Tours

Set Tours

See our selection of set day tours for iconic Tassie destinations for 2 to 7 people.

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Your Own Tour

Tell us your favourite destinations and we will design a memorable tour for you and your group.

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Personalised Transport

We can take you on a day tour from point to point, ensuring you make the most of your holiday

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Set Day Tours - $125 per head

Cradle Mountain Tour - 8:30AM to 5:30PM

$16.50 entry to Cradle Mountain National Park not included.

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

for all things raspberry and a lovey short walk around the lake to visit the resident Alpacas.

Ashgrove Cheese Factory

for cheese tasting and a wonderful range of cheese products. Then we undertake a spectacularly scenic drive toward the magnificent Mt Roland, through Railton (Town of Topiary).

Sheffield, the town of murals

See the astounding and varied murals throughout the town which has spectacular views to Mount Roland.

Cradle Mountain

Immerse yourself in this amazing landscape with the short (20min) Enchanted Walk through Buttongrass, Rainforest and along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek, or, for the more adventurous, the 6 km Dove Lake circuit is available. On our way back (if time permits) we can stop in at….

The Honey Farm

at Chudleigh for free honey tasting and an interesting variety of honey produce, gifts toys and even ice-cream!

Bay of Fires Tour - 8:30AM to 5:30PM

Bridistowe Lavender Farm

for all things Lavender. Followed by a scenic drive to

Ledgerwood

to visit some amazing tree carvings. We then meander through the mountains, stopping for a magical walk through an ancient rainforest before driving on to the beautiful township of

St Helens

We can pick up a picnic lunch which may include fresh Tasmanian Oysters when available before arriving at the spectacular

Binalong Bay

to immerse yourself in the beautiful blue waters and white sands of the Bay of Fires.

We will travel home via St Marys and the Fingal Valley.

Freycinet & Wineglass Bay - 8:30AM - 5:30PM

($15 Entry fee to Freycinet National Park not included)

Campbelltown

for a morning coffee stop before a pleasant drive to the east coast via the Lake Leake Road. As we drive the east coast drive we get wondrous glimpses of the beautiful

Freycinet Peninsula

we will call into the visitor centre before making our way out to walk the spectacular Wineglass Bay – This is a 3km return walk with the first 1.5km being uphill; it requires a reasonable level of fitness and sturdy footwear is recommended. On our return we will take a drive through Coles Bay township before heading out to the

Marine Farm

for a seafood lunch extravaganza! After lunch we will visit the windswept Friendly Beach for an awesome experience with white sands and blue waters. Our return journey will include a last view of the spectacular Freycinet Peninsula and a free wine tasting from

Tamar Valley Tour - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Does not include entry cost to Platypus House & Seahorse World

Tamar River Conservation Area

Short walk to the Visitor Centre where you can view the birdlife and also get acquainted with our amazing Tasmanian wildlife that we may run into at…

Notley Gorge

1 hour walk amongst enormous trees and the serenity of magical fern glades brimming with wildlife encounters. Then

Lavender House Tasmania

where the indulgence is Lavender! A wondrous selection of products showcasing lavender all manufactured on site.

Holm Oak Vinyard

Cellar door tastings combined, if you wish, with a sensational picnic made up of a selection of Tasmanian products enjoyed in the serene and beautiful surrounds of the vineyard. Or

Beauty Point

For a Cafe lunch before heading to

Seahorse World/Platypus House

Choose from the available tours, or why not enjoy both! Seahorse World and the Platypus House both offer unique and educational experiences that bring you up close and personal with these otherwise elusive creatures.

Meander Valley Tour - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Liffey Falls

We begin with a drive through the spectacular scenery offered by The Great Western Tiers followed by a peaceful rainforest walk beside the beautiful Liffey falls – located in Tasmania’s World Heritage Area, then on through…

Deloraine

a friendly township – take in the spectacular Artwork in Silk and Tasmanian made arts and crafts at Elemental Art Space, on our way to

41° South

for a light lunch in peaceful surrounds showcasing interesting products based around salmon and ginseng which are grown on-site. Now for

The Honey Farm

at Chudleigh for free honey tasting and an interesting variety of honey products, gifts toys and even ice-cream! Then on to…

Trowanna Wildlife Park

Take a tour and see the Tassie Devils being fed and many other rare and threatened Tasmanian wildlife.

Heritage Tour - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

We begin with a coffee stop in the beautiful little heritage town of Evandale before heading out to

Clarendon House

one of Australia's grandest houses set in a parkland on the banks of the South Esk River. Entry $15 per person. We then take a short drive to Longford and

Brickendon

which is one of Tasmania's oldest farming properties, settled in 1824 by William Archer, the farm has been continuously operated and lived on by his direct descendants, now in their 7th generation. Entry for self-guided tour of Farm and gardens $10 per person. Here we also hear the amazing story of the Archer family before taking a lunch break either in Longford or at our next stop which is

Woolmers Estate

which was founded by Thomas Archer in 1817 and remained in the Archer Family until the death of William Archer the 6 th in 1994. You will be intrigued by the wondrous array of the families possessions left largely untouched over the years. Guided tour of the house $20 per person includes a self-guided tour of the outbuildings and magnificent rose gardens.

We then meander back to Launceston on a round trip to finalise our day.

North-east Tour - Trail of the Tin Dragon 8:30AM to 5:00PM

Sideling Lookout

For a spectacular view to the north-east before we descend with a wonderful country drive with spectacular views through Scottsdale on our way to the

Legerwood World

War 1 Memorial Carvings – carved from the trunks of trees planted for the fallen soldiers from the area by the now renowned chainsaw carver Eddie Freeman.

Trail of the Tin Dragon at Derby Presentation

Followed by a light lunch in Derby before returning to Launceston via….

Bridestowe Lavender Farm

With a wonderful product range based on Lavender.

Sheffield / Railton Tour - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Allum Cliffs - Tulampanga

Seen after a short walk to a lookout over the Mersey River. A forest walk through an area of high significance for Aborigines due to the presence of ochre used for sacred celebrations; then on through...

Railton, the town of topiary

And take your photo with a ‘living’ Tasmania Tiger! Then we drive on to...

Sheffield, the town of murals

See the astounding and varied murals throughout the town which has spectacular views to Mount Roland. Lunch at the fabulous T’s Chinese Restaurant which boasts ‘paddock to plate’ dishes when available or try one of the many local cafe’s. Then on to further delight your palette at

Anvers Chocolate Factory

Collect some scrumptious chocolates for your onward journey before travelling on to

Ashgrove Cheese Factory

For cheese tasting and a wonderful range of cheese products.

Wine Tour - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Take an opportunity to sample some of the Tamar Valley’s wonderful boutique wines without the worry of driving! – with such a spectacular array of choices I suggest you ring me to discuss your preferences and we can design a tour based on your personal taste in wine with full and half day tours available.

Your Own Tour

The possibilities are endless! Talk to me and we can create a day tour that will give you a truly memorable day and takes you exactly where you wish to go. The list of possible attraction included here is just the beginning – let me know if you have a special destination in mind and together we can make it happen.


    Tassie Attractions

  • Marakoopa
  • King Solomon
  • Marakoopa Cafe
  • Honey Farm
  • Trowunna
  • 41° South
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Sheffield Murals
  • Railton Topiary
  • Seven sheds Brewery
  • Liffey Falls
  • Alum Cliffs
  • Tasmanian Food & Wine Conservatory
  • Pepperberry Cafe
  • Cheshunt – historic buildings
  • Truffle Tours
  • Hazlebrae - Hazelnut farm tours
  • Anvers
  • Ashgrove Cheese
  • Notley Gorge
  • Wetlands - Tamar River Conservation Area
  • Entally Estate
  • John Temple Gallery Westbury
  • Pearns Steam World Westbury
  • Maze Westbury

    Tamar Valley Wineries

  • Josef Chromy Wines
  • Sharman’s Wines
  • Providence Vineyards
  • Leaning Church vineyard
  • Brook Eden Vineyard
  • Janz Tasmania Wine Room
  • Piper Brook Vineyard
  • Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
  • Holm Oak Vineyard
  • Goaty Hill Vineyard
  • Moores Hill
  • Wines for Joanie
  • Stoney Rise
  • Tamer Ridge
  • Ninth Island Vinyard
  • Velo Vineyard

Transport

Are you travelling between Hobart and Launceston?

Let me provide you with a day tour to liven up your commute between centres. We can drive the spectacular east coast which overlooks Freycinet and ‘The Hazards’ or we could take the Midland Hwy stopping in at the historically significant towns of Ross and Oatlands.

Ring me to discuss your transport requirements and we’ll create a day tour that drops you at your next destination (wherever that may be) after an exciting and adventure filled day!

Contact Us

To contact us, please use the provided contact form or the details on the right:

 

 

So that we can properly advise you in regards to your tour, please include your desired tour date within the body of the message, We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Feedback

Hi Joy,

I would like to thank you very much for a very enjoyable day tour. I am also very happy to say that the day tour you have arranged for my family and I was the highlight of our visit to Launceston.

I would not hesitate to recommend Joys Tassie Tours to anyone who is keen to tour beautiful Tasmania.
Dealing with Joys Tassie Tours was Easy, Comfortable, Informative and Affordable.

Kind regards,
Miranda - 14 October 2015


Dear Joy,

Thank you for sending us pictures. The lobster is very nice and different from the one we got in Sydney.

It is a very lovely tour we had and we really enjoyed it. Thank you so much.

Best regards,
Lauren & Ping - 19 November 2015


Joy,

Thank you so much. So relaxed.

Sincerely,
Jenny Chan - 21 November 2015

Biography

Joy MacDonald

Joy first came to Tasmania in 2005 as a volunteer on the Devil program at Freycinet, focused on investigating the facial tumour disease that has decimated the local Devil population over the last decade. Joy returned to the Devil program later that year, this time at Mount William National Park in the North East where the Devil tumour disease is believed to have originated.

After completed her work in this program Joy returned back to Melbourne, however it was not long until she was drawn back to Tasmania. She undertook various hikes and explorative activities for the pure simple pleasure of the magnificent landscape including Pine Valley, Cradle Mountain and the rugged South Coast Track.

It was at this point that Joy could no longer deny that she had become infatuated with Tasmania and all it had to offer and moved her life down to Tasmania to pursue further endeavours in this beautiful state.

After completing what was to become a life changing move, Joy proceeded to introduce a branch of a successful ecological survey company to the state and continued to run the Tasmanian branch for several years. At the culmination of this period Joy began as an Eco-Tour guide at Saffire Freycinet one of the finer escapes Tasmania has hidden away; it was this experience of which helped form and shape the idea to bring Joys Tassie Tours to life.

Joy is now the owner-operator of Joys Tassie Tours which runs out of Deloraine, Tasmania. An area ideally located between Launceston and Devonport giving her a short trip to either of these major northern Tasmania population centres.

To learn more about the services that Joys Tassie Tours has to offer, please visit our Tours page to read up on some of the Pre-Planned and organized Tours for those who want a glimpse into a locals favourite locations, create your own day tour with Joy or call to discuss all of your Tasmania transport requirements