Standby Day Tours

Coach Tours Tasmania have a range of Standby Tours which mean these tours are on a request basis. If you would like to do one of the tours from our Standby Tour list then just contact us to see if it is able to be done on the day you wish to travel. If we don’t have anyone booked on one of our scheduled tours then we will be happy to accommodate you. Our Standby Tours include a Launceston City Sights Half Day Tour, Tamar Valley Afternoon Wine Tour, Heritage Day Tour, Tassie Wildlife Tour & a Hobart Day Tour. If you would like to book one of the below tours please email to check for availability.

Stanby Tours only operate with a minimum of 2 passengers.

Wineglass Bay Day Tour

Let your eyes follow the perfect curve where white sand meets turquoise waters, and then you will know why Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park is consistently rated amongst the top ten beaches in the world. The 45 minute uphill walk (good level of fitness required) rewards you with breathtaking views over the beach below.

Also while you are on the Freycinet Peninsula you will experience the white east coast sand at Friendly Beaches. Scoop it up in your hand to see the clean fluffy white sand that sparkles with minute crystals. Or sift through the deposits of small shells that feature periwinkles, clams, hermit crabs, limpets and mussels. We also visit Cape Tourville for commanding views of the coastal cliffs, as well as an amazing vista of where sky meets ocean on the horizon. As we leave the Peninsula we also stop at the Freycinet Marine Farm for a chance to purchase fresh seafood, a real highlight of the tour.

Departs: 8:45am and Returns 5:30pm
Cost: $150.00 per adult. $75.00 per child (3 – 15 years)

Food and Wine Day Tour

Clean air. Clean water. Fertile fields. Distinct seasons. Northern Tasmania boasts perfect growing conditions for farmers, and we are the beneficiaries. Visit 41 Degrees South Salmon and Ginseng Farm to sample some hot smoked salmon, as well as the therapeutic Ginseng herb. Then onto the Melita Honey Farm where we can sample more than 50 different varieties/flavours of honey along with their own nougat. We then enjoy close to 30 fresh home made fudge options at Silk in Chudleigh. And of course we need chocolate, so a visit to the House of Anvers which specialises in Belgium chocolate, fudges and truffles. At the Cherry Shed we get to sample cherry sauce, jam, relish, chutney, liqueurs and port. After lunch we visit Ghost Rock Vineyard for a tasting from their wine list, then onto Blustery Banks Vineyard’s cellar door for more wine tastings. The Spreyton Cider Company has a wonderful tasting room to showcase their varieties of apple cider. Cheese cheese cheese at Ashgrove Cheese Factory. And finish off with a berry dessert at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.

I hope you bring your appetite.

Departs at 8.45am, returns 5.30pm
cost: $150.00 per adult, $75.00 per child (3 – 15 years)

City Sights Half Day Tour

Nestled in the Tamar Valley, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities and a streetscape of early colonial and Victorian buildings attest to this. Its major natural attraction only minutes from the CBD is the Cataract Gorge and First Basin which features the South Esk River flowing through cliff grounds and peaceful parklands. Trevallyn Dam and the City Park are also places of interest visited.

Departs: 9:00am & 1:30pm
Cost: $50.00 per adult. $25.00 per child (3 – 15 years).

Heritage Day Tour

Tasmania is rich in colonial heritage. This day tour visits National Heritage Listed properties Clarendon Estate and Woolmers Estate. These grand estates are filled with antiques and history, you can just feel the contrasting lifestyles of opulence compared to colonial hardships as you wander from room to room. And as Hobart and Launceston are two of Australia’s oldest cities, the Heritage Highway which links the two is dotted with many Historic Townships. Visit Evandale, Campbell Town, Ross and Oatlands. Marvel at the architecture, the ingenuity of the convict stone masons, and appreciated the difficulties encountered living in our colonial past. Plus it is not all about history as you will get time to explore the spectacular gardens that are lovingly cared for, with each specific season showcasing colour and beauty of different plant and flower varieties. Lunch at own expense.

Departs: 9:15am
Cost: $160.00 per adult. $80.00 per child (3 – 15 years).

Hobart Day Tour

MONA*, the Museum of Old and New Art, is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Internationally renown, it is currently proclaimed as Tasmania’s premier tourist attraction. Lonely Planet listed Hobart as number 7 of the top 10 cities around the world to visit in 2013 with MONA as the main drawcard. And of course there is Salamanca Place** and the magnificent backdrop of Mount Wellington. Lunch is at own expense.

*MONA is not open Tuesdays. ** Salamanca Place hosts the famous Salamanca Market on Saturdays which may impact on time spent at other attractions.

Departs: 8:45am
Cost: $160.00 per adult. $80.00 per child (3 – 15 years).

Tamar Valley Afternoon Wine Tour

The Tamar Valley is Australia’s premier cool climate wine region, and with more than 20 cellar doors only a short drive from Launceston it is understandable why this wine tour is so popular. Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose, Cabernet Merlot and Pinot Noir are all grown and masterfully fermented into award winning wines. And not to forget our Sparkling Wine which is considered as being second only to Champagne itself! During this afternoon’s tour enjoy tastings at Velo Vineyard and Ninth Island before finishing at Goaty Hill Wines. It is in this peaceful setting you choose a glass of your favourite wine to enjoy with a shared cheese platter.

Departs: 1:00pm
Cost: $90.00 per adult. Not suitable for children.

Tassie Wildlife Day Tour

Some are furry, some are cute. Some are shy and others are dangerous. Some are colourful and then there are some that are mischievous. There are international species, Australian species, and of course, native Tasmanian species.  Visit the Tasmanian Zoo which has over 80 varieties of birds, Tasmanian devils, penguins, quolls, wombats, echidnas, kangaroos, reptiles, monkeys, koalas, and much more. View the morning feedings of the penguins, followed by the devils feeding. Further north near the mouth of the Tamar River you will tour the Platypus House and then the Seahorse World. For those interested in our wildlife, this is the tour for you! Lunch at own expense.

Departs: 8:45am
Cost: $160.00 per adult. $80.00 per child (3 – 15 years).