Tasmania Food & Nature - Leisure Holidays

Tasmania Food & NatureAustralia

From RM0 / per person for 5 nights
See ‘The Natural State’ your way on a Tasmanian self drive tour from Hobart.

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Summary

Head to Strahan to explore the island’s rugged West Coast. Visit the towns of New Norfolk and Queenstown, or take a trip on Macquarie Bay to visit the infamous convict-era penal colony of Sarah Island. Nearby Cradle Mountain embodies ‘The Natural State’ like no place else. With 2 nights here, explore an endless variety of bushwalks and seek out some of Tasmania’s unique wildlife.


NOTES: 

• Prices are based on twin share. Minimum 2-adults travelling together. 
• Ground arrangements are subject to availability.
• Surcharge applies for higher alternative & subject to client’s acceptance

Map
Itinerary

Vehicle

FCAR – Toyota Camry or similar.

Accommodation

Day 1 - Salamanca Terraces, Hobart

Day 2 - Swansea Waterloo Inn, East Coast

Day 3 - Mercure Launceston

Day 4 - Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village

Day 5 - Mercure Launceston

Day 6 - Depart Launceston

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Hobart and Surrounds

Arrive Hobart, visit Richmond and explore the harbour, galleries, gardens and historic Battery Point. On Saturdays, don’t miss Salamanca Market. Discover MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Australia's largest private art museum or enjoy an informative Cascade Brewery tour before driving up to Mt Wellington for its splendid view of the city. Taste fresh seafood from fish punts and dockside restaurants such as Fish Frenzy or Mures Seafood Centre.


Day 2 - Hobart - Tasman Peninsula - Freycinet National Park (338km – 5hours)

Visit Sorell Fruit Farm to pick fruit (when in season). Experience close encounters with Tasmanian devils at Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park, then explore Port Arthur Historic Site and take the Tasman Island eco- cruise before heading north to East Coast. In the evening, optional to join the penguin parade at Bicheno.


Day 3 - East Coast – Lake Leake – Launceston (175km – 2hours 30mins)

Have a berry treat at Kate Berry Farm and visit Freycinet National Park. Climb the Wineglass Bay lookout, visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse and explore the coast in a sea kayak or take a 4WD guided ATV tours. Next, perhaps cruise Wineglass Bay or take off on a spectacular scenic flight over the East Coast with its stunning scenery and experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay. Visit Freycinet Marine Farm where pacific oysters and Tasmanian blue mussels are harvested daily. In the afternoon, drive inland via Lake Leake to Launceston, detour to Ross; see carvings on the convict built Ross Bridge and sample delights at Ross Bakery, with its original wood-fired oven.


Day 4 - Launceston – Cradle Mountain (181km - 2hours 30mins)

**Exclude National Park Pass of AUD65 per car

Visit 410 South Tasmania Salmon and Ginseng Farm; Melita Honey Farm to taste Tasmania’s famous Leatherwood honey; Ashgrove Farm Cheese and House of Anvers Chocolate Factory to taste fine coverture chocolate and truffles. Discover Sheffield and view the murals depicting the regions’ history. If time permits, stop at Tasmazia; or take an alternate route to visit Trowunna Wildlife Park and take a tour Marakoopa Cave to see glow worms before heading up to Cradle Mountain. In the evening, for some nocturnal fun, join the animal ‘spotlight tour’ or Devils@Cradle for some wildlife night feeding.


Day 5 - Cradle Mountain - Launceston (181km – 2hours 30mins)

Explore Cradle Mountain National Park, stroll around Dove Lake and explore the surroundings or indulge in activities such as walks, horse-riding, fly-fishing or wilderness flights. In the late morning, depart for Launceston. 


Day 6 - Launceston – Tamar Valley (100 km – 2hours return)

Morning, take the world’s longest single span chairlift across Cataract Gorge and head north to Tamar Valley, visit Lavender House or Bridestowe Lavender Estate (Season : Dec-Jan), Seahorse World and Platypus House. Taste the cool-climate flavours at one of the 20 wineries and cellar doors along Tamar Valley. In the afternoon, tour south by visiting the Tasmanian Honey Company; Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce and World Heritage listed sites of Brickendon and Woolmers Estates before flying out in the evening or extend your stay.

Note: Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to either the city or airport depot by the same time as it was picked up on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.

Extras

Included Extras

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

Car Rental

6-day car rental based on all-inclusive with unlimited mileage; collision damage waiver (CDW subject to excess A$4560 for Group.D); vehicle registration recovery (VRR); administration recovery / 3rd party injury liability / GST 10% and 1-way drop-off charge

Fuel Voucher

FREE A$50 Fuel voucher with minimum 5-nights stay in Innkeepers Hotels (as listed in itinerary), applicable for travel 1May – 21 Dec 2018

Optional Extras

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

Car Insurance (till 30 Nov 2018)

Car Insurance for Max-Cover (reduce to Zero Damage Excess), payable direct to HERTZ upon collection of vehicle.

Young Driver Surcharge

Young drivers between 21-24 years old surcharge AUD16.50 per day, payable directly to HERTZ

National Park Pass

Car Insurance (01 Dec 2018 onwards)

Car Insurance for Max-Cover (reduce to Zero Damage Excess), payable direct to HERTZ upon collection of vehicle.

GPS Rental (till 30 Nov 2018)

GPS Rental (till 30 Nov 2018)

GPS Rental (from 01 Dec 2018)

GPS Rental (01 Dec 2018 onwards)

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