere.

Boating, bird watching, camping, swimming, snorkelling and a wide range of other activities mean there's plenty to see and do, along with revelling in the beach lifestyle. It makes for one fantastic coastline to ride along too.

Freycinet National Park
Mid way up the east coast is this easily overlooked sliver of Tasmania, if it weren't for the thin isthmus of land connecting it to the rest of Tassie, Freycinet would be an island by now. Whilst it would be easy to shoot straight past, revelling in the fantastic riding offered by the eastern coastal road, a short detour to visit the natural wonder that is Wineglass Bay is well worth it.

Wineglass Bay Tasmania
Image credits linkWineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania - A more perfect beach you'll be hard pressed to find!

The near perfect swath of sand at Wineglass Bay has earned it the accolade of one of the top ten beaches in the world, as voted by several travel authorities and this motorcycle traveller alike. There's plenty of fishing, boating, sea kayaking and rock climbing for those feeling energetic, and the spectacular pink feldspar and granite mountains known as 'The Hazards' provide a pleasant contrast to all the beach on offer.

The Hazards - Tasmania
Image credits link'The Hazards', Tasmania - A spectacular backdrop to some equally spectacular motorcycle touring

Port Arthur
Have you been speeding on your motorcycle? I certainly hope not, as you might well end up in a place like Port Arthur. A place like it perhaps, but the only way to get into this particular ancient convict settlement now is to take a tour like everyone else.

Port Arthur - Tasmania
Image credits linkPort Arthur historic penitentiary, Tasmania - Check your speed whilst riding, otherwise you could end up as more than just a visitor!

Port Arthur - Tasmania
Image credits linkPort Arthur, Tasmania

Port Arthur is an almost absurdly appropriate place for a penitentiary. The peninsula where the settlement is located, is only attached to the mainland by a 30m wide stretch of land known as Eaglehawk Neck. A formidable speed bump in any escape plans, but a great route to ride in on!

The guards and convicts may be long gone, but the atmosphere and fascinating history linger. The museum, historic buildings, informative displays, harbour cruise to the 'Isle of the Dead' and simply the setting itself, all provide an intriguing insight into what life must have been like for those convicts and soldiers alike, unlucky enough to be sent there.

State capital of Tasmania and second oldest city in Australia, Hobart is strongly influenced by its maritime roots. It boasts a waterfront location to rival that of Sydney, the Tasman Bridge playing the part of the Harbour Bridge with considerable aplomb. Dominating every view of the skyline from within the city is Mount Wellington, towering to 1,271m above sea level it casts a watchful eye over the city below. The many hiking trails in the area provide an opportunity to get off the bike and stretch the legs, if you're feeling up to that thousand or so metres of course! There's always something going on in Hobart, so much so that you might find it hard to drag yourself away but trust us, there's plenty more to experience on this tour.

Hobart from Lindisfarne
Image credits linkHobart as seen from Lindisfarne Bay, Tasmania

Tasmania bike tours
Image credits linkNational parks offer some great riding!
Mount Field National Park
Founded in 1916 this is Tasmania's oldest national park, and was the last refuge of the now reportedly extinct Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine. Reportedly extinct because, well, there are so many places to hide in Tasmania's lush wilderness and more remote areas, that you never really know what you might happen across on a motorbike tour! Easy access to some spectacular waterfalls, rainforest and great camping makes this a popular day stop on the way to the town of Strahan.

Strahan and the West Coast
Riding through part of the 'Tasman World Heritage Area', the landscape formed by the dolerite and quartzite mountains offer up some serious scenery and provide some equally serious rapids for those interested in spending some time bouncing around in a raft rather than sampling the delights of the Lyell Highway.

Plane on river - Tasmania
Image credits linkThere are plenty of options available for exploring the mysterious national parks of Tasmania. Where the bike can't take you, others will!

The only road through the area, the Lyell Highway twists and turns, rises and falls as it threads a sinuous route through the epic landscape, providing some fantastic riding through unsurpassed scenery.

You may be loathed to clamber from your faithful steed, but trust us, it's worth investigating the national parks in the surrounding area on a more intimate level. One option is a cruise from Strahan, a relaxed approach to exploring this captivating World Heritage Area. We can help organise anything you'd like to try, simply ask us.

Cradle Mountain - Lake St Claire National Park
Another national park! Anyone would think Tasmania was covered in the things, but that's not so far from the truth really. Cradle Mountain is the place you've probably heard of before, the place everyone wants to see, and for good reason.

Cradle Mountain - Tasmania
Image credits linkCradle Mountain - Lake St Claire National Park, Tasmania

Tasmanian Devil
Image credits linkThe iconic Tasmanian Devil
Iconic is one word that aptly describes the national park, the area literally embodies the state of Tasmania in one easily absorbed visit. Cradle Mountain itself, rising up from behind Dove Lake with its unmistakable outline, forms the epicentre in the astounding collection of natural wonders on offer.

Explore the pristine alpine landscape and encounter some of the many endemic varieties of animals that call the park their home, wallabies, quolls, wombats, possums, echidnas and the infamous Tasmanian Devil can all be found within the confines of the park; if you're lucky you might just spot some.

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