Launceston City Stay - Leisure Holidays

Launceston City StayAustralia

From RM1,296 / per person for 3 nights
Scenic walks, mountain biking, quirky events and world-class food and wine.

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Summary

Launceston is a vibrant hub for food, wine and culture amidst Tasmania’s stunning natural wilderness. This is where city paths lined with eye-catching architecture, boutique shopping and farmers’ markets lead to walking tracks and bridges across stunning natural formations. 

A place where country roads take you to vineyards, lavender fields, historic estates, and moutain biking towns - and where tasting experiences are so memorable you’ll wish you could stay longer in the food bowl of North East TasmaniaOpens external site in a new window.


NOTES:

- Min.2-adults travelling together
- Ground arrangements (airport transfers/sightseeing tours) are subject to availability at time of booking

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Itinerary

Accommodation

3 nights hotel accommodation in Launceston.

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Arrive Launceston

Arrive Launceston. Upon arrival airport, get transferred by seat in coach to hotel. Free at leisure. 


Day 2 - Free & Easy

After breakfast, free to explore the city by yourself.


Day 3 - Sightseeing tour as per chosen (Full Day Tour)

Option 1: Bay of Fires Tour on cruise 

Visit one of the world's most beautiful beaches at the Bay of Fires. Departing from Launceston, travel amongst rainforests and farmlands of North East of Tasmania and enjoy a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting.

Leaving Launceston, enjoy the rolling green hills and fertile farm land of the north eastern countryside, passing through quaint towns including Lilydale , Bridestowe Lavender Farm (home to Bobbie Bear). 

The commercial lavender is only in full flower December/January, but there is normally different varieties of flowering lavender near the gift shop all year round. We have a quick stop in Scottsdale at the award winning Cottage Bakery for lunch supplies to enjoy at the Bay of Fires. Time permitting, we may be able to visit the tree carvings at the town of Legerwood* before taking a short walk through moss covered trees and ferns in the Myrtle Rainforest Walk on the Welborough Pass. 

Pass through the tin mining towns of Branxholm and Derby . Cheese Tasting at Pyengana*. Arriving at one of the prettiest places in Tasmania, view the granite rocky outcrops covered with orange lichen that jut out into the ocean to separate a large collection of hidden beaches - this is the Bay Of Fires. We will call into Binalong Bay for a beach experience, then Harbour Point for great photo opportunities, and also a beach walk along the remote Taylor's Beach 

After your beach experience, sample fresh oysters straight from the farm at Lease 65 . View fishing boats in St. Helens. A chance to purchase seasonal fruit and ice-cream from Eureka's Fruit Farm. Head south to St Mary's Pass where we head inland to pass through the contrasting grazing lands of the Fingal Valley and Northern Midlands Coal mining towns of Fingal and Avoca. Finish your day back in Launceston with memories of this pristine and unique area of Tasmania 

Inclusions: Coach touring, professional commentary and oyster tasting

Available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.30am - 6.30pm.


Option 2: Cradle Mountain National Park from Launceston

Travel deep into the lush rainforest of Cradle Mountain National Park. Walk through the Enchanted Forest and around the spectacular scenery of Dove Lake and indulge on some of Australia's finest cheeses.

Our tour starts as we travel south west from Launceston through green pastures, skirting the mountains of the Great Western Tiers towards Cradle Mountain National Park . We pass quaint and historical towns of Carrick, Hagley and Westbury and the scenic town of Deloraine renowned for their arts and crafts.  

Stop at Sheffield - the town of murals, here you can see the many intricate and life-like murals that adorn the town's buildings. As we traverse through dense forest and mountainous terrain look out for wombats, potaroos and wallabies that inhabit Cradle Mountain National Park. 

Visit the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre for an insight and appreciation of the area. Perhaps take a short stroll along Enchanted Forest Walk viewing pencil pines, lush forest and a spectacular waterfall. There is an opportunity to take a short stroll around Dove Lake as you take in views of the powerful and majestic Cradle Mountain (weather permitting. Maybe visit Waldheim Chalet (forest home) of Gustav Weindorfer 

On the return to Launceston, visit Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some famous Tasmanian cheese. Learn how cheese is made and sample the numerous variety of cheese made on the premises before heading back to Launceston.

Inclusions: National park entrance fee, fresh fruit and bottle of water on departure, lunch, Ashgrove Cheese Farm

Available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 8.30am - 5pm. **Surcharge applies


Day 4 - Depart Launceston

After breakfast, check out and free at leisure. Get transferred by seat in coach to airport for your departure home.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Airport Transfer

2-way Coolangatta Airport-Hotel transfers on seat-in-coach basis

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Cradle Mountain National Park

Surcharge for Cradle Mountain National Park

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