Tasmanian Wonders - Leisure Holidays

Tasmanian WondersAustralia

From RM0 / per person for 9 nights
Embark this journey through Tasmania and experience the natural beauty of the Island State.

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Summary

If Tasmania is on your must-do list, this journey offers the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, it takes you to unforgettable locations and ensures memorable encounters. Visit magnificent Russell Falls, the Gordon River, Cradle Mountain, the Tarkine Wilderness and Freycinet National Park, and step back in time at Port Arthur and in Hobart.


Flight Information

Any flights referred to in the itinerary are at the client’s expense and are not included in the land content price.

Day 1 Flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Hobart Airport
Day 10 Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport


NOTES:

• Block out dates & surcharge will be advised upon booking confirmation
• Ground arrangements are subject to availability
• Cancellation fees apply after booking is confirmed
• Ground arrangements (transfer/sightseeing tours) are subject to availability at time of booking

Map
Itinerary

Accommodation

Day 1 - Wrest Point

Day 2 - Strahan Village

Day 3 - Cradle Mountain Hotel

Day 4 - Tall Timbers

Day 5&6 - Best Western Plus Launceston

Day 7 - Best Western Beachfront at Bicheno

Day 8&9 - Wrest Point

Day 10 - Depart Hobart

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Welcome to Hobart

Transfer from Hobart Airport to your hotel for check-in and then you’ll take an afternoon tour of Hobart. Your orientation takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens, Constitution Dock, and Mt. Nelson for amazing views overlooking Hobart. Tonight you will meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner with fabulous views of Hobart.

Meals: Dinner


Day 2 - Hobart - Strahan

This morning you head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park. Tasmania’s oldest National Park is the location of the spectacular three-tiered waterfall, Russell Falls, which is surrounded by towering swamp gums. Take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair and travel through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of the World Heritage protected Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and on to coastal Strahan. Stay in Strahan.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3 - Gordon River Cruise - Cradle Mountain

A spectacular Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, is the highlight of today. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for insight into Tasmania's lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your hotel on the outskirts of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 - Cradle Mountain - Smithton

This morning it’s time to explore the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. We’ll take you to gorgeous Dove Lake for spectacular views of Cradle Mountain – make sure the camera’s charged, this is a scenic highlight, and the air – there’s none fresher! You may spot Bennetts wallabies, echidnas and pademelons grazing through the alpine heathlands. Picture rolling green hills and Friesian cows – this afternoon you’ll think you’re in a butter commercial as you make your way past Table Cape, home of tulips, for views of Bass Strait and coastline. Picturesque Stanley is in your sights as you head west with a view of ‘the Nut’ and a chance to explore. Your final destination is Smithton.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5 - Smithton - Launceston

First up you’ll experience a guided tour of the Tarkine Wilderness region, one of Australia’s largest unprotected temperate rainforests and contains vast forests of myrtle, leatherwood and pine trees. En route to Launceston you’ll visit the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to learn all about cheese making and taste some samples.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 - Launceston 

This morning travel to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre through the rolling hills and vineyards of the Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine has a long rich gold mining history. Your expert guide will bring to life the mine’s extraordinary past and tell you of incredible engineering feats, the town’s heritage and the dramatic events of the 2006 rock fall and mine rescue. After having time to explore Cataract Gorge, this afternoon is free for you to explore Launceston.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 - Launceston - Bicheno

Bridestowe Lavender Estate is your first stop today. Bridestowe has been growing lavender since 1922 when a London perfumer planted lavender seeds from the French Alps on his family estate which he named after his wife's birthplace in England. Try some of Bridestowe's lavender products and treat yourself to their famous lavender ice-cream! Later make a stop at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees, planted in honour of fallen WWI soldiers. After your lunch time stop at St Helens, follow the picturesque East Coast south to Bicheno. This evening you may like to take an optional tour to see Bicheno's wild penguin colony as they emerge from the ocean for the night, or even take a tour to see Tassie Devils.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8 - Bicheno - Hobart 

Get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking – Freycinet National Park. You’ll take a walk that will unveil astonishing views across brilliant blue water, forest and golden beach. Cape Tourville Lookout is magic! Travel through Swansea and Orford, then chart a course for Hobart.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 9 - Port Arthur

Explore Port Arthur Historic Site today. Cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula and enjoy a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. You'll have time to wander the site at your leisure before you leave. See rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout, and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on the drive back to Hobart. This evening celebrate your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at one of Hobart’s favourite restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner


Day 10 - Farewell From Hobart

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Extras

Included Extras

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

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers (flight details must be provided at least 21-days prior travel)

Meals

Meals: 9-breakfast, 1-lunch, 6-dinner

Optional Extras

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

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